Date: December 6-7, 2021, 8:30am-5:30pm U.S. Central Time Zone

Location: Online

Conference Schedule

Day 1: December 6th, 2021

All times listed are U.S. Central Standard Time (CST)

8:00AM–8:30AM        Informal meet-ups; Tech testing

8:30AM–8:45AM        Opening Remarks: Conference Organizers

8:45AM–9:45AM        Keynote: Jeffrey Kaye, M.D.

Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine; Layton Professor and Director, Layton Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Center, School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University

Title: ICTs for RWCTs: Building Real-World Evidence with Digitally Facilitated Studies

Discussant: Robin Hilsabeck, Ph.D., ABPP, Department of Neurology, The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School; Director, Comprehensive Memory Center

9:45AM–10:00AM      Break

10:00AM–11:30AM    Podium Session 1: Technology-enabled Predictions and                                                          Detections;

Moderator: Anjum Khurshid, Associate Professor, Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin

  • Machine Learning-Based Predictions of Older Adults’ Adherence to Technology-Based Cognitive Training, Zhe He (Florida State University)
  • A Circadian Lighting and Activity Detection Solution to Enhance Wellbeing for People with Dementia, Kate Turley (Ulster University)
  • Developing a Web-Based Interface to Manage Sensor Technologies in the Homes of Older Adults, Katrina Boles (MU Institute for Data Science and Informatics, University of Missouri)
  • Leveraging Technology to Make Cognitive Screening Easy for Older Adults and Primary Care Providers, Avery Largent and Robin Hilsabeck (UTHealth Austin)

11:30AM–11:45AM    Greetings: Dean Alexa Stuifbergen, School of Nursing; Dean Eric                                                 Meyer, School of Information 

11:45AM–1:00PM      Poster Session 1; Lunch Break; Breakout rooms

1:00PM–2:30PM        Podium Session 2: Internet-enabled Behaviors

Moderator: Zhao Ni, PhD, RN, Yale University, School of Medicine

  • Internet enabled behaviors in older adults during the pandemic: Patterns of use, psychosocial impacts, and plans for continued utilization, Jared Benge (The University of Texas at Austin)
  • Utilization of telehealth among rural and non-rural older adults during the COVID-19 outbreak: Impact on healthcare delays, Bobbie L. Johannes (University of Michigan)
  • Older Adults’ Trust and Distrust in COVID-19 Public Health Information, Kristina Shiroma (The University of Texas at Austin School of Information)
  • Examining the Intersection Between Generational Cohort and Race/Ethnicity and its Association with Health-Related Internet Use, Christian Vazquez (The University of Texas at Arlington)

2:30PM-3:45PM         Panel: Meet the NIA Program and Scientific Review Officers

Moderators: Bo Xie, School of Nursing & School of Information, UT Austin; Christian Vazquez, UT Arlington; Atami Sagna De Main, School of Nursing, UT Austin

3:45PM–4:00PM        Break

4:00PM-5:30PM         Panel: Meet the Editors-in-Chief

  • Sue Bakken, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association;
  • George Demiris, Informatics for Health and Social Care;
  • Jim Jansen, Information Processing & Management;
  • Mo Wang, Work, Aging and Retirement;
  • Discussant: Karen Rose, OSU.

5:30PM–5:45PM        Networking

Day 2: December 7th, 2021

All times listed are U.S. Central Standard Time (CST)

8:00AM–8:30AM        Informal meet-ups; Tech testing

8:30AM–8:45AM        Summary of Day 1 Discussions: Organizer

8:45AM–9:45AM        Keynote: Jing Wang, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

Dean and Professor, Florida State University College of Nursing

Title: Interdisciplinary Research on Smart and Connected Health in Aging: Past, Present, and Future

Discussant: Marge Benham-Hutchins, PhD, RN, Interim Department Chair, Department of Biobehavioral Health Science, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

9:45AM–10:00AM      Break

10:00AM–11:30AM    Podium Session 3: eHealth Interventions;

Moderator: Maurice Mulvenna, Professor of Computer Science, Ulster University 

  • Changing landscape of nursing homes serving residents with dementia and mental illnesses, Huiwen Xu (The University of Texas Medical Branch)
  • Effects of a Multimedia Intervention on Older Adults’ eHealth Literacy, Atami S. De Main (The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing)
  • Inter-professional technology-based collaboration to support home rehabilitation of the older patients, Laurence Alpay (Inholland University of Applied Sciences)

