Developments in Technology and Ageing
The Future is Now!
The interest in, research, and use of Assistive Technology (AT), Information Technology (IT) and Digital technology continues to grow. The global and changing ageing demographic makes this a very clear target and market group for all types of technology and the commercial interests in this area is in part driving the interest.
Because as health care professionals working we are all too busy being busy, there is a real danger that we are missing out missing out on opportunities to influence and contribute to this exciting and rapidly evolving area.
The feedback from our 1st IGS Technology symposium at the Cork IGS last year has inspired us to explore if and how our society can take on a greater leadership role in this area. To further explore this at our Spring Symposium - “Developments in Technology and Ageing - The Future is Now” - we will examine the potential and challenges that evolving technologies present. We will also look at how user and needs-driven assistive technology solutions already in use, are beginning to drive improvements and progress.
The contributors at this meeting come from a variety of fields including medicine, science, health-care, home-care, academia, and ethics. The symposium programme is intended to promote exchanges between researchers, developers, end-users, health-professionals, policy-makers, and government.
The true value and outcome of the meeting will be driven by those of you who attend. We think you will experience a unique opportunity for high-level discussion on future trends in assistive technologies, enabling and empowering ageing people, and addressing individual and social needs. You will hear about what’s happening in other countries and you will learn from end-users themselves how technological innovations can impact on and improve their day-to-day lives.
The Irish Gerontological Society is committed to initiating and informing the conversation on how emerging technologies can help older Irish people to achieve better quality of health, well-being and autonomy.
We hope you can make it and contribute to a fascinating symposium.
Thank you for reading this far!, Put the date in your diary:
Friday April 24th, 9.30am to 4.30pm, Education Research Centre, St Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland
President, Irish Gerontological Society