Aging in a technological world: bridging disciplines to tackle the dementia epidemic Export this event to calendar

Thursday, December 15, 2016 — 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

On December 15th, 10:30am, Julie Robillard, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia will be giving a public lecture on how technology can assist us with aging and dementia.

Dr. Robillard is an affiliated researcher of the AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence and Vice-chair of the Ethical, Legal, Social Impacts Committee of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging.

This presentation will cover: 

  • How computerized resources for dementia are reshaping healthcare for the older demographic.
  • The unique social and ethical challenges of an older adult end-user population.
  • Results from studies evaluating the quality, ethics and impact of computerized resources for dementia.
  • Novel, artificial intelligence-based tools that can maximize the benefits of computerized platforms.
  • How a trans-disciplinary approach can put forward innovative and effective solutions to address the broader challenges of the dementia epidemic.

Reception with refreshments to follow. RSVP to Sheila Bodemer by noon on December 12, 2016.

Cost 
Free
Location 
BMH - B.C. Matthews Hall
AHS Expansion Building | Lecture Hall - Room 1689
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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