Conferences & Workshops

Conferences and Workshops

  • Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Bocconi University
    September 3, 2018 - September 6, 2018
    Lake Como, Italy

    The secular increase in the mean age at childbearing is one of the most notable demographic developments of recent decades. This conference will take a multidisciplinary stance to explore the causes and consequences of this process, in order to assess its costs and gains. We welcome the submission of research papers on the potential consequences of childbearing at older ages for the health and well-being of parents, children, and populations, as well as the cultural, socioeconomic, technological, and policy factors that may explain why parents are delaying childbearing to older ages. Submissions from all disciplines are welcome. The conference will feature keynote speeches, oral presentations, poster sessions, as well as formal and informal opportunities for group discussion and exchange.

    Date posted: 1/26/2018 | View listing
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  • Centre for Welfare and Labour Research Oslo and Akershus University College
    September 3, 2018 - September 5, 2018
    Oslo, Norway

    The purpose of this workshop will be to focus on these social consequences of major epidemics – the influenza epidemic of 100 years ago and others. We wish to address questions such as: What types of social groups were more and which less, affected by the epidemic? What are the most important factors that influenced the differential impact of the epidemic among groups? What effect, if any, did the epidemic have on social relations and future social developments? Specifically, did it have an impact on marriage, fertility and migration? How did the survivors of the disease and the bereaved spouses and children cope socially and economically later in life? Also, did the knowledge of differential social susceptibility during historical epidemics affect subsequent preventive actions? And how do these insights help us prepare for avoiding socially unjust epidemics in the future? As in previous HMMWG workshops, there is no participation fee, but participants are expected to cover their own fares and accommodation. 

    Date posted: 1/26/2018 | View listing
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  • Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)
    September 13, 2018 - September 14, 2018
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Date posted: 5/3/2018 | View listing
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  • Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)
    September 13, 2018 - September 14, 2018
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Date posted: 5/30/2018 | View listing
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  • The International Laboratory for Population and Health at the Higher School of Economics (Russia) and Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Germany)
    September 24, 2018 - October 5, 2018
    Pushkin, Saint Petersburg, Russia
    June 20, 2018

    During the last decades, important methodological approaches for studying mortality and health have been developed in demography and related disciplines. The advanced methods, as well as the substantive results of their application, are included in the program of the International Autumn School. We invited leading international scholars to present their cutting-edge research. The course provides an opportunity to learn methods for measurement and analysis of the levels, components, and determinants of mortality and health; spatial mortality analysis; design and methods of epidemiological studies; and micro-simulation models of demographic processes. The course will also involve practical exercises to apply the skills/knowledge acquired in the lectures. The course will be useful for researchers, master-degree and doctoral students working or studying in the fields of demography, sociology, epidemiology, public health, social geography, and related disciplines. The working language will be English.

    Date posted: 5/21/2018 | View listing
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  • Population Health Science
    October 12, 2018 - 8:00am - 6:00pm
    Boston University School of Public Health, Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston

    This intimate workshop will run one full day with no concurrent sessions, to enable in-depth discussion of the presented work. We anticipate 9 oral paper presentations, 9 invited discussants, and a poster session with 25 presenters. 40 minutes will be allocated to each paper to be orally presented and discussed. Papers not accepted for oral presentations will be considered for the poster session. Invited discussants will reflect on the oral presentations, contextualizing the paper within related scholarship from other disciplines. To ensure an atmosphere conducive to discussion, in-person meeting participation will be limited to presenters and discussants. The workshop will also be streamed online on the BUSPH PHX portal populationhealthexchange.org. Papers will be circulated in advance to workshop participants. Scholarships for travel and accommodations will be available as needed for one author per paper accepted for oral presentation.

    Date posted: 5/29/2018 | View listing
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  • SocOpen: Home of SocArXiv
    October 18, 2018 - October 19, 2018
    University of Maryland, College Park
    O3S: Open Scholarship for the Social Sciences

    SocArXiv will host the second O3S: Open Scholarship for the Social Sciences symposium October 18-19, 2018 at University of Maryland, College Park. O3S (a) highlights research that uses the tools and methods of open scholarship; (b) brings together researchers who work on problems of open access, publishing, and open scholarship; and (c) facilitates exchange of ideas on the development of SocArXiv.
    The symposium will feature two keynote speakers: Elizabeth Popp Berman, associate professor of Sociology at University at Albany, SUNY; and April Hathcock, Scholarly Communications Librarian at New York University. 

    Date posted: 5/31/2018 | View listing
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  • Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR)
    October 22, 2018 - October 25, 2018
    Rostock, Germany

    In this 4-days course the participants will be introduced to the concepts of multistate models and will learn how to estimate the essential quantities in the two most frequently encountered data situations: Event-histories, for which the exact times of transitions are known, and panel data, where observations are only made in (more or less) regular intervals, leading to interval-censored data.
    The course will start with a brief recap of standard survival analysis on which many of the concepts in multistate modeling are based. Moving beyond two-state models the core concepts will be introduced. Besides the estimation of the key parameters, the transition intensities, derived quantities, such as expected lengths of stay in particular states, will be discussed. Selecting and validating well-fitting models, assessing uncertainty of estimates and illustrative presentation of results will also be covered.
    The course will be a mix of lectures and computer practicals using the statistical software R.

    Date posted: 5/9/2018 | View listing
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  • Harvard Divinity School
    October 26, 2018 - October 27, 2018
    Cambridge, MA.

    The Science, Religion, and Culture (SRC) Program at Harvard Divinity School announces the 7th annual "Ways of Knowing: Graduate Conference on Science and Religion," to be held October 26-27, 2018, on the campus of Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, MA. 

    Date posted: 5/25/2018 | View listing
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  • American Public Health Association
    November 10, 2018 - November 14, 2018
    San Diego Convention Center, CA

    Registration and housing will open in June 2018

    Date posted: 2/27/2018 | View listing
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  • Administrative Data Research Facilities (ADRF) Network
    November 13, 2018 - November 14, 2018
    Washington, DC

    Our 2018 conference builds on last year’s successful inaugural event which drew nearly 150 participants from academia, government, the private sector, think tanks, and other organizations to advance administrative data use in social science research. This year, the conference program has been expanded to two full days and will focus on innovation in administrative data for social science. The conference will serve as a forum to share groundbreaking work and promote interdisciplinary and cross-sector dialogue that will shape the future of the social sciences.

    Date posted: 5/24/2018 | View listing
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  • UC-Berkeley Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging-CEDA and the USC/UCLA Center for Biodemography and Population Health
    February 22, 2019 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
    University of California-Berkeley

    Co-sponsored by the UC-Berkeley Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging-CEDA and the USC/UCLA Center for Biodemography and Population Health, and following workshops held on this topic at USC and Berkeley in 2016, 2017, and 2018, this upcoming workshop is designed to share leading research methods and findings on comparative patterns of adult mortality, mortality determinants, and risk factors in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).
    The goal is to build a robust evidence base for understanding the drivers of cross-national mortality and health expectancy patterns, especially in populations with unusually high or low adult mortality.  The newly expanded availability of longitudinal HRS-type surveys in LMICs make this an opportune time to gather a network of researchers using such data to study mortality patterns and determinants, in order to share innovative methods, new results, and ideas for the most promising research agenda going forward. 

    Date posted: 8/10/2018 | View listing
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