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July 2018

AGE-WELL Webinar Series: Predicting and Preventing Falls using Technology

July 5 @ 2:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT

Predicting and Preventing Falls using Technology Date & Time:  Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 2:00PM ET Speakers: Dr. Steve Robinovitch, Professor, Simon Fraser University, Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology and School of Engineering Science REGISTER HERE Description: Falls are the largest cause of injuries in adults over age 65. Webinar participants will learn about new technologies being developed to predict, detect and prevent falls and fall-related injuries in long term care environments.…

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June 2018

Creating the Future: AGE-WELL 2020-2025 (Toronto, ON)

June 28 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT
Hart House, University of Toronto,
7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H3 Canada
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Network Renewal Planning Location: Hart House, University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3 AGE-WELL’s first five-year mandate ends in 2020. To prepare for the next phase of the network, we have begun a strategic planning process that will enable us to define our priorities for 2020-2025. The next stage in the process consists of engaging in a dialogue with stakeholders across Canada. This will take place through a number of consultations or “network renewal roadshows” where Drs. Alex…

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Women, Technology and Pain

June 26 @ 6:00 pm EDT - 9:00 pm EDT

Imagine that you were in intense pain and you were unable to ask for help or that no one believed you when you did. Almost 1 in 5 Canadian sufferers from chronic pain and associated issues – the majority of these, are women. Yet, studies suggest time and time again that women’s pain is consistently both under recognized and undertreated by medical professionals. Hear from researchers developing technology to help identify when someone is in pain. FEATURING DR. BABAK TAATI PhD, PEng Toronto…

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Creating the Future: AGE-WELL 2020-2025 (Vancouver, BC)

June 26 @ 9:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
Segal Centre,
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
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Network Renewal Planning Location: Josephine & Rosalie Segal Centre, Harbour Centre, Simon Fraser University 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3 AGE-WELL’s first five-year mandate ends in 2020. To prepare for the next phase of the network, we have begun a strategic planning process that will enable us to define our priorities for 2020-2025. The next stage in the process consists of engaging in a dialogue with stakeholders across Canada. This will take place through a number of consultations…

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Creating the Future: AGE-WELL 2020-2025 (Edmonton, AB)

June 18 @ 9:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
Corbett Hall,
8205 114 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G4
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G4 Canada
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Network Renewal Planning Location: Corbett Hall, University of Alberta,  8205 114 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G4 AGE-WELL’s first five-year mandate ends in 2020. To prepare for the next phase of the network, we have begun a strategic planning process that will enable us to define our priorities for 2020-2025. The next stage in the process consists of engaging in a dialogue with stakeholders across Canada. This will take place through a number of consultations or “network renewal roadshows” where Drs. Alex…

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AGE-WELL Webinar Series: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 13 @ 2:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Date & Time:  Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 2:00PM ET Speakers: Krista James, National Director of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law & Valerie Le Blanc, Staff Lawyer, British Columbia Law Institute REGISTER HERE Description: In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, The Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) will provide a snapshot of laws across the country relevant to elder abuse. CCEL will address ethical issues relevant to responding to…

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May 2018

AGE-WELL Webinar Series: Consent & Capacity Part I

May 15 @ 2:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT

Consent & Capacity Part I Date & Time:  Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 2:00PM ET Speakers: Krista James, National Director of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law, Staff Lawyer REGISTER HERE Description: The Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) will provide education and expert help on understanding and navigating the Canadian legal system, including legal issues raised by startups and commercialization. It will also address legal and ethical issues of critical importance when working with…

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April 2018
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Women, Technology and Heart Health

April 24 @ 6:00 pm EDT - 9:00 pm EDT
AutoDesk, MaRS Discovery District,
101 College Street
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in Canada. The risk of heart disease, specifically, increases as we age and this is especially true for women over 55. There are ways to mitigate your risk of developing cardiovascular diseases through healthy living now. FEATURING: Heather Ross, MD, MHSc, FRCP(C), FACC Cardiologist, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto, Director of the Cardiac Transplant Program, Toronto General Hospital, & Loretta A. Rogers Chair in Heart Function.  …

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Call for Abstracts: Mobilizing Aging Research, Practice & Policy

April 16

The Canadian Association on Gerontology is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for CAG2018: Making It Matter: Mobilizing Aging Research, Practice & Policy, October 18-20, 2018 in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Join us for Canada’s premier multidisciplinary conference for those interested in individual and population aging.  Abstracts are welcomed from all disciplines and all interests in aging, including research, practice, policy and related work.  International submissions are encouraged.  We are also pleased to offer the CIHR-IA Student Poster…

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AGE-WELL Public Webinar Series: The Future of Socially Assistive Robots in Healthcare

April 9 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 2:00 pm EDT

Can I Help You? The Future of Socially Assistive Robots in Healthcare Date & Time: Monday, April 9, 2018 at 1:00PM ET Speaker: Dr. Goldie Nejat, Professor, University of Toronto, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering REGISTER HERE Description: With a low growth rate and an aging population, Canada will soon need intelligent robots to manage the increasing demands for healthcare. Dr. Nejat’s lab develops autonomous, human-like robots (....Brian, Tangy and Casper...) to assist the elderly and those…

