The Institute of Medicine is hosting a daylong workshop today that focuses on current and emerging technologies that can give seniors with long-term care needs more independence. Among the highlights is the unveiling of an updated LeadingAge video.
The Institute of Medicine will host a workshop Wednesday that will focus on current and emerging technologies that can help seniors and disabled individuals live more independently. Among the highlights will be the unveiling of an updated LeadingAge "Ernesto" video focusing on assistive technologies. One of the keynote speakers will be Joseph Coughlin, director of AgeLab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who also was a top speaker at the LeadingAge annual convention in October. The daylong event can be attended in person in Washington or watched via live video webcast.
When one is lucky enough to have a Joseph Coughlin, Ph.D., in the house, it would be wise to sit down and soak up every word you can. You could also offer him a place to sit, but sitting still doesn't seem high on his list of priorities, so boundless are his energy and ideas for the future of aging services.
The 2012 edition of the LeadingAge annual meeting and exposition kicks off Sunday in Denver and promises a wide variety of educations sessions, activities and special attractions for long-term care providers. Keynote speakers are Nobel Prize winner Tutu on Sunday, surgeon/writer Atul Gawande on Monday and MIT Technology AgeLab director Joseph Coughlin on Tuesday. More than 200 education sessions will be sprinkled in and around exhibition hall hours (12 to 3:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, as well as 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday).