Conference focuses on transportation and mobility needs of older adults
The AMQoL conference will focus on meeting the transport/mobility needs of older adults so as to improve their access to the various activities and services that underlie health, well-being, and quality of life.
This interdisciplinary conference will bring together experts from: gerontology/geriatrics; transport safety; psychology; sociology; social work; urban planning; engineering; tourism and leisure; occupational therapy; and medicine. Topics will address the mobility-related characteristics of older adults (e.g., aging in developing and newly industrialized countries, exercise and health, personal security, social participation, spatial cognition and way finding, tourism and leisure, travel behavior, transport safety), as well as technological and policy responses to enhancing transport/mobility (e.g., assistive technologies, building design, community transport, roadway design, transport policy, urban planning and environmental design, vehicle design).
Please consider submitting an abstract for the AMQoL conference and let your colleagues know about this opportunity. Abstracts are due by February 13, 2012.
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