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Aging with Passion & Purpose

conference program and schedule.

Sunday, October 20
11:30 a.m. Check-in and Registration
Refreshments (included)

12:00 noon

Overview of Gerontology and Technology

Featured Speaker: R. Benjamin Knapp, Ph.D., Virginia Tech


1:15 p.m.

Gerontechnology Research and Application

Featured Speaker: Deepak Khazanchi, Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Information Science and Technology

2:10 p.m. Refreshment Break and Sponsor Displays
2:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
  Dual-task paradigms for assessing age-related changes in motor function and cognition, Amy Teten, Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Omaha
  Breaking down communication barriers, Kim Davis, B.A., Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  Bombarded in a digital area: Elders resisting or reconciling with technology, Emily Kiehne, B.S., Missouri State University; Carol Gosselink, Ph.D., Missouri State University; Kristine Sinor, B.S., Springfield Greene County Library; Brian Jefferis, Missouri State University, Springfield; and Kelsey Maloney, Missouri State University
  Real-time activity classification using accelerometers, Jong-Hoon Youn, Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Omaha Department of Computer Science
  Bridging the generations through technology, Wendy Townley, M.A. University of Nebraska at Omaha School of Communication and PANEL
3:30 p.m. Refreshments and Sponsor Displays

3:50 p.m.

Intersection of Technology, Faith, and Aging

Featured Speaker: Reverand Chris Alexander, M.A., Countryside Community Church

5:00 p.m.
Darkwood Brew - Experience spirituality through a groundbreaking interactive web gathering featuring world-class jazz musicians, live interviews with international guests, artists and a variety of interactive media speakerheaded by the Countryside Community Church in Omaha, Nebraska.

6:15 p.m.

Adjourn

   
Monday, October 21
7:30 a.m. Check-in and Registration
Vendor and Sponsor Displays
Continental Breakfast (included)
Posters are available for viewing throughout the day

8:30 a.m.

Biomechanics, Aging, and Technology

Featured Speaker: Nick Stergiou, Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Omaha Biomechanics Research Building

9:45 a.m. Vendor Blitz
10:00 a.m. Refreshments
Vendor and Sponsor Displays
10:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
  In sickness and in health: Using technology to take care of ourselves and our spouses, BevVan Phillips, B.S., Total Home Access Solutions, Inc.
  Connect at any age: Designing programs to help American seniors get online, John Walker, M.S., Connected Nation
  Case study of a young-old woman: Journey of aging with passion and purpose through technology, Carol Gosselink, Ph.D., Missouri State University
  Nebraska Mechanics Core Facility Device Development Symposium

• Developing a trunk reflex examnation device for use with individuals with recurrent low back pain, Eric Cutler, Doctoral Candidate, University of Nebraska at Omaha Biomechanics Research Building

• A novel paradigm for evaluating balance and fall risk, Troy Rand, B.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha Biomechanics Research Building

• Improving mobility using a powered ankle-foot orthosis, Sara Myers, Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Omaha Biomechanics Research Building
  Communication and Digital Healthcare Symposium

• Independent living: An assessment framework for comparison of assistive ICT initiatives, Carl Erik Moe, Cand. Polit., University of Agder

• Comparing the exchange of healthcare information from home healthcare services to hospitals in Norway and the United States, Ann Fruhling, Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Informatin Science and Technology and Marian Fossum, Ph.D., University of Agder
11:30 a.m. Lunch (included)

12:00 noon

Aging's Not for Sissies!

Featured speaker: Leta Powell Drake, M.A., Nebraska Broadcaster's Association Hall of Fame

1:10 p.m. Biomechanics Demonstrations
Poster Presentations
Refreshments
Vendor and Sponsor Displays
2:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
  Aging and the energy powerhouse of a cell, Dhundy Bastola, Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Information Science and Technology
  Mobile Assessment Symposium

• Translating variability measurement from laboratory to clinic, Shane Wurdeman, M.S., M.S.P.O., University of Nebraska at Omaha Biomechanics Research Building

• Translating laboratory-based gait measures to healthcare setting using an accelerometer, Ryan Hasenkamp, B.S. University of Nebraska at Omaha Biomechanics Research Building

• Use of gait analysis to assess the likelihood of falls in at-risk population, Anastasia Kyvelidou, Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Omaha Biomechanics Research Building
  Telehealth Symposium

• Telehealth update part 1: Pesonal emergency response and medication systems, David Storm, M.A., Immanual Senior Living

• Telehealth update part 2: Transforming health care, Bridgette Leonard, R.N., Philips Corporation

• Managing and improving chronic diseases through telehealth, Shallina Bowers, Oxford HealthCare
  Information Exchange Symposium

• Technology when we're in the home, and when we're not, Shari Page, R.N., B.S.N., and Lori Parfitt, R.N., B.S.N., The Visiting Nurse Association

• Live in your forever home with universal design concepts, Wanda Gozdz, A.S., B.S., Golden Age Living, LLC

• Universal understanding: Use of universal design to increase college student empathy towards elders, Toni Hill, Ph.D., University of Nebraska - Kearney and Tawnya Woodward, M.S., University of Nebraska - Kearney
  Data and Resources Symposium

• Case study: Implementation of the aging partners data governance program, Martha Hakenkamp, B.G.S., Aging Partners

• Navigating and discovering senior services through the internet, Michaela Williams, B.S., Care Consultants for the Aging

• Connecting the docs: A statewide initiative, Lianne Stevens, M.S., The Nebraska Health Information Initiative
3:30 p.m.Break

3:45 p.m.

Use of Social Media in Intergenerational Contexts Through the Years

Featured Speaker, Jeremy Lipschultz, Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Omaha School of Communication

5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
Adjourn

Poster Presentations

This is a current list of confirmed poster presentations. Additional poster topics will be added as confirmations are received. CEUs are not available for this session.

Computer and internet use by pesons 65 years or older in the United States, Melanie Kiper, M.A., J.D., University of Nebraska at Omaha Center for Public Affairs Research

eSenior Care: Comprehensive digital solution for physical health, vitality, and brain fitness, Dipanwita Dasgupta, Doctoral Candidate, University of Notre Dame

Design of assistive devices for the elderly and disabled: Recent senior projects, Carl Nelson, Ph.D., P.E., Judith M. Burnfield and Linxia Gu, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Effects of internet-based interventions on weight loss in midlife and older rural woman, Paul Dizona, M.S., University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing

Elderly persons' evaluation of caring behaviors in a nursing home setting, Kathleen Pepin, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N., Nebraska Wesleyan University

The exchange of healthcare information from home healthcare services to hospitals, Marian Fossum, Ph.D., University of Agder, and Ann Fruhling, Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Information Science & Technology