3d EURO-REVES meeting, 27-29 April 1997, Fontevrault (France)

Tutorial on Health Expectancy Calculations

INED, Sunday April 27, 1997

Provisional Programme

8 :45 Registration at INED, metro and train tickets.

9:30 Welcome at INED /Bienvenue à l'INED

9:45 Viviana Egidi: Lecture on health surveys (methodological aspects) / Les enquêtes Santé, aspects méthodologiques.

11:15 Coffee break/ Pause café

11:30 Herman Van Oyen: Sullivan's index to estimate health expectancy (Life table, cross sectional prevalence, confidence interval) /L'indicateur de Sullivan pour estimer l'espérance de santé (table de mortalité, prévalence transversale, intervalle de confiance).

13:00 Light lunch at INED/Repas froid à l'INED

14:00 Nicolas Brouard: Health expectancy: Multi-state method, incidence based index versus prevalence based. / Espérance de santé : méthode multi-états, approche par l'incidence versus approche par la prévalence.

16 :15 Departure from INED / Départ INED.

3rd general Euro-REVES meeting

Fontevraud, April 28-29, 1997

Provisional Programme

1st day: Monday April 28, 1997

9 :00 First session: MortalityÊ

Mortality at old ages: theoretical problems and forecast

Chairman: Viviana Egidi, ISTAT, Italy

Speakers: James Vaupel, Max Planck Institute, Germany: Heterogeneity, oldest old, theoretical considerations on the future of mortality

Ewa Tabeau, NIDI, The Netherlands: Cohort and period effects in old age mortality

Graziella Caselli, La Sapienza, Italy : What population to compute specific mortality rates at old ages

Harry Cruijsen, EUROSTAT, Luxemburg: Latest mortality foresasts in Europe - a critical review

11 :00 Coffee break/Pause café

11 :30 Second session:

Longitudinal survey on disability: theoretical advantages, estimation and correction of biases

Chairman: Nadia Minicuci, University of Padova, Italy

Speakers: Nicolas Brouard, INED, France: Interval between waves, survey


Dorly Deeg, Free-University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Biases and other methodological difficulties in LASA

Pierre Mormiche, INSEE, France: Use of retrospective question in computing incidence of disability

Sarah Laditka, State University of New York, USA: Is it necessary to have identically spaced survey waves to compute health expectancy ?

12:00 Lunch/Déjeuner

14:30 Third session: Health expectancy estimations

Chairman: James Vaupel, Max Planck Institute, Germany

Speakers: Christopher Heathcote, Australian National University, Australia:

A parametric alternative to Sullivan method

Jan Barendregt, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands:

Public health indicators: the relationship between application and implementation

Annick C Berod, University of Lausanne, Switzerland: Computing standard deviations of healthy life expectancy using bootstrap

Viviana Egidi, ISTAT, Italy: Incidence data from register and health expectancy calculations

Emily Grundy, Age Concern Institute of Gerontology, United Kingdom: socio-economic differentials in the onset of disability in early old age.

16:00 Coffee break

16:30 Fourth session: Mental health indicators in longitudinal surveys

Chairman: Karen Ritchie, INSERM, Montpellier, France

Speakers: Carol Jagger, University of Leicester, Great Britain

18 :00 Visit of the Abbey

19 :30 Dinner

21h30 Concert.

2nd day: Tuesday April 29, 1997

8:30 Five session: New calculations and policy relevance

Invited chairman: Harry van de Water, TNO, The Netherlands

Invited speakers: Vilma Nusselder, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Sixth session: Round table

Discussion on a manual

Chairman: Nicolas Brouard, INED, France

Carol Jagger, Eric Hauet, Herman van Oyen, Christopher Heathcote

12:00 Lunch

13:30 Seven session: Policy relevanceÊ2


Chairman: Jean-Marie Robine, INSERM, Montpellier, France

Speakers: Harry van de Water, TNO, The Netherlands

Emmanuelle Cambois, INSERM, Montpellier, France

15:00 End of the sessions