The 8th Annual Coleman Institute Conference on

Cognitive Disability and Technology

Thursday, October 16, 2008

St. Julien Hotel

Boulder, Colorado

8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.

WELCOMING REMARKS

by David Braddock, PhD Associate Vice President, University of Colorado System and Executive Director, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities

8:45 a.m.

DISTINGUISHED KEYNOTE SPEAKER
WILLIAM T. “BILL” COLEMAN III

Founder and CEO, Cassatt, Inc.
Founding Donor, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities

Augmented Reality: A Cyber-future Where Our Abilities Transcend Our Disabilities

View associated powerpoint presentation, The Information Age: At the Inflection Point [ppt, 1274k]

9:45 a.m.

POSTER SESSION

Selected interdisciplinary research projects involving CU faculty, graduate students, academic and commercial partners, and exhibitors will be highlighted in this highly interactive session.

10:45 a.m.

CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN SMART HOME AND PERSONAL SUPPORT
TECHNOLOGIES FOR PEOPLE WITH COGNITIVE DISABILITIES


Moderator: DAN DAVIES
Founder and CEO, AbleLink Technologies Inc.


Panelists:

RODNEY BELL
Principal, ASSET Consulting, LLC
[Applying Systems and Software Engineering Technologies ]
Presentation [pps, 598k], Handout [pdf, 224k]

JEFF DARLING
President, Rest Assured, LLC
President, Wabash Center, Lafayette, Indiana
Presentation [ppt, 383k]

DUANE TEMPEL
Sound Response
Senior Outreach Specialist, University of Wisconsin
Presentation [ppt, 2349k]

GREG WELLEMS Director, Innovation Program
Imagine! Colorado
Presentation [ppt, 2600k]

12:00 p.m

Continuing Poster Session and Lunch

1:30 p.m.

HEALTH PROMOTION, TECHNOLOGY AND PEOPLE WITH COGNITIVE
DISABILITIES
HOLLY WYATT, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes; National Program Director for the Centers for Obesity Research and Education; Medical Director of The Center for Human Nutrition’s Weight Management Program

The Importance of Lifestyle Change in Health Promotion: Preventing Obesity and Diabetes [ppt, 2700k]


JAMES RIMMER, PhD
Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Disability and Human Development; Director, Center on Health Promotion Research for Persons with Disabilities; Director, National Center on Physical Activity and Disability

Using Technology to Promote Physical Activity Among Individuals with Cognitive Disabilities [ppt, 13900k]

2:30 p.m.

POLICY DIRECTIONS FOR COGNITIVE ACCESSIBILITY ON THE WEB


Moderator:
CLAYTON LEWIS, PhD
Coleman Institute Scientist in Residence


Panelists:

MIKE PACIELLO
Founder & President, The Paciello Group [TPG]

PAUL TIMMERS, PhD
Head of e–Inclusion, European Commission, Directorate of General Information, Society & Media

CYNTHIA WADDELL, JD
Executive Director and Law, Policy and Technology Consultant, International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet [ICDRI]

SCOT WEERES
Director, Standards Development and Compliance, Accessibility Directorate, Ontario, Canada, a unit of the Ministry of Community and Social Services

CAMERON WILSON
Director of Public Policy, Association for Computing Machinery


Respondent: Bill Coleman
3:45 p.m.

Stretch Break

4:00 p.m.

COLEMAN INSTITUTE-SUPPORTED ADVANCES IN BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGY RELATED TO COGNITIVE DISABILITIES


Introductions by CLAUDIA COLEMAN

Founding Donor, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities


DANIEL ABRAMS, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Resident in Psychiatry, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine; and Founder, President and CEO, Sierra Neuropharmaceuticals, Inc. Presentation [pdf, 56k]


CURT FREED, MD

Head, Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology and Toxicology, Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine


KAREN NEWELL, PhD

Associate Professor and Markert Endowed Chair of Biology, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and Chief Scientific Director, CU Institute of Bioenergetics

5:00 p.m.

CLOSING REMARKS by DAVID BRADDOCK and SPECIAL GUESTS


RENEE PIETRANGELO, CEO, ANCOR, American Network of Community Options and Resources

BRUCE BENSON, PRESIDENT, UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO SYSTEM

5:30 p.m.

RECEPTION SPONSORED BY ANCOR AND FINAL POSTER SESSION

6:45 p.m.

DINNER and DISTINGUISHED DINNER SPEAKER

MICHAEL BÉRUBÉ, PhD

Paterno Family Professor in English Literature and Science, Technology and Society at Pennsylvania State University and author of Life as We Know It

Life As Jamie Knows It

Link to Dr. BÉRUBÉ's remarks [pdf, 95k].

The dinner address is in honor of the Sie and Whitten families and their leadership for pioneering research on Down syndrome

Print Option [pdf, 115k]