Updated 9/29/03



"Computer-Based Technology and
Caregiving for Older Adults"

Moving from Ideas to Implementation:
A Caregiver's Perspective

October 2-3, 2003

Natcher Conference Center
National Institutes of Health Campus
Bethesda, Maryland


8:00 AM Welcome and Conference Overview
  Russell E. Morgan, President, SPRY Foundation
John Rother, Director of Policy and Strategy, AARP
8:15 AM

Opening Comments

A Congressional and Administrative View

Christine Grant, Vice Chair and Treasurer, SPRY Board of Trustees

Arlen Specter, Senator from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (video)

Elias Zerhouni, Director, National Institutes of Health (video)

Why do we need technology for caregiving of older adults in the U.S.?
A home and community-based perspective
Harry M. Linowes, Chair, SPRY Board of Trustees

Jonathan B. Perlin, Deputy Undersecretary for Health, U. S. Department
of Veterans Affairs

Adopting new technology into our caregiving system: What does it take to
go from an idea to use in the home and community?
    Michael J. Ackerman, Assistant Director for High Performance Computing
and Communications,
National Library of Medicine

9:10 AM


9:40 AM

Plenary Session 1:

What technology is currently available to support care in the home
for older adults?


John Wren, Director, Center of Planning and Policy Development,
U. S. Administration on Aging

Monitoring and Care Coordination, and Management
Craig Lehmann, SUNY

Assessment Tools
Karlene K. Ball, Director, Center for Research in Applied Gerontology,
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Information/Prevention/Patient Advocacy
Blair Irvine, Research Scientist, Oregon Center for Applied Science, Inc.

Medical/Personal Records
Johnny D. Walker, CEO & Executive Director, Patient Safety Institute

Integrating Health and Social Services
Cheryl Schramm, Director, Agency on Aging, Atlanta Regional Commission

Question and Answer

10:55 AM

Plenary Session 2:

What technology is on the horizon for providing caregiving support for
older adults?


John Wren, Director, Center of Planning and Policy Development,
U.S. Administration on Aging

Tom Aversano, Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

Majd Alwan and Lou Simon, University of Virginia

Distance Monitoring
Michael Rosen, Director, Assistive Technology Research Center,
National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, DC

Judith Matthews, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School
of Nursing and Carnegie Mellon University

Question and Answer
12:00 PM
Plenary Session 3:
Reflection on Morning Sessions

Lona Choi, Project Manager, SPRY Foundation

Suzanne Mintz, President, National Family Caregivers Association

Lona Choi, Project Manager, SPRY Foundation

12:15 PM
Lunch Break and Electronic Demonstrations
(Box lunches were made possible by HomMed)

1:15 PM

First Workshop Series

Workshop A. Health Information, Prevention, and Patient Advocacy


Chris Saeger, AARP

Stephanie Dailey, Education Research Specialist,National Institute on Aging
Roger W. Morrell, Director of Research,Gerotech Corporation

"Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Online: Overview, Key Issues and
Initial Outcomes"
Robert Glueckauf, Professor and Director, University of Florida Center for
Research on Telehealth and Healthcare Communications

Group Discussion Facilitators:
Tom Aversano
Blair Irvine
Cheryl Schramm

Workshop B. Assessment, Care Coordination, and Management

Lona Choi, SPRY Foundation

"Using Technology to Assist Caregivers of Family Members
with Dementia"
Latona Murdoch, Senior Research Associate, Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University of Ohio

Diane Mahoney, Director, Gerontechnology, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center
for Aged (HRCA) Research and Training Institute, Boston, Massachusetts

Group Discussion Facilitators
Karlene Ball
Craig Lehmann
Mike Rosen

Workshop C. Caregiving Support Services

Janet Witt, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

Bridging the Digital Divide: An Innovative Online Support Group for
Caregivers of Parkinson's Disease Patients

Mitch Golant, Vice President of Research and Development,
The Wellness Community

Cyber Seniors/Cyber Teens, and Cyber Health: An Intergenerational
Approach to Improving the Health of Older Adults
Elizabeth Isele, Founder and President, CyberSeniors.org and
Lawrence Schiamberg, Michigan State University

Group Discussion Facilitators:
Majd Alwan and Lou Simon
Judith Matthews
Johnny D. Walker

2 :05 PM


2 :15 PM

Second Workshop Series

3 :05 PM


3 :15 PM

Plenary Session 4:
  What evidence supports the use of technologies in home and community
based caregiving of older adults?

Richard Browdie, President and CEO, Benjamin Rose Institute

Brooke S. Harrow, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston

Patient and Provider Satisfaction/Quality
Pamela Whitten, Assistant Professor, Department of Telecommunication
Michigan State University

Privacy and Ethics
Mike Cantor, Associate Director for Clinical Affairs, New England Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC)

Question and Answer

4 :15 PM

Plenary Session 5:
  Reflections on Afternoon Sessions

Lona Choi, SPRY Foundation

Elizabeth Bertera, National Hispanic Council on Aging

Lona Choi, SPRY Foundation

4:30 PM

Electronic Demonstrations
Networking Roundtable Discussions with Presenters

5:30 PM

Reception at the National Library of medicine Lister Hill Foyer and Veranda

7 :00 PM

Close of the day


8 :15 AM

Plenary Session 6:
  How is technology changing the future of caregiving for older adults?

Terrie Fox Wetle, President Elect
The Gerontological Society of America

Emphasis on Prevention
Ron Goetzel, Director, Institute for Health and Productivity Studies,
Cornell University

Greater Opportunities for Learning
Gary Kreps, Chief, Health Communication and Informatics
Research Branch, National Cancer Institute

Changing Roles for Caregivers
Kathleen Kelly, Executive Director, Family Caregiver Alliance

Introducing Telecare: Global Challenges, Local Strategies
James Barlow, Chair in Technology and Innovation Management,
Innovative Studies Centre, The Business School; Imperial College,
London, U.K.

Question and Answer

9 :30 AM

Plenary Session 7:
  Who is already planning to use technologies for home and community-based caregiving on a large scale? The Department of Veterans Affairs: A case model.

Russell Morgan, President, SPRY Foundation

Adam Darkins, Chief Consultant Telemedicine,
U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Question and Answer

10:15 AM


10:30 AM

Plenary Session 8:
  Technology and Caregiving: What are the research priorities to improve the
health and quality of life of older Americans?

Russell Morgan, President, SPRY Foundation

Richard J. Hodes, Director, National Institute on Aging

Carolyn M. Clancy, Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Donald W. King, Deputy Director for Research and Education,
National Library of Medicine

Steve Downs, Senior Program Officer, The Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation

Eric Dishman, Manager, Proactive Health Research,
Intel Corporation

Jonathan B. Perlin, Deputy Undersecretary for Health,
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

11:55 AM

Plenary Session 9:
  Conference Summary and Future Implications

Sidney Stahl, Chief of Behavioral Medicine, National Institute on Aging

Technology Perspective
Richard Schulz, Director, University Center for Social and Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh

Caregiver Perspective
Gail Hunt, Executive Director, National Alliance for Caregiving

Karyne Jones Conley, President and CEO, National Caucus and Center
on Black Aged, Inc.

12:25 PM

Closing Comments

Russell Morgan, President, SPRY Foundation

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