Enabling Technology for the Aging Population

From the Lab to the Home


Pre-registration for the conference is recommended. To pre-register, please contact Dr. Paola S. Timiras via email (timiras@berkeley.edu) or post:

102 Donner Lab
Berkeley CA 94720-3206

The Center for Research and Education in Aging presents a daylong conference on recent advances in aging-related technologies. The conference will be held on Saturday, 30 October, 2004. All lectures will take place in Valley Life Sciences Building 2050, on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley.



9:00 — Welcome and morning coffee

Morning session: 10:00 – 12:00

10:00: Dr. George Brooks, Professor of Integrative Biology, UCB
The Role of Physical Activity in Managing Obesity and Aging
10:40: Dr. Judith Campisi, Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Buck Institute for Age Research
Cell Aging and Longevity
11:20: Dr. Michael D. West, President and CEO of Advanced Cell Technology, Worcester MA
Stem Cells

12:00 – 2:00 — Healthful refreshments in VLSB Courtyard

Afternoon session: 2:00 – 5:00

2:00: Eric Dishman, Director and Principal Research Scientist at Intel Proactive Health Lab and National Chair of the Center for Aging Services, Portland OR
Everyday Technologies for Alzheimer's Assistance and Early Detection
2:40: Dr. William J. Jagust, Professor of Public Health, Helen Willis Neuroscience Institute, UCB
Imaging the Intersection of Aging and Dementia
3:20: Dr. Ruzena Bajcsy, Professor of Electrical Engineering Computer Sciences, Director of CITRIS, UCB
Information and Communication Technology Towards Independent Living of the Elderly
4:00: General discussion and question period concerning all morning and afternoon topics

All lectures should last 30 minutes, followed by a 10 minute discussion and question period.