Invest in Knowledge (IKI), College of Medicine University of Malawi, University of Pennsylvania, University of Essex, with funding by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
March 11, 2016 - March 12, 2016
College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi
February 8, 2016
Frontiers of Longitudinal Research in Malawi: Informing Health and Family Policies after the Peak of the AIDS Epidemic Conference
March 11-12, 2016 at the College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi.
Organized in collaboration of Invest in Knowledge (IKI), College of Medicine University of Malawi, University of Pennsylvania, University of Essex, with funding by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
After the peak of the AIDS epidemic, Malawi, similar to other countries in the region, is undergoing a profound shift in health, demographic, social and economic patterns. As a consequence, policy makers and researchers need to develop new priorities and strategies to address upcoming new health and social challenges. The conference encourages submissions that highlight the importance of longitudinal data to understand the determinants of past and future health and family patterns in Malawi, and submissions that are of potential importance for policy-makers to develop new policy agendas to address the shifting health and demographic patterns (including for instance research on surviving the epidemic, aging, migration, non-communicable diseases including disabilities and mental health, ART and its consequences, intergenerational transfers, and other topics that are defining the research frontier after the peak of the AIDS epidemic).
Call for Papers Submission Deadline: February 8, 2016 Presenters will be notified for the acceptance of their submissions by February 12, 2016. Organizing Committee: James Mkandawire (IKI), Victor Mwapasa (COM), Chiwoza Bandawe (COM), Hans-Peter Kohler (University of Pennsylvania) and Adeline Delavande (University of Essex)
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Meyerson Conference Rm (Rm 223)
Presented by Shawn Martin, Scholarly Communication Librarian for the Penn Libraries, this workshop is intended for graduate students and will focus on options regarding dissertation submission. He will discuss copyright, the benefits of open access (electronic) vs. traditional (paper) submission, and issues in scholarly publishing.
All are welcome to attend the Choosing Homes, Choosing Schools dinner at Molyvos Restaurant on Friday February 24, 2012. ESS attendees who are unable to attend the mini-conference may come to the dinner.
Molyvos is conveniently located at 871 Seventh Avenue (between 55th and 56th streets). The cost for dinner is $67.10, which includes tip and restaurant fees. Alcoholic beverages may be purchased at additional cost. Meal choices will be made at the restaurant.
The first twenty graduate students who register for the dinner will receive a subsidy of $20. You are registered when we receive your payment. Graduate students should send checks for $47.10. We will add a note to this page when the twenty student limit is reached. After this point, students should send checks for $67.10.
Please submit this form and and your check to: Annette Lareau, Sociology Department, University of Pennsylvania, 113 McNeil Building, 3718 Locust Walk Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6299
Penn Center for Research on Sex and Gender in Health and the Penn Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Program
May 23, 2016 - May 26, 2016
Inn at Penn
OSSD 2016 Annual Meeting, May 23 - 26, 2016: The 10th annual meeting of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences: "The Causes and Consequences of Sex Differences"
The 2016 OSSD meeting will be held at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, PA. Join us in Philadelphia for an exciting and diverse scientific program that will provide an opportunity for you to stay informed about the most recent advances in research and policy regarding sex differences in physiology and disease. The 2016 Program Committee is chaired by Kathryn Sandberg. The local hosts of the meeting are Tracy Bale and Neill Epperson.
Opening Plenary Lecture and Reception: May 23rd, 5:00 - 7:30 pm (14th floor Penn Biomedical Research Building) Eric J. Nestler, M.D. Ph.D. 'Sex differences in the molecular basis of depression.'
Keynote Speakers: Rhonda Voskuhl, M.D. 'Protective effects of estrogen in multiple sclerosis' & James L. Kirkland, M.D. Ph.D. 'Sex and aging'
Presidential Symposium: 'Getting Basic Scientists to Think About Sex' with Janine Clayton, M.D. and Cara Tannenbaum, M.D.
OSSD 2016 Workshop: (May 24th, 9:10 am - 12:00 pm) "Variability in Response to Drugs and Devices: Influence of sex" with Naomi Lowy, M.D. and Marjorie Jenkins, M.D., MEHP
Invited Sessions Include:
Sex Differences in Developmental Origins of Metabolic Disease
Sex Differences in Sensorimotor Control
Sex Differences in the Gut Microbiome
Sex Differences in Bones and Joints from Puberty to Adulthood
Sex Differences in Multiple Sclerosis
Sex Differences in Stress Responses
Sex, Inflammation and Stroke
Sex Differences in Memory Decline
Sex Differences in Cardiovascular Disease
Sex Differences in Addiction
Sex Chromosomes and Sex-Linked Genes in Cancer
Thinking about Gender in Preclinical Models: Examples of models and best practices (lunch time discussion)
The Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD) is a scientific membership organization that seeks to enhance knowledge of sex/gender differences by facilitating interdisciplinary communication and collaboration among scientists and clinicians of diverse backgrounds. Most diseases differ in males and females. Often, one sex is partially protected from a disease because of biological or environmental factors. It is important to understand these sex differences, to discover and enhance sex-biasing factors that protect from disease, and to develop optimal therapies for women and men.
THE ANDREA MITCHELL CENTER CAPS ITS 2017-18 THEME YEAR ON “STATES OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM" by addressing a series of challenging questions: What is religious freedom? Can it truly be universal? What are the rights of religious minorities when set against a nation's popular majority? And when religious liberties seemingly conflict with gender and sexuality rights, which should prevail if the conflict cannot be resolved? Panelists include Lori G. Beaman (University of Ottawa), Heiner Bielefeldt (University of Erlangen), W. Cole Durham (Brigham Young University), Mayanthi Fernando (UC Santa Cruz), R. Marie Griffith (Washington University in St. Louis), Nadia Marzouki (Harvard Kennedy School), Joshua Matz (Gupta Wessler PLLC), and Daniel Philpott (University of Notre Dame).
The International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association (ASA)holds a mini-conference every four years on the day prior to the annual ASA meeting. The 2018 Annual ASA Meeting: “Feeling Race: An Invitation To Explore Racialized Emotions” will be held 11-14 August in Philadelphia, and the steering/planning committee (of which UPenn Professors Chenoa Flippen, Emilio Parrado, Amada Armenta, and Onoso Imoagene are members) has selected the campus of the University of Pennsylvania as the location for the Mini-Conference on The Future of Immigration Scholarship. The one-day conference will bring together approximately 100 immigration scholars and students from around the country. Its goal is to provide a venue for more sustained conversation among scholars and students of migration than is often possible at ASA; to help bridge the gap between scholarship, public policy, and the media in the field of immigration; and to facilitate networking and informal interactions among researchers at different career stages, with a particular emphasis on helping to connect students and junior faculty with more senior researchers.
“After the Care Crisis” seeks to imagine alternative ways of organizing care that put an end to this deeply unjust system that relies on pervasive feminization, racialization, and devaluation. Researchers, activists, and policy advocates will discuss current contradictions in care work and ongoing campaigns looking to transform it in the direction of justice and equity. Participants will include the United Home Care Workers’ of PA, the Pennsylvania Domestic Workers Alliance, the National Domestic Workers’ Alliance, Hand in Hand the domestic employers’ network, researchers across the social sciences and humanities, and a keynote address by economist Nancy Folbre. ALL events are OPEN to the public. Please RSVP if you are planning on attending any of the panels.
The University of Pennsylvania chapter of MAP (Minorities and Philosophy) is pleased to announce our fifth annual philosophy conference: MAP-Penn: Philosophy of Race. In keeping with the aims of both MAP International and MAP-Penn, previous iterations of this conference have focused on Non-western philosophies, Global Feminisms, and Inclusive Pedagogies and Methodologies.
Main speakers: Mickaella Perina, University of Massachusetts, Boston Quayshawn Spencer, University of Pennsylvania Robin Zheng, Yale-NUS College, Singapore
Topic Areas: Metaphysics and Epistemology Philosophical Traditions Value Theory
We are pleased to announce the next workshop of the EAPS Health, Morbidity and Mortality Working Group, which will be hosted by the Department of Sociology and the CICS.NOVA.UÉvora, Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences at the University of Évora, Portugal, from the 21st to 23rd September, 2020. The theme of the workshop will be: “A broken promise: Advances and challenges in infant, child and young people’s morbidity and mortality" (Call for Papers attached). Please submit abstracts to Jon Anson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Rosalina Pisco Costa (email@example.com) by Friday, 3rd April 2020. We hope to have responses by the beginning of May.
Évora, a town of about 60,000 inhabitants, 135 km east of Lisbon, is one of the oldest towns in Europe, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The walled town centre still bears witness to its long history, including buildings from the Roman, Arab, Medieval Portuguese and Contemporary periods. The University of Évora was first founded, by the Jesuits, in 1559 and operated until the Jesuit expulsion in 1759. The new University of Évora was inaugurated in late 1970s and today has more than 8,000 students in four Schools (Arts, Social Sciences, Science and Technology and Nursing) and the Advanced Research and Training Institute. You can take a tour over the main building of the university, The Colégio do Espírito Santo, here, or read up here, and know more about the host city, Évora, here or here.
As usual, there will be no fee for the workshop, but participants are expected to pay for their their own travel and accommodation. We shall publicise more details on the venue in the spring, to assist participants in deciding on accommodation.
Infant and child mortality have long been, and remain, critical markers of a population's well-being. Today, looking at rates in lowest mortality populations, we appreciate that (effectively) all such mortality is avoidable. The root causes of infant and child mortality are economic (standards of living), social (patterns of relationships) and political (social policies). Yet, even as mortality declines, childhood mortality persists and children continue to die. In some regions, these deaths challenge public authorities and global NGOs, who remain powerless to prevent them; other regions face new disease manifestations thought to have been eradicated long ago. Differences persist, between less and more-developed countries and regions across the world and, within these, by gender, racial and ethnic origin, and social class.
This workshop will focus on mapping these differences and understanding how they may be overcome. We shall examine, inter alia, the role of vaccination, early-childhood nutrition, sanitation, clean water, and targeted interventions for specific diseases – but also those of intentional and non-intentional injuries; war and political violence, road injuries, suicide and interpersonal violence. What are the risk factors in infants’ , children’s and young people’s health, morbidity and mortality today? What are the roles of disease and injury on the one hand, of social and economic insecurity on the other? What can we learn from recent and localised increases in children’s mortality and how are all these related to continuing, and growing, social inequalities, within and between world regions and countries? Answers to these, and other, questions can help us reach a sustained understanding why children and young people continue to die unnecessarily, and how we may improve their life and health and prevent their premature death.
Summer Workshop on Comparitive Studies on Aging We are pleased to announce that the Gateway to Global Aging Data (Gateway) Team at the University of Southern California has launched the Call for Applications for a Summer Workshop on Comparative Studies on Aging, which will take place August 23 – 28, 2020. In collaboration with the OECD’s long-term care team, this year’s workshop will focus on Long Term Care.
