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October 2020

How to scale up and sustain assistive technologies by leveraging policy partnerships

October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

In this presentation we will discuss how our implementation science team is working with policymakers, i.e., the BC Ministry of Health and provincial health authorities, to examine the scale up, spread and sustainability of assistive technologies (ATs) for older adults and their caregivers in the province. In particular, we will highlight how policy partners:  Supported and enabled the research team   Had a direct impact on improving the assessment and evaluation of innovative ATs for older adults  Helped the appropriate implementation…

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Policy challenges and approaches to the ethical design, development, and procurement of Age-Tech

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

September 2020 – AGE-WELL NCE and the AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub Advancing Policies and Practices in Technology and Aging (APPTA) are jointly launching a public webinar series for autumn 2020. Featuring targeted presentations from researchers and trainees, Policy Rounds will share knowledge and discuss the policy implications of the latest research in technology and aging. Speaker: Dr. Cosmin Munteanu, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_B6xNKk4LRB-C8NB0wjRGHw

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November 2020

The use of automated vehicles by older adults with cognitive impairments

November 12 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

While the race to bring automated vehicles to the market continues to accelerate, the societal implications of the wide use of this technology have not yet been fully addressed. Notably, developing licencing requirements that can accommodate individuals of all capabilities have been identified as one of the necessary first steps by the Canadian government. This talk will provide an overview of an AGE-WELL  project on the use of automated vehicles by older adults and discuss the potential implications on licencing…

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Mobilizing international partnerships to inform dementia and missing person policies

November 26 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The number of missing persons living with dementia is on the rise and is quickly becoming one of the number one populations that are being reported missing to police around the world. As we begin to identify and develop strategies to mitigate the risks of getting lost among this population, we will need policies to support their implementation. The purpose of this webinar will be to share our research team's aims and experiences as it pertains to mobilizing international partnerships…

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December 2020

Engaging government to scale up MOvIT+: A program offering assistive technology coaching and supports

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

September 2020 – AGE-WELL NCE and the AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub Advancing Policies and Practices in Technology and Aging (APPTA) are jointly launching a public webinar series for autumn 2020. Featuring targeted presentations from researchers and trainees, Policy Rounds will share knowledge and discuss the policy implications of the latest research in technology and aging. Speaker: Dr. Claudine Auger, Associate Professor, Université de Montréal Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_otDjoHzRQO2S2LwFqgdwGg

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