Tuesday, November 5

08:45     Registration

09:15     Introduction: Why?  Our rational for this meeting

Josep Lladós, Director, Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3), Open University of Catalonia (UOC)
Josep A. Planell, President, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Body Ageing but Not Disabling

09:45     Session 1:  Ageing society

a                •What is “senior” today? • Economic dimension of ageing beyond Welfare State
a                 sustainability

A.-M. Guillemard, Professor of sociology, Faculty of Social & Human Sciences, University of Paris Descartes Sorbonne. The Challenge of an ageing population: turning them into opportunities for societies and individuals by developing social investment and activation strategies
Yuko Suda, Professor, Dept. of Sociology, Toyo University. Caring ageing population and its trickling effects: Experience of Japan
Discussant: Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol, senior researcher, IN3

11:00     Coffee break

11:15     Session 2:  Learning lifelong

a                 •Learneability  • Brain Plasticity • Cognitive reserve  • Intergenerational Learning

Diego Redolar-Ripoll, Researcher in Psychobiology & Neuroscience, IN3.
Insights into the ageing mind: a view from neural plasticity

David Bartrés-Faz
, Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry & Clinical Psychobiology, Universitat de Barcelona. Cognitive reserve in ageing: current research and potential applications
Eulàlia Hernández Encuentra; Lecturer, Deptartment of Psychology & Education, UOC.
ICT adoption among older students at UOC
Roser Beneito,
Senior Lecturer of Multimedia, UOC.
Elderly and Social Media: Bridging the gap of eMarginality through Social Media
Anna Grabowska, Head, Autodesk Training Center, Gdansk University of Technology. Making adult education useful, relevant and engaging
Discussant: Elena Muñoz-Marrón, Researcher in Psychobiology & Neuroscience, IN3

13:15     Lunch

14:30     Session 3:  Cultural and material care arrangements

a                   Caregiving and carework in ageing societies  • Care as a gendered work. • The role of
a                  men in long-term care • Ethical, cultural and political aspects in the design and
a                  implementation of technological innovations  • Care arrangements for a more
a                  Independent and healthy ageing     • The value of innovation in ageing societies
Cultural differences of the ageing process

Christine Milligan, Professor of Health & Social Geography, Director, Center for Ageing Research , Lancaster University.  Narratives of care: exploring the experiences of older male caregivers
Geraldine Fitzpatrick
, Professor and Head, Institute of Technology Design & Assessment, Vienna University of Technology. Designing Technologies for care – Re-imagining AAL and telecare agendas
Daniel López
, Tenured Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology & Education, UOC. Little arrangements that matter. Rethinking autonomy and technological innovation in later life
Jay Sokolovsky
, Professor and Director, Anthropology Program, University of South Florida St. Petersburg. It’s not your grandmother’s old age anymore: Disruptive Demographics meets Globalization
Discussant: Tomás Sánchez Criado, Postdoctoral Researcher, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

16:45     End of working day

21.00     Welcome Dinner: Restaurant Tuset (more info in Venues)


Wednesday, November 6

10:00     Session 4:  Ageing activism and older people’s involvement in politics

a                 Participation and ageing activism   • Self-advocacy and self-determination
Practices of involvement.  •  Identity, empowerment and politics.

Eva Alfama, Researcher in the Institute of Government and Public Policy (IGOP), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.  Active aging policies, citizenship and participation
Miquel Domènech,
Professor, Dept. of Social Psychology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Older People Participation in technoscientific debates
Israel Rodríguez,
Professor, Dept. of Psychology and Education, UOC. A common ground? Independent living in Spain and the differences between older and disabled people’s activism
Orla O’Donovan
, Lecturer, Applied Social Studies, University College Cork.
Ageing, Activism and Alzheimers

Discussants: Miquel Domènech and Israel Rodríguez

11:30     Coffee break

11:45     Session 5:  Final discussion. Wrapping Up

Discussant: Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol, senior researcher, IN3

13:00     End of workshop


13:00     Lunch: details TBC

16:00     Public  Research Seminar        (Room W.Mitchell, MediaTic)   

 Álvaro Pascual-Leone, Professor of Neurology and Associate Dean for Clinical &  Translational Research, Harvard Medical School

Stimulating the Brain to Promote Health and Wellbeing 

(See Abstract)

You can the program in pdf format here


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