Advanced Technologies for an Ageing Population

Dates: March 23 – 24, 2011
Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Many parts of Europe belong to the group of countries with the highest levels of life expectancy worldwide. At the same time, lower birth rates and declining mortality at higher ages both reverse the age pyramid.

This places a two-fold challenge on advanced technologies to provide both improved treatments for conditions associated with ageing, and to contribute to a reduction in the overall costs of healthcare.

In this conference, the Institute of Nanotechnology will host an international panel of expert speakers who will examine these challenges in several themes across two days. The first day of the conference will examine some of the medical challenges, focusing particularly on new approaches to diagnosing and treating degenerative diseases. The second day will focus on a range of new assistive technologies, as well as analyzing demographic trends and examining ethical issues and challenges.