The Digital Health and Wellbeing Symposium will be held at The Open University campus on 24th March and is organised by Dr Hannah R Marston, a Research Fellow in the Health & Wellbeing Priority Research Area (PRA). This 1-day symposium will bring together researchers, academics, stakeholders and practitioners in a bid to share innovative ongoing and future concepts of cross and multi-disciplinary research in the area of digital health and wellbeing. It is anticipated there will be networking opportunities across different disciplines, knowledge exchange, impact, community engagement and sharing of ideas and experiences in a bid to make a difference.
09:45 Welcome address Dr Sarah Earle, Chair of Health & Wellbeing PRA
10:00 Speaker 1: Dr Josephine McMurray, Wilfred Laurier University, Canada: 'Tertius iungens: Connecting the disconnected and other notions that help build ecosystems to support health & agetech innovation'
10:35 Speaker 2: Dr Malcolm Fisk, De Montfort University: 'Developments in Telehealth: How Consumers will Change the Way that Services are Provided'
11:35 Speaker 3: Dr Matthew Fay, GP Principle The Willows Medical Practice, West Yorkshire: 'A new paradigm in palpitation management'
12:10 Speaker 4: Dr Charles Musselwhite, Swansea University: 'Supporting mobility of older people: Why technology is getting it wrong'
13:50 Panel discussion
14:50 Speaker 5: Dr Elisabeth Boulton, University of Manchester: 'Motivating 60-70 year olds to be more active using smart technology: The PreventIT Project'
15:35 Speaker 6: Professor Josie Tetley and Dr Emma Koivunen, Manchester Metropolitan University: 'Using technology to reduce isolation'
16:10 Speaker 7: Dr Verina Waights, The Open University: 'Enhancing quality of life of carers through innovative ehealth technologies'
16:35 Closing remarks Dr Sarah Earle, Chair of Health and Wellbeing PRA
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