Thematic symposia are highlights of the scientific program. Each symposium is comprised of three to five individuals chosen for their special expertise on the topic. Symposia confimed to date include:
N. BIER, P. BELCHIOR (Co-conveners). An integrative approach to understand the use of technology to support functional autonomy in cognitively impaired older adults. Participants: M. COUTURE (Canada), P. BELCHIOR (Canada), N. BIER (Canada), M. LUSSIER (Canada).
K. BLACK (Convener). Social and cyber-connectedness in age-friendly communities. Participants: K. BLACK (USA), S. GOLANT (USA), M. STYNCHULA (USA).
J. BOGER (Convener). Caregiver-centred design of gerontechnologies for supporting unpaid care in the community. Participants: O. ATOYEBI (Canada), M. LESLIE (Canada), J. BOGER (Canada).
W.R. BOOT (Convener). Insights into the measurement of mobile device proficiency across cultures. Participants: A. PETROVČIČ (SIovenia), W.R. BOOT (USA), N.A. ROQUE (USA).
N. CHARNESS (Convener). Use of gerontechnology to support “successful aging”. Participants: W. R. BOOT (USA), S. J. CZAJA (USA), W. A. ROGERS (USA), J. SHARIT (USA), H-W. WAHL (Germany), J-S. YOON (South Korea).
H. Künemund (Convener). From user integration to usage: recent findings and evidence from Germany. Participants: B. KLEIN (Germany), H. KÜNEMUND (Germany), S. MERKEL (Germany), H.-W. Wahl (Germany).
W. ROGERS (Convener). Technology design to support successful aging with disability. Participants: J. SANFORD (USA), M. HARRIS (USA), M. GANDY (USA), C. REBOLA (USA), C. CONSEL (France).
A. SIXSMITH (Convener). Technology, innovation and the emerging silver economy. Participants: V. DOLNICAR, M. SETINC, T. BURNIK, A .PETROVCIC, N. BERZELAK (Slovenia), S MUELLER (Germany), A. SIXSMITH (Canada), A. TINKER, A.YOUNG (UK)
A. STERNS (Convener). Three new approaches to medication adherence to ensure a better self. Participants: A. STERNS (USA), H. KORT (Netherlands), K. CROSSLAND (USA), H. STERNS, Discussant (USA).
D.J. WISHART (Convener). An ICT community standard supporting older adults and caregivers, integrating social services and healthcare. Participants: J. ACKERMAN (USA), P. FREDDOLINO (USA), D. WISHART (USA)