Annual Meeting

2017 RCMAR Annual Investigators Meeting

Hosted by: National Institutes of Health
April 12-13, 2017

Meeting Overview:

The theme for this year’s RCMAR Annual Investigators meeting is how the community is impacted by research. The meeting being held at the Hotel Kabuki 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.

The meeting is scheduled to take place at Hotel Kabuki located at 1625 Post. St., San Francisco CA

The cost to attend the meeting is $90 and includes the cost of the Networking Reception at Hotel Kabuki on April 11 from 5-7 pm; all meals on April 11, 12, and breakfast and lunch on April 13 are included. Note: All attendees must rsvp for the annual meeting and separately rsvp for the Networking Reception, Dinner, and Grant Writing Workshop. Vegetarian and Gluten free meal options are available upon request. Please rsvp for this event. (Learn More)

PAYMENT INFORMATION: 

The cost of your registration is $90. Please pre pay your registration using our Eventbrite online registration no later than April 10, 2017. All major credit cards are accepted.

Note credit cards are the only method of payment. If you cannot pay with a credit card please contact Porsche McGinnis at porschej@ucla.edu

Registration:

Please click here to register

Location

The RCMAR 2017 Annual meeting is being held at Hotel Kabuki located at 1625 Post St. San Francisco, CA 94115.

Accommodations

Hotel

The deadline to reserve your sleeping room at the discounted rate of $209 per night is March 10, 2017. Note, if attempting to reserve your sleeping room after March 10th please contact the hotel directly at (415) 922-3200 to confirm availability and nightly rates.

SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT

Confirmed Podium and Breakout Presenters Only.
Please submit an abstract by emailing rcmar@ucla.edu
Deadline Monday, March 20th

Please follow the following format:

TITLE
Author(s): Include authors’ full names, degree title(s), position(s) and institution(s).
Contact Email:
Center:
Background:
Objective:
Methods:
Results: 
Conclusions:
Bio (one paragraph about presenter to use in program): 
Acknowledgment(s): Dr. ________ received support from NIH/NIA Grant (your Center’s RCMAR grant),
Acknowledge any other support if applicable

Tuesday, April 11

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Networking Reception
(Optional Reception, additional no cost registration required)

(Spring Foyer)

Wednesday, April 12

8:00 am – 12:00 pm Scholar Workshop on Grant writing
(Optional workshop, additional no cost registration required)
(Spring)
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Annual Meeting Check in/Registration  
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch Buffet (Sakura BC)
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm General Session Welcome
  • Anna Napoles, M.P.H., PhD
    Center for Diverse Aging in Diverse Communities (CADC)
    University of California, San Francisco
  • Steven P. Wallace, Ph.D.
    RCMAR National Coordinating Center (Coordinating Center)
    University of California, Los Angeles
  • Lis Nielsen, Ph.D. (TBD)
    Division of Behavioral and Social Research
    National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health
(Sakura A)
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm Opening Keynote Presentation
Hannah Valantine, M.D.
Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity
National Institutes of Health
(Sakura A)
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Completed Works by Scholars (30 minutes each)
Social Relationships and depressive symptom typologies Among
African Americans
Ann Nguyen, MSW, PhD
Minority Aging Health Economics Research Center (USC RCMAR)
University of Southern California
(Sakura A)
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Understanding Perceptions of Advance Care Planning by Race and Health Status
Hyunjin Noh, PhD
Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (Deep South)
RCMAR University of Alabama at Birmingham

(Continued)
(Sakura A)
3:00 pm – 3:20 pm Break (Sakura A)
3:20 pm – 3:50 pm Continued Completed Works by Scholars
Racial/ethnic differences in dementia incidence and survival:
what can survival after dementia diagnosis tell us about timing
of diagnosis?

Elizabeth R. Mayeda, PhD
Center for Aging in Diverse Communities (CADC)/RCMAR
University of California, San Francisco
(Sakura A)
3:50 pm – 4:50 pm Keynote Presentation
Jonathan Stevens
Senior Vice President, Thought Leadership-Health Policy, Research and International Affairs
AARP
OR
Erwin Tan, M.D.
Director, Thought Leadership-Health Policy, Research and International Affairs
AARP
(Sakura A)
4:50 pm - 5:00 pm Conclude (Day 1) (Sakura A)
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Dinner (Imperial A)

Thursday, April 13

7:30 am – 9:00 am Continental breakfast (Sakura A)
7:45 am – 9:00 am Scholar meetingwith National Institutes of Health representatives Lis Nielsen, Ph.D., Carl Hill, Ph.D., M.P.H. (Tentative)
closed meeting scholars only
(Spring BC)
7:45 am – 9:00 am Core Meetings:
  • Investigator Development Core
  • Community Core
  • Analysis Core
(Imperial A)
(Osaka)
(Spring A)
9:00 am – 9:15 am Day 2 Meeting Overview
Nina Harawa, Ph.D.
RCMAR National Coordinating Center (Coordinating Center)
University of California, Los Angeles
(Sakura A)
9:15 am – 11:15 am Scholar Video Recordings(closed recording session) (TBD)
9:15 am – 9:45 am (Continued) Completed Works by Scholars
Cherokee Perspectives on Land Use and Health: Merging Elder Knowledge and Tribal Policy
Clint Carroll, PhD
Native Elder Research Center (NERC)/RCMAR
University of Colorado, Denver| Washington State University, Spokane
(Sakura A)
9:45 am – 10:15am Idea Density as a Predictor of Cognitive Trajectories Across Four Ethnolinguistic Groups
Vineeta Chand, PhD
Latino Aging Research Resource Center (LARRC)/ RCMAR
University of California, Davis
(Sakura A)
10:30 am - 12:00pm Simultaneous Breakout Presentations

NIA Presents award to Dr. James Jackson
(Breakouts will take place in the following rooms: Imperial A, Osaka, Spring BC, Spring A and Sakura A if needed)
12:00 am – 1:00 pm Lunch (Sakura B,C)
12:00 am – 1:00 pm Directors’ meeting
(Closed Meeting)
(TBD)
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Community-centered Translational Behavioral Research to Reduce Health Disparities in Older Adults
Moderators: Carmen Reyes and Anna Nápoles

Panelists:
  • Phyllis Willis, MSW
  • Watts Labor Community Action Committee
  • Lisbeth Nielsen, PhD
  • Individual Behavioral Processes Branch
  • Division of Behavioral and Social Research
  • National Institute on Aging
  • Kevin Prindiville
  • Justice in Aging
(Sakura A)
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Break
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Simultaneous Breakout Presentations (Breakouts will take place in the following rooms: Imperial A, Osaka, Spring BC, Spring A and Sakura A if needed)
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm A Community-Based Randomized Control Trial (RCT) on an Educational Intervention, “Yo Planeo Mi Retiro,” to Promote Retirement Planning Among Hispanic Women
Luisa R. Blanco, PhD, MBA
Center for Health Improvement of Minority Elderly (CHIME)/RCMAR
Pepperdine University
(Sakura A)
4:15 pm – 4:45 pm Gender Differences in Romantic Involvement and Desire Among Older African Americans
Dawne M. Mouzon, PhD
Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research
(MCUAAAR/RCMAR)
University of Michigan | Wayne State University
(Sakura A)
4:45 pm – 5:00 pm Concluding Remarks/Evaluations (Sakura A)