London, UK – Nov 13, 2023: The Biogerontology Research Foundation (BGRF) today announced its membership in the International Longevity Alliance (ILA), a monumental collaboration set to shape the future of healthy longevity worldwide.
With over 50 non-profit association members spanning 35 countries, the ILA stands as a beacon for advancing healthy longevity through scientific research, technological innovation, medical treatment, and robust advocacy efforts.
The BGRF and ILA’s joint 2018 project to add a World Health Organization-approved disease extension code for ‘ageing related’ (XT9T) to the International Classification of Diseases during ICD-11 has been a cornerstone in the shared mission of both organizations, marking a significant step towards classifying aging as a treatable condition.
In an official statement, Ilia Stambler, Director of ILA expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, "We believe that this joining of forces will significantly enhance the longevity landscape internationally. And we look forward to the extension and enhancement of the cooperation with all like-minded organizations, groups, and individuals who strive and work for healthy longevity for all through scientific research, technological development, medical treatment, public health and educational measures, advocacy and social activism."
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Speaking on the announcement, BGRF Trustee Dmitry Kaminskiy said: “I have known both the International Longevity Alliance (ILA) and Ilia Stambler for more than a decade as prominent and central engines of community building and conveyors of international collaboration across science, industry, technology and policy in the entire Longevity ecosystem. With the ILA and BGRF’s 5+ year history of collaboration, I am confident that officializing these organizations’ existing cooperative relationship will yield many synergetic fruits in the months and years to come.”
This collaboration builds upon a five-plus-year track record, highlighted by Ilia' Stambler's role as a director at ILA and a BGRF trustee since January 2023, and further underscored by the success of their 2018 joint project to add a WHO-approved disease extension code for ‘ageing related’ to ICD-11, a groundbreaking achievement that brought them closer than any group internationally to officially classifying aging as a disease.
Together, with ILA and other strategic partnerships, the BGRF remains dedicated to reshaping the global longevity landscape.
About Biogerontology Research Foundation
The Biogerontology Research Foundation is the UK's leading charity focused on Longevity, supporting ageing research, and multiple initiatives relating to advancing Healthy Longevity and expediting the coming paradigm shift from disease treatment to personalised precision prevention. It was actively involved in the successful initiative of adding a new extension code for "ageing-related diseases" (XT9T) accepted in 2018 by the World Health Organization during the last revisions of its International Classification of Diseases framework.
About International Longevity Alliance
The International Longevity Alliance (ILA) is an international nonprofit organization that is a platform for interaction between regional organizations that support anti-aging technologies, usually at the administrative and popularization levels.