Webcast: 2016 International Conference on Aging in the Americas

Replay video from the live webcast of the International Conference on Aging in the Americas (ICAA) Sept. 14-16, 2016.

This webcast was underwritten by the San Antonio Area Foundation and AARP, and sponsored by the City of San Antonio Department of Human Services with support from NOWCastSA Nonprofit Member the UTSA College of Public Policy. Thanks to these sponsors, anyone can watch the entire conference live or replay the videos later right here on this page.

The International Conference on Aging in the Americas is aimed at utilizing research to augment knowledge about dimensions of healthful aging for people of Hispanic and Latin American descent and fostering emerging scholars in the field as this topic rapidly develops as a major policy and national budget issue. The 2016 conference, hosted by the UTSA College of Public Policy, will focus on the influences of social and economic contexts on healthful aging in Latino communities across the U.S./Mexico border in cities and towns such as Harlingen, Texas, Las Cruces, New Mexico, San Diego, California, and Chicago, Illinois.

For more information on the conference and speakers, see http://copp.utsa.edu/events/2016-international-conference-on-aging-in-the-americas/.

Conference Schedule

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Wednesday, September 14 

  • 7:30 p.m. Welcome Rogelio Sáenz, UTSA and Jacqueline Angel, UT Austin
  • 7:45 p.m. Keynote Speaker Peter Ward, The University of Texas-Austin."How Place and Space Matter:  Intersections between Housing, Health and the Life Course Among Aging Latinos"


Thursday, September 15

  • 8:30-8:40 a.m. Welcome, Rogelio Sáenz and René Zenteno 
  • 8:40-9:20 a.m. Opening Keynote: René Zenteno. The New Era of Mexico-U.S. migration: The post-2006 Experience and the Collapse of Undocumented Migration 
  • 9:20-9:30 a.m. Remarks, UTSA President Dr. Ricardo Romo
  • 9:30-10:30 a.m. Panel #1: Mexico's Health Care Context
    • Presider: Fernando Torres-Gil University of California, Los Angeles
    • Speakers: Mariana Lopez-Ortega, Institutos Nacionales de Salud de México; Hiram Beltran-Sanchez, UCLA; and, Veronica Montes De Oca, UNAM
  • 10:45-11:45 a.m. Panel #2: Contextualizing Human Security in the Americas: Mexico, Brazil, and the U.S
    • Presider: Fernando Riosmena, University of Colorado at Boulder
    • Speakers: Leticia Marteleto, The University if Texas-Austin; Flavia Andrade, University of Illinois-Urbana; and, Stipica Mudrazija, Urban Institute
  • 1:30-3:00 p.m. Panel #3: Aging in the Context of Stress, Fear, and Religious Involvement
    • Presider: Luis Gutierrez, Institutos Nacionales de Salud de Mexico
    • Speakers: William Vega, University of Southern California; Nestor Rodriguez, The University if Texas at Austin; and, Terrence Hill, University of Arizona at Tucson.
  • 3:00-4:00 p.m. Juried Poster Session
  • 4:00-5:00 p.m. Panel #4: Emerging Scholars Oral Presentations
    • Presider: Lloyd Potter, University of Texas at San Antonio
    • Speakers: Julio Fernandez-Villa, Catherine Perez, Jennifer Ailshire, Brian Downer and Jacqueline Contrera


Friday, September 16

  • 8:00-9:30 a.m. Panel #5: Social Support and Mexican-Origin Aging
    • Presider: Dr. Harriett Romo, Director, UTSA Mexico Center & Bank of America Child and Adolescent Policy, Research Institute
    • Speakers: Carolyn Mendez-Luck, Oregon State University; Kate Cagney, University of Chicago; Sunshine Rote, University of Louisville; and, Silvia Mejia Arango, Colegio de la frontera Norte, Mexico
  • 10:00-11:00 a.m. Panel #6: New Binational Perspectives on Geriatric Health Services: Mexico and the USA
    • Presider: Iveris Martinez, Florida International University
    • Speakers: Fanny Sleman, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) and Jennifer Salinas, University of Texas School of Public Health Brownsville
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Closing Plenary: Latino Aging in the Homefront: Issues and Realities in San Antonio
    • Speakers: Mercedes Bristol, Grandparents Raising Grandparents Coalition; Adelita G. Cantu, University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio, School of Nursing; and, Juan H. Flores, La Fe Policy Research and Education Center


Replay Videos

Videos of each presentation will be available for replay in this playlist as soon as each live session ends.