Friday, February 26, 2010

Technology to Improve Quality of Life for World's Aging/Disabled Population to Attract Global Audience to Pittsburgh for March 26 Conference

The 2010 Technology for Life and Living (TeLLS) Conference will attract an international audience to Pittsburgh on March 26 to "explore existing and emerging technologies that support clinical practice and consumer-centric care in the home and community" for the world's aging population.

Offered jointly with the 18th Annual Clinical Update in Geriatric Medicine scheduled for March 25-27 at the Omni William Penn Hotel, the conference will include presentations and discussion about currently available and envisioned systems for clinical or personal use, their usability and acceptability to various stakeholders (clinicians, practitioners and consumers), and relevant policy issues.

The TeLLS Conference is co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Institute on Aging and the Quality of Life Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University. Continuing education credits are available for all professionals, including physicians, nurses, social workers and nursing home administrators.

The Quality of Life Technology Center is a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center whose mission is to transform lives in a large and growing segment of the population – in Pittsburgh and around the world - people with reduced functional capabilities due to aging or disability.

Keynote speaker for the conference will be Dr. Paul Grundy, Director - IBM Health Transformation, speaking on "The Role of Technology in Patient-Centered Primary Care."

The Clinical Update in Geriatric Medicine is an annual conference presented by The Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society Western Division and The University of Pittsburgh Institute on Aging. This course is designed for family practitioners, internists, geriatricians, and other health care professionals who provide care to older adults.

For a printable brochure on the TeLLS Conference, which includes an agenda and registration information, click on https://ccehs.upmc.edu/courses%5Cbrochure_2380.pdf

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