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International Federation on Ageing (IFA) Launches New Expert Portal

TORONTO, March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) launched its new online portal featuring a directory of top experts in various disciplines related to age-related policy and practice.

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Working in partnership with government, NGO, industry, academia and other agencies such as the World Health Organization, the new IFA "Expert Center" located online at will provide a searchable resource to connect to key experts and expertise around the world shaping the future of ageing.

"The IFA is strengthening its global position as an organization focused on positively changing age-related policies that improve the lives of older people.  To do this we need to drive global education, collaboration and innovation with thought leaders across all sectors and disciplines," said Dr. Jane Barratt, Secretary General, International Federation on Ageing.

The IFA Expert Center will be powered by the ExpertFile software platform ( featuring searchable expert profiles, complete with their publications, links to their media work, photographs and videos.  

The IFA is the first global NGO to use ExpertFile as a platform to influence and shape policy – serving as a key point of connection while leveraging breaking news from featured experts as key resources on ageing related topics.  

"We are excited to be partnering with such a prestigious organization such as the IFA to build the power of experts and NGOs as change agents on so many specialized topics to help meet the challenges of an ageing society," says Peter Evans, CEO of ExpertFile.  

Leading up to its 13th Global Conference to be held in Brisbane, Australia in June 21-23, 2016 the IFA will be building its online presence of experts focused on key areas that form key themes for this years conference including:

  • Age Friendly Cities and Communities
  • Care and Support for Older People (Community and Residential)
  • Disasters and Older People
  • Elder Abuse, Law and Rights
  • Income Protection and Security

The Conference will provide a platform for decision makers, practitioners, researchers, service providers and community members to share their experiences to support and empower rapidly ageing populations worldwide.  

For more information, visit or contact: 

Greg Shaw 
Director, International and Corporate Relations 
(647) 504-2102 

About the IFA - The International Federation on Ageing is an international NGO with a membership base comprising of government, NGOs, industry, academia and individuals. Our aim is to be the global point of connection of experts and expertise across sectors and disciplines toward helping to shape and influence age-related policies and practices.

Established in 1973 the IFA is one of only a handful of NGOs in the field of ageing with General Consultative Status at the United Nations and its agencies and formal working relations with the World Health Organization which permits the IFA to be a voice on behalf of IFA members and older adults in these forums. Our membership extends to over 70 countries with a constituency representing over 60 million older people.

About ExpertFile - ExpertFile is a cloud-based SaaS platform and global expert network that allows organizations to better manage and promote their expert content to drive market visibility, website engagement & customer inquiries. Our clients include market leaders such as ADP, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), University Health Network (UHN), University of California (Hastings College of the Law), Canadian Diabetes Association and Wake Forest University.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016


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