REVES@30: Past, Present, and Future Trends in Population Health

“Reves@30: Past, Present, and Future Trends in Population Health” will be held May 30 – June 1 2018 (with an Analysis Workshop on May 29th) in Ann Arbor, Michigan, at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan

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For more information on the Analysis Workshop to take place May 29th, Click Here.

The international REVES network encourages research on health expectancy, longevity, the disablement process and ageing.  It includes scholars from a broad range of disciplines such as demographers, clinicians, statisticians and social scientists.

REVES@30 is a joint conference of the REVES and TRENDS network

George Myers Keynote Speaker 2018
Carol Jagger
What can past trends in health expectancies tell us about the future?

Carol Jagger, AXA Chair in Epidemiology of Ageing in the Institute of Health and Society at Newcastle University. Dr. Jagger is the leading UK researcher in health expectancy and highly recognized internationally. She has conducted aging research on most of the longitudinal cohorts in Britain and the cross-European studies. She has published in the world’s leading academic journals including an important study on healthy life years across Europe in The Lancet. She is also at the forefront of developing and teaching methods for estimating health expectancy.
Dr. Jagger is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health (by distinction), Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (C.Stat) and Chartered Scientist (CSci), Honorary Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and Member of the British Geriatrics Society.

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“Réseau Espérance de Vie en Santé (REVES) is an international organization that promotes the use of health expectancy as a population health indicator. As disability-free life expectancy was the first, and remains a major measure useful for cross-national comparisons of the health status of populations, REVES members are also involved in the definition, measurement, and comparison of disability globally.”




Program updated June 12th.

Presentation slides:

Session 1. Past, present and future trends in population health, part

Session 2. A global look at risk factors

Session 3. Developments in measures and methods, part 1

Session 4. Exploring social inequalities in health

Session 5. Life and health in comparative perspective

Session 6. Contemporary themes around health and mortality

Session 7. Past, present and future trends in population health, part 2

George Myers Lecture

Session 8. Developments in Measures and Methods, Part 2

Session 9. Investigations pertaining to the older-old, the last years of life and frailty

Session 10. Cognition and dementia research

Poster Presentations (prize winners denoted by *):

  1. *Libby G, Zimmer Z, Chiu CT, Ofstedal MB, Saito Y, Haviva C & Jagger C.  “To what degree do religiosity and spirituality explain healthy life expectancy gaps across Europe?
  2. Teerawichitchainan BK & Loichinger E. “Sensory impairments among older persons in Myanmar, Vietnam, and Thailand: Implications for functioning and health”
  3. Sonnega A, Leggett A, Pepin R & Assari S. “Running to rest: Physical activity and sleep problems over 10 years in a national sample of older adults”
  4. Ahmed MEH “Healthy life expectancy and the correlates of self-rated health in Central Sudan. A Cross sectional study”
  5. Mulhorn KA, Dugan J & Booshehri L. “Functional decline and all-Cause mortality based on respondents in US nursing home survey (2004-2006)”
  6. *Lee H, Ofstedal MB, Smith J. “Childhood family environment and cognitive functioning in later life: Evidence from the HRS Life History Mail Survey”
  7. Yang Y. “Can regular fruit consumption reduce the risks of cognitive impairment? — Evidences from a large-scale social survey”
  8. Ojima T, Hosokawa R, Horii S, Yokoyama Y, Aida J, Saito M, Kondo N & Kondo K. “Life expectancy without institutionalization as an operational measurement of age and dementia friendly communities”
  9. Teerawichitchainan BK, Ha JH & Knodel J. “Childlessness and aging alone: Comparative perspectives from East and Southeast Asia”
  10. *Lazarevic P & Brandt M. “Self-rated health as generic health measurement? Identifying the health information used and the role of gender, age, and country”
  11. Raichur V, Ryan L, Mejia ST, Gonzalez R & Smith J. “Longitudinal analysis of changing consumption patterns in aging households in the US”
  12. Hsiao RL & Saito Y. “Validating the Global Activity Limitation Indicator in Taiwan”