About the Conference
Owing to the global long-life expectancy rate and low birth rate, population aging is widespread across the world. Given the rising healthcare demands of the aging population, there is an increasing trend in the adoption of various forms of gerontechnology and products in elderly care centers, elderly residential care homes, and hospitals. Gerontechnology does not only promote independence among older adults, but also enhances their quality of life. We organized the first International Conference on Gerontechnology (ICG2020) in Hong Kong in November, 2020. We received over 600 attendees and overwhelmingly positive responses.
Riding on the success of the first conference, the coming conference will continue to provide an interdisciplinary platform for local and overseas researchers, academics, service providers , users, social workers and policy makers to present and discuss their gerontechnological experience during COVID-19 pandemic and the most recent innovations and trends in gerontechnology.
Highlight of ICG2021
The conference will take place on 23-25 Nov 2021 and will be held both online and physically.
Venue*: Agile Sports Hall, Jockey Club Campus, 81 Chung Hau Street, Hong Kong Metropolitan University, Ho Man Tin
Theme: Gerontechnology in COVID-19: experience and revelation
1. Invention of emerging gerontechnology
2. Application of technology in geriatric care
3. Policies facilitating the use of gerontechnology
This 3-day conference will provide keynote and master classes presentations delivered by academics, researchers and health care professionals, sharing their valuable experiences during COVID-19 and the latest knowledge of gerontechnology. Hands-on experience, demonstration of technology from service provider and experience sharing from end-users will be provided in workshops. Scientific discussion will be fostered through paper and poster presentations.
* Due to COVID-19, seating capacity is subject to the government policy and thus the seats are not guaranteed. Participants will be informed if they could join the conference in due course.