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DDSkills Conference: Skills of caregivers on the use of Cutting Edge Technologies

The DDSkills Midterm Online Conference will explore best practices on teaching the use of Assistive Technology and the main features of the project's curriculum and toolkit to boost the skills of caregivers.

In a context of rapid digital transformation, which are the competencies and resources necessary for mental health professionals to keep track of innovative digital solutions? The DDSkills Midterm Online Conference will explore best practices on teaching the use of Assistive Technology, as well as the main features of the curriculum and toolkit that the project designed to boost the skills of caregivers.

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Agenda

10:00 – 10:15    Welcome and Introductory remarks

Dr. Donatella Mattia – MD, Neurologist, PhD in Physiopathology of Human Movements, director of the NEILab, Fondazione Santa Lucia

10:15 – 10:50     Keynote: Teaching Assistive Technology: experiences and best practices

Renzo Andrich - President, The Global Assistive Technology Information Network (EASTIN)

10:50 – 11:15     Development process of DDSkills training material

Maurizio Panzironi – Project Manager – Tandem Società

11:15 – 11:40     DDSkills training Materials – Handbook and MOOC

Dr. Helena Lydon - Clinical coordinator for the MSc in Applied Behavior Analysis at NUIG – Galway, Ireland

Barbara Klein and Melanie Schmidt - Interdisciplinary Research Centre FUTURE AGING at Frankfurt UAS

11:40 – 12:00     Coffee Break

 

12:00 – 12:20     Toolkit and cutting-edge technologies

Niko Papastamatiou

12:20 – 12:40     Certification process

Chrystalleni Papadopoullou – Lead Auditor, Cyprus Certification Company

12:40 – 13:00     Evaluation Questionaire

Ana Hannotte, EASPD Project Officer

13:00 – 13:35     Keynote: Overview of Brain Computer Interface as Assistive Technology

Dr. Donatella Mattia

13:35 – 13:45     Closing Remarks

Dr. Donatella Mattia