9th Annual IRMACS Day

On Friday, April 4th, 2014, the IRMACS Centre will celebrate its 9th anniversary of operation and the launch of the IRMACS Centre's 2014 Thematic Year dedicated to the pan-Canadian research initiative:  

AGE-WELL: Aging Gracefully across Environments using Technology to Support Wellness, Engagement, and Long Life.

A globally aging population demands innovative approaches to ensure people across societies can live and age well. In particular, there is a need to move from health and social agendas that emphasize dependency as we age, to ones that promote healthy aging and independence. There is now a huge interest in how we can harness the potential of technology to enhance the quality of life and health of seniors and to provide high-quality and sustainable services and solutions to meet the needs of the current and future generations of older adults in Canada.

We are preparing a series of events and we hope that you will join us.
Please register at this link.

9:30 - 11:00
MoCSSy Program Student Semester end Presentations:
"Integrating visual analytics in the computational modelling process" presented by Philippe Giabbanelli
"Modelling the prevalence of HIV immune escape mutations in human populations" presented by Piper Jackson
"A computational model of crowds for collective intelligence" presented by John Prpic
11:00 - 11:30 Refreshments and poster/demo set up
11:30 - 11:40 Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Veselin Jungic, IRMACS Centre Deputy Director
Dr. Mario Pinto, SFU Vice President of Research
11:40 - 11:45 Presentation of the Peter Borwein Scholarship to Ali Nadaf
11:45 - 12:00
IRMACS Centre Thematic Year launch dedicated to the research of "AGING WELL"
Dr. Andrew Sixsmith, IRMACS Centre Deputy Director
12:00 - 1:00 "Technology to help us age well: Research, Development and Commercialization" presented by
Dr. Geoff Fernie, Institute Director, Research, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-University Health Network
1:00 - 3:00 Lunch, Posters, Demonstrations (see details below)

About Dr. Geoff Fernie: Professor Fernie is a Senior Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute with cross-appointments at the Department of Surgery, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, the Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science, and the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Geoff has been responsible for many products that assist people's independence, including innovative wheelchairs and bathroom aids. He is also passionate about encouraging entrepreneurship to bring new products to market and develop Canadian industry. 


Hamed Yaghoubi Shahir BADAS Project - Developing a Mobile Tool for Ecological Momentary Sampling with Older Adults with Bipolar Disorder ASB 10901 - 1:30 pm
Steve Robinovitch TIPS Project - Technology for Injury Prevention in Seniors (TIPS): Addressing the cause and prevention of falls in older adults ASB 10901 - 2:00 pm
Philippe Giabbanelli CoCo: Microsimulation Modelling Framework
FCM-RCT: Randomized Controlled Trials for Health Behaviour Change 
ASB 10908
Piper Jackson MoCSSy Program - Simulations including the Crowd Behaviour Simulator and Social Mind ASB 10908
J.S. Mercier VIVA Project - Lensing Wikipedia and other Visual Analytics Tools IRMACS Atrium
Shahram Payendah/Cliff Edwards/George Xu Robotics for Remote Monitoring and Well Being IRMACS Atrium
Veselin Jungic Math Catcher Outreach Program
Adventures of Small Number (Episodes 1-5)
IRMACS Theatre
Brian Corrie 3D Visualization of Network Models of HIV Spread IRMACS Atrium


Poster Session 

Ryan Woolrych Understanding Falls in Long-Term Care: A Video-based Case Study Approach
Heather Stewart The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging: Advancing the Science of Population Health and Aging through Interdisciplinary Research
Bozena Kaminska/Kian Davoudi Mechanically Flexible Biosensor for Detection of Photoplethysmography
Brian Booth Modelling the Healthy Premature Infant Brain
Maryam Sadeghi Developing a Tele-medicine System for Monitoring and Managing Pressure Ulcers in Long-term Care Facilities
Andrew Sixsmith/Alex Mihalidis Aging Gracefully across Environments using Technology to Support Wellness, Engagement, and Long Life
Catherine Bigonnesse Exploring the Potential of Innovative Housing Models for Older Adults to Support Aging-in-Place
Laura Booi Care staff attitudes in Residential Care: A preliminary review
Stephanie Blackman Investigating the Feasibility of Smartphone Applications as a Support for Older Adults with Mild Impairments in Cognition
Sarah Wu Individual differences as predictors of suicide-related ideation among older adults at risk of self-harm
Piper Jackson Modelling the prevalence of HIV immune escape mutations in human populations
Jeremy Kawahara Predicting disability level in multiple sclerosis patients using spinal cord measurements from 3D MRI
J.S. Mercier Integrating visual analytics in the computational modelling process
Ali Nadaf Estimating HIV Incidence: A Mathematical Modelling Approach
Bojan Ramadanovic Network Model of HIV Epidemic in Downtown Eastside of Vancouver
Bojan Ramadanovic Modelling Critical Care in British Columbia
Teresa Cheung Assessing early onset Alzheimer's Disease with MEG
For more information about the AGE-WELL network go to http://agewell-nce.ca.

Happy IRMACS Day!