The aim of this workshop is to stimulate comparative analyses of aging using the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and its sister surveys around the world to further our understanding of how different social, cultural, environmental, and institutional contexts influence aging. We aim to develop and disseminate new approaches for comparative analyses on this topic by bringing together substantive science, quantitative methodology, data, and context experts. The Gateway Workshop provides both junior and senior researchers an opportunity to learn about social, environmental, and institutional context differences, as well as micro data availability and comparability issues, and to engage in discussion to form research questions, to conduct analyses in small groups, and to work towards publications.
Formal and informal long-term care arrangements, including their costs and quality, are an emerging area of concern in global public health, in health-systems research, and in policy-making. Despite growing interest, current knowledge is very limited. This is particularly the case for the areas of end-of-life care and dementia care, and governments in several developed countries, including the U.S., have called for increased research in these areas. HRS and its sister datasets provide high-quality longitudinal data on care arrangements for older adults, following community-residing older adults over time, including those transitioning to nursing homes. Importantly, these studies conduct next-of-kin interviews of the deceased, often referred to as end-of-life interviews, thereby providing a unique opportunity to study this high priority research topic. The Gateway team has developed easy-to-use, harmonized data files for both core interview data and end-of-life data, reducing the time and efforts required to build comparable data for cross-country analyses. In partnership with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Gateway team is currently in the process of incorporating institutional information into the Gateway.
The Workshop will start with the substantive, contextual, and data experts’ presentations, followed by extensive small-group discussions through which research questions will be formed and comparative analyses will be carried out to study high-priority research topics. To facilitate such collaboration, we ask all interested participants to submit a brief description of the research questions they are interested in pursuing during the Workshop. In addition to team members from the Gateway to Global Aging Data at USC and the Long Term Care Team at the OECD, the following substantive, contextual, and data experts will also participate in small-group discussion and facilitate the collaborative research process, leading toward the publication of collaborative products.
Eric Bonsang, Paris Dauphine University
Eric French, University College London
Hideki Hashimoto, University of Tokyo
Hidehiko Ichimura, University of Arizona and University of Tokyo
Arie Kapteyn, University of Southern California
Kenneth Langa, University of Michigan
Giacomo Pasini, Universita’ Ca’ Foscari – Venezia
David Weir, University of Michigan
Submission for the Workshop Applications are open to both junior and senior researchers in economics and other social sciences, medicine, and public health. Interested researchers are invited to submit CV and an abstract, describing the research questions they are interested in investigating, to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submission is March 20, 2020. The suggested topics for the Workshop include, but are not limited to, the following:
Social protection: policy variations in generosity and public coverage of long-term care costs and their implications for out-of-pocket costs;
Determinants of care provision: policy variations on the provision of institutional and home care, long-term care labor market supplies, and their implications;
Caregivers: social and cultural variations in family caregiving; health effects of caregiving;
Economic costs of dementia: health care and caregiving costs for persons with dementia;
Dementia care: dementia care policies and their impacts on persons with dementia and their caregivers; and
End-of-life care: end of life arrangements, costs, aggressive care, and their impacts.
Economy-class travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the organizers. Invited researchers are expected to (a) actively participate in the workshop for the ENTIRE WORKSHOP PERIOD, (b) contribute to the development of a scientific paper, and (c) continue to work on the paper for publication after the workshop.
In recent years, there has been an upsurge across the social sciences in research on inequality and social mobility. This has contributed to the emergence of new topics and research questions, such as multigenerational (i.e. more than two generations) mobility or the role of extended kinship in mobility, and to the development of innovative methods to analyze it. While most of the focus has been on intergenerational transmission of socioeconomic status (income, wealth, occupation, etc.), our knowledge on the mechanisms of socioeconomic reproduction remains limited. In particular, much of the current work does not discuss the role of demographic processes, and the huge changes they underwent in the last centuries, in socioeconomic reproduction. Research of this kind – connecting demographic and socioeconomic processes from a longitudinal, comparative perspective – will improve our understanding of the driving forces of socioeconomic inequality and how they have changed in the long run.
This seminar aims to bring together research examining how demographic behaviours and the intergenerational transmission of socioeconomic status interact to shape patterns of inequality over time. The workshop will discuss how families circulate between socioeconomic strata longitudinally, looking at various indicators of socioeconomic position, for instance not only occupation or income but also education or land ownership. In particular, we welcome papers that investigate how socioeconomic differentials in demographic behaviours modify the intergenerational transmission of social and economic status and jointly shape observed trends in inequalities. For instance, patterns of socioeconomic differentials in demographic outcomes may contribute to persistence by reducing the dilution of family resources across generations if, as often hypothesized, there is a ‘quantity-quality’ trade-off in which high-status families have fewer children in which they invest more resources. Alternatively, socioeconomic differentials in reproduction may also increase intergenerational mobility if members of high-status families are more likely to marry, have more children, and divide their resources among their children.
We invite submissions on historical or long-term, interdisciplinary, perspectives on social reproduction. The aims of the seminar are to review the state of research on social mobility and to help develop partnerships and future comparative work. In particular, contributions from historians, on non-Western countries, and on early historical periods are welcome.
Online Submissions: The IUSSP Scientific Panel on Historical Demography invites researchers to submit online by 15 March 2020 a short 200-word abstractANDan extended abstract (2 to 4 pages, including tables) or a full unpublished paper for consideration. To submit an abstract please fill out the online submission form on the IUSSP website: ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM.
Abstracts and papers must be submitted in English, which will be the working language of the meeting.
The seminar will be limited to about 20 contributed papers. Submissions should be made by the author who will attend the seminar. If the paper is co-authored, please include the names of your co-authors in your submission form (in the appropriate order).
Applicants will be informed whether paper is accepted by 3 April 2020. Authors of accepted papers will have to submit their complete paper by 1 August 2020.
Current funding for the seminar is limited. Efforts are under way to raise additional funds, but the outcome is at this point uncertain. Participants are therefore encouraged to seek their own funding to cover the cost of their participation in the seminar. If available, funding will be restricted to IUSSP members in good standing and will be contingent upon submission of a complete paper of acceptable quality by the deadline for papers.
IUSSP Scientific Panel on Historical Demography: Chair: Martin Dribe (Lund University, Sweden) Members: Lisa Dillon (Université de Montréal, Canada), Hao Dong (Peking University, China), J. David Hacker (University of Minnesota, USA), Lionel Kesztenbaum (Institut national d’études démographiques, INED, France), Ana Silvia Volpi Scott (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, UNICAMP, Brazil) and Sarah Walters (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK)
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the largest and most established interdisciplinary scientific organization devoted to the advancement of gerontological research, learning, and practice. Through its Annual Scientific Meeting, GSA offers nearly 4,000 international professionals in the field of aging the opportunity to learn the latest trends and development from industry leaders, build strategic partnerships to address aging challenges, and network with peers.
The 2020 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from November 4 to 8, 2020, with the theme, “Turning 75: Why Age Matters." The 2020 theme was selected as a celebration of GSA's 75th Anniversary! We’re celebrating the collective accomplishments of members that have strengthened the field of aging and the mission of GSA. Presentations, programs, and activities will reflect the theme of the 75th year which is "honor the past and enrich the future."
Abstract Submissions for GSA 2020 will be open on January 31.
Call for Abstracts
Why Submit The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. The Annual Scientific Meeting provides the opportunity to learn the latest trends and developments from experts and researchers in aging from around the world. Submit an abstract for your opportunity to participate on the program and enhance the future of the field.
Multiple presentation options include pre-conference workshops, papers, posters and symposium
Discuss your study findings with nearly 4,000 attendees from over 40 countries
Present your research and be published in Innovation in Aging, a fully Open Access, online journal of The Gerontological Society of America. Build strategic partnerships and turn challenges into opportunities
Over $10,000 in travel grants available to early career investigators, trainees and students participating in the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting.
Dozens of journalists cover the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting; abstracts have been referenced in such outlets as The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, NBC News, BBC, Reuters, Associated Press, Time,
U.S. News & World Report, and others — with millions of media impressions each year!
#GSA2019 reached more than 2 million social media users.
Friday, January 31, 2020 – Online Abstract Submission Opens
February 14 – February 27, 2020 – Call for Abstract Reviewers (GSA members only)
Thursday, March 12, 2020 – Online Abstract Submission Deadline
Thursday, March 12, 2020 – Pre-Conference Workshop Application Deadline
Mid-July 2020 – Late Breaker Poster Abstract Submission will open; details will be available in July
Policies, Places, and Profits: Manufacturers of Illness and Health
Population health is shaped by the contexts in which people live. We are all embedded in geographic, policy, social, and economic contexts that shape our opportunities for creating a healthy life. These contexts have been rapidly changing and diverging in recent decades. Geographic inequalities in health in the United States and globally have widened; policy environments across U.S. states and across countries have polarized; and the roles of profit-seeking companies on population health has come into negative focus with rising obesity, the opioid crisis and climate change, and positive focus as reflected in the U.S. Surgeon General’s initiative “Community Health and Economic Prosperity.” How do these various policy, place, and profit-seeking contexts shape population health? How have they contributed to exacerbating or mitigating the troubling trends and growing inequalities in health across the U.S. and world populations? How can researchers from different disciplines ranging from the biological sciences to the social sciences work with policymakers and the private sector to make real improvements in these structural and commercial determinants of health?
The theme of the 2020 IAPHS conference is “Policies, Places, and Profits: Manufacturers of Illness and Health.” The theme recognizes the influential work of John B. McKinlay, who coined the phrase “manufacturers of illness” to emphasize the key role of upstream factors, particularly political-economic systems, in shaping population health. IAPHS has made McKinlay’s path-breaking article available for members (click here).
The overall goal of this year’s IAPHS conference is to bring together scholars from multiple disciplines to share current research findings, frameworks, and methods; elevate awareness about how policies, places, and profits shape population health for better or for worse; facilitate new collaborations; and identify ways to improve health through outreach to policymakers, industry and the public. The conference will continue the IAPHS tradition of offering a scientifically engaging and interactive program, welcoming anyone interested in population health.
The Program Committee encourages submissions that highlight the promise of interdisciplinary population health science and action that can improve population health across the life course. Submissions from postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, clinical students, and trainees are especially encouraged.
Panel Submission: Groups of individuals are invited to submit panels that will present original research or engage in innovative discussions that push the boundaries of population health science, practice, theory, methods, student training, or technological innovations (or a combination of these) around a significant issue related to population health. Note that work presented in these panels should not yet be published. All proposed panels should include the session organizer, and 3-4 panelists.
All population health topics are welcome. Topics related to the conference theme are especially encouraged.
The IAPHS annual meeting is aimed at fostering cross-pollination of ideas among panel members and an interdisciplinary audience. Panels should not be comprised of presenters from a single academic discipline.
Abstract Submission: Individuals or co-authored teams are welcome to submit an original abstract for consideration on the program. Accepted Abstracts will be presented in either a Poster or Oral Contributed Session. Abstract may present original research, practice, theory, methods, new ideas on student training, or technological innovations.
