Annual Meeting

2018 RCMAR Annual Investigators Meeting

Hosted by: National Institutes of Health
April 17-18, 2018

Description:

The theme for this year’s 2018 RCMAR Annual Investigators meeting is “20 Years of RCMAR Scholarship.” This meeting will bring together the latest findings in minority aging research. Through plenary presentations, conversations with experts, networking and work group meetings, attendees will gain a wealth of new information and the infrastructure to support long-term mentoring relationships.

ANNUAL MEETING FEES AND REGISTRATION: 

The cost to attend the meeting is $90, (plus a $7.07 Eventbrite service fee), and includes the cost of the Welcome Reception at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda on April 16 from 6-8 pm, as well as continental breakfast and buffet lunch on April 17 and 18.

PAYMENT:

Credit cards are the only accepted method of payment.

Registration:

Please click here to register

Location

The annual meeting is scheduled to take place on April 17-18 at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda located at 1 Bethesda Metro Center., Bethesda, MD.

Accommodations

There is a discounted rate of $239 per night at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda. Please use the following url: https://aws.passkey.com/event/49586490/owner/14877/home to reserve your rooms. Alternatively, you may also contact the hotel at (301) 657-1234 and reference RCMAR Annual Meeting.

SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT

Confirmed Presenters Only.
Please submit an abstract using the form below.
Deadline Monday, March 12, 2018. Email abstracts to rcmar@ucla.edu

Abstract: State the objectives and specific aims, highlighting the minority aging components of the project. Describe concisely the research design and methods for achieving these goals. This abstract is meant to serve as a succinct and accurate description of your work. While all abstracts may not exactly fit the following guidelines, abstracts MUST contain the following key points.

  • Length of Abstract - the length of the abstract should be no more than 300 words.
  • Title - the title should be in capital letters and center at the top of the page.
  • Authors – After the title include the first initial and last name of each author, followed by their graduate degree(s) and institutional affiliation.
  • Background - the problem under investigation or hypothesis (Objective or Introduction will also be accepted).
  • Methods - the experimental methods or protocols used to accomplish the research.
  • Results - Podium presentations should present results from the research and provide sufficient data to allow the audience to evaluate the content.
  • Conclusion- a summary of findings that are supported by the data presented.

Monday, April 16

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

National Museum of African American History and Culture tour

(Optional Activity rsvp required from Site Director)
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome Reception

(Hyatt Regency Rooftop)

Tuesday, April 17

7:30 am – 8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 am General Session Welcome
  • Lis Nielsen, Ph.D.
    Division of Behavioral and Social Research
    National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health
  • Carl V. Hill, Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Director, Office of Special Populations
    National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health
  • Steven P. Wallace, Ph.D.
    RCMAR National Coordinating Center (Coordinating Center)
    University of California, Los Angeles
 
8:45 am Opening Comments: The Founding of RCMAR
  • Sidney Stahl, Ph.D
    (Retired) Division of Behavioral and Social Research
    National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health
9:00 am Opening Plenary:
  • Jennifer Manly, Ph.D.
    Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
    Columbia University
10:00 am
  • Completed Works by Scholars (30 minutes each)
    Native Elder Research Center (NERC)
    University of Colorado, Denver | Washington State University, Spokane
10:30 am – 10:50 am Break
10:50 am Completed Works by Scholars, continued
  • Minority Aging Health Economics Research Center (USC RCMAR)
    University of Southern California
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (Deep South)
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
11:50 am – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Completed Works by Scholars, continued
  • Center for Aging in Diverse Communities (CADC)
    University of California, San Francisco
  • Latino Aging Research Resource Center (LARRC)
    University of California, Davis
2:00 pm – 3:15 Panel: BSR advances and priorities in Health Disparities Research
Moderators:
Panelists:
  • John Haaga, Ph.D.
    Director, NIA Division of Behavioral and Social Research
  • Eliseo Perez-Stable, M.D.
    Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
3: 15 pm – 3:45pm Break
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm Completed Works by Scholars, continued
  • Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR)
    University of Michigan | Wayne State University
  • Center for Health Improvement of Minority Elderly (CHIME)
    University of California, Los Angeles
4:45 pm – 5:00 pm Closing Comments and Adjourn
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Networking Dinner Guardado’s Restaurant, 4918 Del Ray Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Wednesday, April 18

7:30 am Continental breakfast
8:00 am – 9:30 am Scholar meetingwith National Institutes of Health representatives Lis Nielsen, Ph.D., Carl V. Hill, Ph.D., M.P.H., John Haaga, Ph.D., and
Invited Program Officers, Division of Behavioral and Social Research National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health
closed meeting scholars only
8:00 am – 9:30 am Workgroup Meetings:
  • Investigator Development Core
  • Community Core
  • Analysis Core
9:30 am – 9:50 am Break
9:50 am – 10:00 am Day 2 Meeting Overview
Nina Harawa, Ph.D.
RCMAR National Coordinating Center (Coordinating Center)
University of California, Los Angeles
10:00 am – 10:15 am Break
10:15 am - 12:15 pm Simultaneous Breakout Presentations of Works in Progress
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Networking Lunch
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Directors’ Meeting (closed meeting)
1:15 pm – 2:30 Panel: BSR & other NIA project officers
Moderator: Liz Nielson, PhD
Panelists: TBA
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Concluding Remarks: A Look Into the Future of
Richard Hodes, M.D.
Division of Behavioral and Social Research
National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Close and Evaluations
Nina Harawa, Ph.D., M.P.H.