Conference explores new technologies for longer, healthier lives
May 7, 2008
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The UCLA Technology and Aging Conference will bring together academic and industry experts to highlight the latest medical and consumer technologies leading to longer, healthier lives. Panel discussions will explore the intersection of technology and aging in areas such as robotics, operating-room computer advances, diagnostics, health monitoring and consumer product development. Breakout sessions will address the latest developments in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, arthritis, nutrition, diabetes, joint replacement, audiology, memory and eye care.
The event is sponsored by the UCLA Center on Aging and the UCLA Office of Continuing Medical Education. For a full schedule, visit www.cme.ucla.edu/courses/event-description?event%5fid=401071.
UCLA Chancellor Gene D. Block will open the conference. Eric Dishman of Intel Corp. and Joseph Coughlin of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's AgeLab will deliver the keynote addresses. Other panel and session participants include:
New Technology and the Aging BrainDr. Gary Small, director, UCLA Center on AgingThe Operating Room of the FutureErin Johnson, Zimmer Inc.Dr. Peter Schulam, UCLA Division of EndourologyDr. Carmack Holmes, UCLA Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology (moderator)Aftermath of Stroke: The Road to RecoveryKirk Douglas, actor, author and stroke survivorDr. Bruce Dobkin, UCLA Neurologic Rehabilitation and Research UnitDr. Gerald S. Levey, vice chancellor, UCLA Medical Sciences and dean, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (moderator)The SilverTech Frontier: Connectivity and Mobility for the Older ConsumerSusan Ayers Walker, SmartSilvers (moderator)Donald Jones, Qualcomm Inc.Shannon Lundberg, Elite Care TechnologiesFred Lupton, Toyota Technical CenterThe Future of Healthcare: Where Will Technology Take Us?Meera Kanhouwa, MicrosoftDadong Wan, Accenture Technology LabsRajit Gadh, UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied ScienceC. Anthony Jones, Next Lifesciences (moderator)Leveraging the Power of Technological InnovationsNicole Spelhaug, MayoClinic.comDeborah Estrin, UCLA Center for Embedded Networked SensingBob Foster, UCLA Anderson School of Management (moderator)
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 9
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 North Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif. 90049
MEDIA CONTACT:Rachel Champeau, UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations, 310-794-0777