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Annual Plenary Meeting

Dear NIMLAS members,

We are pleased to announce details about the inaugural NIMLAS plenary meeting scheduled on Wednesday, February 8, 2023. We thank those who responded to a short survey included in our last email.

You are all invited to this one-day meeting held in a hybrid format. The meeting is promised to be an exciting one. It will start with a remote workshop titled, “Using Smartphones for Passive and Active Data Collection in Older Populations,” presented by an NIMLAS member Dr. Florian Keusch from the University of Mannheim in Germany. You will also have an opportunity to learn about current NIMLAS pilot projects and other NIMLAS activities. The meeting agenda is included at the bottom of this email for your information.

Please help us plan the meeting by completing this RSVP regardless of whether you plan to attend the meeting. Please feel free to contact us at [email protected] with any questions, comments or requests. We would love to hear from you.  Most importantly, we look forward to having you at the plenary meeting!


Sunghee, Brady and Esther


NIMLAS 2023 Plenary Meeting

Draft Agenda

(All times are in ET)

February 7, 2023

6pm-8pm Pre-meeting dinner (Location TBD)

February 8, 2023

In-person: Room 1430BD, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

Remote: Zoom (

  • Meeting ID: 990 7868 9724
  • Passcode: 294637

9am-12pm Workshop: Using Smartphones for Passive and Active Data Collection in Older Populations, Florian Keusch (University of Mannheim)

12-12:50pm Lunch

12:50-2pm Overview of funded pilot projects

12:55-1:15pm Diversity, Aging, and Inclusion in the Midwest: Opportunities for New Directions (DIAMOND), Michal Engelman (University of Wisconsin)

1:15-1:35pm Measurement of Physical Activity in older adults through Data Donation (MPADD), Florian Keusch (University of Mannheim) and Bella Struminskaya (Utrecht University)

1:35-1:55pm Wearables Employment in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Research (WEAR) – Development of Guidelines for Device Selection and Participant Protocols, Colleen Peterson (University of Michigan)

2-2:30pm Break / Discussion

2:30-3:30pm Reports from the four working groups

3:30-4pm Refresher on opportunities to get involved in NIMLAS activities (consulting, Workshops, working groups, etc.), and upcoming workshops and working group meeting schedule

4pm Adjourn