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Technology that Cares: online event

April 3 @ 11:00 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT
Double Exposure Virtual Reality Headset

Double Exposure Virtual Reality Headset In celebration of 2018 National Carers Day, the Technology that Cares conference brings together caregivers, leading technologists, product developers, researchers, and policy makers to talk about how we are leveraging innovative technology to support a better future for caregivers in Canada. It is a half day online event, April 3 at 11 AM – 3 PM EDT. Register online at: https://events.huddol.com/event/technology-that-cares/ The conference is presented by Huddol, in partnership with AGE-WELL, Carers…

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February 2018

AGE-WELL Webinar Series: Dr. Karen M. Kobayashi, and Dr. Simon Carroll

February 22 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 2:00 pm EDT

The Application of an Equity Lens to the Development of Technology for Older Adults Date & Time:  Thursday, February 22, 2017 at 1:00PM ET Speakers: Dr. Karen M. Kobayashi, Associate Professor and Research Affiliate, University of Victoria and Dr. Simon Carroll, Research Associate, University of Victoria REGISTER HERE Description: Older adults are more likely to have lower digital literacy, but sub-groups of older people disadvantaged by socio-economic status, gender, ethnicity, immigrant status and other key…

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December 2017

AGE-WELL Webinar Series: Dr. Andrew Sixsmith

December 6, 2017 @ 2:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT

The Opportunity of the Older Consumer Speaker: Dr. Andrew Sixsmith, Scientific Director, AGE-WELL Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 2:00PM EST   REGISTER HERE   Description: Older adults over 60 currently spend $4 trillion a year and that number is likely to increase. Companies need to refocus on this expanding market to meet unmet needs and to seize the opportunity of the older customer. This webinar will cover how product development and research can be enriched by the…

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November 2017

AGE-WELL Webinar Series: Dr. Frank Rudzicz

November 14, 2017 @ 2:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT

Using Technology and Speech to Track Alzheimer’s   Speaker: Frank Rudizcz, Scientist, Toronto Rehab Institute/University of Toronto Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 2:00PM EST   REGISTER HERE   Description: Learn about a new technology that analyzes a person’s natural speech to detect and monitor Alzheimer's disease and other cognitive disorders. The tablet-based assessment tool records short samples of a person’s speech as they describe a picture on the screen and extracts hundreds of…

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October 2017

AGE-WELL 3rd Annual Conference

October 17, 2017 - October 19, 2017

AGE-WELL will be holding its third Annual Conference in Winnipeg, MB as a pre-conference event to CAG 2017. AGE-WELL’s conference is an important opportunity for AGE-WELL researchers to share their work with each other and with partners from industry, non-profit and government sectors. 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. Please visit…

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AGE-WELL Webinar Series: Dr. Lili Liu

October 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 2:00 pm EDT

How can technology help you locate your wandering loved ones when they are experiencing dementia? Speaker: Dr. Lili Liu, lead investigator for the project and chair of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta. Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 1:00PM EDT   REGISTER HERE   Description: Learn about a unique new online resource that allows consumers to find the right locator device for loved ones with dementia who may wander.…

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July 2017

Startup Alley – IAGG 2017 World Congress

July 26, 2017
Marriott Marquis Hotel,
780 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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AGE-WELL is Co-Hosting “Tech Day” at IAGG 2017 World Congress, Wednesday, July 26, 2017 The IAGG 2017 World Congress will offer an unprecedented one-day Technology and Aging Track that will bring together leading companies, gerontologists, and entrepreneurs engaged in developing technology solutions for older adults. Technology has the potential to improve the lives of a growing proportion of today’s aging population by helping them maintain independence and increase control of their environments. This event will feature: Symposia on key innovations…

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June 2017

SPWID 2017: The Third International Conference on Smart Portable, Wearable, Implantable and Disability-oriented Devices and Systems

June 25, 2017 - June 29, 2017

  SPWID 2017, The Third International Conference on Smart Portable, Wearable, Implantable and Disability-oriented Devices and Systems will take place in Venice, Italy June 25 - 29, 2017. SPWID 2017, is an inaugural event bridging the concepts and the communities dealing with specialized implantable, wearable, near-body or mobile devices, including artificial organs, body-driven technologies, and assistive services. Mobile communications played by the proliferation of smartphones and practical aspects of designing such systems and developing specific applications raise particular challenges for…

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11th International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation

June 19, 2017 @ 8:00 am EDT - June 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Montreal , Quebec Canada

ICVR is an international conference series that provides an in-depth presentation of novel technologies and clinical developments in the field of virtual reality and associated topics applied to rehabilitation. Researchers, clinicians and technology experts meet, share experiences, and plan for the future. For more information on submitting a paper, poster and / or workshop: ICVR First Call for Papers / Posters / Workshops

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May 2017

National Ideathon (Vancouver, British Columbia)

May 26, 2017 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 7:00 pm EDT
Harbour Centre,
1420-515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K3 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…

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