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International Conference on Gerontechnology 2021
 
International Conference on Gerontechnology 2021 (ICG2021)
 
Date: 23 – 25 November 2021  
Format: Online platform
Theme: Gerontechnology in COVID-19: experience and revelation 
Sub-themes: 
  • Invention of emerging gerontechnology
  • Application of technology in geriatric care 
  • Policies facilitating the use of gerontechnology
 
Conference language: Presentations are mainly conducted in English while workshops are presented in Cantonese.
 
 
Introduction
 
Owing to the global increasing trend of life expectancy and low birth rate, population aging is widespread across the world. Gerontechnology is a fresh hope, which does not only promote independence among older adults, but also enhances their quality of life.
 
With the great success of the first International Conference on Gerontechnology held in 2020, the coming conference will continue to serve as an interdisciplinary platform for local and overseas researchers, professionals, service providers and users to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the development and use of gerontechnology. COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the global population in drastic ways, especially the older adults who are most susceptible to the infection. It is important to create opportunities to promote healthy aging in the era of COVID-19. Gerontechnology has played a vital role in helping them weather the storm during the challenging times.   
 
Our aims 
  • Promote and enhance the understanding on gerontechnology among health care professionals;
  • Provide an interdisciplinary platform for local and overseas researchers, academics, service providers and users to present and discuss their gerontechnological experience during COVID-19 pandemic and the most recent innovations and trends in gerontechnology
  • Facilitate the collaboration among stakeholders and develop user-friendly products for older adults.
  • Provide idea on drafting of government policy that facilitates the development of gerontechnology. 
 
Call for Abstract
 
We are pleased to invite authors to submit abstract related to the following conference topics:
 
In the era of COVID-19
  • Adoption of gerontechnology in hospital/ community settings
  • Adoption of gerontechnology for enhancing the quality of life of the older adults 
  • Adoption of gerontechnology for enhancing the care for the older adults 
  • Theoretical models guiding the use of gerontechnology
  • Use of gerontechnology for psychological support
  • Use of gerontechnology in managing psychiatric disorders
  • Technologies to empower mind training for older adults 
  • Use of AI and robotics 
  • Other topics relevant to the conference
 
Important Date: 
Abstract submission deadline: 31 May 2021
Notification of abstract acceptance: 16 June 2021    
Guidelines: for abstract submission, please follow the abstract guidelines
 
 
Registration
 
Registration will open soon.
 
Enquiries
 
Contact Us:
Organizing Committee 
Contact: +852 39708776 
 

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