The conference team is currently planning the agenda and has identified the following themes to be addressed during the day:
- Roads and public transport for older road users
- Vehicles – design for older drivers
- Medical issues affecting older road users – cognitive decline, vision, dexterity, reactions etc
- Education, enforcement and influencers
- Ask the experts – panel discussion
While final timings will be confirmed closer to the time, the following information will enable people to make travel arrangements: registration will commence at 8.45am, with the conference commencing at 9.30am. The day will conclude no later than 4.00pm.
The delegate fee includes all refreshments on the day, including an excellent lunch.
The Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall has a strict dress code which delegates will be expected to adhere to (jackets and ties for men, please). Click here to see the full RAC dress code.
For more information about the agenda please contact Nick Rawlings by email or on 01379 650112.
Confirmed speakers (13/03/18)
Dame Joan Bakewell CBE
Journalist, television presenter and Labour Party Peer
Dr Charles Musselwhite
Associate Professor in Gerontology, Centre for Innovative Ageing, Swansea University
Stephen Joseph OBE
Executive Director, Campaign for Better Transport
Presentation: Better mobility for older people (working title)
Dr Chris McGinley
Research Fellow, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design
Presentation: Design inspired by an ageing world
Dr Julie Gandolfi
Driving Research Ltd
Presentation: Maximising compatibility between the older driver and the traffic environment
Dr Lily Read
Community Mental Health Team for Older People, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Presentation: Driving in later life: sustained independence, disease recovery and safety – where is the balance?
Sergeant Rob Heard
The Older Drivers Forum
Presentation: Driving Safely for Longer
Road Safety Officer, Transport for Bucks, Buckinghamshire County Council
Presentation: Buckinghamshire’s Mature Driver Assessments
Principal Highway Safety Officer, Sefton Council
Presentation: ‘Drive Safely for Longer’
Presentation: A new driver monitoring system: an older driver research project
CEO, Driving Mobility
Presentation: Medical fitness to drive assessments as a means of establishing and addressing the needs of older drivers