AGE-WELL HQP Network Webinar
Apr
26
2:00 PM14:00

AGE-WELL HQP Network Webinar

Engaging persons with dementia in research: Toward more inclusive methods
Speaker: Elizabeth Kelson, PhD

This seminar will focus on research challenges and opportunities that arose during a recent ethnographic study of community-based supports for people living with dementia. It will develop understandings around qualitative inquiry designed to “hear the voice” of persons living with dementia, offering suggestions for more inclusive methods and ethical research practice.

Join remotely: https://zoom.us/j/7751621686 
Teleconference: 1-855-880-1246
Meeting ID: 775 162 1686

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AGE-WELL 2018 AGE-WELL Annual Conference – Innovation in Action
Oct
16
to Oct 18

AGE-WELL 2018 AGE-WELL Annual Conference – Innovation in Action

AGE-WELL will be holding its fourth Annual Conference in Vancouver, BC as a pre-conference event to CAG 2018. All AGE-WELL network investigators, industry and community partners, students, board and committee members,  staff and members of the public are invited to attend.  This year’s conference will host new exciting main room sessions, workshops, and expanded content showcasing AGE-WELL’s impact across Canada. A preliminary copy of the program is now available on the Conference Website

Applications for the Research Presentations at AGE-WELL 2018 will open in Forum in April 2018. Questions about the conference can be directed to Krystle Wiltshire, AGE-WELL Administrative Coordinator (krystle.wiltshire@uhn.ca)
 

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AGE-WELL HQP Book Club
Apr
25
12:00 PM12:00

AGE-WELL HQP Book Club

All are welcome to join and discuss the following texts: ‘What old age is really like’ by Ceridwen Dovey: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/what-old-age-is-really-like Additional reading by Fleur Adcock

Location: AGE-WELL Meeting Room 13th Floor (Take elevator to 12th floor reception and call for access to NMO)
Join remotely: https://zoom.us/j/529493656 
Teleconference: 1-855-880-1246
Meeting ID: 529 493 656

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AGE-WELL & WBHI Seminar Series
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

AGE-WELL & WBHI Seminar Series

MIND MATTERS Women, Technology & Hearth Health

Mind Matters: Women’s Health, Technology and Aging is a compelling series of six educational and interactive events that inform individuals how to protect their brain health, how to maintain independence, good health and quality of life through education, technologies and services that increase safety and security, support independent living, and enhance social participation. Register for the first exciting seminar on women, technology and heart health.

Speakers: Dr. Heather Ross & Dr. Azadeh Yafollahi
Moderator: Dr. Elizabeth Chertkow
Location: AutoDesk, MarS Building, 101 College St.

Register here

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AGE-WELL Webinar: The ABCs of Media Interviews
Apr
24
1:00 PM13:00

AGE-WELL Webinar: The ABCs of Media Interviews

Do you know what to do if you are contacted by a journalist? Being interviewed by the media can be nerve-wracking. It can also be an opportunity to share your expertise and spread the word about your work. This seminar will provide tips to help you make the most of a media interview. Presented by Margaret Polanyi, a former journalist who is Senior Communications Manager at AGE-WELL, the session will review the do’s and don’ts of media interviews, including advice for talking about research. For further information please contact training@agewell-nce.ca

This webinar is exclusive to AGE-WELL HQP. Please register here.

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Symposium - Women in entrepreneurship & regional innovation
Jun
15
to Jun 16

Symposium - Women in entrepreneurship & regional innovation

Join AGE-WELL Workpackage 7.2 DRiVE as we host a highly-anticipated symposium relating to women innovators and entrepreneurs in a regional context being held over two days from June 15-16, 2017. This event will feature international speakers each day, and a day that will be dedicated to a deep dive into the health and agetech sectors to examine issues such as why women make up approximately 70% of the medical and health services workforce and only 4% of healthcare companies have women CEOs.

