Monday, October 6, 2008
7:30 Check-In and Continental Breakfast
8:15 Welcome and Overview of Conference (video)

Kenneth E. Warner, Ph.D., Dean, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Mary Haan, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., University of Michigan School of Public Health

8:30 The Role of Public Health in Optimizing Aging (video) Linda P. Fried, M.D., M.P.H., Dean, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
9:15 Panel: Can We Live Forever? The Promises of Science for Aging
  The Current Question: Why Is the U.S. Lagging Behind in Longevity? (video) Eileen Crimmins, Ph.D., Edna M. Jones Professor of Gerontology, University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology
  Extending Human Lifespan: Scientific Prospects and Political Obstacles (video) Richard Miller, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Director for Research, Geriatrics Center University of Michigan Medical School
  The Rise and Fall of Human Longevity in the 21st Century (video) S. Jay Olshansky, Ph.D., Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health
10:15 Break
10:30 Aging and the Crisis in Medical Care (video) Jeffrey B. Halter, M.D., Director, University of Michigan Geriatrics Center and Institute of Gerontology
11:15 Concurrent Sessions
  Aging and the Environment Moderator: Sung Kyun Park, Sc.D., University of Michigan
Andrew Geller, Ph.D., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Howard Hu, M.D., M.P.H., Sc.D., University of Michigan
Joel Schwartz, Ph.D., Harvard University
  Epidemiology of Aging and the Life Course Moderator/Speaker: Mary Haan, DrPH, M.P.H.
Eileen Crimmins, Ph.D.
George A. Kaplan, Ph.D., University of Michigan
S. Jay Olshansky, Ph.D.
  Services for a Continuum of Chronic Care Needs Moderator: Jane Banaszak-Holl, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Donna L. Algase, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., F.G.S.A., Center on Frail and Vulnerable Elders, University of Michigan School of Nursing
Brant E. Fries, Ph.D., University of Michigan Institute of Gerontology
Kenneth M. Langa, M.D., University of Michigan School of Medicine and Institute for Social Research
Rosalie A. Kane, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  International Aging and Health

Moderator: Jersey Liang, Ph.D., University of Michigan
David Weir, Ph.D., Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
Zeng Yi, Ph.D., Center for Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University

  Mathematics of Aging Moderator/Speaker: Alexander Tsodikov, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Anatoli Yashin, Ph.D., Duke University
  The Social and Psychological Challenges of Aging in a Global Context Moderator: Neal Krause, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Toni Antonucci, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Berit Ingersoll-Dayton, M.S.W., M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan
J. Scott Roberts, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Richard Schultz, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Jacqui Smith, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Lunch and Panels
  Clinical Programs in Aging at University of Michigan and the Institute of Gerontology Facilitator: Caroline S. Blaum, MD, MS, University of Michigan Institute of Gerontology
Nina Abney, LMSW, ACSW, Turner Geriatric Clinic
Lona Mody, MBBS, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
Marcos Montagnini, MD, Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program, University of Michigan
Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
Jocelyn E. Wiggins, BM, BCh, Geriatrics Center Clinics & Turner Geriatric Clinic
Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
  Public Health Practice Programs in Aging in Michigan Facilitator: Jean Chabut, MPH, Michigan Department of Community Health
Sharon L. Gire, MSW, Michigan Office of Services to the Aging, Department of Community Health – Aging Network Overview and Challenges
Sherri King, MA, CMC, Office of Services to the Aging – Michigan Healthy Aging Initiative
Karen Schrock, MS, Adult Well-Being Services – Well-Being Services for the Aging and Dying Before Your Time
Damita Zweiback, PhD, Department of Community Health – Michigan Healthy Aging Initiative
  Programs in Aging at the Institute of Social Research James S. Jackson, PhD, Director, Institute for Social Research
Toni Antonucci, PhD, University of Michigan
Jacqui Smith, PhD, University of Michigan
  Aging in Place: Community Based Challenges to Sustainability Facilitator: Larry Voight, ACSW, Catholic Social Services
Virginia Boyce, LMSW, MPH, Blueprint for Aging
Phil D’Anieri, PhD, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
Carolyn Hastings, LMSW, Housing Bureau for Seniors
Barbara Penrod, RN, MSN, Neighborhood Senior Services