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Aged Care Reform Conference 2020

This two day event is about providing a platform for discussion on the big changes happening across the sector, particularly in light of the Aged Care Royal Commission, and the implementation of new quality and safety standards.

9-10 November 2020 | Virtually Delivered Event
Sydney AEDT/UTC+11

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Returning for its 2nd year, this now two day event is about providing a platform for discussion on the big changes happening across the sector, particularly in light of the Aged Care Royal Commission, and the implementation of new quality and safety standards.

It will explore what can and has been learnt from the Royal Commission to date and what must be done to improve care for older people in Australia – particularly in residential aged care. We believe it will be an important opportunity for a debrief after the initial findings come out, to take stock of how the industry is tracking with new standards implementation and to spend time discussing areas for improvement, challenges and next steps for reform.

The audience is made up of a diverse mix of representatives from state and federal government, local health districts, primary health networks, aged care facilities, aged care providers, council organizations nationwide, independent carers and many more in this new knowledge sharing environment.

Key topics to include:

  • COVID-19: Future Planning and Prevention for Infectious Diseases Control from Entering into Your RACF
  • Implementing Change Based on Recommendations from the Royal Commission into Aged Care
  • The Case of Codifying Elder Abuse – Putting Humanity at the Heart of Ageing Reform
  • Dementia Care is Aged Care
  • Improving Capacity Assessments and The Challenge of Understanding Decision Making Capacity
  • Preventing Negligence in Residential Aged Care Facilities
  • Testifying at the Royal Commission: Improving the Mental Health of the Older Population
  • Ensuring Appropriate Use of Psychotropics and Avoiding Medication Mistakes in Residential Aged Care Facilities
  • SA Response to COVID-19 in Residential Aged Care Facilities: Ensuring Best Practice and Engaging Consumer Confidence with GP Telehealth Consultations
  • Aged Care Funding, How to Gain Quality Improvements whilst Ensuring the Economic Sustainability of the System
  • Compliance within Governance Issues – How Governing Boards are Adapting to the New Aged Care Standards
  • How COVID-19 Helped Us to Improve our Service
  • Duty of Care: Maintaining and Obtaining the Best Quality Staff

speakers

Professor John Pollaers OAM

Executive Chairman, