Upcoming Events

Event Name DateLocationStaff Presenting or Attending
June 19-20, 2019Boston, MADr. Jeffrey Kaye (Presenting)
"Transforming Clinical Trials with
Objective Holistic, Continuous, and
Ecologically Valid Digital Assessment
Alzheimer's Association
International Conference 2019
July 12-18, 2019Los Angeles, CAList of staff that are presenting to be
uploaded soon

Recent Events (Conferences and Lectures)

Event NameDateLocationStaff Presenting or Attending
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Workshop: Applying Digital Technology
for Early Detection, Diagnosis, and
Monitoring ofAlzheimer's Disease
and Related Dementias
April 2019Bethesda, MDDr. Hiroko Dodge (Presenting)
"Big and Small Data: New
Analytical Framework"
MEDinIsrael ConferenceMarch 25-28, 2019IsraelJudith Kornfeld, M.B.A. (Attending)
AD/PD 2019 (Pre-Conference)March 26, 2019Lisbon, PortugalDr. Hiroko Dodge (Presenting)
"What Biomarkers Do We Expect to
Become Available and When?"
Molecular Med Tri-ConSession: 
Internet of Medical Things: Connected
Healthcare with Sensors and Wearables
March 12, 2019San Francisco, CADr. Jeffrey Kaye (Presenting)
"Sensing Life Kinetics: Building 
the Evidence Base for Digital Health"
CPAD Annual Meeting Nov. 13, 2018Bethesda, MD
Alzheimer's Association Research
Roundtable Fall 2018
Nov 2018Bethesda, MDDr. Hiroko Dodge (Presenting)
GSA 2018 Annual Meeting Nov. 14 - 18, 2018Boston, MADr. Jeffrey Kaye (Presenting)
Dr. Raina Croff (Presenting)
Dr. Zach Beattie (Presenting)

143rd Annual Meeting of the American
Neurological Association

Oct. 21-23, 2018Atlanta, GADr. Jeffrey Kaye (Presenting)
2018 NIH Alzheimer's Research SummitMarch 1-2, 2018Bethesda, MDDr. Hiroko Dodge (Presenting)

Past Events


Event NameDateLocationStaff Presenting or Attending

143rd Annual Meeting of the
American Neurological Association

Oct 21-23, 2018Atlanta, GADr. Jeffrey Kaye (Presenting)
2018 ADC Fall Meeting Oct 19-20, 2018Atlanta, GADr. Jeffrey Kaye (Attending)
Age-WELL 4th Annual ConferenceOct 16-18, 2018Vancouver B.C. 
IEEE/ACM Conference on
Connected Health (CHASE)
Sept. 26-28, 2018Washington, D.C.Dr. Jeffrey Kaye (Presenting)
Alzheimer's Association
International Conference 2018
July 21 - 26, 2018Chicago, ILDr. Jeffrey Kaye (Presenting)
Dr. Neil Thomas (Presenting)
Dr. Christina Reynolds (Presenting)
4th Federal Interagency Conference
on Traumatic Brain Injury
Innovations in Smart Home
Technologies for Brain Injuries)
June 11, 2018Washington, D.C.Dr. Zach Beattie (Presenting)
BIO International Convention 2018 
(Session: Data Standarization in
Digital Biomarkers)
June 6, 2018Boston, MADr. Zach Beattie (Presenting)
Judith Kornfeld, M.B.A. (Attending)
National Academy of Science
Neuro Forum
(Workshop: Harnessing Mobile
June 5, 2018Washington, D.C.Dr. Jeffrey Kaye (Presenting)
mHealth Technology Showcase 
(will be webcast by the NIH)
June 4, 2018Bethesda, MDDr. Jeffrey Kaye (Presenting)
2018 NIH Alzheimer's
Research Summit
May 24, 2018Bethesda, MD Dr. Jeffrey Kaye (Presenting)
Alzheimer's Day at
Northwestern University 
(The Mendelson Lecture)
May 10, 2018Chicago, ILDr. Jeffrey Kaye (Presenting)
11th World Conference of
May 7, 2018St. Petersburg, FLDr. Jeffrey Kaye (Presenting,
Keynote Speaker)


Event NameDateLocationStaff Presenting or Attending
Alzheimer's Association
International Conference 2017
July 16 - 20, 2017London, UK

Dr. Jeffrey Kaye (Presenting)
Dr. Christina Reynolds (Presenting)
Dr. Neil Thomas (Presenting)
Dr. Adriana Seelye (Presenting)


Event NameDateLocationStaff Presenting or Attending
The Critical Path Institute &
Against Major Diseases (CAMD) Digital Biomarkers Conference
March 31 -
April 1, 2016
Bethesda, MDDr. Jeffrey Kaye (Presenting)


Event NameDateLocationStaff Attending or Presenting
Partnerships in Clinical Trials 2015Oct. 8 - 11, 2015Boca Raton, FLJudith Kornfeld, M.B.A. (Attending)
Partnerships in Clinical Trials
Europe 2015
Nov. 17 - 19, 2015Hamburg,
Judith Kornfeld, M.B.A. (Attending)
Alzheimer's Association International
Conference 2015
July 18 - 23, 2015Washington D.C.Dr. Jeffrey Kaye (Presenting)
Dr. Hiroko Dodge (Presenting)
Dr. Adriana Seelye (Presenting)
Daniel Austin (Presenting)
Meysam Asgari (Presenting)
Methods in Longitudinal Dementia
(MELODEM) Annual Meeting
July 6 - 7, 2015Paris, FranceDr.  Hiroko Dodge (Presenting)


Event NameDateLocationStaff Presenting or Attending
AgeTech West Technology Conference and ExpoNov 17, 2014Seattle, WAJudith Kornfeld, M.B.A. (Attending)
GSA 2014: Annual Scientific Meeting Nov. 5, 2014 Washington, D.C.Dr. Jeffrey Kaye (Presenting)
Dr. Johanna Peterson (Presenting)
Bio-Europe 2014 Nov. 3, 2014


Judith Kornfeld M.B.A. (Attending)
Computing Community Consortium
(Session: Aging in Place)
Sept. 10, 2014Bethesda, MDDr. Jeffrey Kaye (Presenting)
BIO International Convention 2014July 23, 2014San Diego, CAJudith Kornfeld M.B.A. (Attending)
Alzheimer's Association International
Convention 2014
July 12 - 17, 2014Copenhagen,
Dr. Jeffrey Kaye (Presenting)
Dr. Hiroko Dodge (Presenting)
Dr. Johanna Peterson (Presenting)
Big Data in Pharma Conference May 12 - 13, 2014London, UKJudith Kornfeld, M.B.A. (Presenting)
Oregon State University
Gerontechnology Conference
April 2 - 3, 2014Corvallis, ORTracy Zitzelberger M.P.H. (Presenting)
Partnerships in Clinical Trials 2014March 30, 2014Las Vegas, NVJudith Kornfeld, M.B.A. (Attending)


Event Name DateLocationStaff Presenting or Attending
AgeTech West Conference 2013Nov. 14, 2013San Jose, CADr. Jeffrey Kaye (Presenting)
Pain Therapeutics Summit Nov. 7, 2013San Francisco, CAJudith Kornfeld, M.B.A. (Attending)
Oregon Connections
Nov. 4, 2013Hood River, ORDr. Jeffrey Kaye (Presenting)
BIO - Europe 2013Nov. 4 - 6, 2013Vienna, AustriaJudith Kornfeld, M.B.A (Attending)

Upcoming Council Meetings

The next Council Meeting is on March 8, 2019 from 9AM - 1:00PM. 

The guest speakers will be:

Noshad Rahimi, MBA, Ph.D., Project Program Management - Kaiser Permanente
Presentation Title: Developing a Mixed-Methods Method to Model Elderly Health Technology Adoption with Fuzzy Cognitive Map, and its Application in Adoption of Remote Health Monitoring Technologies by Elderly Women

Low adoption of health technologies, particularly among elderly women, who represent the majority of the elderly population keeps them from benefiting from technology advances. There is a call to arms for novel approaches that facilitate the creation of models that expand technology adoption theories to the specifics of elderly health technology adoption. In response, this research applies qualitative and quantitative techniques including fuzzy cognitive mapping and network analysis to design a novel mixed-methods modeling approach and apply the method to the adoption of wearables by elderly women as a case-in-point. 

Charles Consel, Inria / Bordeaux Institute of Technology
Presentation Title: HomeAssist: An Assisted Living Platform for Aging in Place Based on An Interdisciplinary Approach

To address the many challenges of aging in place, we have been conducting an interdisciplinary research project aimed to design, develop, deploy, and assess an assisted living platform for frail older adults, named HomeAssist. This platform leverages expertise in psychology and aging, human factors, and computer science. HomeAssist offers an online catalog of assistive applications, covering daily activities, safety, and social participation. HomeAssist was used in a field study; participants found it highly usable and had a highly positive user experience.

Past Council Meetings


September 21, 2019 Meeting


  • Antoine Piau, MD, PhD, visiting researcher from Toulouse University Hospital in France, presented about frailty monitoring.
  • Martina Mancini, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology at OHSU, presented about technology's uses in aging and neurodegeneration research


March 9, 2018 Meeting


  • Dr. Hiroko Dodge, PhD, Professor of Neurology, OHSU presented about her current project: Internet-based Conversational Engagement Clinical Trial (I-CONECT).

  • Dr. Clara Berridge, MSW, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work at the University of Washington, presented about passive monitoring.  


ORCATECH Council Meeting

September 8, 2017
Speakers included Adriana Seelye, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota, Julie Robillard, Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of British Columbia and Ian Dinwoodie, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Portland State University


June 16, 2017
Dr. Melanie Fried-Oken, Professor of Neurology Pediatrics, ENT at OHSU, presented on how Assistive Technology R&D can support people with communication impairments. Dr. Jacqueline Kerr, Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego, presented her research on the physical activity and sedentary behavior of older adults.



August 29, 2016

Charles Consel, Professor of Computer Science at the Bordeaux Institute of Technology and leader at INRIA Research Group, spoke about the HomeAssist project and its potential for advancing research about aging in place.  


March 4, 2016
Speakers included Raina Croff, Assistant Professor of Neurology at OHSU, Deniz Erten-Lyons, Associate Professor of Neurology at OHSU and Allison Lindauer, Assistant Professor of Neurology at OHSU.



ORCATECH Council Meeting

Oct. 2, 2015
Speakers included Lydia Lundburg, Founder at Elite Care, and Tolis Voutsas, Director of New Business Development at SHARP Labs of America, Inc.


ORCATECH Council Meeting

May 8, 2014
Presenters included Surj Patel, Senior Product Planning Manager (Internet Of Things) and Joyce DeMonnin, the Oregon Outreach Director for AARP.
Apr. 4, 2014
Melinda Davis, PhD and Sharon and Howard Johnson presented.