SLLS International Conference
Growing Up and Growing Old:
Health Transitions Throughout the Lifecourse
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
23-25 September 2013
Please mark your calendars for the fourth annual conference of the Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies (SLLS).
Although the overall conference theme has a focus on health, the conference committee is comprised of members with diverse research and methodological expertise and we welcome conference submissions from all disciplines and areas of longitudinal and life course studies: physical, psychological, social developmental and ageing processes and functioning within and across life course stages from infancy to old age; methods and findings of cohort studies, especially those with information on health; other sources of longitudinal data such as panel studies and record linkage; international comparisons; household, and income dynamics; intergenerational transfers and returns to learning; gene-environment interaction; ‘mixed’, and comparative methods; innovative methodology in design, measurement, data management, analysis and research practice (quantitative and qualitative); longitudinal research and policy.
Keynote addresses will be given by:
Professor Eco de Geus, Director of the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research at the Vrije Universiteit Medical Center, Amsterdam
'Age-related changes in the determinants of exercise behaviour'.
Professor Mark Hayward, Director of the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin, USA
'Health connections across the lifecourse'.
Third keynote - tbc
CALL FOR PAPERS is now closed
All contributors will be notified of the conference committee’s decision by May 24th, 2013.
The conference will take place at the Hotel Casa 400 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Amsterdam, is the Netherland's largest city and its financial, cultural, and creative centre. It is colloquially known as Venice of the North, because of its lovely canals that criss-cross the city, its impressive architecture and more than 1,500 bridges. There is something for every visitor’s taste, culture and history, and the relaxing charm of an old European city.
The fee for conference registration will be discounted for SLLS members so please consider joining if you have not already done so! Please click here for full details and a membership form.
The Society’s journal, Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, will be a possible outlet for the publication of conference papers.
Elizabeth Cooksey (SLLS President) & Jan Smit (Local Organiser)