RAND Conference Agenda

RAND-Andrus/AARP MiniMed School for Demographers and Economists 2000 Program

July 12-13, 2000

RAND Headquarters
Santa Monica, California

Wednesday, July 12, 2000

9:00am-9:30am

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

9:30am-9:45am

OPENING REMARKS

9:45am-11:45am

THE EVOLUTION OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF CROWDED HUMAN POPULATIONS
Jared M. Diamond, Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology
UCLA School of Medicine

Questions and Answers

12:00pm-1:00pm LUNCH AT RAND

1:00pm-3:00pm

BIOLOGICAL CONSTRAINTS ON LIFE SPAN
Judith Campisi, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist and Department Head,
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
UC Berkeley

Questions and Answers
3:00pm-3:30pm BREAK
3:30pm-5:30pm

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IN THE ELDERLY: CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS AND THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES
Karen Alexander, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Questions and Answers

6:15pm DINNER AT IL FORNAIO

Thursday, July 13, 2000

9:00am-9:30am

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AT RAND

9:30am-11:45am

STRESS: UNDERSTANDING AND CONTROLLING CANCER
Andrew Steptoe, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology
St. George's Hospital Medical School
Crammer Terrace, London

Questions and Answers

12:00pm-1:00pm

LUNCH AT RAND

1:00pm-3:00pm

A GENERAL POPULATION VIEW OF COMMON HEALTH PROBLEMS OF OLDER PERSONS
Denis Evans, MD
Codirector, The Rush Institute for Healthy Aging
Chicago, IL

Questions and Answers

3:30PM-3:30pm

BREAK

3:30PM-5:30pm

MENTAL ILLNESS IN THE ELDERLY: A LOOMING CRISIS
Dilip V. Jeste, MD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Questions and Answers

5:30pm

CONCLUDING REMARKS