Workshop on Demographics of Longevity
In search of matches between Russia and Mexico
Tijuana, Mexico, April 7, 2014
The visit to the Department of Population Studies of El Colegio de la
Frontera Norte (COLEF) of Drs. Natalia S. Gavrilova and Leonid A. Gavrilov from
the Center on Aging of the National Opinion Research Center at the
University of Chicago provided the opportunity to organize a meeting with
researchers from the National Institute of Geriatrics. The goal is an
exchange of information and ideas with a double purpose. The first is to
know what is being done in each of these institutions in the field on
aging. The second is to explore possibilities of collaboration.
The meeting was held in the Aula Magna starting at 09:30 am with a brief
self-introduction of participants: Roberto Enríquez Santamaría, Leonid A.
Gavrilov, Natalia S. Gavrilova, César González, Raúl González Ramírez,
Luis Miguel Gutiérrez Robledo, Roberto Ham Chande, Raul Campos Medina,
Silvia Mejía Arango, Ana Maria Navarro Ornelas, Adriana Ortiz
The formal part of the work was composed with presentations supported
by PPT in the order stated below. A time schedule was not assigned but it
was recommended and will be controlled not to exceed 30 minutes. The
intention is to have comments, questions and exchange of views.
1. Introduction about the motives of the workshop - Roberto Ham
2. The Gerontology and Geriatrics in Mexico - Luis Miguel
3. Mortality, chronic diseases and disability - César
4. Cognition and health - Silvia Mejía Arango
5. Dependency - Raul Campos Medina
6. Cohort analysis, projections and scenarios - Roberto Ham
7. Russia and Eastern Europe - Leonid A. Gavrilov and
Natalia S. Gavrilova
8. Discussion and proposals - Everybody
This scheme tries to give an overview of aging in Mexico, refers to some
of the work being carried out and states the need to look to the future.
After this frame of reference about Mexico we had the presentations by
Leonid A. Gavrilov and Natalia S. Gavrilova, who focused on Russia
and Eastern Europe. The underlying thought for the whole group of
participants is to consider building a comparison between Russia and
Mexico and the possibility of collaboration.