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April 2017

An Evening with iDAPT Research and AGE-WELL NCE (Night 2)

April 5 @ 4:30 pm EDT - 7:30 pm EDT
Toronto Rehab – UHN,
550 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontairo M5G 2A2 Canada
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                   present An Evening with iDAPT Research and AGE-WELL NCE Starting April 3rd, hundreds of investors, startups, enterprises and policymakers will be convening to do business in the healthcare sector for Toronto’s first ever Health Innovation Week. Join us for an evening with AGE-WELL NCE, Canada's Technology and Aging Network. This event will feature technology demos, networking and a tour of one of our core facilities – the iDAPT Centre for Rehabilitation…

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An Evening with iDAPT Research and AGE-WELL NCE (Night 1)

April 4 @ 5:00 pm EDT - 7:30 pm EDT
Toronto Rehab – UHN,
550 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2A2 Canada
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                present An Evening with iDAPT Research and AGE-WELL NCE Starting April 3rd, hundreds of investors, startups, enterprises and policymakers will be convening to do business in the healthcare sector for Toronto’s first ever Health Innovation Week. Join us for an evening with AGE-WELL NCE, Canada's Technology and Aging Network. This event will feature technology demos, networking and a tour of one of our core facilities – the iDAPT Centre for Rehabilitation Research. AGE-WELL…

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March 2017

DementiaHack

March 4 - March 5
MaRS Discovery District,
101 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1L7 Canada
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In March 2017, HackerNest, a nonprofit that builds local tech communities around the world, is producing the world's foremost hackathon dedicated to creating life-improving products to help those living with dementia and their caregivers. Presented by Facebook, championed by the UK and Canadian governments, and hosted at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, this epic 30-hour hackathon brings hundreds of world-class developers, designers, clinicians, and others motivated by the cause together to form teams and 'hack' innovative products in the…

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National Ideathon (Montreal, Quebec)

March 3 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT
Desjardins Lab,
175 Boulevard René-Lévesque O
Montreal, Quebec H2X 3Y2 Canada
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AGE-WELL and HACKING HEALTH have teamed up to launch a national ideathon focused on identifying and investing in great new ideas (technologies and services) to support healthy aging. The first national competition of its kind, prizes awarded at the AGE-WELL - HACKING HEALTH National Ideathon will total $75,000 in cash and in-kind services. The AGE-WELL – HACKING HEALTH National Ideathon will be conducted over a series of ideathons. An ideathon is a collaborative event where diverse stakeholders harness their collective…

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February 2017

National Ideathon (Toronto, Ontario)

February 3 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT
MaRS Discovery District,
101 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1L7 Canada
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AGE-WELL and HACKING HEALTH have teamed up to launch a national ideathon focused on identifying and investing in great new ideas (technologies and services) to support healthy aging. The first national competition of its kind, prizes awarded at the AGE-WELL - HACKING HEALTH National Ideathon will total $75,000 in cash and in-kind services. The AGE-WELL – HACKING HEALTH National Ideathon will be conducted over a series of ideathons. An ideathon is a collaborative, event where diverse stakeholders harness their collective…

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November 2016

MIND MATTERS: Women, Brain Health & Technology

November 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm EDT - 9:00 pm EDT
The Fifth,
225 Richmond St W
Toronto, Ontario Canada

AGE-WELL and Women’s Brain Health Initiative have teamed up to host  MIND MATTERS: Women, Brain Health & Technology. Join three expert panelists as they weigh in on the importance of sex-based research, the impact of cognitive impairment on women’s lives and the use of technology to support cognitive vitality.  FEATURING: Dr. Arlene Astell PhD, Ontario Shores Research Chair in Community Management of Dementia, Toronto, Canada and Full Professor of Health Services Research in the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare, University of Sheffield, UK …

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Technologies et proches aidants: c’est pour bientôt!

November 7, 2016 @ 12:30 pm EDT - 1:30 pm EDT

Partout au Canada, des équipes de chercheurs travaillent tous les jours avec des proches aidants, des aînés et des partenaires à tenter de mieux comprendre comment offrir un meilleur soutien aux proches aidants. Ces équipes développent des solutions technologiques nouvelles qui peuvent les aider à fournir des soins plus efficaces et efficients. Ils cherchent surtout à contribuer à réduire le fardeau et les conséquences des soins et d’améliorer la qualité de vie des aidants. Cette conférence vise à présenter un…

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Cracked: New Light on Dementia

November 1, 2016 @ 7:00 pm EDT - 8:30 pm EDT
MaRs Centre Auditorium,
101 College Street
Toronto, M5G 1L7
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Cracked: new light on dementia is an innovative research-based play that follows persons with dementia and their families on their unique journeys with dementia, from diagnosis to their new lives in long-term care. The families struggle to see beyond the disease as they come to accept that each of us has cracks as part of being human. Don’t miss your opportunity to see this wonderful play featuring research from AGE-WELL’s Dr. Pia Kontos. FREE tickets: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cracked-new-light-on-dementia-mars-tickets-28315839438

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October 2016

Insights About Technology and Aging in Place

October 27, 2016 @ 9:00 pm EDT

October 27, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT Location Trafalgar – Macdonald-Heaslip Hall, 1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, Ontario, L6H2L1 On Thursday, October 27, Sheridan’s Centre for Elder Research will be co-hosting Insights About Technology and Aging in Placeat the Macdonald-Heaslip Hall at its Trafalgar Campus in Oakville. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature the following guests: Keynote Speaker: Alex Mihailidis, PhD, PEng, Scientific Director, AGE-WELL NCE and Associate Professor, Department of…

