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Continuing Education Programme for Family Physicians, May 2015

Drs Marc Combrinck, Linda De Villiers and Sebastiana Kalula, members of the South African Geriatrics Society, made presentations in the basic curriculum course towards a diploma in Geriatric Medicine and as part of the Continuing Education Programme for Family Physicians, held in Port Elizabeth on May 22-23, 2015. The course was attended by a large number of family practitioners in the region. The 2016 course will be held in Cape Town.

Public Health Global Challenge Conference, April 2015

Dr Sebastiana Kalula participated in the 2015 Public Health Global Challenge Conference of the World University Network (WUN) on “Healthy Ageing – Researching a Life Course Approach,” held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong on April 25-30, 2015. A leading global higher education and research network, WUN has listed ageing as a global challenge. A platform was created in the conference for collaborative research in this field.

4th Berlin Demography Forum, March 2015

Dr Sebastiana Kalula participated in the 4th Berlin Demography Forum held in Berlin, Germany on March 18-20, 2015. The theme of the forum was “Activity – Health – Participation." She was a panelist in a discussion on “A Global Comparison on Healthy Aging” convened by Dr Ursula Staudinger and Dr Axel Borsch-Supan Presidents of ILC USA and ILC Germany, respectively. The panel discussion formed part of an ongoing multi-centre project investigating the ‘Health Effects of Retirement” in ILC Global Alliance participating countries. The project aims to shed light on the impact of age at retirement on health in the countries. Information on the project’s activities and members is available at online.

Photo: Panelists representing ILCs in the discussion in Berlin. Dr Kalula is on the far right.