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Irish Gerontological Society Spring Symposium 2020

Irish Gerontological Society

Friday, 24 April 2020 from 09:30 to 16:00 (IST)

Irish Gerontological Society Spring Symposium 2020

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Includes tea and coffee breaks and a light lunch
23 Apr 2020 €60.00 €0.00
Onsite Registration Not Started €70.00 €0.00

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This event has been credited with 5 CPD points by RCPI

Further to our popular gerontechnology session at last year’s scientific meeting, The Irish Gerontological Society will host a unique symposium on Friday April 24th, 2020 - Technology and ageing - the Future is now.


The meeting, which will take place in the Education Centre at St. Vincent’s University Hospital Dublin, will hear from a range of experts who will explore the evolving importance of technology and ageing.  They will discuss how health care professionals need to embrace and engage with the development and use of available technology. 



Older people will discuss how they use and avail of technology to help them remain independently at home and improve how they might, in the future, self-manage chronic illnesses. 



We aim to broaden all our horizons, and initiate, inform and advance a national conversation around the important role technology can play in an ageing society and in health care in general.  


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Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.








Introduction and Welcome - Dr. Diarmuid O’Shea, Dr. Suzanne Timmons & Dr. Alice Kirby

09:45 -10:30



Technology as an agent for systemic change - Mr Ronan Rooney


Stay Left, Shift Left to enable better Healthcare - Dr. Martin Curely

10:30 –11:30



An effective way of engaging healthcare and social care professionals with new technologies in their practice John Pender - Institute of Technology, Sligo


Technology-Enabled Services for older people; linking healthcare, social care and community care together – how this can support Slaintcare? Sean Moynihan & Sophie Ainscough – Alone


Bridging the gap from shelf to service – The modern health care professional and bridging the gap from shelf to use - Dr Sean Kennelly  

11:30 – 12:15



Supporting self- management and chronic illness – is there an “Appy” medium?”


Heart Failure and the Avatar! Dr Matthew Barret, St Vincent’s University Hospital


Stroke, Selfcare - can Apps improve how we look after ourselves? Dr David Wilson,Eastern HSC Trust, BGS NI

12.50 - 13.00


13:00 – 13:20



Technology and Older People: The Importance of Privacy Rights Dr Mary Donnelly, Senior Law and Ethics, UCC

13:20 -14:30



Why we must Innovate and embrace “Assistive Technology” Dr Colman Casey


From Stevie to Karaoke to Military Retirement Centres - Conor McGinn, TCD


Can Carebots help? A view from Japan - Dr Nao Kodate, UCD

14:30 – 16:00



PD – Garry Boyle / PWD – Helen Rochford Brennan / John Barton of Tyndall PD wireless centre


Where do we go from here? Dr. Alice Kirby


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St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Education & Research Centre
Elm Park
Dublin 4


Friday, 24 April 2020 from 09:30 to 16:00 (IST)

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Irish Gerontological Society

Transforming ageing in Ireland....

Founded in 1951, The Irish Gerontological Society (IGS) is one of the oldest multidisciplinary societies in the world concerned with gerontology: the science and study of the ageing process. We are engaged with research, education and practice in the field of ageing. This includes the study of changes in older people’s physical and cognitive health, and the social changes people experience as they age.

....through Interdisciplinary and cross-speciality engagement and collaboration....

Our core purpose is to provide leadership in advancing the science and study of ageing. Our primary role is to connect professionals and experts, link research evidence to policy and practice, and disseminate information to our members, decision-makers and society. In doing this, we aim to transform the lives of older people.

Members of the IGS stem from the whole of Ireland, representing professions and disciplines involved in areas such as health and social care, economics, the social and built environments and technology.

....towards improvements in the wellbeing, health and care of older people....

As champions of optimal ageing, we strongly believe in the strength and impact of our combined expertise and efforts. Our members connect, collaborate and network at our scientific meetings, seminars and study days. Engagement is encouraged and enabled through attendance at our events and participation in our committees, project teams, and special interest groups.

....for a better world which is age-attuned.

Throughout, we strive to stimulate both debate and action on improving the well-being and empowerment of older people. We seek to contribute to public discussion by being an authoritative voice on all aspects of ageing, informed by evidence-based research and professional practice experience. We do this in pursuit of our vision of an age-accommodating and age-attuned society, where older people are not left behind.          @irishgerontsoc

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