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October 2019

AGE-WELL’s 5th Annual Conference: Exploring the Future of Technology & Aging

October 22, 2019 - October 24, 2019

AGE-WELL2019 will look into the future to see where the technology and aging sector is headed in coming decades, and showcase how AGEE-WELL is pushing the boundaries of research and innovation. Engaging demonstrations and presentations from across the AGE-WELL network will spotlight real-world solutions to support healthy aging. It's a major opportunity for knowledge exchange, networking and collaborating among AGE-WELL stakeholders. Open to the public, AGE-WELL2019 is the place to be for anyone with an interest in technology and aging.

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APPTA Policy Stakeholder Meeting

October 22, 2019

The AGE-WELL National Innovation Hub Advancing Policies and Practices in Technology and Aging (APPTA) supports governments in generating opportunities to address the policy and practice challenges of an aging population. A joint initiative of AGE-WELL and the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation, APPTA aims to bridge the gap between research and implementation, create opportunities for knowledge exchange, and foster an environment of innovation and collaboration in aging across Canada. We believe knowledge sharing is crucial to breaking the mould and…

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CAG2019: Navigating the Tides of Aging Together

October 24, 2019 - October 26, 2019
Moncton, NB

Hear from experts in the field of aging across a range of disciplines and professions, including health, social science, practice and policy. Attend stimulating paper, poster, symposium and workshop sessions and exciting pre-conference workshops. Join our current CAG2019 sponsors and exhibitors in profiling your organization to leading stakeholders in the field of aging. Experience the excitement of Moncton, NB.

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November 2019

New Brunswick Health Research Conference 2019: Using Research to Build a Healthier Society

November 6, 2019 - November 7, 2019
Saint John, NB

This program is rich and varied with presentations from New Brunswick, Canadian and Internationally-recognized researchers. Hear from keynote speakers on topics ranging from Social Pediatrics to Obesity Management, Cannabis to Data Analytics. Attend workshops that give an opportunity to see examples of the research being undertaken across the various institutions within the province.

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Canadian Science Policy Conference 2019

November 13, 2019 - November 15, 2019
Ottawa, ON

This conference will bring together scientists, entrepreneurs, policy-makers, politicians, journalists, students and many others from across the country to discuss, exchange ideas, and mobilize knowledge regarding the present and future of Canadian science, technology, and innovation policy

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March 2020

What’s Next Canada 2020: Aging + Brain Health Innovation

March 8 - March 11
Toronto, ON

The second annual What’s Next Canada, hosted by the Baycrest-led Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation and co-produced by Mary Furlong & Associates, is the industry’s premier event for networking, collaboration and learning opportunities. The conference takes a deep dive into the innovations, industry, and lived experience of the aging and brain health space. We bring together a unique blend of thought leaders, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, healthcare providers, and companies from around the world in discussions and demonstrations of groundbreaking…

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June 2020

2020 Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum

June 8 - June 9

The welcoming theme honours the history of Pier 21 and new talent, skills, and perspectives recognizes the growing diversity of knowledge mobilization scholars, students, and practitioners.  From the beginning of the knowledge mobilization conversation, people have been considered more important than things.  Tools are important but talent, skills, and perspectives is what makes a plan go from paper to influencing systems to improve. The theme for 2020 focuses on how to continue our journey. We invite participation that will push…

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September 2020

Sparking action to support rapid-learning health and social systems in Canada

September 18 @ 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. Michael Wilson, Associate Professor, McMaster University Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VjI_NF-5TNK9YXaf-OpZug

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When employees are diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment or early onset dementia at work: Getting ahead of the curve

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

As the workforce ages, there will be an exponential rise in the number of workers who develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or early onset dementia (EOD) while on the job. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities emphasizes that reasonable accommodation must be provided to individuals with disabilities such as MCI|EOD, so that they may be able to enjoy equal opportunity in the workplace. Dr. McMurray will provide a high-level summary of the Cog@Work team’s research…

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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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