Society and Ageing chap. 4 ” Contribution of new technologies”
In creating its Foundation, the FAM wished to place at the service of society as a whole its unique ability to bring together, on essential health and social issues and around the best French and international experts, all stakeholders, political, medical, scientific, economic and associative.
To fulfil its mission, the FAM has chosen to organise debates open to the public and the media and directly relayed to the public authorities, based on excellent scientific publications or communications. In addition to their level, these debates are distinguished from other events of the same type by the benefit of the institutional status and the guarantees of credibility and ethics which are recognised at the Académie de Médecine.
The FAM is following up on its presentation in June 2019 of the SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) report on the future of ageing in Europe and its care, to launch a cycle of 5 debates on the situation in France entitled “Society and Ageing” which address 5 topics:
Demography and the economy, Falls, sensory disorders and public policies, Taking care of yourself and not fearing the gaze of others, The contribution of new technologies, End-of-life anxiety.
These topics are discussed by academics with sociologists, philosophers, architects, representatives of patient associations, start-ups and companies; and are coordinated by Professor Jean-Pierre Michel, geriatrician, academic and Chairman of the working group which produced the SAPEA report on ageing for the European Union. These debates will be followed by a call for associative projects in 2020 to act on the ground with the beneficiaries.
CHAPTER 4 : CONTRIBUTION OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Information and communication technologies are increasingly empowering citizens and engaging them in self-management of their health. These technologies help older people to stay in their homes by providing security and assistance in their daily lives and by promoting communication with their loved ones. Telemonitoring and integrated diagnosis could help transform health services. However, these technologies raise questions about acceptance, protection of personal data, regulation and certification, real effectiveness, reimbursement and health economics, which are ethical, scientific and economic issues. The conference takes stock of these technologies and their potential effects. It is organised in partnership with the Academy of Technologies and benefits from testimonials from startups.
Speakers: Pr Jean-Pierre Michel, Luc Broussy (EHPA Presse & Conseil Group), Jean-Pierre Aquino (délégué général de la SFGG), Stéphane Tholander (France Biotech), Pr René Amalberti (French Academy of technologiess), Maximilien Petitgenet (Domalys).
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