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Challenges and Opportunities of an Aging Population


Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable Meeting

February 28, 2012 (dinner) 
The DuPont Circle Hotel
Room: DuPont A
1500 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036 
February 29, 2012 (meeting)
The DuPont Circle Hotel
Room: DuPont A
1500 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036

In the United States, by the year 2035, 1 in 5 people are expected to be age 65 or older.  How will this growing number of elderly citizens impact society?  What are the implications for policy makers and businesses?  With this particular meeting, GUIRR members will consider the challenges of an aging population, but also ways to turn our aging demographics into positive opportunities and a competitive advantage for the nation.  The focus will be on policy, strategy (i.e., public-private partnerships), and technology that can and will drive future innovations.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

 Location:           The Dupont Circle Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036                              

5:30-6:30 PM       Cocktails
6:30-8:00 PM       Dinner
                           Moderator:  Lydia Thomas, President and CEO (Ret.), Noblis; GUIRR Co-Chair  
                           Ken Dychtwald, Futurist, Psychologist, Gerontologist, Documentary Filmmaker, Entrepreneur and Author
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Location:            The Dupont Circle Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036

7:30-8:00 AM       Continental Breakfast
8:00-8:15 AM       Welcome Remarks
                           C. D. (Dan) Mote, Jr., Former President and Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering, University of 
                           Maryland at College Park; GUIRR Co-Chai
8:15-8:25 AM       Leadership Transition

                          Bullet (white)  Acknowledge/Recognize Outgoing Industry Co-Chair
                               Lydia Waters Thomas, Former President and CEO (retired); Noblis
                          Bullet (white)  Introduce/Welcome Incoming Industry Co-Chair
                               Uma Chowdhry, Senior Vice President and Chief Science & Technology
                               Officer, Emeritus; DuPont Company Experimental Station

8:25-8:50 AM       A New Look at Old Age: A Systems Approach to Longevity (*Presentation Coming Soon*)
                          Joseph F. Coughlin, Director, AgeLab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology     
8:50-8:55 AM       Q&A

8:55-9:20 AM      
Myths and Realities Regarding the Aging of America                         
                          John W. Rowe, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Mailman School of Public Health, 
                          Columbia University
9:20-9:25 AM       Q&A
9:25-9:50 AM       NIA and The Challenge of Aging Populations                        
                          Richard Suzman, Director, Behavioral and Social Research Program, National Institute on Aging, 
                          National Institutes of Health
9:50-9:55 AM       Q&A
9:55-10:10 AM      Break
10:10-10:35 AM   
The U.S. Aging Challenge in International Perspective                     
                           Richard Jackson, Director and Senior Fellow, Global Aging Initiative, Center for Strategic and 
                           International Studies

10:35-10:40 AM    Q&A 
10:40-11:05 AM    Spurring Advancements in Senior Independent Living: Engineering a New Research Infrastructure
                           R. Paul Crawford, Research Scientist, Intel Labs and Co-Principal Investigator, Senior Independent 
                           Living Research (SILvR) Network Initiative
11:05-11:10 AM    Q&A
11:30 AM-
    12:00 PM         Moderated Panel Discussion – All Guest Speakers (AM and PM)

 12:15-1:30 PM     Lunch
                           Introduction: Lydia Thomas, President and CEO (Ret.), Noblis; GUIRR Co-Chair
                                    Aging Populations at the Center of the 21st Century global agenda                        
                           Michael Hodin, Executive Director, Global Coalition on Aging and Adjunct Senior Fellow, 
                           Council on Foreign Relations
1:30-1:55 PM        One Robot Per Person: Socially Assistive Robotics for Affordably Supporting Aging-in-Place and Improving 
                            Quality of Life (*Presentation Coming Soon*)
                            Maja Mataric, Professor of Computer Science, University of Southern California
1:55-2:00 PM         Q&A

2:00-2:20 PM        OPEN DISCUSSION: What might GUIRR do to manage, mitigate, and/or make the best of some of the 
                            anticipated challenges of an aging population?
2:20-2:55 PM        Updates and Discussion on Current GUIRR Projects

                                     Moderator:  C. D. (Dan) Mote, Jr., University of Maryland; GUIRR Co-Chair       
  • International Research Collaborations (“I-Group”)
  • Problem-Based Approaches to International Development [newly proposed]
  • Cybersecurity: Open Metrics and Benchmarks [newly proposed]
  • Webinar: NRC Study on Research Universites [new]
  •  Here or There? Revisted
  • University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP)
  • Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP)
2:55-3:00 PM        Proposal of New Topics and Projects for GUIRR + Other Member Announcements     ·        

3:00 PM                      Adjourn