11:30AM–12:45PM    Poster Session 2; Lunch Break; Breakout rooms 

12:45PM–2:15PM      Podium Session 4: Technology Use and Concerns

Moderator: Yijung Kim, PhD, Texas Aging & Longevity Center, The University of Texas at Austin

  • Factors Associated with Aging Adults’ Use of Mobile Technologies to Support Physical Activity, Carina Katigbak (Cizik School of Nursing, UTHealth Science Center at Houston)
  • Privacy Tech and Older Adults – A Prisma Review, Thora Knight, Xiaojun (Jenny) Yuan and DeeDee Bennett Gayle (University at Albany)
  • Older Adults Use of Technology for Decision-Making: A Systematic Literature Review, Elisabeth Dubois (University at Albany)
  • Mapping the domain of Gerontechnology via Published Literature, Unmil Karadkar (Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Aging and Care, University of Graz)

2:15PM–2:30PM        Awards Presentation

2:30PM–3:45PM        Panel: Conducting Interdisciplinary Research

Moderator: Bo Xie, PhD, School of Nursing and School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin

  • Shelia Cotten, Associate Vice President for Research Development, Clemson University
  • Anjum Khurshid, Associate Professor, Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Blaine Reeder, Associate Professor, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri
  • Maya Henry, Associate Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin

3:45PM–4:00PM        Break

4:00PM–5:30PM        Panel: Meet the Editors of Special Issues and Publications

  • Bo Xie, School of Nursing & School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Daqing He, School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh
  • Ron Baecker, Morgan & Claypool Synthesis Lectures on Health and Technology

5:30PM–5:45PM        Networking; Conference evaluation; Adjourn


Conference Sponsors

  • National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health (#R13AG067668; PI: Bo Xie)
  • The University of Texas at Austin
    • School of Nursing
      • Ed and Molly Smith Centennial Fellowship in Nursing
    • School of Information
    • Texas Aging and Longevity Center

Planning Committee Members:

  • Suzanne Bakken, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FIAHI, Alumni Professor of Nursing and Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Co-Chair, Data Science Institute’s Health Analytic Center, Columbia University
  • Neil Charness, PhD, William G. Chase Professor of Psychology; Director, Institute for Successful Longevity, Florida State University
  • Shelia Cotten, PhD, Associate Vice President for Research Development, Clemson University
  • George Demiris, PhD, FACMI, PIK (Penn Integrates Knowledge) University Professor, Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences, School of Nursing, and Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • Karen Fingerman, PhD, Wilson Regents Professor in Human Ecology, Human Development & Family Sciences; Director, Texas Aging & Longevity Center, UT Austin
  • Kyriakos Markides, PhD, Professor, Annie and John Gnitzinger Distinguished Professor of Aging and Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston (UTMB).
  • Chi-Ren Shyu, PhD, Director, Institute for Data Science and Informatics, Paul K. and Dianne Shumaker Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Rebeca Wong, PhD, P. & S. Kempner Distinguished Professor in Health Disparities; Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health; Director, WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center on Aging and Health; and Associate Director and Senior Fellow, Sealy Center on Aging, UTMB.

Program Committee Members:

  • Adriana Arcia, School of Nursing, Columbia University
  • Nathan Davis, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Atami Sagna De Main, School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Daqing He, School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh
  • Robin Hilsabeck, Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Constance Johnson, Jane and Robert Cizik School of Nursing; School of Biomedical Informatics; UT Health Science Center at Houston
  • Unmil Karadkar, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Aging & Care, University of Graz, Austria
  • Yijung Kim, Texas Aging & Longevity Center, The University of Texas as Austin
  • Mike Mackert, Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations; Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Maurice Mulvenna, School of Computing, Ulster University
  • Blaine Reeder, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Kristina Shiroma, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Jing Wang, School of Nursing, UT Health San Antonio
  • Tom Yeh, Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Ning Zou, School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh

For more information about the Conference, contact our team or the Conference Chair:

General inquiries: ahic@utexas.edu

Conference chair: Bo Xie谢波, Ph.D. | Professor
The University of Texas at Austin | School of Nursing; School of Information
boxie@utexas.edu | https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/~boxie/index.html

Published by

Nathan Davis

PhD student in the UT School of Information