Abstracts submitted for poster sessions or oral presentations
May be submitted:
Abstracts of work that has been neither published nor presented at another meeting.
Abstracts derived from papers under review by a journal but not yet accepted.
Abstracts that have been submitted to other meetings for presentation and are under review (however, if accepted may not be presented both at IAPHS and another meeting).
May not be submitted:
Abstracts derived from papers that have already been published, either in print or in an online format
Abstracts based entirely on research that has been presented at other meetings, even if unpublished.
NOTE: The Submission Policy listed above is based on the status of the work, at the time of submission.
Submission Guidelines And Criteria For Review
General Guidelines for All Submissions
Submissions must focus on population health, broadly defined.
Submissions should not include unnecessary disciplinary jargon. Remember that there is a strong likelihood that your submission will be reviewed from at least one person outside of your field. If the reviewers do not understand your submission, it is less likely to be selected.
If your panel submission or abstract is based on original research, you must include enough details about your data and/or results to convince the Program Committee that your work will be ready for presentation at the October meeting.
Priority will be given to submissions that will appeal to an interdisciplinary audience.
Submissions will be evaluated based on:
a. Clarity of the formulation/conceptualization
b. Assessment of the methodological approach(es) as appropriate
c. Novelty of the results or discussion
d. Innovation of the overall project or panel
e. Fit on the program with other sessions
f. Ability to speak to an audience that includes researchers and practitioners from
multiple fields and sectors
Panel Guidelines Panel proposals must include a description of the panel (as you wish for it to appear in the program, should the session be selected), a listing of the panelists, talk titles and talk descriptions (200 characters limit) for each panelist. All panel members, must indicate a willingness to attend the conference and participate on the panel. Contact information and each panelist’s professional affiliation also need to be included.
Abstract Submission Guidelines Abstracts that highlight original research must be 2,000 characters or less and must communicate to the Program Committee the question that is guiding the research, the significance of the research, data/methods, and preliminary results. These abstract submissions must be based on unpublished research. Abstract submissions will be judged on the extent to which the research, practice, or training is pushing boundaries in this area of study, is clear and complete, and is related to the theme of the meeting.
If you have questions about submissions, please contact:
2020 is the ECPR’s 50th Anniversary. As we approach this milestone in our history, we are delighted to announce that the 14th ECPR General Conference will be held at the University of Innsbruck.
The fifth largest city in Austria, Innsbruck has been a centre for European politics and culture since the fifteenth century. The city’s University celebrates its 350th Anniversary in 2019, and since its founding in 1669, has grown to become an important driving force for the social and economic development of the Tyrol. With roughly 28,000 students and 5,000 employees, the University of Innsbruck is now the largest educational institution in western Austria.
The ECPR General Conference remains Europe's largest annual gathering of political scientists; attracting more than 2,000 global scholars at all stages of their career. With around 500 Panels across c.70 Sections, the academic programme covers the breadth of political science; developed and delivered by high-profile members of the profession. As a leading industry event, the General Conference continues to facilitate and nurture the development of political science across Europe; delivering an interactive and engaging platform for discussion, debate and innovative thinking.
There is a two-stage process for submitting proposals to the Academic Programme: Call for Sections: 16 September – 18 November 2019 (midnight UK time) Call for full Panels and individual Papers: 3 December 2019 – 18 February 2020 (midnight UK time)
Call for Panels (With Papers) and Individual Papers The second stage of the process is now open to anyone wishing to propose a complete Panel with Papers, and those wanting to propose individual Papers to a particular Section. Panels provisionally proposed as part of accepted Sections must also be submitted through this procedure. Panels should include 3–5 Papers and all proposals must be submitted in English. You may submit multiple proposals, but individuals may perform the function of Section Chair, Panel Chair and Discussant only once. If approved, Paper presenters can present no more than two Papers. You do not need to belong to an ECPR member institution to propose a Panel or a Paper, but you must have a MyECPR profile. If you don’t already have one, it takes just a few clicks to create.
An Open Section welcomes full Panel and individual Paper proposals that do not fit into any of the listed Sections.
Section Chairs are expected to evaluate all Panel and individual Paper proposals in their Section; to allocate individual Paper proposals to Panels and, where appropriate, to form Panels out of individual Paper proposals. It is the Section Chair's responsibility to allocate Chairs and Discussants for Panels in a Section. When evaluating Panels and Papers, Section Chairs should consider the quality of the proposal and the fit with the Section theme.
The Academic Convenors will review approved Panels and Papers to finalise the Academic Programme. The Academic Convenors may use their discretion to reallocate Panels and Papers to other Sections and Panels as required.
Section Chairs, Panel Chairs, and Paper presenters will be contacted with the Academic Convenors' decision via email in early April. If your Panel or Paper has been marked as reserved, ECPR will contact you as soon as possible if a space becomes available in the programme. Unfortunately, it is not possible to determine when this will be.
The topic for the eighth edition of the ECSR Spring School is “Geography, Mobility and Social Stratification”. The School is promoted by the European Consortium of Sociological Research (ECSR), Collegio Carlo Alberto and by the universities of Milan and Turin in the frame of the NASP, Network for the Advancement in Social and Political Studies. It provides high-quality training on current research on the geographical dimension of social stratification and inequality, including geographical mobility, both internal and international, as well as residential and educational segregation. The faculty includes sociologists, demographers and geographers, since the focus of the school is on the way geographical information might be included in the analysis of social stratification, in particular to study the interrelations between geography and other mechanisms of intergenerational reproduction of status.
A limited number of doctoral students and young researchers will participate in a five-day, full-immersion course, including lectures on the key topics in the field – both conceptual and methodological –, workshops and the opportunity to present their work and have it discussed by leading scholars in the field.
The School is organized by Nazareno Panichella (University of Milan), Gabriele Ballarino (University of Milan), Filippo Barbera (Collegio Carlo Alberto and University of Turin), Fabrizio Bernardi (European University Institute), Camilla Borgna (Collegio Carlo Alberto) and Tiziana Nazio (Collegio Carlo Alberto and University of Turin). Lectures will be given and presentations discussed by Gabriele Ballarino (University of Milan), Kendra Bischoff (Cornell University), Stefano Cantalini (University of Milan), Tony Fielding (University of Sussex), Alison Heppenstall (University of Leeds), Roberto Impicciatore (University of Bologna), Heleen Janssen (Delft University of Technology), Hill Kulu (University of St Andrews), Nazareno Panichella (University of Milan), Maarten van Ham (Delft University of Technology), Sergi Vidal (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Carolina Zuccotti (European University Institute).
Applications have to be sent by email (email@example.com) by February the 16th 2020, and should include:
an abstract of the paper that will be presented (up to 500 words);
a short summary of PhD thesis project or current research (up to 3 pages);
a brief CV (one page).
Priority in admission will be given to students from Institutions that belong to the ECSR.
Admission to the School is free of charge. Admitted students will be provided with hotel accommodation, all lunches and the social dinner. Other dinners and travel expenses to and from Turin will not be covered.
As fertility rates continue to decline in most parts of the world, the incidence of unintended pregnancy has nevertheless remained high, and is rising in some sub-regions. An important underlying reason is that increases in contraceptive use have not matched increases in the desire for small families and for controlling the timing of births. At the same time, the concept of unintended pregnancy continues to be assessed and re-examined with the goal of ensuring that it accurately reflects individual-level preferences, subgroup differences and population-level variation.
Researchers continue to explore new ways to better measure the intention status of pregnancy by improving measurement of fertility preferences and intentions, to capture variation due to changing individual circumstances, differences in community norms and values and changes in socioeconomic and policy context. Some studies have examined the degree of intensity or strength of fertility preferences and intentions. These preferences are fluid and may change over short periods of time. In addition, retrospective measurement (commonly used by large-scale surveys) may underestimate unintended childbearing and pregnancy. In addition, dominant social norms may influence research questions and measurement, potentially over-estimating unintended childbearing and pregnancy.
Research on unintended pregnancy and its two key outcomes—unplanned births (mistimed or unwanted) and induced abortions—is essential for providing the evidence base to inform policymakers as they make decisions on funding and programs, to effectively support people in achieving their reproductive goals through facilitating access to needed information and services. Monitoring progress towards global and national reproductive health and rights goals would also be well served by research on these reproductive outcomes.
Themes of interest for this seminar include:
Papers that put forward new ways of conceptualizing pregnancy intention status that integrate different dimensions of the concept, including for example: the demographic dimension in terms of preferred timing of the next birth and desired number of children; gender dimension—differences in power and decision-making within a couple and their influence on fertility preferences and pregnancy intention and outcomes; social dimension, for example societal expectations regarding the appropriate context for childbearing (unmarried, cohabiting, within marriage) and preference for sons.
Papers that test new approaches to improve measurement of pregnancy intention and unintended pregnancy, for example: assessing and/or addressing the limitations of retrospective survey data; capturing variation in the strength of pregnancy intention status; investigating the relationship between strength of motivation to avoid having an unplanned birth to the decision to have an abortion. Studies investigating meanings of the intention status of pregnancy are also of interest, and are very relevant for improving measurement. Papers on these and related issues that are methodological and/or empirical would make valuable contributions to the evidence base.
Studies that examine the factors that underlie unintended pregnancy and abortion: contraceptive failure, not using contraception (and wanting to avoid pregnancy); sexual violence (IPV, non-partner, incest); partner-related factors (e.g. breakup of a marriage or union, not having a partner (being unmarried); socio-economic factors (poverty, impact on continuing education, already has children and cannot afford another child, preference for sons, lack of health insurance); unexpected change in life circumstances (unemployment of woman or partner, illness of couple or family members); factors related to health of the woman or the fetus (pregnancy endangers a woman’s health or life, fetal anomalies);
Though societies have been moving toward delivery of better contraceptive services, not all women are benefiting from these changes. Also of interest to the seminar are studies that focus on the relationship between socioeconomic disparities and socio-structural factors on the one hand and the incidence of unintended pregnancies on the other hand—relationships that may be influenced by inequalities in access to contraceptive services.
Studies of the decision-making process when the unintended pregnancy has occurred: improving understanding of how women and couples make the decision to have an abortion or to take the pregnancy to term; what are the factors that influence this choice and how does this vary across population groups and country contexts.
Studies that focus on unplanned childbearing: improving measurement of the planning status of births—assessing the adequacy of categorization of unintended births as mistimed and unwanted; what is the trend in proportion of births that are unplanned and the unplanned birth rate; what factors may explain changes over time in these measures; studies that assess the impact of unplanned births on the health and the social and economic well-being of women, children and families.
Authors are encouraged to discuss the implications of their research findings for programs and policies. Better measurement and deeper understanding of unintended pregnancy and its key outcomes, unplanned births and induced abortion, would not only make an important contribution to monitoring progress towards global and national reproductive health and rights goals, but would also inform the development of new solutions to meet these goals, including innovations in the provision of sexual and reproductive health information and services and changing laws and policies.
