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What:               Symposium on Technology’s Role

in Promoting the Health of an Aging Population


When:              3 p.m.-6 p.m., Monday, April 26


Where:             The Catholic University of America

                        Pangborn Hall, Dean Scullen Memorial Room

                        620 Michigan Ave., N.E.

                        Washington, D.C.


Details:            The rapidly growing elderly population worldwide presents tremendous challenges for the global community. Catholic University will host a symposium titled “Technology for Promotion of Health, Function and Independence Through the Lifespan” that will look at the possibilities for technology to facilitate good health and independent living for aging adults. A panel of national experts in the fields of aging, telehealth, telerehabilitation and telecommunications will talk about widespread applications of technology for remote health monitoring, remote rehab service-delivery models, access to health information on the Internet, and home-based health-care technologies, for example, sensors in the home that monitor people’s health and daily activities.


                        The panel includes:

                        Alan Dubow, vice president of ViTelNet Inc., McLean, Va.           

William A. Herrman, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Michael J. Rosen, director of the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Telerehabilitation, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, D.C.

Binh Q. Tran, chair and associate professor of CUA’s Department of Biomedical Engineering


The event is free and open to the public. A reception with light refreshments will follow. For more information, contact Tran at 202-319-5181 or bme@cua.edu.  


Sponsors:         CUA’s Department of Biomedical Engineering 

                        Gerontological Society of America, Technology and Aging Group

                        Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Telerehabilitation               

Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center

                        Washington Academy of Biomedical Engineering                                    


Media:             For more information, contact the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.




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