HRS at IAGG 2017: Pre-conference Workshop & More

Cognition in the Health and Retirement Study and Around the Globe:
The Harmonized Cognitive Assessment Protocol

21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics
San Francisco, CA
July 22, 2017
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Room 2001 Moscone West (Convention Center)

Chair: Amanda Sonnega
Faculty: Kenneth Langa, Rebecca Wong, Jinkook Lee, Drystan Phillips, Andrew Steptoe, David Weir

This workshop will feature presentations from principal investigators of the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and three studies in the family of harmonized sister studies, the Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS), the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), and the Longitudinal Study of Aging in India (LASI). The presenters will discuss their studies with a special emphasis on the Harmonized Cognitive Aging Project (HCAP). The goal of HCAP is to produce research diagnoses of dementia and related disorders. One presentation will focus on the Gateway to Global Aging, which assists data users in creating their own harmonized datasets.


Time Topic
Workshop Welcome
Presenter: Amanda Sonnega
1:00 - 2:00 Introduction to the Harmonized Cognitive Assessment Protocol
Presenters: Kenneth Langa and David Weir
2:00 - 2:30 Introduction to the Gateway to Global Aging
Presenter: Drystan Philips
2:30 - 2:40 Questions/Break
2:40 - 3:20 Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS)
Presenter: Rebecca Wong
3:20 - 4:00 English Longitudinal Study of Aging (ELSA)
Presenter: Andrew Steptoe
4:00 - 4:10 Questions/Break
4:10 - 4:50 Longitudinal Ageing Study in India (LASI)
Presenter: Jinkook Lee
4:50 - 5:00 Wrap-up/Final Questions

See the attachment for a selection of HRS-related presentations that will be taking place at IAGG this year, including symposia, papers, and poster sessions.