February 21st, 2024 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm *virtual* Dr. Dawn Mechanic-Hamilton, University of Pennsylvania, will be presenting a talk called: “Digital Technology Use in Assessment and Intervention in AD/ADRD: Is it feasible and does it add value in clinical and research settings?"
Bio: Dr. Dawn Mechanic-Hamilton is an Assistant Professor and Chief of Neuropsychology in the Department of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a Co-Lead of the Penn Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Clinical Core and Co-Lead of the Penn AITech Collaboratory AD/ADRD Pilot Core. She is a clinical neuropsychologist in the Penn Memory Center and her research focuses on early identification of cognitive change in older adults as well as technology-based and group-based interventions. She supervises pre-doctoral interns and externs and leads the Neuropsychology Track in the Penn Psychology Internship Program.
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the current trends in technology use by older adults. 2.Identify some of the current approaches to technology-based cognitive assessment. 3. Review two examples of integrating technology, one for assessment in pre-clinical AD/ADRD and one for intervention in symptomatic AD/ADRD.
*PNS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PNS maintains responsibility for this program and its responsibility for this program and its content.
Tentative 2023-2024 Talk Dates and Speakers: October 18th 2023 - Dr. Erica Weber (Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation) November 15th 2023 - Dr. Umesh Venkatesan (Moss Rehabilitation) January 17th 2024 - Mentor Award Recipient, Dr. Tania Giovannetti (Temple) February 21st 2024 - Dr. Dawn Mechanic-Hamilton (Penn) March 20th 2024 - Dr. Sakina Butt (Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital) April 12 or 19th 2024 - Spring Symposium May 2024 TBD - Student Award Presentations