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Early Bird Opens: 2 December 2013
Put it in your diaries -- 2 December 2013
registrations will be open!
Risky Business 2 -- this time it's personal! will consider
the opportunities and the challenges confronting care
for people with dementia. The International Dementia
Conference will feature highly regarded international and
national keynote speakers including Professor Alistair Burns,
Professor Mary Marshall and Dr Una McCluskey, numerous
invited speakers, academic and research papers, case
studies, workshops and poster presentations.
How do we support people with dementia to live their lives
well? Are we really delivering care that is personal to the
person with dementia and their carer? Have our national
and international initiatives to improve care, reduce restraint
and increase choice for people with dementia actually made
a difference? Get involved with real discussion and debate
from the 'Lets talk about sex' panel to the 'Robot's in care
debate' we plan to create a forum to inform and challenge.
This conference will be an opportunity to network and
engage with industry leaders and experts from all over the
world. A major component of the event will be the extensive
Exhibition showcasing the best of the industry.
Log onto www.dementiaconference.com now to join
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Early Bird closes
Road to reform
The sector will have a chance
to consider the challenges and
opportunities it is facing at
the upcoming ACSA national
conference in Melbourne.
THE FIRST MAJOR industry summit since the
federal election, ACSA's upcoming national
conference will focus attention firmly on the
future, with a series of presentations and
debates on the challenges and opportunities
the sector likely faces.
The conference will hear from Colin
Milner, a leading authority on the health and
wellbeing of older people who for the past
five years has been invited by the World
Economic Forum to serve on its Network of
Global Agenda Councils.
Milner, from the International Council on
Active Ageing in Vancouver, will discuss
what the future holds for Australian aged care
and what trends will likely shift the business
model. He will touch on how developments
in technology, active ageing, healthcare,
wellness, housing and retirement are
changing the sector.
Focusing attention closer to home, and on
the ongoing reforms and changes to the sector,
Professor Peter Shergold, Chair of the
Aged Care Reform Implementation Council,
will bring delegates up-to-date on progress with
the implementation of aged care reforms.
Elsewhere, with July 2014 fast
approaching, the conference will also feature
a lively discussion on the impending move to
consumer directed care. In this session, 'The
Tipping Point: critical CDC at the coal face',
industry leaders will debate what is driving
reform in the area of CDC. They will discuss
the major challenges in preparing for July
2014, as well as what developments can be
In a change to previous conferences,
ACSA this year introduces a new initiative of
"masterclass programs", where national and
international speakers present on various
issues and reform responses. The masterclass
program is repeated on day 1 and 2, allowing
delegates to attend two of the sessions.
Among the topics up for discussion are:
the Program for All Inclusive Care of the
Elderly (PACE) in the US; dementia-friendly
communities; My Home Life program in
the UK; an update on the Living Longer Living
Better reforms by the department; and finance
ACSA has attracted a strong line-
up of international speakers, including
Dominic Campbell of Creative Ageing
International, Dr Markus Leser of
Curaviva, Switzerland and Dr Freek Lapre
of Movinex BV, Netherlands.
The conference, which is entitled 'Facing
reform: jumping hurdles and staying in
the race', takes place at the Melbourne
Convention and Exhibition Centre from 10 to
13 November. ■
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