Opportunities to Improve Survey Measures of Late-Life Disability: Part I - Workshop Overview. APPENDIX B: Workshop Agenda


Workshop on Improving Survey Measures of Late-Life Disability
Funded by
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

Urban Institute
May 17, 2005
9:00 - 9:15 Introductions and Opening Remarks
9:15 - 10:15 Panel Discussion: Opportunities for new measures of late-life disability
Moderator: Brenda Spillman, Ph.D.
Urban Institute
Panel Participants:   Susan Allen, Ph.D.
Brown University
Howard Iams, Ph.D.
Social Security Administration
Lisa Iezzoni, M.D.
Harvard University
Robert Schoeni, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
10:15 - 10:30   Break
Presentations:   Innovations in measurement
Moderator: Vicki Freedman, Ph.D.
Polisher Research Institute
10:30 - 11:00 Jennifer Madans, Ph.D.
National Center for Health Statistics
Standardizing Disability Measures I: Concepts and Initial Measures from the Washington Group
11:00 - 11:30 James Smith, Ph.D.
Standardizing Disability Measures II: The Use of Vignettes
11:30 - 12:00 Thomas Gill, M.D.
Yale University
Measures of Physical Functioning in Late-Life
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
Presentations: Innovations in measurement (cont’d)
1:00 - 1:30 Janet Fast, Ph.D.
University of Alberta
Measures of Engagement and Participation in Later Life
1:30 - 2:00 Emily Agree, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University
Linking Measures of Assistive Technology and Disability
2:00 - 2:30 Anne Shumway-Cook, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Measures of Environmentally-Determined Mobility Disability
2:30 - 2:45 Break
2:45 - 3:45 Panel Discussion: Considerations from the Field
Moderator: Timothy Waidmann, Ph.D.
Urban Institute
Panel Participants: David Weir, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Kenneth Manton, Ph.D.
Duke University
DEB Potter, M.A.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Julie Weeks, Ph.D.
National Center for Health Statistics
3:45 - 4:00 Closing Remarks

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