The seminar will provide an opportunity for researchers to propose new approaches and methodologies, assess the advantages and disadvantages of existing methodologies, and present results from new empirical studies. Papers may be country-specific, regional or global in scope, empirical or methodological, and the seminar will aim to include studies in a range of contexts around the world. Additional aims of the seminar are to stimulate research in this area by increasing networking among researchers and facilitating linkages and coordination across disciplines, countries and research institutions. This seminar will bring together demographers, public health specialists, sociologists and anthropologists, as well as scholars from other related disciplines interested in exchanging the latest scientific knowledge on unintended pregnancy, unplanned childbearing and abortion.
Online Submissions: The IUSSP Scientific Panel on Abortion Research invites researchers in the field to submit online by 15 February 2020 a short 200-word abstract AND an extended abstract (2 to 4 pages, including tables) or a full unpublished paper for consideration. To submit an abstract please fill out the online submission form on the IUSSP website: ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM.
Abstracts and papers may be submitted in English, French or Spanish. However, the working language of the meeting is English, and presentations must be made in English.
The seminar will be limited to about 20 contributed papers. Submission should be made by the author who will attend the seminar. If the paper is co-authored, please include the names of your co-authors in your submission form (in the appropriate order).
Applicants will be informed whether paper is accepted by 20 March 2020. Participants must submit their complete paper by 1 October 2020.
In addition to dissemination through posting on the member-restricted portion of the IUSSP website, seminar organizers will explore possibilities for publishing the papers as an edited volume or a special issue of a journal. Papers submitted should be unpublished and, as for a journal or an edited book, authors, by submitting a paper, agree they will not propose it for publication to another editor until the committee makes a decision with regard to their possible publication.
Current funding for the seminar is limited and efforts are under way to raise additional funds but the outcome is at this point uncertain. Participants are therefore encouraged to seek their own funding to cover the cost of their participation in the seminar. If available, funding will be restricted to IUSSP members in good standing and will be contingent upon submission of a complete paper of acceptable quality by the deadline for papers.
IUSSP Scientific Panel on Abortion Research: Chairs: Fatima Juarez (El Colegio de Mexico) & Susheela Singh (Guttmacher Institute) Members: Harriet Birungi (Population Council-Nairobi); Rishita Nandagiri (London School of Economics and Political Science); Ndola Prata (School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley).
After considering the options available for holding the Joint Statistical Meetings this year and given we know so little about what the COVID-19 pandemic will look like in August, the ASA has determined the best decision is to hold JSM virtually. More information about this will be available in the coming weeks, and we appreciate your patience as we finalize details.
What does this mean for you?
First and foremost, JSM 2020 has not been cancelled. Information about how to access the wide variety of sessions and networking options will be communicated as soon as it is available.
If you have been accepted onto the program, we hope you will still choose to participate. We will be in touch with details about how to do that within the coming weeks.
If you registered when you submitted an abstract and no longer wish to participate, we will reach out to you soon with information about how to request a refund.
The ASA staff and JSM program committee will be working hard to transition the JSM to a virtual event and appreciate your support during this time. Should you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
JSM Is ... One of the Largest Statistical Events in the World
More than 6,500 attendees from 52 countries 600+ sessions, including invited, topic-contributed, contributed, and poster More than 1,000 student attendees 75+ employers hiring for more than 200 positions 100+ exhibitors More than 40 Professional Development short courses and workshops
It is also one of the broadest, with topics ranging from statistical applications to methodology and theory to the expanding boundaries of statistics, such as analytics and data science.
JSM also offers a unique opportunity for statisticians in academia, industry, and government to exchange ideas and explore opportunities for collaboration. Beginning statisticians (including students) can learn from and interact with senior members of the profession.
December 3, 2019 12:01 AM - February 4, 2020 11:59 PM Online submission of abstracts (all except invited papers and panels)
January 15, 2020 Online submission of Computer Technology Workshop (CTW) proposals deadline
January 22, 2020 - April 2, 2020 11:59 PM Online submission of JSM Meeting & Event Requests
January 28, 2020 Deadline to request registration extension for government agencies
March 31, 2020 12:01 AM - April 16, 2020 11:59 PM Online abstract editing open
The 14th International German Socio-Economic Panel User Conference (SOEP2020) will be held in Berlin on July 9-10, 2020 at DIW Berlin.
The conference provides researchers who use the SOEP (including the SOEP part of the Cross-National Equivalent File (CNEF) and LIS/LWS data) with the opportunity to present and discuss their work with their peers. Researchers of all disciplines (e.g., economics, demography, geography, political science, public health, psychology, and sociology) are invited to submit an abstract.
We particularly welcome contributions examining income and wealth inequalities and how these inequalities are subjectively perceived, experienced, interpreted, and reacted to. We also encourage submissions outside of this thematic focus, in particular submissions using the longitudinal features of SOEP as well as papers on survey methodology and cross national comparative analysis.
Selected conference papers will be published in a special Issue of Social Indicators Research (edited by Philipp Lersch, Stefan Liebig, Maria Metzing, and Carsten Schröder). All submissions will undergo the standard refereeing procedure of the journal.
Keynote Speakers We are happy to announce as keynote speakers: Eva Sierminska | Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research – LISER Paul K. Piff | University of California Irvine
Scientific Committee Katrin Auspurg, LMU Munich Philipp Lersch, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin & DIW Berlin Maria Metzing, DIW Berlin Stefan Schmukle, University of Leipzig Pia Schober, University of Tübingen Carsten Schröder, DIW Berlin & Freie Universität Berlin Roland Verwiebe, University of Potsdam
Deadline for Submissions Please submit electronic versions of abstracts (up to 300 words) no later than January 31, 2020 to: email@example.com. Submitters will be notified by March 15, 2020, on whether their paper has been accepted.
Best Paper Prize The Society of Friends of the DIW Berlin will honor the best three papers and the best poster presented at the conference with the Joachim R. Frick Memorial Prize. The SOEP2020 scientific program committee will act as a jury and will present the award at the end of the conference.
Conference Fee We are obliged to charge a regular conference fee of 150 EUR and a reduced fee of 90 EUR for students and enrolled PhD students.
Financial Support We ask scholars to pay their own travel costs. If this is not possible, partial reimburse-ment of expenses may be provided to presenters (one grant per paper) upon request. Information on how to apply for travel support will be provided after notification of acceptance.
Local Organizers Maria Metzing, Carsten Schröder, Philipp Lersch (scientific program), Christine Kurka and Janina Britzke (conference management)
If you have any further questions please contact the local organizers at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The 115th ASA Annual Meeting will be held August 8-11, 2020 in San Francisco. The Annual Meeting provides the opportunity for professionals involved in the scientific study of society to share knowledge and new directions in research and practice. Approximately 600 program sessions are convened during the four-day meeting held every August to provide participation venues and networking outlets for nearly 3,000 research papers and over 4,600 presenters.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Submissions for the 115th ASA Annual Meeting are open. The deadline to submit is January 29, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. In addition to paper submissions, proposals will be accepted for Courses, Workshops, Preconferences, the Sociology in Practice Settings Symposium, and the Teaching and Learning Symposium.
How to Submit All submissions must be made via the online submission system. The online forms will guide you through the steps required to submit your proposal.
Log in with your ASA username and password
Click on the link "2020 Annual Meeting Submissions" listed under Annual Meeting
Click on "Submit or Edit a Proposal" listed under the Submitter Menu
Select the type of proposal you wish to submit
Program Policies The program policies listed below apply to all organizers and participants.
Open Submissions. The ASA meeting has an open submission policy. Organizers are expected to select the best papers submitted to them. It is against ASA policy for organizers to recruit presenters selectively or to impose their own pre-planned themes on sessions.
Diversity. Much of the vitality of the ASA flows from its diverse membership. With this in mind, it is the policy of the ASA to include people of color, women, sociologists from small institutions or who work in government, business, and other applied settings, and international scholars in all of its programmatic activities and in the business of the Association.
Membership. Individuals who are listed on the program as participants are encouraged to hold membership in ASA. All persons listed as “Session Organizer” must be members of the ASA.
Registration. All participants on the Annual Meeting program must register for the meeting. A “participant” is anyone who is listed as presenting author, presider, discussant, panelist, critic, workshop leader, discussion leader, table presider, or any other type of presenter. Complimentary registration may be granted to an invited speaker would not normally attend the meeting, is invited to present or participate on a scheduled session, works outside the discipline/field, and is not an ASA member or ever held an ASA membership. In cases of multiple-authored papers, co-authors who will not be attending the Annual Meeting are not required to register.
Participation Policies Only one single-authored paper presentation is permitted. Authors who have more than one single-authored paper accepted must decide which paper will be presented and inform the session organizers promptly.
Individuals may not be listed on more than two sessions on the program. This includes all participant roles. A “participant” is anyone listed as an author, co-author, presider, discussant, panelist, critic, roundtable presenter, discussion leader, or any similar substantive role on the program. Session organizers are exempt from this policy and there is a “professional service” exemption for workshop leaders. Participants who are accepted to more than two sessions must decide on which sessions to participate and inform the sessions organizers promptly.
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
ASA is accepting volunteers to serve as Presider, Table Presider (for roundtable sessions), and Discussants at the Annual Meeting. The submission deadline is Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern). To volunteer:
Log in with your ASA username and password
Click on the link "2020 Annual Meeting Submissions" listed under Annual Meeting
Click on "Volunteer to be a Discussant or Presider" listed under the Submitter Menu
An International Effort to Push Dementia Science Forward The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® is the largest and most influential international meeting dedicated to advancing dementia science. Each year, AAIC® convenes the world’s leading basic science and clinical researchers, next-generation investigators, clinicians and the care research community to share research discoveries that'll lead to methods of prevention and treatment and improvements in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
What you can expect: From poster presentations to sessions highlighting the latest research to networking opportunities, there’s something for everyone at AAIC. Don't miss this year's event!
AAIC 2020 will be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Save these dates: Preconferences: July 24-25 Annual conference: July 26-30
Location information: RAI Amsterdam Europaplein 24 1078 GZ Amsterdam Netherlands
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The submitter will receive an email during step 1 of the submission process and when your submission is complete. Invitation emails are sent to the presenting author only. It is your responsibility to contact the Alzheimer's Association at firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not receive the system-generated emails.
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Find answers in the list of frequently asked questions and how to prepare for your submission.
To begin - simply select one of the submission options on the right side of the screen.
As you complete each step, click on the "Save" and/or "Next Step" button at the bottom of the screen.
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Submission deadlines General deadline: January 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST ISTAART member deadline: January 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST (Click here to learn more or join ISTAART.)
Abstract ID and Password
Submitters will receive an e-mail message as soon as Step 1 is completed. Retain the email for your records, as it contains your abstract ID, password and a direct web link. Submission confirmation and invitation emails will be sent to the presenting author only.
