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Telemedicine & eHealth 2013: Ageing Well – how can technology help?

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This year’s conference will focus on how technology can help people to age well. It will cover a wide palette of issues including both physical and mental conditions, and the importance of social and spiritual considerations too.

Monday 25 November 2013
9.00 am Registration, tea and coffee
9.30 am Conference opening
The Baroness Masham of Ilton, House of Lords
9.50 am Questions
9.55 am Title to be confirmed
Mr Jon Rouse, Director General for Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships, Department of Health
10.25 am What does Ageing Well mean?
Dr Alfa Sa’adu, Medical Director, Deputy Chief Executive and Caldicott Guardian, Ealing Hospital NHS Trust
10.50 am The societal challenges
Dr Mary Baker, President,
The European Brain Council
11.20 am Tea and coffee break
11.40 am The European Commission’s approach to Ageing Well
Mr Peteris Zilgalvis, Head of Unit, Health and Well Being, Directorate General Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
12.05 pm How hospices can help?
Dr Elizabeth Horak, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Thames Hospice Care and Dr Martin Johnson, Director, The Thalidomide Trust
12.30 pm Five hours a day: Systemic innovation for an ageing population
Ms Halima Khan, Director,
Public Services Lab, NESTA (invited)
12.55 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Ageing well with dementia
Professor June Andrews, Director,
Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling
2.25 pm Case study: Free Telecare provision for the over 85s
Ms Linda Sanders, Corporate Director of Social Care and Health,
London Borough of Hillingdon and Mr Kevin Alderson, Public Sector Policy Director, PLC
2.50 pm Using social media and mobile technology to help older people – lessons from the Parkinson’s clinic
Dr Richard Genever, Consultant Physician and Movement Disorders Lead, Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
3.15 pm How coaching can help
Dr Alf Collins, Consultant in Pain Management, Musgrove Park Hospital and National Clinical Lead, Co-Creating Health, The Health Foundation
3.40 pm Tea and coffee break
4.00 pm Submitted presentations
5.00 pm Completion of evaluation forms
5.05 pm Close of meeting
5.15 pm AGM of the Telemedicine & eHealth Section
For Section members only
5.45 pm Drinks reception
For all attendees
7.00 pm Dinner
A dinner will be held at the Royal Society of Medicine for pre-registered delegates only.
Tuesday 26 November 2013
8.30 am Registration, tea and coffee
9.00 am An American perspective
Dr Adam Darkins, Chief Consultant, Care Co-ordination Services,
Department of Veterans Affairs
9.50 am The view from NHS England
Professor Jonathan Kay, Clinical Informatics Director, NHS England
10.10 am Ageing Well in the developing world
The Lord and Lady Swinfen, The Swinfen Charitable Trust
10.30 am Telemedicine and telehealth
Dr Frank Miskelly, Care of the Elderly Section, Department of Medicine, Imperial College London
10.50 am Tea and coffee break
11.10 am Supporting people in residential care
Mr Andrew Cannon, General Manager
BUPA Care Services
11.30 am End of life care
Ms Lynne Ruddick, Clinical Nurse Manager, Co-ordinate My Care, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
11.50 am Using technology to assist provision of end of life care
Mr Jonathan Burr, Chief Executive, Intelesant
12.15 pm Developing new approaches to assisted living in a consumer market
Dr Gillian Ward, Principal Lecturer in Assistive Technology, Coventry University and Mr Simon Fielden, Director, Health Design & Technology Institute, Coventry University
12.40 pm Growing the market for Assistive Technology
Dr Mohammad Al-Ubaydli, CEO and Founder, Patients Know Best
1.05 pm Lunch
2.00 pm US and EU Law and Economics
Mr Terrence Lewis, Associate Counsel, University of Pittsburgh
Medical Centre and Chair, University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre Enterprise Telemedicine Oversight
Committee-Legal Subcommittee and Ms Laura Raimondo, Senior Vice President, University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre Research and Business Development, and Managing Director and Country Manager, University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre, Italy
2.30 pm Balancing the physical and spiritual aspects of care
Dr Martin Vernon, Clinical Director,
University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
2.50 pm The spiritual dimension
Rabbi Yehuda Pink, Rabbi, Solihull and District Hebrew Congregation
3.15 pm Tea and coffee break
3.40 pm Submitted presentations
4.40 pm Title to be confirmed
Archbishop Desmond Tutu (pre-recorded)
5.00 pm Completion of evaluation forms
5.05 pm Close of meeting


November 25, 2013
November 26, 2013


Royal Society Of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE United Kingdom
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Royal Society Of Medicine
+44 (0) 20 7290 3947

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