Advanced Technologies for an Ageing Population

Venue: The IET Teacher Building

Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Mar 23, 2011 End Date/Time: Mar 24, 2011
Early Registration Date: Mar 07, 2011
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The proportion of elderly people in the population is increasing throughout Europe. In the UK, there are currently four people of working age to every pensioner. By 2035, this number is expected to fall to 2.5, and by 2050, to just two.

With this major demographic shift, how can we support the healthcare needs of a population that is living longer with a consequent increase in the diseases and conditions associated with ageing, but that also expects to maintain a high quality of life?

This important Conference, the latest in a successful series organised by the Institute of Nanotechnology, will examine some of the emerging technologies that are being developed to diagnose and treat diseases and conditions associated with ageing, will explore sustainable assistive technologies and strategies that can support the elderly, and will consider how this can be achieved in an economic and political environment that expects more for less. The Conference will be invaluable both to those developing medical and assistive technologies and to those involved in planning and providing health and social care for an increasingly ageing population.

Confirmed speakers include:

Professor Rutledge Ellis-Behnke, Massacheusetts Institute of Technology, USA and the University of Hong Kong
Professor June Andrews, Director, Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling, UK
Professor Alain Franco, President, International Society for Gerontechnology
Professor Ilmari Pyykkö, Department of Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases, Tampere University Hospital, Finland
Dr Herman Lenting, Dept. of Innovative Materials, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)
Dr Matt Dalby, Biomedical & Life Sciences Department, University of Glasgow
Dr Cait MacPhee, Department of Physics, University of Edinburgh
Professor David Allsop, School of Medicine and Health, Lancaster University
Dr Eileen McBride, Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde
Dr Margarethe Hofmann, MatSearch Consulting, Switzerland, Scientific Coordinator NanoDiaRA Project
Scottish Healthcare Innovations Ltd.
Janette Hughes, Wellness and Health Innovation Scotland
Dr Malcolm Fisk, Health Design and Technology Institute, Coventry University
Melanie Turieo, Cambridge Consultants Ltd, Boston, USA
Professor Dermot Diamond, Director, National Centre for Sensor Research, Dublin City University, Ireland
Alasdair MacDonald, Sensorium Ltd.
Dr Donald Bruce, Edinethics, UK
Alastair Kent, Chair of EPPOSI (European Platform for Patients’ Organisations, Science and Industry), Belgium
Jackie Marshall-Cyrus, Lead Specialist Assisted Living Platform, Technology Strategy Board, UK
Professor Pauline Banks, Professor in Older Persons’ Health, University of West of Scotland


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