RAND Conference Agenda

Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists

July 22-23, 1998

RAND Headquarters
Santa Monica, California

July 22, 1998

9:30-Noon

THE AGING PROCESS
Richard W. Besdine, MD, FACP, AGSF
Professor of Medicine and Travelers Professor of Geriatrics and Gerontology
Director, University of Connecticut Center on Aging
University of Connecticut Health Center

Questions and Answers

Noon-1:15

Lunch

1:15-3:45

GENES, AGING AND LONGEVITY
Kaare Christensen, MD, Ph.D.
Professor, Aging Center
Odense University Medical School, Denmark

Questions and Answers

3:45-4:00

Break

4:00-6:30

HOW AND WHY CELLS AGE
Judith Campisi, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist and Department Head, Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley

Questions and Answers

Thursday, July 23

8:30-10:15

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
Eric B. Larson
Medical Director, University of Washington Medical Center
Professor, Department of Medicine/Division of General Internal Medicine
University of Washington

Questions and Answers

Douglas Ewbank, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Population Aging Research Center
University of Pennsylvania

10:15-10:30

Break

10:30-12:00

DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR DISORDERS
Peter C. Whybrow, MD
Executive Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Director, Neuropsychiatric Institute
Physician in Chief, Neuropsychiatric Hospital
University of California, Los Angeles

Questions and Answers

12:00-1:30

Lunch

1:30-3:15

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
M W Rich, MD
Director, Geriatrics Cardiology Program
Washington University

Questions and Answers

3:15-3:30

Break

3:30-4:30

NIA GERIATRICS PROGRAM
Stanley Slater, MD
Geriatrics Program,
National Institute on Aging

Questions and Answers