5th Human Mortality Database Symposium
The Human Mortality Database Project team invites contributions to the 5th HMD Symposium. The Symposium is devoted to demographic, epidemiologic, and public health research on mortality, longevity, and health across national and sub-national populations. The purpose of the Symposium is to present and promote research on mortality and survival. Analyses based on data from the Human Mortality Database (HMD) and the Human Life table Database (HLD) are particularly encouraged. The Symposium aims at addressing major themes and challenges of substantive research as well as methodological and data issues. In addition to contributing to the scientific program, participants are invited to provide feedback and suggestions on the currently available contents and on the methods used as well as to propose future developments for the Human Mortality Database Project.
The Symposium is scheduled to take place on 13-14 May 2019 at the Harnack Haus in Berlin.
There are no participation fees, but participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.
About the HMD Project
The Human Mortality Database is a joint project of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) and the Department of Demography of the University of California at Berkeley (UCB) with a contribution by the French National Institute of Demographic Studies (INED). The project aims to provide free and user-friendly access to a variety of data on survival and longevity (for more details see Barbieri et al. 2015). The core Project consists of two companion databases: the Human Mortality Database and the Human Life table Database .
Previous HMD Symposiums have been held at MPIDR in Rostock in 2004 and 2008, at INED in Paris in 2010, and in Berlin in 2017. Some information about these past events is available here.