REVES is an international research network dedicated to promoting health expectancy as a critical metric of population health around the world.

The REVES network was set up in 1989 by the National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM, Montpellier, France), the Social Affairs Council (Quebec, Canada), and the Center for Demographic Studies (Durham, North Carolina, United States). REVES now includes over 150 scientists and policymakers representing 30 countries worldwide as well as a wide range of professional disciplines including demography, epidemiology, gerontology, sociology, psychology, public health, health economics, medicine, biology and statistics. More information on REVES and the REVES meetings can be found at

The main objectives of the REVES network are to:

  1. Undertake research and disseminate findings for the comparison and interpretation of health expectancies both cross-nationally and over time;
  2. Promote the use of health expectancy for public policy and planning and for the evaluation of public health programmes; and
  3. Research and promote the use of standardised methods for collection of underlying health and disability data and for calculation of health expectancies.

REVES 2021 will be organised as a virtual meeting due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. It will be held on 26-28 May 2021.