The study of the long-term impact of war on aging in Vietnam has gotten under way with preliminary testing of the survey. The results of the preliminary test will allow the team to revise their survey and begin collecting data in earnest beginning in March, 2018.
Dr. Zimmer attended a workshop sponsored by the ADDAPT working group (Addressing Disparities in the Distribution and Assessment of Pain and Its Treatments) of ACTTION on December 7-8 in Potomac, Maryland. The workshop was entitled “Pain, Pain Treatment, and Inequality: High-Priority Findings and Gaps in Pain Disparities Research”. At the workshop, Dr. Zimmer presented research conducted in collaboration with Dr. Anna Zajacova of Western University – “A Comparative Look at Pain Prevalence – Europe and Canada”.
The “REVES@30 : Past, Present, and Future Trends in Population Health“ site is now live as part of the Global Aging and Community website. The conference is organized by Dr. Zachary Zimmer and Dr. Mary Beth Ofstedal, and will be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan from May 30-June 1, 2018.
Zachary Zimmer also chaired the “Demography of Ageing: Family dynamics and quality of life” discussion on Thursday, November 2, 2017 during the 3:30-5:00PM Session in meeting room 1.41-1.42.
The second research team meeting for the Linking Spiritually and Religiosity to Life and Health Expectancy project was held earlier this month at Mount Saint Vincent University. International collaborators traveled from Taiwan, Japan, the US, and the UK to kick-off the third and final year of the project. A new postdoctoral scholar from the University of Winnipeg also attended the meeting and will be joining the GACI later this fall. At the meeting, the research team set goals for the third year of the project, conducted statistical analyses, and worked on writing and editing several manuscripts.