A meeting app for delegates attending this event has been launched. It is available in the Apple app store and is free to download for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The new app was developed for the IGS by Doctot. Doctot is a niche, innovative, health-informatics company based in Limerick. An android version of the app is planned for future IGS events.
Professor J. Bernard Walsh, IGS President:
“The scope and depth of scientific research in the area of older people is expanding monthly and attracting some of the top academics, clinicians and practitioners in Irish research. Our new app will provide a portable, quick-reference guide for our delegates as well as serving as a permanent record of our meeting. The meeting promises to be one of the best-attended ever held by the society. This new app reflects our wish to develop and use technology to enhance access to the latest research.”
Professor David Williams, lead of the event Scientific Committee:
“ RCSI is delighted to be hosting this year’s scientific meeting of the IGS. This year’s abstracts, which are available for the first time on a meeting app, are evidence of the expanding fields of research in gerontology and stroke medicine with increasing contributions from the biological, behavioural and social sciences.”
The meeting app includes: registration information; a detailed event programme; full-text abstracts; speaker biographies; CPD accreditation information; links to international gerontological and geriatric societies; travel, accommodation and venue details.