The NHSCT team have been busy promoting SHAPES through invited presentations locally, nationally and internationally. One such key event was the “EU Regions Driving Medicines Safety” event in October 2020. This event was a first for Northern Ireland and showcased examples from a range of EU partners of how Northern Ireland is co-operating and working cohesively throughout Europe to deliver safer and more effective medicines use. SHAPES was highlighted as one of our key collaborative pieces of work.
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical Physics Lab (AUTH) presented the SHAPES project during the European Geriatric Medicine Society “Fostering geriatric medicine across Europe” 7-9 October 2020 // Virtual Conference with the presentation of the paper entitled ‘’Older adult engagement in user-centered, innovative digital solutions for active and healthy ageing’’. ) Virtual Conference – 7-9 October 2020, with the paper entitled ‘’Older adult engagement in user-centered, innovative digital solutions for active and healthy ageing’’.
On 20 October 2020, the EIPonAHA Reference Site HealthRegion CologneBonn – represented in SHAPES by the affiliated gewi-Institute for healthcare studies – held an “EIPonAHA Thematic Workshop” on “Integrated care and platform solutions for better provision of health and care services”.
Almost 90 participants from all over the European Union joined the online event. It was an opportunity to discuss ICT-supported integrated care interventions for older persons living at home. The workshop’s focus was set onto the implementation challenges and the lessons learned from projects throughout EIP on AHA Reference Sites such as the Oberbergischer Kreis or the Portuguese Amadora, as well as by the multi-stakeholder open platform concept rolled out in the EU-H2020 SHAPES project.