Conference explores new technologies for longer, healthier lives

Media Contact

Rachel Champeau
(310) 794-2270
WHAT:
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.
 
WHO:
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 Brain
Dr. Gary Small, director, UCLA Center on Aging
 
The Operating Room of the Future
Erin Johnson, Zimmer Inc.
Dr. Peter Schulam, UCLA Division of Endourology
Dr. Carmack Holmes, UCLA Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology (moderator)
 
Aftermath of Stroke: The Road to Recovery
Kirk Douglas, actor, author and stroke survivor
Dr. Bruce Dobkin, UCLA Neurologic Rehabilitation and Research Unit
Dr. 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 Consumer
Susan Ayers Walker, SmartSilvers (moderator)
Donald Jones, Qualcomm Inc.
Shannon Lundberg, Elite Care Technologies
Fred Lupton, Toyota Technical Center
 
The Future of Healthcare: Where Will Technology Take Us?
Meera Kanhouwa, Microsoft
Dadong Wan, Accenture Technology Labs
Rajit Gadh, UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science
C. Anthony Jones, Next Lifesciences (moderator)
 
Leveraging the Power of Technological Innovations
Nicole Spelhaug, MayoClinic.com
Deborah Estrin, UCLA Center for Embedded Networked Sensing
Bob Foster, UCLA Anderson School of Management (moderator)

WHEN:
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 9
 
WHERE:
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 North Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif. 90049
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
Rachel Champeau, UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations, 310-794-0777
Media Contact:
Rachel Champeau
(310) 794-2270
[email protected]