Telemedicine & eHealth 2013

Ageing Well - how can technology help?

 

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.

For recognised conditions, the conference will address recent developments in the use of technology, such as telecare and telehealth, to help improve disease management and encourage patients to take greater responsibility for their conditions. Equally important though is the environment for older people, so the conference will address how the same technology can also assist with supporting and enhancing the social and spiritual lives of users. To do this, presentations will not only cover the technology per se, but also the specific needs that technology should be seeking to address. Key leaders will share best practice and solutions and there will be plenty of opportunity to feedback opinion.

Key Objectives

  1. Give concrete examples of how technology can help manage physical and mental diseases
  2. Demonstrate the importance of also recognising the social and spiritual needs of patients and show how technology can assist with satisfying these needs
  3. Engage clinicians
  4. Engage patients and their carers
  5. Demonstrate improved financial outcomes for the whole healthcare system
  6. Reinforce the RSM's educational role for new healthcare technologies

Social Event – Monday 25 November 2013

This year's social event will take place at the Royal Society of Medicine on Monday 25 November 2013. The Section would like to invite all delegates to join them for a drinks reception at the end of the first day's proceedings. The Section will then host a conference dinner, including wine. Delegates are welcome to bring guests to the dinner. The cost per head is £55