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NHATS Early Results Workshop

Dates: April 25 & 26, 2013

The National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) is a new national study of functioning in later life (see NHATS provides a basis for understanding trends and trajectories in late-life functioning, how these differ for various population subgroups, and the economic and social consequences of aging and disability for individuals, families, and society. With support from the National Institute on Aging, an NHATS Early Results Workshop is planned as a forum for investigators from diverse research perspectives to present findings from the NHATS Round 1 Public Use File.

Workshop Format

The workshop will be held over 1 1/2 days and participants are expected to attend the entire workshop. We anticipate 3 sessions of about 4 papers and a discussant.

Topics of Interest

We are interested in studies that make creative use of the data to address either methodological or substantive issues. Examples of topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Technology and mobility
  • Duration of disability
  • Comparison of NHATS measures of disability or capacity with those from other studies
  • Transportation and driving
  • Patterns of assistance with activities
  • The residential care population
  • Social networks of older adults and disability
  • Disability and participation in valued activities

How to Apply

Submit an abstract of up to 2 pages describing study objectives and proposed analyses to Maureen Skehan

Questions should be directed to Maureen by email or by phone: 410-955-6547

Deadlines & Honoraria

Abstracts are due December 15, 2012. Selected participants will be notified by January 15, 2013 after review by the NHATS leadership team. The workshop will be held at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Participants will receive $1500 honoraria, 2 nights lodging, and up to $800 for air fare and ground transportation to attend the conference.