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The 2012 International Conference on Aging in the Americas

National, International, and Comparative Studies of Hispanic Aging and Related Methodological Challenges

September 11-13, 2012

University of Southern California (USC)
Davidson Conference Center
3415 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089

The 2012 International Conference on Aging in the Americas (ICAA) is the fifth installment of a conference series established in 2001. The 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 campus of USC. Registration is now open.

For more information about the conference, please contact:
USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging
USC School of Social Work
Montgomery Ross Fisher Building (MRF)
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0411
Phone: (213) 740-1887
Email: uscroybal@usc.edu

More information on the Conference on Aging in the Americas Series:

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.

*About the Aging in Americas Conference Logo

Since times before memory, la mariposa monarca (or monarch butterfly) journeys through the Americas to sustain its life. In cool, clear skies of October, indigenous people reverently welcome returning souls on wings aloft, reuniting in central Mexican forests and valleys. So the cycle continues from beginnings unknown to no ends.

The Aging in the Americas Conference selected la monarca to symbolize the threads that unite us across the Americas in understanding and reverently preserving the dignity and integrity of life's cycle that knows no beginnings or ends. Roberto Salas was commissioned by the Conference to create la monarca. La monarca was drawn from pre-Columbian images and images from industrialized and post-industrialized Americas. He is a Chicano artist who received his Masters in Fine Art from the University of New Mexico. Roberto Salas is Director of the art galleries El Taller Cruzando Traques (http://www.robertosalas.com/roberto-salas-home.htm), which is located in San Diego, California and Studio Maguey, in El Paso, Texas.

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