Irma Rangel Institute Supports 2013 International Conference on Aging in the Americas (ICAA)
Wed, January 1, 2014
The Irma Rangel Public Policy Institute was a sponsor of the 2013 International Conference on Aging in the Americas (ICAA). It took place in Austin, TX, from September 17-19, 2013.
According to the event website: "Conference Series on Aging in the Americas (CAA) is aimed at utilizing research to augment knowledge about dimensions of healthful aging for people of Hispanic and Latin American descent and fostering emerging scholars in the field as this topic rapidly develops as a major policy and national budget issue. Past conferences examined the social and economic causes and consequences of health problems among older Mexican-origin individuals in the United States and in Mexico. The Conference series is organized by Jacqueline Angel, Kyriakos Markides, Fernando Torres-Gil, and William Vega, and funded, in part, by a grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). Based on previous installment attendance by scholars and students from all over the United States and Mexico, the CAA series is certain to draw a dynamic and multidisciplinary group in the conferences planned for future dates."
Springer publishes book based on papers presented at this conference: Challenges of Latino Aging in the Americas, edited by William A. Vega, Kyriakos S. Markides, Jacqueline L. Angel (UT-Austin, LBJ School), and Fernando M. Torres-Gil.