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Conference Series on Aging in the Americas

The Conference Series on Aging in the Americas has several goals, one is to promote interdisciplinary collaboration by gathering a broad array of researchers in the fields of Hispanic health, health care policy, and behavioral and social aspects of aging into a single forum to exchange ideas and foster collaborative efforts aimed at addressing key issues affecting the health of aged Latinos. The conference research agenda is unique in its focus on the aging population in the United States and Mexico and has important implications for the health and well-being of older Hispanic adults and their families.

Past conferences examined the social and economic causes and consequences of health problems among older Mexican-origin individuals in the United States and in Mexico. The 2012 International Conference on Aging in the Americas (ICAA) is the fifth installment of a conference series established in 2001. The University of Southern California (USC) Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging, in partnership with The University of Texas at Austin, will host the first conference in the series to be held outside of Texas in Los Angeles, California on the USC campus from September 11-13, 2012. The conference series is funded, in part, by a grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA)

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