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International Conference: “Demographic development of Russia in the global context: convergence or divergence?” 

On November 30 - December 01, 2017 the International Laboratory for Population and Health together with the Institute of Demography held an international conference “Demographic development of Russia in the global context: convergence or divergence?”

The second day of the conference was dedicated to demography and health. Among other issues, trends in cause-specific mortality in Russia and other countries, socio-demographic inequalities in health, data quality and risk factors were discussed. At the end of the working day, general discussion on the topic: "The state of knowledge about mortality and health in Russia and other countries of Eastern Europe" was held.

Among the participants of the conference there were scholars from Russian and foreign universities and research centers (Higher School of Economics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, National Research Center for Preventive Medicine, French National Institute for Demographic Studies, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Prague Economic University).

The conference was organized to present and discuss new scientific results and achievements in the field of demography and related disciplines, and to develop further cooperation with the world's leading demographic centres.

The program of the conference (second day) and the participants` presentations can be found below:

 

PROGRAMME

International Conference

"DEMOGRAPHIC DEVELOPMENT OF RUSSIA IN THE GLOBAL CONTEXT:

CONVERGENCE OR DIVERGENCE?"

01.12.2017

Friday, December 1, 2017 (Friday)

"Demography and health"

Venue: Higher School of Economics, 20, Myasnitskaya St., room 102 

Working language: English

8:45 – 9:00International Laboratory for Population and Health. Introduction
9:00 – 10:30

Session 1. Сurrent trends in health and mortality in Russia and other countries 
Chairman: Anatoly Vishnevsky

9:00 –
9:30
Vladimir M. Shkolnikov (International Laboratory for Population and Health,  Higher School of Economics; Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research) Life expectancy rise in Russia compared to the Baltic countries: patterns and further perspectives of the improvement
9:30 –
10:00
France Meslé, Jacques Vallin (French National Institute for Demographic Studies) Gender gaps in life expectancy. Looking for a golden standard
Presentation by F.Meslé and J.Vallin
 
10:00 –10:30Domantas Jasilionis (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research), Vladimir M. Shkolnikov (International Laboratory for Population and Health,  Higher School of Economics; Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research), Pekka Martikainen (University of Helsinki) Spread of the higher education and longevity of the national populations:  contributions of changes in mortality and population composition
Presentation by D.Jasilionis, V.Shkolnikov and P.Martikainen

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break

10:45 –
12:45

Session 2. Causes of death

Chairman: Jacques Vallin

10:45 – 11:15Pavel Grigoriev (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research), Markéta Pechholdová (Prague University of Economics) Understanding mortality trends in East and West Germany before and after reunification: what do harmonized cause-specific data can tell us?
Presentation by P.Grigoriev and M.Pochholdova

11:15 –
11:45
Markéta Pechholdová (Prague University of Economics) Cause-specific mortality differentials by education and marital status in the Czech Republic: a record-linkage based study
11:45 –12:15Sergey Timonin (International Laboratory for Population and Health, Higher School of Economics), David Leon (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) Geographic inequalities in access times for acute treatment of myocardial infarction in Russia
Presentation by S.Timonin and D.Leon

12:15 –12:45Rustam Tursun-zade (International Laboratory for Population and Health, Higher School of Economics) Burden of cancer in Russia: data and trends over the 2000-s
Presentation by R.Tursun-zade

12:45 – 13:45 Lunch Break

13:45 –
15:15
 

Session 3. Data quality
Chairman: Domantas Jasilionis

13:45 –14:15Dmitry Jdanov (International Laboratory for Population and Health,  Higher School of Economics;  Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research) Quality of mortality data in developed countries
Presentation by D.Jdanov

14:15 –
14:45
Inna Danilova(International Laboratory for Population and Health,  Higher School of Economics;  Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research) Consistency of cause-specific mortality data at the sub-national level in Russia, France, Germany, and the USA
Presentation by I.Danilova

14:45 –
15:15
Evgeny Andreev (International Laboratory for Population and Health, Higher School of Economics), Irina Samorodskaya (National Medical Research Center for Preventive Medicine) Distribution of deaths from CVD across four-digit codes of the ICD-10 in Russia and the USA
Presentation by E.Andreev and I.Samorodskaya

15:15 – 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 – 18:00

Session 4. Mortality Factors 
Chairman: Dmitry Jdanov

15:30 –16:00

David Leon(London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

Alcohol and health: a difficult problem for science
Presentation by D.Leon

16:00 –16:30

Svetlana Shalnova, Alexander Deev(National Medical Research Center for Preventive Medicine), Maria Shkolnikova (Veltischev Clinical Institute of Pediatrics)

Do all traditional risk factors predict mortality in the elderly?
Presentation by S.Shalnova, A.Deev and M.Shkolnikova
16:30 –17:00

Vladimir M. Shkolnikov (International Laboratory for Population and Health, Higher School of Economics; Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research), Elena Churilova(International Laboratory for Population and Health, Higher School of Economics), David Leon (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

Smoking prevalence in Russia: trends and socio-demographic differences
17:00 – 18:00

Roundtable: The state of knowledge on mortality and health in Russia and other countries of Eastern Europe

Moderators: Vladimir M. Shkolnikov and David Leon


 

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