How to resume, edit, or withdraw your submission: Use the web link sent in the submission email or enter you abstract ID in the box on the right side of this screen. You may edit through the submission deadline.
We are soliciting papers for the V Workshop on Migration, Health, and Well-Being. The workshop’s focus is broad, covering empirical economics research on these topics. The workshop will last two days, with a small number of hour-long research presentations. Ian Preston (UCL) and Paolo Pinotti (Bocconi University) will be the keynote speakers. The workshop is sponsored by the Department of Economics and Finance, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, and will be held at the Rome Campus of the School of Economics.
The workshop aims to foster new connections among scholars with common interests in migration, health, and well-Being. Past editions of the workshop at the University of Oxford (2016 and 2017), Pompeu Fabra University (2018), and the University of Pittsburgh (2019) have attracted a large number of early career and senior scholars and led to insightful and extensive discussion of the papers.
There are no fees. Lunches and refreshments will be provided free of charge to all participants, who are responsible however for their travel and accommodation expenses.
If you are interested in presenting a paper at the meeting, please send a draft of your paper to email@example.com by 25 January 2020. Decisions will be made by 10 February 2020.
The International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS), the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and the Republic of Zambia Central Statistical Office are pleased to announce the call for papers for the 2020 Conference Better Lives 2030: Mobilising the Power of Data for Africa and the World. Bringing together statisticians and all those in government, universities and education who care about the value of statistics to society.
We have selected seven themes:
Future of Statistics for Africa: statistics that leave no one behind
Skills for Africa in the era of data
Official statistics in society: they matter to all of us
Big data. Opportunities arising from the new data ecosystem.
Statistics making a difference: public health, prevent and cure
Statistics making a difference: environment and climate
Statistics making a difference: from data to progress
More information about each theme is shown below.
The conference programme has been designed to deliver:
A forward looking prospectus for statistics to help improve decision making over the next 10 years
An opportunity to bring together diverse communities to foster innovation and partnership
A focus on Africa through Agenda 2063 and the SDGs
Capacity building in Zambia and across the region
Proposals Session and Paper proposals
You are invited to submit any of the following:
Proposal for a session, lasting 90 minutes in total and including three or four speakers plus a discussant. Please indicate the strand chosen, the title of the proposed session, a half-a-page abstract, the list of speakers with affiliation and link to web page (if possible).
Contributed individual paper, which will be organised in special topic sessions. Please indicate the strand, the title of the proposed paper and a half-a-page abstract.
Contributed individual poster. Please indicate the strand, the title of the proposed poster and a half-a-page abstract.
In all cases please indicate your own name, your affiliation, your email address, your phone number and your web-page, if available.
Proposals should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 21 January 2020 (Extended deadline). Please send a single file (pdf, word, text, etc) with the required information. The Scientific Programme Committee will consider the proposals and inform you of the outcome (acceptance or not) by end January 2020. If selected, final materials for the conference proceedings need to be submitted by end April 2020.
Pre and Post conference workshops, side events or meetings
The main programme will run over three full days. There is also potential for side events, relevant to the themes, before or after the main event. Suggestions for pre-and post-conference workshops, events or meetings should be also send to email@example.com by 31 December 2019, with a clear description of the proposed content and organisation of the event. Please indicate your own name, your affiliation, your email address, your phone number and your web-page, if available. The Scientific Programme Committee will consider the proposals and inform you of the outcome (acceptance or not) by end of January 2020. The Scientific Programme Committee reserves the right to combine events.
Strand 1: “Future of Statistics for Africa: statistics that leave no one behind” Agenda 2063 sets out the vision for an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the international arena. This strand will explore how statistics can help guide decision makers to realise this vision. Five years into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and with only ten years to go to 2030, how can relevant, comprehensive and disaggregated statistics assist in understanding who is getting left behind and what needs to be done to ensure that they are not? Providing the necessary statistical information at a time of considerable change requires fundamental questions to be asked about the future of the census and other domains of official statistics and methodology.
How can statistics help guide decision makers to realize the Agenda 2063 vision?
How can statistics assist in understanding who is getting left behind and what needs to be done to ensure that they are not?
How are we realizing the benefits of the data revolution? Are we prepared for future changes in the data ecosystem?
The 2020 Census round is in full swing. The census is a once in a decade opportunity to ensure that all are counted. What is the future for the census?
Where should we be going with surveys and use of administrative data? What is the future role of non-official sources of data? What new methods will we need?
Strand 2: “Skills for Africa in the era of data” The data revolution has changed the supply and paradigms for how we access and use information and data. How can we develop competence for the young generations? How can we help professionals, leaders, politicians, journalists, engineers and officials to update their skills to fully benefit from modern data? In addition to papers, this strand would consider opportunities for workshops, training courses and other engagement activities for young generations.
Equipping our children to succeed in a data rich world. What are the skills they need and how can we ensure that they are developed?
Statistical offices struggle to develop and retain junior staff. How can we ensure that the future of official statistics is safeguarded by bringing on the next generation of professional staff?
How can we help leaders need to understand the potential of data and data analytics? Leaders in statistics increasingly need to have deep technical credibility, strong management competence and the ability to navigate a complex and hazardous political landscape. How can we support them in getting the skills they need?
The public often receive official statistics through the medium of journalism. How can we support journalists to write better, more compelling (and accurate) stories about numbers?
To be an effective citizen we need to be able to make sense of statistics and to be sceptical of statistical claims. How do we foster statistical literacy for all?
Strand 3: “Official statistics in society: they matter to all of us” In a crowded space, how do we ensure that the message of official statistics cuts through and is understood by all, and that official statisticians listen and provide statistics that resonate and are relevant to people’s lives?
How do we communicate the role of official statistics and engage with politicians, media and civil society? How do we address issues of autonomy, independence and relevance and protect the position of the national statistics office and its leaders?
To help decision makers, statistics need to connect with politicians and be able to be used to hold them to account. What are the mechanisms that support this?
For official statistics to truly serve democracy, good engagement is also needed with the media and civil society. How can we work together?
How do we make the case for autonomy and independence for official statistics and find a voice that protects the position of the national statistics office and its leaders?
Strand 4: “Big data. Opportunities arising from the new data ecosystem.” To succeed in the new data ecosystem there needs to be a strong partnership between official statistics and other actors, including in data science and artificial intelligence. How can we build such partnerships?
How can we make a success of partnerships and coordination in the emerging data ecosystem?
Capacity within the system is far below what is needed to respond to the agenda in front of us. How do we make the case for resources, develop new business models that better match demand and supply and find ways to enhance the capability of the system?
The new ecosystem demands new rules. What part can statisticians play in areas like data ethics where we have both much to offer and much to learn if we are to navigate successfully and sustain public confidence?
Strand 5: “Statistics making a difference: public health, prevent and cure” Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development states Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 3. The aim is that we achieve each SDG target by 2030. Statistics plays a growing role in producing the analytical and operative tools to reach the goal. Progress in and use of statistics will save the lives of millions of people. Topics covered in this strand will address in particular Africa’s public health crisis, the world’s most acute one.
Strand 6: “Statistics making a difference: environment and climate” Several SDGs point to the urgency to face the climate crises which we have produced ourselves:
SDG 6 aims to achieve clean, accessible water for all
SDG 7 calls for affordable and clean energy
SDG 13 states that the world needs climate actions, because climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere
SDG 14 promotes a careful management of our oceans and of life under water, as a global resource for all
SDG 15 is about life on land, and the importance to protect forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.
Statistics contributes fundamentally to all these goals with powerful methods and practical instruments for a sustainable future. Topics covered in this strand will describe how statistics helps to solve these challenges.
Strand 7: “Statistics making a difference: from data to progress” Despite extraordinary advances in the collection of data and processing of information, much of the potential residing in contemporary data sources remains unexploited. Fulfilling the promise of the big data revolution, statistics and machine learning produce new methodologies and analytical tools to extract knowledge from complex data to deliver insight. There is a dramatic scope for industries, companies, public and private, and for nations to create value from employing novel ways of analysing complex data.
The digitalisation of African societies and economies is proceeding rapidly and we are preparing to exploit data for the benefit of its people. Innovation in all sectors of the African economy will benefit from statistical approaches. Topics covered in this strand will focus on exploiting data for progress and development and propose methods and algorithms which allow understanding and predicting systems and processes.
An important subtheme is statistical education and training of new generations, to deliver statistical competence and capacity for progress.
The Sequence Analysis Association is pleased to announce the Sequence Analysis Association 1st International Conference, organized together with the DONDENA Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy with the support of BIDSA (Bocconi Institute for Data Science and Analytics) and of INVEST Research Flagship Center (University of Turku, Finland).
The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars applying or developing Sequence Analysis and other innovative methods for analysing longitudinal data in social, economic, managerial, political, health, or environmental sciences.
The conference will focus not only on the development of Sequence Analysis methodology itself but also on its relations to and integration with other methodological frameworks including qualitative analysis, event history analysis, Markov-based models, and other longitudinal stochastic approaches.
Andrew Abbott (University of Chicago)
Anette Fasang (WZB Berlin Social Science Center, and Humboldt University, Berlin)
Emilio Zagheni (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research).
All submissions connected with Sequence Analysis or related methods in the social sciences are welcome, especially applications of innovative methodology, new methodological developments, method comparisons, and theoretical discussions linking substantive theory with methodological choices. Proposals across all scientific disciplines and application domains are welcome. The deadline for the submission of original papers or extended abstract (of at least two pages not including references) is January 13th 2020.
Submissions will be evaluated by senior scholars affiliated with PSID based upon several factors, including: • The substantive or methodological motivation for the study; • The quality of study design, including the choice of appropriate research methodology and data; and • The significance of the submission in terms of extending scientific knowledge. Submissions will also be selected to balance topics, disciplines, and the different PSID data sets being used. Submission Instructions The submission webpage is: https://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/conference/registration/ The following items are required to be submitted through the webpage: 1. An online form with: • The name, email address, telephone number, institution, and curriculum vitae for the corresponding author and all coauthors; • The title of the paper; 2. An abstract (1,000 words or less) which should include a description of the topic to be studied, the theoretical focus, and the data and research methods. Contact information For further information, please contact Narayan Sastry (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Patty Hall (email@example.com).
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.
RAND is pleased to announce the 24th annual RAND Summer Institute (RSI), which will take place in Santa Monica, CA, July 10-13, 2017. The RSI consists of two conferences addressing critical issues facing our aging population: a Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists (July 10-11) and a Workshop on the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging (July 12-13). The primary aim of the RSI is to expose scholars interested in the study of aging to a wide range of research being conducted in fields beyond their own specialties.
