Dame Moira Gibb, the chair of the Board of Skills for Care, will oversee the first Digital Care Conference later this year.
The event, organised by Tech for Care, an online platform dedicated to finding and reviewing technologies used in care, will take place at Millenium Point in Birmingham on December 12.
Featuring national and international speakers, panel discussions and seminar sessions, this year’s event will focus on the development and ethics of technology in social care.
Speaking on chairing the conference, Dame Moira said: “I am delighted to be chairing this conference which will be looking at the involvement of technology, especially digital technology in social care.
“There are brilliant technology innovations happening in care, this event will be an opportunity to showcase these innovations and to ensure we can effectively integrate technology into social care…. I am very much looking forward to it.”
Speaking on behalf of Tech for Care, Mohammed Gbadamosi said: “This conference is all about social care and not social care as a side agenda. Digital technology can help address the challenges facing the sector, however there is a need for a critical discussion on how we effectively integrate technology into care without losing the core values and the social element of ‘caring’.
“We are also making it as inclusive as possible by ensuring 30% of our tickets are made available for free, for carers, care workers and those with Lived experience.”
Tech for Care recently hosted the Tech for Care: Using Technology for Quality Care event in Manchester. This was attended by domiciliary care and care home providers, commissioners, social care suppliers and CQC officials.
Registration for the Birmingham event is now open with early bird discount tickets.
A call for paper submission is also open; organisations and individuals with an innovative project, research or product should contact the organisers.
Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting the organisers via https://techforcare.co.uk/seminars-conferences/digital-care-conference-2019/