|November 20, 2006
Dr. Chirayath Suchindran, professor of Biostatistics at the School of Public Health, gave two presentations last month at Peking University in Beijing, China. Suchindran delivered a paper at the Beijing Forum 2006 and lectured at the Institute of Population Research of Peking University.
Suchindran’s presentation at the Forum was titled “The Elderly Populations: Spatial Distribution and its Implication on Health.” Using data about elderly populations from Beijing and surrounding areas, his paper concluded that understanding the population dynamics of the elderly on the basis of geographical units is key to developing policies to improve the health of the elderly.
Peking University’s president, Xu Zhihong, invited Suchindran to deliver his paper at the Forum, co-hosted by Peking University and the Beijing Municipal Commission of Education, at the end of October, 2006. The theme of the conference was “The Harmony of Civilizations and Prosperity for All – Reflections on the Civilization Modes of Humankind.”
While in Beijing, Suchindran also delivered the Ma Yinchu Population Science Lecture at the Institute of Population Research of Peking University. His talk was titled “Emerging Issues in Demographic Research.” The faculty at the Institute of Population Research publishes papers on population and economy, population and health, and other social issues.