We invite all interested researchers to apply to attend the 2017 RSI. Applicants may apply for fellowship support to pay for travel and accommodations. Both the Mini-Med School and the Workshop on Aging are described more fully at our web site: https://www.rand.org/labor/aging/rsi/. The deadline to submit application and supplemental materials is March 1, 2017. For additional information, please contact Cary Greif (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Call for proposals: Symposium on Globalism and Populism
April 21, 2017
February 24, 2017
In light of recent discussions about the resurgence of populism and backlash against globalization as manifested by the ‘Brexit’ vote, the 2016 US election, and similar trends elsewhere, we aim to bring together faculty and graduate students from Princeton University and other area universities for an interdisciplinary scholarly discussion of these issues. How (if at all) is this moment different from previous populist or anti-globalization movements? How have populist political and social movements, on one hand, and the processes and experiences of globalization, on the other, intersected in the past? What insights can historians draw from other humanistic and social scientific disciplines to better understand these phenomena?
Accordingly, we are seeking proposals of no more than 500 words from doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences for brief presentations to accompany short (10-page), pre-circulated papers. Proposals are requested by Wednesday, February 24, and may be sent to email@example.com. Papers may address any topic related to globalization and/or populism, but proposals should clearly articulate the question the paper aims to address.
Some financial support for travel may be available for accepted participants. Proposals for full panels of three or four presenters are welcome.
The conference will feature a mix of keynote panels currently in development as well as panels, posters, and other innovative sessions that we invite you to submit for juried review. The call for proposals and conference abstract submission website can be found here. Conference submission deadline extended from March 15 to March 31st!
This new training program builds on PRB’s 40-year legacy of training researchers to communicate their findings for policy change and is designed to develop skills that U.S. researchers need to communicate with U.S. policy audiences, including decision makers and the media. Through support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Eunice Kennedy Shriver Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), PRB will be able to fund the participation of U.S. citizens and permanent residents studying demography, population health, and reproductive health in doctoral programs at U.S. academic institutions
We are delighted to announce that the 8th International Conference on Population Geographies will be held at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, from 30th June to 3rd July 2015. The call for papers is now open. The deadline for submissions is Monday 16th February 2015. We invite papers from all fields of population geography and allied disciplines, especially contributions around the following themes: Spatial demography, Migration and development, Ethnicity and segregation, Migration and the environment, Households and housing, Demography of the life course, Fertility and the family, Towards the end: death and dying, Ageing and morbidity, Indigenous populations, Official statistics, Exploiting big data, Data visualisation and communication, Demographic projections, Applications of demography, and Population health. We also welcome proposals for other sessions and offers to organise or convene sessions. Abstracts for papers and posters should be around 250 words and include the title, authors, affiliations, and contact email, and be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other aspects of the conference, contact email@example.com. Key dates: Monday 16th February 2015 - Deadline for submitting abstracts; Monday 9th March 2015 – Notification of acceptance.; Monday 16th March – Registration opens.; Monday 4th May – Deadline for Early bird Registration.; Other essential details of the conference including venue, accommodation, and travel will be made available progressively on the Conference website at: http://www.icpg2015.org
This two-week seminar provides a crash course in the philosophy of the social sciences with special attention to critical realist approaches and is open to any sociology graduate student currently enrolled in an accredited sociology PhD program in the United States. Week one focuses on five competing traditions: realism, empiricism, interpretivism, historicism and pragmatism. It will be taught by Prof. Philip Gorski and others. Week two focuses on meta-theoretical concepts such as “ontology”, “mechanisms”, “causality”, “structure”, “system”, “contingency”, “agency”, “constructionism” and “normativity.” It will be co-taught by Profs. Roy Bhaskar (IOE, London) and Margaret Archer (Lausanne).
A generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation will cover almost all seminar-related expenses. Participants will receive a generous allowance for travel to and from New Haven, comfortable hotel accommodations near the Yale campus, and a per diem for meal expenses. Note that the summer school takes place immediately before the ASA Meetings in New York City, which is a short train ride from New Haven.
Interested students should submit the following materials in electronic form (no hard copies will be accepted!): 1) a brief letter of interest (500 words or less); 2) a letter of support from their faculty adviser; 3) a current CV; and 4) a writing sample (10,000 words or less). Application materials should be sent to Phil Gorski (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than March 15.
Up to three grants (travel, fee, and accommodation) are available for outstanding young scholars coming from developing countries. To apply for one of these grants, please provide a Letter of Interest and a Reference Letter from a senior faculty member.
A Paper Development Grant will be given to a selected participant. It consists of coaching by a faculty member and a 1500 CHF stipend that allows the recipient to advance her or his work submitted to the academy.
Two of the best papers selected will be published in the Graduate Institute’s Global Migration Research Paper Series.
Center for Spatial Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and the Population Research Institute at The Pennsylvania State University (PSU).
December 12, 2011 - December 13, 2011
Upham Hotel, 1404 De La Vina St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
September 30, 2011
Although spatial thinking and the use of new forms of geospatial data have grown rapidly in the social sciences, their implementation in the demographic sciences has lagged. This meeting will bring together specialists from demographic and health research, spatial statistics, and GIScience to discuss challenges and new directions for spatial demography. The objective will be to identify and define gaps in current knowledge regarding innovations in geospatial data and spatial statistical methods, including the integration of data and models. An overarching goal will be to prioritize a research agenda to enhance the science of spatial demography in population and health research.
Genome-Wide Analysis Workshop for Social Scientists
June 2, 2011
January 15, 2011
A one day short course on genome-wide association techniques using FBAT and PLINK following the 2nd Annual Integrating Genetics & Social Science (IGSS) Conference. Participation in the conference is not required for participation in the workshop and enrollment will be limited to 25 students. Interested persons should send an email to Jason Boardman (email@example.com) indicating that they would like to participate in the short course. Please do this before January 15th and include a short CV and a brief statement describing your background and your interest in the class. There is no registration fee for this workshop.
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV, Forum 6 on the Pool Level
The Minnesota Population Center (MPC) will host two FREE informational workshops on MPC data products at the 2011 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. The Integrated Health Interview Series (IHIS) workshop will focus on the IHIS database. This event is FREE, but registration is encouraged.
The Minnesota Population Center (MPC) will host two FREE informational workshops on MPC data products at the 2011 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. This Policy and Research Workshop: Using the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series in Research will cover all of the IPUMS databases. This event is FREE, but registration is encouraged.
Annual NBER Cohort Studies Meeting, April 15-16, 2016, California Center for Population Research at UCLA
April 15, 2016 - April 16, 2016
California Center for Population Research at UCLA
The Annual NBER Cohort Studies Meeting will be held April 15-16, 2016 at the California Center for Population Research (UCLA) and at UCLA, in Los Angeles. The meeting is supported in part by an NIA conference grant. The program will be based both on invited papers and on paper submissions. We can pay for lodging and travel (coach), including international travel, for participants. Unfortunately, we cannot accept papers from graduate students but once the program is set, we will send out a call for attendance. Dora L. Costa Professor of Economics UCLA Department of Economics 9272 Bunche Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095-1477, Fax: 310-825-9528, tel:310-825-9528. Please see the Preliminary Program for more details.
The 2017 Annual Meeting will take place in Chicago, IL on January 6-8, 2017 (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday). The headquarters hotel will be the Hyatt Regency Chicago; the co-headquarters hotel will be the Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel & Towers.
The AEA, in conjunction with 56 associations in related disciplines known as the Allied Social Sciences Associations (ASSA), holds a three-day meeting each January to present papers on general economics topics. Over 13,300 of the best minds in economics are assembled to network and celebrate new achievements in economic research:
Program: Offers in-depth coverage of economics topics across many disciplines via hundreds of speakers and panels.
Job Interviews: The concurrent economics job fair brings together thousands of job-seekers and recruiting companies in pre-registered interview sessions.
Special Events: The Presidential Address, award presentations, lectures, and many networking opportunities are also part of the experience.
Proceedings: The American Economic Review publishes a Papers and Proceedings edition in May highlighting selected papers from the meeting, and a limited number of sessions are featured on webcasts.
Exhibit Hall: Meet representatives offering specialized products and services serving economists and those in related disciplines.
ASSA is the premiere event to expose your work with colleagues and hear about the latest research emerging in the field. Economists from around the world take advantage of this unique opportunity to share, collaborate, and learn…all in one place.
November 16, 2016 - 9:00am - November 20, 2016 - 5:00pm
New Orleans, LA
Discover what’s new in aging. GSA’s Annual Scientific Meeting brings together 4,000 international experts and partners from academia, industry, government, and beyond to exchange information and to discuss the broader role of aging science. This meeting is the premier gathering of gerontologists from both the United States and around the world. They participate in over 450 scientific sessions including symposia, paper, and poster presentations.
GSA President Nancy Morrow-Howell, MSW, PhD, has choosen "New Lens on Aging: Changing Attitudes, Expanding Possibilities” as the 2016 meeting theme. She wrote, "This theme reflects my scholarly interest on productive engagement in later life as well as my on-going concern about ageism. Research has demonstrated that ageism is still alive and well in our attitudes, behaviors, programs, and policies; and it affects employment, health care practices, psychological well-being, family dynamics, and more. I hope you will think about how our work can contribute to changing ageist attitudes that limit the potential of late life, that undermine our efforts to promote healthy aging and that thwart the development of age-inclusive communities."
Where Y'at? New Orleans! A timeless city with a unique way of life that is steeped in European Traditions and Caribbean influences. The restaurants, the music, the people, the soul – they all have something intangibly wonderful. There are countless reasons to love this city and everyone has a different way of making it their own.
The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Inc., was founded in 1956 to foster cross-cultural understanding, scholarship, academic achievement and societal development through the international study of educational ideas, systems, and practices. The Society’s members include over 3000 academics, students, practitioners, and policymakers from around the world.
The CIES Annual Meeting is a a gathering of Society members and the interested public for an academic research conference devoted to scholarly and practical exchange as well as debate and networking. In 2017 the CIES Annual Meeting will be held in Atlanta, Georgia March 5-9, 2017 with the theme “Problematizing (In)Equality: The Promise of Comparative and International Education”. Read the full call for papers here.
The TMC conferences are unique in their dynamic, complex and multidisciplinary approach and focus on migration and surrounding issues, challenges and solutions to them. The scientific programme organizes papers around thematic lines and streams weaved around regions, corridors, country cases as well as global and regional perspectives and theoretical takes on human mobility and population movements with all facets covered from motivations and mechanisms of migration to policies and integration, to irregular movements and demographic and geographic analysis without ignoring the non-movers, host and sending societies. The conference accommodates training workshops, public roundtable discussions, invited talks, oral presentations, poster presentations, special sessions and thematic workshops. The conference series have entertained keynote speeches by distinguished scholars in migration studies. In past conferences, an excellent line of scholars including Saskia Sassen (Columbia University), Oded Stark, Giuseppe Sciortino (University of Trento), Douglas Massey (Princeton University), Barry Chiswick (University of Washington), Philip Martin (University of California Davis), Jeffrey Cohen (Ohio State University), Karen Phalet (KU Leuven), Caroline Brettell (Southern Methodist University), Tariq Modood (University of Bristol), Ibrahim Sirkeci (Regent's University), Gudrun Biffl (Danube University), and several novelists have been keynote speakers.
