SFU STAR Institute Knowledge Cafe 2019

July 24, 2019

SFU STAR Institute hosted a Knowledge Café at SFU Harbour Centre in Vancouver in February 2019. This event was a half day workshop and was part of an ongoing cognitive health and dementia project funded in part by the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA).

Prior to the beginning of the workshop an environmental scan was conducted to evaluate the current global landscape of available and developing technologies for dementia care and support. The project's queries returned numerous resources that were complied into themes and similar utility purposes. During the collection and evaluation of these sources several questions and discussion points arose that were implemented into the workshop.

AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence and the CIHR Insitute of Aging (CIHR IA) also provided funding for the workshop. 

The Knowledge Café was a great opportunity for researchers, students, industry and government partners and stakeholders in the aging and technology sector to:

  • Prioritize areas of development for future care technologies;
  • Identify key ethical considerations of current and future technologies;
  • Discuss strategies to best distribute knowledge concerning technologies for dementia to those who may need it.

Data from the workshop was collected to develop a Knowledge Café report.

Click here to view: STAR Institute Knowledge Cafe Report

An additional report concerning the environmental scan is currently being developed. 

Knowledge Café Photo Gallery: