27th April 2021 (Virtual Meeting)

3rd SHAPES Dialogue Workshop

Technological platforms and healthy ageing: challenges and opportunities

The SHAPES Innovation Action intends to build and deploy a large-scale, EU-standardised open platform. The integration of a broad range of technological, organisational, clinical, educational, and societal solutions seeks to facilitate active and healthy ageing (AHA) and the maintenance of a high-quality standard of life. Mediated by technology, in-home, and local community environments interact with health and care (H&C) networks contributing to the reduction of H&C costs, hospitalisations, and institutional care. However, the complexity of health and care systems poses great challenges.

This 3rd dialogue workshop intends to gather representatives from industry, academia, health and care organisations, civil society as well as older people.

On this occasion the Workshop will be focused on:

  • Identifying the challenges that arise throughout the different phases in the creation of a technological platform, from hardware and software designers to end-users.

  • Envisioning the potential of a common European platform that facilitates long-term active and healthy ageing.

  • Discussing the strengths and weaknesses of technological platforms for integrated care and healthy and active ageing, with a sight on the ethical implications and the acceptance among potential users.

  • Understand the different concerns, points of view and needs of the stakeholders involved in health and care delivery.

The workshop agenda will be organised into individual speeches and two-panel discussions addressing the above-mentioned objectives.

The workshop will open with an introduction to the current healthy ageing challenges and the role of technology to support the health and care systems from a Spanish perspective. The University of Castilla-La Mancha will introduce the role that research, specifically at a European level, can play in advancing eHealth and active and healthy ageing. Then, a brief introduction of the SHAPES project will highlight its milestones, both those achieved and upcoming. In the first panel session, “Challenges, Cooperation, and Opportunities of eHealth”, which will follow the short break, EU project representatives will discuss technological platforms and solutions for AHA, with a strong focus on the ethical concerns that might be involved. The second discussion panel, “Technological platform, Will it work? A reflection from different agent´s approaches around healthy and independent living of older individuals” will gather different stakeholders with an involvement in health and care.

Save the date – we count on your ideas, feedbacks, and points of view to have an interactive and successful workshop!

The workshop is organised by University of Castilla-La Mancha, with the support of AGE Platform Europe.

Language and subtitles: English and Spanish.

Interpreting: International Sign language.

From March 2021, follow the various SHAPES social media: news, debates and polls will be posted to prepare the participants to the dynamic interactions of the Dialogue Workshop.

Click here to register for the 3rd SHAPES Dialogue Workshop

Register your interest to participate before 19th April 2021.

For more information, please contact Barbara.marin@uclm.es

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2021-03-31: The preliminary program of the 3rd SHAPES Dialogue Workshop is just published online!!  (program).