See the full Agenda:   https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jRzlnWQU7_M2mDyMaaYcIjawEnBTfTpyJPvm_aqxKm4/edit?usp=sharing

A few of the daily highlights include:

Day 1 (June 15th) will focus on the latest research in women’s entrepreneurship and innovation, and will feature international contributors such as Dr. Susan Marlow (University of Nottingham, UK), a prolific author in areas related to gender and entrepreneurial financing, Dr. Shima Barakat (University of Cambridge, UK), and Dr. Tatiana Manolova (Babson College, U.S). Other distinguished international contributors include Dr Silke Tegtmeier (Denmark) and Dr. Kerstin Ettl (Germany), as well as Danielle Brewin Graham (Fierce Founders, Communitech), and Jen Moss (CEO of Plasticity) from the Waterloo region.

Day 2 (June 16th) we will do a ‘deep sectoral dive’ and will focus on the health and agetech industry where open innovation and entrepreneurship lags other industries generally, and remains systematically gendered. Rather than scratch our heads we will actively engage in dialog around how better to deliver inclusive and accessible regional support for all innovation and entrepreneurship. Our speakers include Dr. Barbara Orser (University of Ottawa) speaking about policy to support women’s innovation at the federal and provincial levels, and will present a case study of the innovative and entrepreneurial activity that created a novel women’s health clinic. Dr. Anne Snowdon (University of Windsor) will present on innovative practices that expedite market adoption of new technologies in health systems, and Dr. Judith Sixsmith (University of Dundee)will address women’s work in adding and tech innovation, to name a few.

Contact Dr. Josephine McMurray for registration or media inquiries. 

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Hacking Health - Waterloo Hackathon
Nov
18
to Nov 20

Hacking Health - Waterloo Hackathon

  • Kitchener City Hall - Rotunda (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The first annual Hacking Health Waterloo Hackathon is a weekend-long hackathon that breaks down barriers to healthcare innovation by bringing together IT and healthcare professionals to collaborate, dream up & design apps, devices and solutions for patient-centric care.

REGISTER HERE!

This year’s theme: Brain Health, Aging and Wellness

Hackathon Challenges:

  • Emergency Department Visits: Solutions that reduce or avoid unnecessary emergency department visits for older adults living with dementia.
  • Falls prevention: Solutions that prevent falls, or mitigate injury due to falls, in older adults with dementia.
  • Aging at Home: Solutions for better management of complex chronic conditions in older adults with dementia who are living at home.
  • Cognitive Fitness: Solutions that improve brain health or cognitive fitness in older adults.
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Understanding older adults' experiences of technology adoption
Nov
9
9:00 AM09:00

Understanding older adults' experiences of technology adoption

On Wednesday November 9th, 2016 the DRiVE team is collaborating with AGE-WELL researchers from WP1 and WP7 and our partners at Communitech to facilitate a workshop at The Tannery located beside Communitech on understanding older adults' experiences of technology adoption. This fun and interactive workshop will involve a number of hands-on activities and will be the first event supporting our vision for the Waterloo Wellington region to thrive as a Regional Health Innovation Ecosystem in aging.  Interest from stakeholders such as older adults and their caregivers, technology developers, and others working in the health and aging sector has been over whelming.

If you are interested in learning more about the event please contact Heather at hmcneil@uwaterloo.ca

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Hack4Health 2.0
Nov
4
to Nov 6

Hack4Health 2.0

Hack4Health (H4H) is a non-traditional hackathon aimed at social impact rather than monetary benefit, taking place November 4th-6th.

H4H provides an exciting space for undergraduate and graduate students to create practical applications (software, hardware, and social solutions) for people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) or dementia (Alzheimer's disease or other dementias). 

The applications that emerge from H4H benefit people affected by and/or living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias or MS, enhance the profile of both conditions, inspire cutting-edge research at the University of Waterloo, and provide an invaluable platform for social innovation. 

Students will have the opportunity to collaborate with a broad range of disciplines and members of the community to come up with impactful solutions to real problems.

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CAG2016: Fostering Innovation in Research on Aging
Oct
20
to Oct 22

CAG2016: Fostering Innovation in Research on Aging

  • Montreal, Quebec Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

CAG2016 is the 45th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Canada's premier association of those who work, research or have an interest in the field of aging. Visit the CAG website to read more about membership and to view programs from previous meetings.

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