Harnessing Technology for Aging in Place
Delta Suites Hotel *Vancouver, CANADA Visit the Venue to read more
Around the world seniors have expressed a preference for aging-in-place in their familiar dwelling and/or neighborhood. This year's John K. Friesen conference places the spotlight on technologies that can enable them to do so. Speakers will describe "health smart homes" in which sensors monitor residents' vital signs remotely and signal health care professionals when there is an important change; m-health technologies that enable people to self-monitor from their mobile phone or tablet computer; robotic home helpers; and more.
We cordially invite you to join us in exploring apps and assisstive devices currently on the market and to hear about new ones that are under development in Canada and internationally that may be helpful for you, your older adult loved ones or your clients - whether they are aging-in-place in single family houses, apartment blocks, assisted living or in residential care.
Vancouver is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Plan now to join us in Vancouver in May 2015 for the Friesen conference.
Director, Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University & Conference Chair
All fees are in Canadian dollars and include taxes. Student registration is available to full- time students and post-doctoral fellows or equivalent. The seniors’ rate is available to persons aged 65 and over. You may be asked for proof of status when you check in to receive you badge and conference materials in Vancouver so bring your student card or letter of acceptance with you or, if a senior citizen, id showing your date of birth. 10% discount for groups of five or more from the same organization.
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
A special rate has been negotiated for Friesen conference participants at theDelta Suites Hotel. Located at 550 West Hastings Street, this modern, four-star all suite hotel is directly across the street from SFU's downtown Vancouver campus where the conference will be held and one block from the Waterfront Station terminus of the Canada Line train, the most economical and efficient way to get from the airport to downtown Vancouver.
The Friesen conference rate is $159 per night + tax, single or double and includes free Internet; additional charge is $30 for 3rd or 4th adult.
- Book online or
- call 1.604.689.8188 or toll-free 1.888.663.8811 or
- e-mail Vancouversuites@delta.hotels.com or
- call the Global Reservations Office at 1.800.263.1133.
Be sure to quote the group name "SFU Gerontology 24th Friesen Conference" to get the conference rate.
Note: Rates are quoted in Canadian dollars and are subject to Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 5%,
The special conference rate will be extended three days before and three days after the conference should you wish to arrive early or stay on in Vancouver after the conference.
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Three types of booths available:
- Corporate $CDN 1500
- Government or Small Business $CDN 700
- Non-profit or Educational Organizations: $CDN 350
Friesen Conference Secretariat
Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre
#2800 – 515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6B 5K3