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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Committee on Population
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Strengthening the Scientific Foundation for Policymaking to Meet the Challenges of Aging in Latin America and the Caribbean
May 28-29, 2015 
DAY ONE - May 28
9:00 - 9:20 amWelcome and Opening Remarks
Session Chair: Rebeca Wong, University of Texas Medical Branch, Workshop Co-Chair
 Enrique Graue Wiechers, President, National Academy of Medicine, Mexico 
 Georgeanne Patmios, National Institute on Aging, U.S. 
 Luis Miguel Gutiérrez, National Academy of Medicine/National Institute of Geriatrics, Mexico
 Eduardo Sojo Garza-Aldape, President, National Institute of Geography, Statistics and Informatics
9:20 - 10:55 amAging in Latin America in Global Perspective
Session Chair: David Weir, University of Michigan, Workshop Co-Chair
 Pace of Aging in Latin America and Variation by Socioeconomic Status
Jorge Bravo,
United Nations Population Division
 Health and Health Care Challenges wtih Population Aging
Eileen Crimmins, University of Southern California
 Data Needs for Aging in Latin America
Victor Garcia Vilchis, Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y Geografia
 The Health and Retirement Study (HRS) Global Network - Opportunities for Latin America and Caribbean
James Smith, RAND
10:55 - 11:15 amBREAK 
11:15 am
- 12:45 pm
Health Status, Disability, and Mortality
Session Chair: Eileen Crimmins, University of Southern California
 Mortality Trends and Differentials
Luis Rosero-Bixby,
Universidad de Costa Rica and Costa Rica: Estudio de Longevidad y Envejecimiento Saludable (CRELES)
 Trajectories of Health from the Mexican Health and Aging Study
Rebeca Wong,
University of Texas Medical Branch
 Health Inequalities and the Design of the ELSI-Brasil Study
Maria Fernanda Lima-Costa, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation and Estudo Longitudinal das Condições de Saúde e Bem-Estar da População Idosa (ELSI-Brazil)
 Cognitive Aging
Carlos Cano, Universidad Javeriana, Bogota
12:45 - 2:00 pmLUNCH 
2:00 - 3:30 pmHealth Care Systems, Access, and Quality
Session Chair: William Dow, University of California, Berkeley
 Building the Evidence Base for Health Reform
Rafael Lozano, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and National Academy of Medicine, Mexico
 Depression and Health Care Services
Carmen Garcia-Peña, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social and National Academy of Medicine, Mexico
 Oral Health in the Health, Well-Being and Aging Study (SABE) in Colombia
Maria Teresa Calzada, Universidad del Valle, Colom
 Adapting Health Care Systems to Serve the Needs of the Frail Elderly
Luis Miguel Gutiérrez,
National Academy of Medicine/National Institute of Geriatrics, Mexico 
3:30 - 3:45 pmBREAK 
3:45 - 5:15 pmLabor Market Participation/Retirement
Session Chair: Olivia Mitchell, University of Pennsylvania
 Retirement Preparation in the Longitudinal Study of Social Protection
David Bravo, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
 Non-Contributory Pensions
Emma Aguila,
University of Southern California
 Pension Systems
Roberto Ham Chande, Colegio de la Frontera Norte
 Pensions in the Peru Survey of Health and Wellbeing of the Elderly
Norma Vidal,
Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion, Peru
DAY TWO - May 29
9:00 - 10:30 amFamily and Social Transfer
Session Chair: Jere Behrman,
University of Pennsylvania 
 Fertility Decline and Changing Living Arrangements
Paulo Saad, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
 Social Mobility across Generations in Latin America
Florencia Torche, New York University
 Rapid Social Changes and Implications for Aging
Cassio Turra, Federal University of Minas Gerais
 National Transfer Accounts
Tim Miller, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
10:30 - 10:45 amBREAK  
10:45 am
- 12:00 pm
Resilience and Aspects of Well-Being in Older Ages
Session Chair: Cesar de Oliveira, University College, London
 Resilience and Aging
Rafael Samper-Ternent, Universidad Javeriana, Bogota
 Nutrition and Aging
Cecilia Albala, Universidad de Chile
 Biomarkers and Undiagnosed Disease
Soham Al-Snih, University of Texas Medical Branch
12 - 1:15 pmRoundtable on Opportunities to Generate Evidence on Older Adults
Session Chair: Enrique Vega, Pan American Health Organization 
Rebeca Wong
 CRELES (Costa Rica)
Luis Rosero-Bixby and/or William Dow
 ELSI (Brazil)
Maria Fernanda Lima-Costa and/or Cesar de Oliveira
 The SAGE Experience
Somnath Chatterji, World Health Organization
 Social Protection Studies
David Bravo
 SABE Colombia
Maria Teresa Calzada
2:30 - 3:00 pmMoving the Research Agenda Forward
Session Chairs: David Weir, Rebeca Wong, Luis Miguel Gutiérrez 
 Wrap Up and Next Steps 
3:00 pmADJOURN  

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