martes, 17 de septiembre de 2013

CDC - Grand Rounds ► CDC's Grand Rounds Presents “Technology and Health: Aging Safely and More Independently,”today, Tuesday, September 17, at 1 p.m. (EDT).

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Join us today for the September session of CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds, “Technology and Health: Aging Safely and More Independently.” This session will be available via live webcast from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, September 17 at 1 p.m. (EDT) on the Grand Rounds Home Page. The webcast link is only active during the date and time of the session, but all sessions are archived for future viewing. 

Please join us to learn how technology, including the proliferation of new technologies, is being designed and tested to help older adults remain healthy and live independently. We live in a time when the growth in the number and proportion of older adults is unprecedented in the history of the United States. By 2030, there will be 72 million older adults in the United States and they will account for roughly 20% of the U.S. population. Multiple chronic diseases place them at risk of frailty and loss of independence with increasing age.

This session of Grand Rounds will explore how technology can help support older adults to live safely and independently as long as possible. The session will include a discussion of the opportunities and challenges presented through technology in promoting optimal aging.

Future Grand Rounds topics include advanced molecular detection and antibiotic use.
Email your questions about this topic before or during the session. Follow us on Twitter #cdcgrandrounds

Presented By:

Lynda A. Anderson, PhD  
Director, Healthy Aging Program
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC
Public Health and an Aging Society 
Brian Jones, MS EE
Senior Research Engineer, Interactive Media Technology Center 
Georgia Institute of Technology
“Researching Technologies for Healthy Aging”
Leanne West, MS Physics, MS EE
Director, Landmarc Research Center, Georgia Technology Research Institute 
Associate Director, Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience
“Individual-Centered Technology”

Carrie Bruce, MA, CCC-SLP
 Research Scientist, Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access 
Georgia Institute of Technology
Supportive Design Strategies to Facilitate Function, Independence, and Safety” 
Lynda A. Anderson, PhD
Director, Healthy Aging Program
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC
Closing Remarks
Facilitated By:

Tanja Popovic, MD, PhD, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds 
John Iskander, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds 
Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Manager, Public Health Grand Rounds 

For non-CDC staff or those outside of the CDC firewall:
A live external webcast will be available. Presentations are archived and posted 48 hours after each session. Due to security measures at CDC’s Roybal campus, non-CDC staff who wish to attend these sessions in person must have prior clearance and a U.S. state-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, U.S. passport).

Names of non-CDC staff (both domestic and international) should be submitted to the Grand Rounds Team. Please note that all information for international visitors must be submitted at least 10 days in advance.

For CDC staff requiring reasonable accommodations:
It is the policy of CDC to provide reasonable accommodations (RA) for qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure their full inclusion in CDC-sponsored training events.  Employees are asked to submit RA requests at least two weeks prior to the training event.  Please e-mail the request to

Grand Rounds is available for Continuing Education.
ALL Continuing Education hours for PHGR are issued online through the CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online system. If you have questions, e-mail or call Learner Support at 1-800-418-7246 (1-800-41TRAIN).
Those who attend PHGR either in person, Envision, IPTV, or “web on demand” and who wish to receive Continuing Education must complete the online seminar evaluation. Thirty days from the initial seminar the course number will change to WD1640 and will be available for continuing education until January 21, 2014. The course code for PHGR is PHGR10.

Target Audience: Physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, pharmacists, veterinarians, certified health education specialists, laboratorians, others
  1. List key measures of burden of disease involving morbidity, mortality, and/or cost.
  2. Describe evidence-based preventive interventions and the status of their implementations.
  3. Identify one key prevention science research gap.
  4. Name one key indicator by which progress and meeting prevention goals is measured.

CE certificates can be printed from your computer immediately upon completion of your online evaluation. A cumulative transcript of all CDC/ATSDR CE’s obtained through the TCE Online System will be maintained for each user. We hope that this will assist CDC staff and other public health professionals to fulfill the requirements for their professional licenses and certificates.

Learn more about continuing education on the Grand Rounds website.

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