AGE-WELL's 4th Annual Conference 2018

October 16, 2018

AGE-WELL NCE’s 4th Annual Conference took place from October 16-18, 2018 in Vancouver. This was held as a pre-conference event to the Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG) Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting (http://cag2018.ca). The conference showcased a multi-disciplinary program of research and innovation from across the AGE-WELL network and engaging demonstrations and presentations spotlighted real-world solutions to support healthy aging. Sessions were designed to maximize networking, knowledge exchange and collaboration among AGE-WELL stakeholders. The STAR Institute provided management and administration support pre-and-throughout the conference and the STAR Institute research team presented two posters at the conference. 

The Conference was mentioned in The Vancouver Sun on October, 15, 2018, in an article titled 'Silver Economy' offers business opportunities, SFU aging expert says. View entire article here.

Keynote Speaker




Previous Conferences

Dr. Brendan Byrne
Chief Innovation Officer, TELUS Health

A doctor by vocation and an entrepreneur by profession, Brendan is currently serving as Entrepreneur in Residence for TELUS Health, and is intensely interested in the intersection of personalized medicine, digital health and wellness.

Brendan has spent over 25 years exploring how digital health can transform information into better health outcomes, and co-founded FIRSTEP Innovations Inc. (www.firstep.ca) which partners with TELUS to create immersive experiences and facilitate dialogue between cutting-edge innovators and enterprise leaders.

In practice for over 25 years, Brendan has recently launched Wellness Garage (www.wellnessgarage.ca) – a new health offering, combining Precision Health with Lifestyle Medicine and Personal Coaching.

Please visit 2015 Annual Conference & AGM for information about our inaugural conference.

Please visit 2016 Annual Conference & AGM for information about the Montreal conference.

Please visit 2017 Annual Conference for information about last year’s conference.

Dr. Sixsmith's STAR Institute research team attended the conference and presented two posters:

1. Science and Technology for Aging Research (STAR) Institute presented by The STAR Institute Team
Collaboration and partnerships amongst various stakeholders is critical in developing technological innovations that will be responsive to older adults needs within society. In response to this, the STAR Institute has developed partnerships and projects with the mission to support optimal healthy living, develop talent and stimulate technology innovation. The STAR Institute is proud to recognize their partnerships with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – Institute of Aging, the work with Mitacs Canada, the Canadian Consortium of Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) and AGE-WELL, and is excited for the future collaboration with Singapore University.

STAR Institute Poster (PDF)
 

2. Addressing the Challenge of Aging: The Silver Economy presented by The STAR Institute Team 
Collaboration and partnerships amongst various stakeholders is critical in developing technological innovations that will be responsive to older adults needs within society. In response to this, the STAR Institute has developed partnerships and projects with the mission to support optimal healthy living, develop talent and stimulate technology innovation. The STAR Institute is proud to recognize their partnerships with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – Institute of Aging, the work with Mitacs Canada, the Canadian Consortium of Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) and AGE-WELL, and is excited for the future collaboration with Singapore University.

Addressing the Challenge of Aging Poster (PDF)

For more information about the conference, please visit the AGE-WELL Conference page