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5th Annual Workshop on Biomarker Collection
in Population-Based Health Research

"Global Trends in Integrated Health and Aging Research:
An International Gathering of Population-Based Health and Aging Researchers"

At the Gleacher Center

June 14 & 15, 2007


Thursday, June 14th

8:00 - 8:15 am Breakfast reception
8:15 - 8:30 am Introduction and welcome:
Lis Nielsen,
PhD, Health Science Administrator, Behavioral and Social Research Program, National Institute on Aging
8:30 - 9:00 am Introduction of participants
Facilitated by Lis Nielsen

9:00 - 10:00 am
Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, MAPP, Assistant Professor, Depts. Ob/Gyn and Medicine-Geriatrics, CCBAR Director

Keynote Address:
"Psychophysiological processes underlying emotional triggering of acute coronary syndromes"

Andrew Steptoe, PhD (University College London)

10:00 - 11:00 am Facilitated Discussion/Audience Participation: Population-Based Studies from Around the World  (An interactive discussion forum, involving workshop participants and representatives from various population-based studies, who will share their field experience on collecting biomeasures)
Introduction: Stacy Lindau
Moderator: Dima Qato
11:00-11:15 am
11:15 - 11:45 pm Introducing the National Social Life, Health and Aging Project: Biological Measures and Approaches to Integration of Biological and Survey Data

Stacy Lindau, MD, MAPP (University of Chicago)
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch (12:00 - 12:40)
Millennium Park Walk: led by Hanna Surawska (12:40 - 1:20)

1:30 - 2:30 pm Short Presentations Part I:
Novel Methods in Home-Based Biomarker Collection

Introduction: Natalia Gavrilova, PhD (University of Chicago)
Arthur Stone,
PhD (Stony Brook University)
Tamara Harris, MD, MS (NIA)
Amy Luke,
Ph.D (Loyola University - Chicago)
2:30 - 3:15 pm Short Presentations Part II:
Influence of Culture on Health: From Bolivia to South Dakota

Introduction: Stacy Lindau (University of Chicago)
Thomas McDade, PhD (Northwestern University)
Lianne Kurina, PhD (University of Chicago)
3:15 - 3:30 pm

3:30 - 5:00 pm Panel Discussion: Paradigms in Genetic Biomarker Analysis and Integration
Moderator: Robert Hauser, PhD (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Vilmundur Gudnason, MD, PhD (Icelandic Heart Association Research Institute)
Joseph Lee
, PhD (Columbia University)
Lainie Ross
, MD, PhD (University of Chicago)

Friday, June 15th

7:30 - 8:00 am Breakfast

8:00 -  9:00 am
Panel Discussion: Exploring Age-Old Questions:  Environmental Effects, Cognitive Function, and Alzheimer's Disease

Introduction: Marcus Richards (University College London)
Hugh Hendrie, MB, ChB, DSc (Indiana University)
Chandra Reynolds
, PhD (UC Riverside)
9:00 - 10:30 am
Future Directions in the Integration of Biological and Social Measures, from Theory to Analysis

Introduction: Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, PhD (Northwestern University)
Noreen Goldman, D.Sc (Princeton University)
Arline Geronimus, Sc.D (University of Michigan)
10:30 - 10:45 am

10:45 - 11:45 am
Short Presentations: Biomarkers of Stress and Aging: Cortisol and Beyond

Introduction: Chris Kuzawa, PhD (Northwestern University)
Emma Adam, PhD (Northwestern University) 
Elissa Epel
, PhD (UCSF)
Andrea Marques, MD (NIMH)
11:45 - 12:00 pm

12:00 - 1:00 pm
Debate: Bioeconomics: How do biological measures in economic studies advance our understanding of health?

Introduction: Rena Conti, PhD (University of Chicago)
David Weir, PhD (University of Michigan, PSC)
David Laibson, PhD (Harvard University)

1:00 - 1:15 pm
Closing - Lis Nielsen and Stacy Tessler Lindau