12. Event title:
British Pain Society: Pain & Older People Special Interest Group Symposium
13. Description of the core message of your event and key topics to be covered (c.100 words):
There has been an increasing interest in health care contexts in the use for clinical purposes of social media, mobile phone/tablet apps, and other technologies. This symposium will discuss this emergent field in general and showcase two specific examples (Abbey Pain Scale iPhone App and a web-based Pain and Dementia Guide for Carers). There will be an opportunity to debate the issues raised by new technologies and consider areas ripe for development.
16. How does your event relate to this year's theme of 'Making waves'?:
New technologies hold great promise in health care. Developments in eHealth are not without problems (for example digital exclusion and privacy). Who will control these new technologies and who will be the real beneficiaries?