Sparc / KT-EQUAL consortium of UK researchers extending quality of life for older and disabled people - upcoming events
We hope you are well.
KT-EQUAL has been working hard to launch some exciting developments and workshops more of which you can read about below.
Our new blog
This week we launched our new KT-EQUAL blog. We'll be updating it regularly with articles and resources about ageing research, knowledge transfer, photos, news and views -- in fact, anything that catches our eye. To get the ball rolling, we've launched with a series of articles on using social networking in ageing research, written by our Senior Media Fellow Professor Trevor Cox.
The new blog has a full commenting facility, so we'd love to hear what you think about our posts, or your suggestions for topics we can cover in the future. You can also subscribe to the blog using your favourite RSS reader or just check back to our homepage regularly (http://www.equal.ac.uk) for the latest updates.
Lost in Translation - 23rd June 2011
Struggling to write that lay summary for more funding? Confused by how social networking can help you connect with other researchers in your field of interest? Then book in for our FREE workshop run in partnership with CARDI on the 23rd June.
Age Friendly Cities - 8th June 2011
Can a city-region create a competitive advantage for itself by embedding age-friendliness into its policies and strategies to encourage and support active ageing? Find out more by booking our exciting workshop with ActiveAge http://kt-equal.org.uk/calendar/58/30-The-Competitive-Advantage-of-Age-Friendly-Cities
Ageing research - creating impact locally - 7th July 2011
How can your research create an impact locally? Can you influence service delivery in your local government? Find out how at our workshop in July
Other ageing research news and events:
CARDI (Centre for Ageing Research & Development in Ireland) is hosting its first international Conference, on 2nd - 3rd November 2011, Croke Park, Dublin. Visit the website www.cardi.ie/conference2011 for more information.
An Active Ageing Seminar 2011, in partnership with the BHF National Centre, will take place on June 22nd in London. All the event details can be found here: http://www.vidawellness.co.uk/network/seminar/
The UK’s first Technology4Good Awards including the BT Contact Us Award is being organised by BT and AbilityNet to celebrate the hard work of many charities, businesses and individuals across the UK that use digital technologies to help change our communities for the better. BT has its own BT Contact Us Award to recognise organisations that have gone the extra mile to use IT to enable deaf, hearing impaired and other disabled consumers to interact with them more fully. For more information visit www.technology4goodawards.org.uk
KT-EQUAL/SMART 2 Co-ordinator
University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield, S1 4DA
h.haigh at sheffield.ac.uk
My source: Helen Haigh - KT-EQUAL mail list