Monday, April 28, 2014

Meeting in Boston, April 29 - May 4


We will be in Boston on April 29 - May 4, giving three scientific presentations on aging and longevity studies at the Population Association of America (PAA) meeting.

We would be delighted to use this opportunity to meet our friends and colleagues living in Boston and nearby.

Feel free to contact us, if you like to see us while we are in Boston!

Kind regards,

-- Leonid  and  Natalia

-- Leonid Gavrilov, Ph.D., GSA Fellow
-- Natalia Gavrilova, Ph.D., GSA Fellow
Center on Aging,  NORC at the University of Chicago

P.S.: Examples of our prior invited lectures, given in 21 countries of the world are available here:

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Workshop on Demographics of Longevity in Tijuana, Mexico, April 7, 2014

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 Peredo.

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 Chande

2.  The Gerontology and Geriatrics in Mexico - Luis Miguel Gutiérrez Robledo

3.  Mortality, chronic diseases and disability -  César González

4.  Cognition and health - Silvia Mejía Arango

5.  Dependency - Raul Campos Medina

6.  Cohort analysis, projections and scenarios  - Roberto Ham Chande

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.