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.
The Demography & Growth Planning team at Charles Darwin University is looking forward to welcoming you to Darwin in July 2018 for the 19th Australian Population Association Conference. Along with stimulating content and great networking opportunities, delegates will enjoy Darwin’s perfect dry season weather, its warm and laid-back atmosphere and some ‘only locals know’ highlights. Together with the Australian Population Association, the Northern Institute's 'Demography and Growth Planning' research team are leading the organisation of the conference with generous support from the Northern Territory Department of Treasury and Finance and the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Attendees will experience fantastic value for money and the warmth and culture of our beautiful Top End. We encourage academics, planners, policymakers, students and anyone with an interest in population-related issues to pencil in the dates of 18-20 July 2018.
Centre for Welfare and Labour Research Oslo and Akershus University College
September 3, 2018 - September 5, 2018
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.
This course will teach the theory and practice behind the UN probabilistic projections. Ideas of the Bayesian hierarchical modeling for the two main components, fertility and mortality, will be explained. In hands-on exercises, students will become familiar with the functionality of the R packages. By the end of the course, they will have a basic understanding of the methods, be able to generate projections using their own data, and visualize probabilistic projections for many quantities of interest using various output formats, such as graphs, tables, maps, and pyramids.
International Union for the Scientific Study of Population
April 24, 2018 - 9:00am - April 25, 2018 - 5:00pm
Sheraton Denver Downtown, Colorado
Introductions will begin with complex survey data, SAE, space-time modeling, and Bayesian statistics and then bring these topics together to show how reliable SAE estimation can be performed. The course will end with a complex application: space-time smoothing of under-5 infant mortality using demographic and health survey (DHS) data. This application is part of an on-going collaboration that the instructors have with UNICEF. In this context, the use of both full and summary birth history data will be described. Throughout, hands-on experience will be gained through the use of the instructors’ SUMMER R package that carries out space-time smoothing of area-level complex survey data, based on methodology that has been published1 by the instructors.
This workshop will focus on how professors can integrate the analysis of US Census and American Community Survey (ACS) data in relevant, user-friendly ways in such courses as Intro Sociology, Social Problems, Stratification, Race Relations, the Family, Sociology of Aging, Population, and more.
MEPS currently has two major components: the Household Component and the Insurance Component. This workshop will focus on the Household Component. The Household Component of MEPS provides data from individual households and their members regarding their demographic characteristics, health conditions, health status, and use of medical services, charges and source of payments, access to care, health insurance coverage, income and employment.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute on Child Health and Human Development (ICPSR) Summer Program
June 11, 2018 - June 15, 2018
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
This five-day workshop will orient participants to the content and structure of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, its special topics modules, and the PSID Child Development Supplement and PSID Transition into Adulthood Supplement. The workshop pairs morning instructional sessions led by experienced PSID researchers and staff with afternoon guided lab sessions in which users construct their own analytic data files. Admitted graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and junior faculty or researchers may request to be considered for a stipend to help with travel and housing costs. All applications received by April 13 will be given priority for enrollment.
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR)
October 22, 2018 - October 25, 2018
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.
Administrative Data Research Facilities (ADRF) Network
November 13, 2018 - November 14, 2018
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.
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.
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.
The European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) and the Belgian Organising Committee and the Scientific Advisory Board have the pleasure to invite you to join the European Population Conference 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. EPC 2018 will convene from 6-9 June 2018. On this website, you find all the practical information you will need to register for EPC 2018 as a participant. Also, you will find information helping you to plan your stay in Brussels and make it as pleasant as possible. The scientific program of EPC 2018 can be found at https://eaps.confex.com/eaps/2018/meetingapp.cgi.
Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) is a statistical methodology that is widely used by researchers in the social, behavioral and educational sciences. First introduced in the 1970s, SEM is a marriage of psychometrics and econometrics. On the psychometric side, SEM allows for latent variables with multiple indicators. On the econometric side, SEM allows for multiple equations, possibly with feedback loops. In today’s SEM software, the models are so general that they encompass most of the statistical methods that are currently used in the social and behavioral sciences.
Paul Allison has been teaching courses on linear regression for more than 30 years. He is the author of the popular text, Multiple Regression, whichprovides a very practical, intuitive, and non-mathematical introduction to the topic of linear regression. The seminar will begin by focusing on the two major goals of linear regression: prediction and hypothesis testing. We’ll look at several examples from published articles to see how linear regression is used in practice and how to interpret regression tables
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.
The year 2018 marks sixty years since the First All-African Peoples' Conference (AAPC) was held in Accra, Ghana, to galvanize support for independence movements across the continent and nurse the seeds of Pan-Africanism among African peoples at home and abroad. For the purposes of memorializing the significance of the series of meetings that came to be called the AAPC, the Institute of African Studies (IAS), University of Ghana, in collaboration with other organizations plans to commemorate this historic event by providing a platform for reflecting on the challenges facing Global Africa in order to revisit the unfinished business of the 1958 Conference. This was the business of the liberation of Africa and a transformation of relations in Africa.
National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR) of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health, and the HHS Office on Women’s Health
October 16, 2018 - October 17, 2018
Natcher Conference Center, Ruth L. Kirschstein Auditorium 45 Center Dr. National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD
The 2018 Research Conference on Sleep and the Health of Women is intended to sound a wakeup call throughout society about the importance of sleep for the health of women. It will showcase a decade of federally funded research advances in understanding health risks, societal burden, and treatment options associated with sleep deficiency and sleep disorders in women.
Researchers and the public will present and discuss the state of the science regarding sleep and the health of women; the limitations to implement what is already known; and the opportunities to translate scientific findings into practice and routine care. The discussion panels will engage public stakeholders to identify actionable new directions and areas in which research is needed.
The Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques is a teaching program of the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research. It is located on the central campus of the University of Michigan at 426 Thompson Street in Ann Arbor. The summer courses are select offerings from the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology, and can be used to pursue a doctorate, master of science and a certificate in survey methodology.
The National Academies’ Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
August 14, 2019 - 9:00am - 5:30pm
The National Academy of Sciences Building, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, NAS Lecture Room, Washington, DC 20418
Following introductory remarks and perspectives from the project’s sponsors, the workshop will begin with a panel discussion in which individuals with lived experience with Alzheimer’s Disease and experience caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease will offer perspectives on the impact Alzheimer’s Disease has on individuals, their families, and their communities, as well as their thoughts on how best to improve support for those affected by Alzheimer’s Disease. The workshop will also include panels on epidemiological perspectives and models of care initiatives. Following the formal panel discussions, there will be a one-hour public comment session in which attendees may provide a brief (no longer than three minutes) statement or commentary to inform the work of the study committee. Time slots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and participation is open to those attending the workshop virtually as well as in-person attendees. You may sign up for the public comment session via this Eventbrite workshop registration form.
The IUSSP Scientific Panel on Population, Poverty and Inequality invites economists, demographers, economic demographers, sociologist, and scholars from other related disciplines to submit their research on the interactions between population dynamics, poverty and inequality.
The 2nd IUSSP Population, Poverty, and Inequality conference will be jointly organized with Agence Française de Développement (AFD), a leading institution that funds, supports and accelerates the transitions to a fairer and more sustainable world.
In examining the interaction of population with poverty and inequality, the Panel is interested in the causal impact in both directions: poverty and inequality impacting population dynamics, and population dynamics affecting poverty and inequality. The conference has a focus on policy-relevant research germane to low- and middle-income settings and welcomes studies on how the intersection of population, poverty and inequality is shaped by public policy.
The Panel invites submissions from scholars using secondary source data analysis, natural experiments, and encourages those who have primary data collection for baseline data analysis, policy and program evaluations, mixed methods, and big data, to bring a range of data analysis methods to spark the advancement of science addressing old problems and present emerging topics.
The conference is a friendly and inclusive forum, and the format will enable scholars and policy makers from around the world to engage and collaborate. As such, we ask that participants attend the 2.5 to 3 days of the conference.
The Mini-Medical School, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, is an invitational series of lectures about biomedical issues relating to aging. The Mini-Medical School program should be of interest to all non-medically trained scholars whose research relates to the aging process and the medical treatment of elderly.
The program is organized as a series of lectures, each with a distinct theme. Topics will be drawn from the diverse fields of biomedicine, including biology, genetics, patient care, psychiatry, and other areas. Expert clinicians and researchers will lecture on how the practice of medicine can inform, and improve, social science research. Participants will gain insight into the science of aging and a greater understanding of relevant medical issues.
The 2020 conference will be held July 6–7, just prior to the workshop in Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging. Participants attending RSI are encouraged to attend both sessions. The Mini-Medical School will pay travel and living expenses for as many of the invited attendees as funds allow. This program affords a unique opportunity to learn about the practice of medicine in an informal setting with other social science researchers.
Agenda The following speakers are confirmed:
Judith Campisi, Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Steve Cole, UCLA
Holly Ingraham, University of California, San Francisco
Kenneth Kosik, University of California, Santa Barbara
Kristine Yaffe, University of California, San Francisco
A preliminary agenda will be made available in the near future.
RAND Corporation Headquarters, Santa Monica, California
RAND is pleased to announce the 27th annual RAND Summer Institute (RSI) on the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging. RSI addresses critical issues facing our aging population, and offers attendees the opportunity to connect with expert researchers in a variety of disciplines to discuss the interrelationship of health, economic, status, and public policy in the aging field.
The 2020 conference will be held July 8–9 at the RAND Corporation headquarters campus in Santa Monica, California, just after the Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists on July 6–7. The conference aims to serve as a vehicle to provide additional training to researchers new to the field of aging, and is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research.
Agenda A preliminary agenda will be made available as speakers are confirmed.
The following speakers are confirmed:
Lisa Berkman, Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health
Axel Börsch-Supan, Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Rockville, Maryland
The ASA Biopharmaceutical Section Regulatory-Industry Statistics Workshop is sponsored by the ASA Biopharmaceutical Section in cooperation with the FDA Statistical Association.
Each year, the conference lasts two days, with invited sessions co-chaired by statisticians from industry, academia, and the FDA. In addition, short courses on related topics are offered the day prior to the workshop.
The method of planning and organizing the ASA Biopharmaceutical Section Regulatory-Industry Statistics Workshop is unique from other conferences, as it has a more “grass-roots” style. The workshop was originally a meeting for FDA statisticians that later expanded to include all statisticians interested in statistical practices for all areas regulated by the FDA. Although the workshop achieved attendance of more than 850 statisticians in 2019, it maintains the same grass-roots approach for its planning. By bringing both FDA and industry speakers into each session, the highly valued original intent of the conference is maintained. The value is enhanced further when academic speakers can be engaged, as well as speakers from other regulatory agencies. The result is the most relevant conference for statistical practitioners in the biopharmaceutical arena.