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Insights about technology and aging in place

October 27, 2016 @ 9:00 am EDT - 2:00 pm EDT
MacDonald-Heaslip Hall,
1430 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, Ontario L6H 2L1 Canada
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Sheridan College Centre for Elder Research is hosting an all day event on technology and aging. AGE-WELL's Scientific Director, Dr. Alex Mihailidis will be the keynote speaker at this exciting event. Click here for more information.   Please RSVP by October 13 to Kathryn Warren-Norton at kathryn.warrennorton1@sheridancollege.ca or 905-845-9430, x2978

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CAG2016: Fostering Innovation in Research on Aging

October 20, 2016 - October 22, 2016
Hotel Bonaventure,
900 Gauchetiere West
Montreal, Quebec Canada
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CAG2016

Join us for Canada’s premier multidisciplinary conference for those interested in individual and population aging. This year we explore innovation in research and practice in aging.

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2016 International TEC Conference

October 18, 2016 - October 19, 2016
International Convention Centre,
Broad St
Birmingham, B1 2EA United Kingdom
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The International Technology Enabled Care Conference will be returning in 2016 bigger and better on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th October, taking place at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham City Centre. The conference theme for 2016 is ‘Connected Care, Connected Homes and Connected Communities’. More details and registration options will be announced in the coming months.

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AGE-WELL’s 2nd Annual Conference & Annual General Meeting

October 18, 2016 - October 20, 2016
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Our 2nd Annual Conference & AGM will be held at the Hotel Bonaventure in Montreal, October 18th – 20th. CONFERENCE DETAILS AGE-WELL NCE will be holding our Second Annual Conference & General Meeting in Montreal, QC as a pre-conference event to CAG 2016. This year's conference will be open to the public. All AGE-WELL network investigators, industry and community partners, students, board and committee members and staff are invited to attend. Canadian seniors and caregivers are also welcome. The opening reception will…

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Finding and Using Research Evidence to Inform Decision-making in Health Systems and Organizations

October 17, 2016 - October 21, 2016

October 17, 2016 - October 21, 2016 Register now for McMaster University’s workshops on ‘Finding and Using Research Evidence to Inform Decision-making in Health Systems and Organizations’ Want to be at the leading edge of the fast paced field of how to bring the best evidence to bear on pressing policy issues in support of health-system strengthening? Don’t miss your chance to attend one of the McMaster Health Forum’s Health Systems Learning fall workshops: > Five-day workshop – October 17 -21,…

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KT Connects: Knowledge Translation Webinar Series

October 14, 2016 @ 3:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT

October 14, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT Friday, October 14, 2016 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (PDT) OR 3-4pm ET Organized by Arthritis Research Canada and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Michael Smith Foundation of Health Research and Arthritis Research Canada are partnering to co-develop and host a series of monthly expert-led, beginner-level KT training webinars with the goal of developing a sustainable resource for researchers and trainees to learn knowledge and skills that will enable them to…

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Dementia: Youth Awareness Symposium

October 1, 2016 - October 2, 2016
Cara Commons (Room 1-148), Ted Rogers School of Management,
55 Dundas St. West
Toronto,
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Youth Dementia Awareness Symposium Poster

Are you between the ages of 13-18?  Do you know a loved one who as Dementia?  Are you interested in learning more about Dementia? Join us for this two-day international symposium to learn more about Dementia and its emerging issues! Free admission for youth (13-18) Click here to register today!  

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September 2016

Measuring Frailty in Older Canadians: An Analysis of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging

September 29, 2016 @ 1:30 pm EDT - 2:30 pm EDT

September 29, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016, 1:30 p.m. (ET) Topic: Measuring Frailty in Older Canadians: An Analysis of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, presented by David M. Kanters. The objective of this thesis was to evaluate the frailty of participants in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA). A Frailty Index (FI) was constructed for CLSA participants based on the cumulative deficit model of frailty. Exploratory factor analysis and structural equation…

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10th World Conference of Gerontechnology

September 28, 2016 - September 30, 2016
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The International Society for Gerontechnology (ISG) 2016 organising committee invites all the technology and services dedicated to ageing, mobility care and quality of life stakeholders to submit their free communication for the 10th World Conference of Gerontechnology which will be held in Nice - France, from 28-30 September, 2016. Do not miss the opportunity to present your scientific work in the Framework of the 10th World Conference of Gerontechnology (ISG 2016)! Deadline for abstract submission: March 21st 2016 SUBMIT NOW! We look…

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August 2016

Supporting en masse moves in long-term care: A World Café dialogue

August 16, 2016 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 4:30 pm EDT
Halifax Central Library,
5440 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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We are seeking experiential expertise to inform the development of national guidelines for long-term care facilities to use when completing mass interinstitutional relocations - moving staff and residents together from one residential long-term care (LTC) home to another . If you have been involved in this type of process as a team member, administrator, decision maker, designer, family member or housing provider the Gerontology Research Centre, SFU, in partnership with Baptist Housing and AGE-WELL, invite you to attend this research…

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Call for Papers! Special Issue on “Technology for Supporting Older People at Home”

August 1, 2016
Call for Papers - Technology for Supporting Older People at Home

Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering is publishing a Special Issue - "Technology for Supporting Older People at Home" Older people should be provided with all the technical support necessary to remain independent at home for as long as possible. The assistive technologies for this range from something as simple as a bath board through to high technology telecare or telehealth systems, to emerging pervasive and mobile solutions. The idea behind this special issue is to provide a consolidated…

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