The 29th Annual Meeting of the Society for Epidemiologic Research

06/01/96

The 29th Annual Meeting of the Society for Epidemiologic Research
Boston, Massachusetts

June 13-15, 1996

First session:
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL MEASURES IN EPIDEMIOLOGIC SURVEYS
Chair: Robert B. Wallace

10:30am.    Overview of the symposium and introduction to national
            surveys of health and economic status - Health and economic
            policy questions addressable in the Health and Retirement
            Study and the Asset and Health Dynamics Study.
            Presenter: Robert B.Wallace

10:45am.    Detailed measurement of personal and family wealth and
            assets in population surveys.
            Presenter: Michael Hurd

11:05am.    The measurement of family structure and economic and
            social exchanges within:  implications for health and policy
            studies.
            Presenter: John Henretta

11:25am.    Survey approaches to measurement of cognitive function
            and impairment, and their roles in predicting health status.
            Presenter: A. Regula Herzog

11:40am.    Level and change in functional status as measured using
            alternative survey approaches.
            Presenter: Willard Rodgers

11:55am.    Summary and directions for obtaining resources for further
            investigative use.
            Presenter: Robert B. Wallace

Second session:
EPIDEMIOLOGY IN THE MEDIA: WHO IS RESPONSIBLE?
Chair: Allen A. Mitchell

Third session:
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE: EPIDEMIOLOGIC APPROACHES TO A "COMPLEX" DISORDER
Chair: Richard Mayaux

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