The 2010 International Conference on Aging in the Americas
Issues of Disability, Caregiving, and Long-term Care Policy
September 15-17, 2010
AT&T Executive Conference Center
1900 University Avenue
The University of Texas at Austin
The 2010 International Conference on Aging in the Americas is the fourth installment of a conference series established in 2001. The ultimate objective of the conference is to develop consensus on the best means of ensuring healthful aging of individuals of Mexican ancestry in the United States to inform health care policy and research.
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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.
See The LBJ School of Public Affairs News Release for the 2010 Conference on Aging in the Americas.
The first conference, "Aging in the Americas: Critical Social Policy Issues," took place in 2001 and explored the consequences of changing population processes, including migration, on the economic dependency of Hispanic individuals.
The Second Conference on Aging in the Americas was held in 2005. While a wide variety of issues and opinions were covered at the second conference, three themes stood out: there is a Hispanic aging boom driven in part by the fact that Hispanics live longer than non-Hispanic whites; longer years of life for Hispanics do not translate into healthier years of life; and for many Hispanic populations, particularly those residents of the U.S.-Mexico border, aging must be understood in a bi-national context.
The 2009 International Conference on Aging in the Americas was the third installment of the (CAA) held on September 15-17 at The University of Texas at Austin. Co-organized by Jacqueline Angel, Keith Whitfield, Kyriakos Markides, and Fernando Torres-Gil the meeting focused on the interplay among biological, behavioral and social aspects of older Hispanic health in the United States and Mexico.
Click here for a PDF of a media advisory on the 2009 International Conference on Aging in the Americas.
See the LBJ School of Public Affairs News Release for the The 2009 International Conference on Aging in the Americas