A successful ASA Biopharmaceutical Section Regulatory-Industry Statistics Workshop relies heavily on careful planning and hard-working volunteers. The selected Steering Committee members are expected to participate in meetings starting with the kick-off meeting held at the current year workshop (in September) and continuing with teleconferences until February of the following year. The meeting frequency is approximately every other week. It may intensify in January–February, depending on the necessary activities in preparation of the face-to-face organizing meeting in February. Several subcommittees will be formed to handle different tasks and support the two co-chairs. This could involve additional meetings within each subcommittee. In addition, the steering committee members are expected to review session proposals.
Selection of steering committee members is based on a series of factors, including balance between affiliations (FDA and industry), balance of levels of experience in similar volunteering and organizational work at this or other conferences/workshops/short courses, broad representation across companies (for industry representatives), variety of areas of interest and technical expertise (CMC, clinical, preclinical, early and late development of drugs, devices, etc.), and strong commitment—including active participation and attendance at steering committee meetings—to do the best for the workshop.
All are welcome to submit a session proposal and participate in the grass-roots organizing meeting held online in mid-February. A steering committee facilitates the categorizing of session proposals into statistical topics. This steering committee may preselect a few highly valued session topics for the workshop program and remove session proposals not meeting the submission criteria. Most of the program is then the result of selection by online voting and scoring by the steering committee. The final program results in approved sessions of the highest quality.
The Sixth International Conference on Establishment Statistics (ICES VI) will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, June 15–18, 2020. Continuing in the traditions of ICES-I to ICES-V, ICES VI will explore new areas of establishment statistics, as well as reflect state-of-the-art methodology at the time of the conference.
Situated in the French Quarter of New Orleans—a unique city known for its vibrant music and delicious beignets—ICES VI is expected to be attractive to professionals and researchers in statistics on businesses, farms, and institutions throughout the world.
The conference will include the following:
Short courses at introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels
Introductory overview lectures about important and timely topics
Selection of invited and contributed papers
Two keynote speakers
Speed sessions and software demonstrations
All conference activities will be held at the Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans.
The International Conference on Establishment Statistics (ICES) promotes discussion of a broad range of issues related to the statistics of businesses, farms, or institutions. ICES features invited and contributed papers and demonstrations from around the globe that highlight new, improved, and upcoming establishment statistics methodologies and technologies using census data, administrative or other organic data, and sample survey data.
Participants come from academia, government statistical agencies, private businesses, statistical associations, and other sectors with an interest in international best practices in conceptualization, design, data collection, analysis, and dissemination.
The conference proceedings provide a historical repository of valuable information related to the development and use of establishment statistics.
ICES has a truly international character. The conference may take place anywhere in the world, although its official language is English. Participation is open to all with an interest in establishment statistics. Contributed papers and demonstrations are chosen solely based on merit. To the extent the budget allows, ICES provides support to participants who would not otherwise be able to attend due to demonstrated financial need.
For the fifth conference in the ICES series, a special issue of the Journal of Official Statistics was produced (Volume 34, Issue 2). There is a planned edited volume for ICES VI.
UPDATE: 2020 Symposium on Data Science & Statistics Is Going Virtual!
After careful consideration of the evolving concerns about COVID-19 regarding travel and large group gatherings, the ASA has determined the best and most responsible decision is to hold the upcoming SDSS 2020 as a virtual conference.
What does this mean for you?
If you have already made your travel arrangements for Pittsburgh, please contact your travel provider to investigate the cancellation options you have available at this time.
All registrants will have access to the virtual event.
Information about how to access the symposium (including the wide variety of sessions and networking options) will be communicated as soon as it is available.
Beyond Big Data: Collaboration in Science, Industry, and Society
The American Statistical Association invites you to join us at the third annual Symposium on Data Science and Statistics in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 3–6, 2020. SDSS provides a unique opportunity for data scientists, computer scientists, and statisticians to come together and exchange ideas.
Sessoins will center on the following six topic areas:
The Pfizer/ASA/Columbia University Symposium on Risks and Opportunities of AI in Clinical Drug Development is an event jointly sponsored by Pfizer Inc., the American Statistical Association (ASA), and the Statistics Department and Data Science Institute at Columbia University.
Our world increasingly relies on data and computing to create knowledge, to make critical decisions, and to better predict the future. Data science has emerged to support these data-driven activities by integrating and developing ideas, concepts, and tools from computer science, engineering, information science, statistics, and domain fields. Data science now drives fields as diverse as biology, astronomy, material science, political science, and medicine—not to mention vast tracts of the global economy, key government activities, and quotidian social and societal functions.
The pharmaceutical enterprise has been slower to respond, especially to the rapid developments in AI, but tectonic shifts are underway in approaches to the discovery, development, evaluation, registration, monitoring, and marketing of medicines for the benefit of patients and the health of the community.
While there is much discussion about the potential of AI and modern machine learning tools to transform the drug development paradigm, there is a growing recognition of the paucity of research about the inevitable pitfalls and unintended consequences of the digital revolution in this important area of application. As we move toward personalized and truly evidence-based medicine, the use of AI and machine learning to optimize drug deployment raises a whole different set of challenges.
This forum is, therefore, expected to serve as a platform for distinguished statisticians, data scientists, regulators, and other professionals to address the challenges and opportunities of AI in pharmaceutical medicine; to foster collaboration among industry, academia, regulatory agencies, and professional associations; and to propose recommendations with policy implications for proper implementation of AI in promoting public health.
Dr. Amy P. Abernethy United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) Dr. Amy P. Abernethy is Principal Deputy Commissioner of the US FDA, where she oversees the agency’s day-to-day functioning and directs special and high-priority initiatives. Prior to joining the FDA, Abernethy was chief medical officer, chief scientific officer and senior vice president of oncology for Flatiron Health. Earlier, she was a professor of medicine at Duke University School of Medicine.
Mihaela van der Schaar PhD John Humphrey Plummer Professor, University of Cambridge Professor van der Schaar is John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Medicine at the University of Cambridge and Turing Faculty Fellow at The Alan Turing Institute in London. She was elected IEEE Fellow (2009) and has received numerous awards, including the Oon Prize on Preventative Medicine from the University of Cambridge (2018). She holds 35 granted USA patents. In 2019, she was identified by National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts as the female researcher based in the UK with the most publications in the field of AI.
Recognising and promoting the inherent dignity of people at all ages represents a foundational goal shared by societies around the world. The desire to identify meaning and value in life underpins inquiries into law and politics, religion and the arts, and it guides the resolution of ethical questions associated with scientific inquiry and resulting innovations. As medical science, public health and technology continue to advance, so lives have grown progressively longer. Increasingly, this leads to new questions regarding the kind of lives we will experience as we grow older. While advances in science and medicine increase longevity, what innovative technologies are emerging that address the changing needs faced by an aging world? Researchers, scientists, and advocates will gather in Tokyo for AGen2020 to discuss these questions and others.
Japan represents a unique location for research professionals to meet and explore the topic of aging. Japan has one of the most rapidly aging populations, which combined with a declining birthrate, represents a compelling example of the demographic transition resulting from increased longevity. The issues and challenges faced in Japan have expanded to other Pacific nations, Europe, Africa, and the Americas as all nations experience the benefits of increased longevity. Worldwide, there is a growing recognition that the kind of life we now give our elders will impact the way we will be treated and cared for as we enter our later years. Because aging is a worldwide phenomenon, the needs and opportunities of an aging world must also reflect and respect cultural and social diversity in developing programs that encourage quality of life at all ages. How do we address the collective needs of the aging population while respecting each person’s individuality? AGEN2020 provides an ideal forum for discussing and debating the many issues related to aging and gerontology. Submissions from a variety of fields and perspectives are welcomed and encouraged. Original research across disciplines, including science and technology, philosophy and politics, sociology, and psychology, will ensure an active and exciting opportunity to expand our gerontological understanding.
Now entering its sixth year, the AGen2020 Organising Committee has seen the conference grow in size and diversity of perspectives as it attracts researchers and practitioners from around the world to address this crucial topic. This year is particularly exciting as AGen will be partnering with The Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences (ACP2020), increasing opportunities for broad multidisciplinary exchanges.
Held in partnership with the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, this international conference encourages academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum stimulating respectful dialogue. This event will afford an exceptional opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, networking, and facilitating partnerships across national and disciplinary borders.
In conjunction with our Global Partners, we look forward to extending you a warm welcome to Tokyo in March of 2020. Tokyo has been recognised as the safest city in the world by The Economist and offers unique opportunities for exploration, dining, and collegial exchanges.
In conjunction with our Global Partners, we look forward to extending you a warm welcome in 2020.
Joseph Haldane, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan Hiroshi Ishida, University of Tokyo, Japan James W. McNally, University of Michigan & NACDA Program on Aging, USA Sela V. Panapasa, University of Michigan, USA Haruko Satoh, Osaka University, Japan
The EDGE Center for Entrepreneurship, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
A focused small-group conference experience facilitating interaction and idea exchange among work-family scholars, with the goal of furthering collaborations and advancing research and practice at the intersection of work and family.
Ellen Ernst Kossek Ellen Ernst Kossek, (Ph.D., Yale University) is the Basil S. Turner Professor at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, and the first elected President of the Work-Family Researchers Network. An elected Fellow in the Academy of Management, APA, and the Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology, her research examines transforming gender, diversity and inclusion, workplace flexibility, and work–family-life organizational practices. She has won a Work-Life Legacy award for helping to build or advance the work-life movement, been a finalist or won the Rosabeth Moss Kanter work-family research excellence award multiple times and the Sage Scholarly achievement award for advancing understanding of gender and diversity in organizations. Prior to becoming a professor she worked on human resource issues for major corporations in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. Invited to speak to managers and scholars about work-life, gender and well-being issues in over a dozen countries, her research has been funded by NIH, NSF, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation and the Gerber Foundation among others and been published in top academic journals as well as many national and international media outlets (e.g., NPR, the Financial Times, CNN, Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal).
Jamie Ladge Jamie Ladge, (Ph.D., Boston College) is the Patrick F. & Helen C. Walsh Professor of Management at Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business, where she has served as a professor for the past 12 years. She is primarily known for her research exploring the intersection of work and family, stigmatized social identities, and career equality, gender and diversity issues in organizations. Dr. Ladge’s core area of research focuses on the psychological and career implications of professionally-employed mothers and fathers. She also researches the diversity challenges and work and family boundaries of those holding stigmatized social identities including pregnant workers and same sex couples. Dr. Ladge is a frequent speaker, both nationally and internationally, on the topic of gender and diversity in organizations and work-life integration. Her work has been published in top management and human resources journals, and has received significant media attention in major media outlets (e.g., Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Atlantic, Forbes, Fortune, CNN Money, Businessweek). She also recently co-authored the book, “Maternal Optimism: Forging Positive Paths through Work and Motherhood” (Oxford University Press). Dr. Ladge is a current member of the Academy of Management, Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, American Psychological Association, Society for Human Resource Professionals and Work-Family Researchers Network. She currently serves as the Division Chair of the Careers Division of the Academy of Management and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Management.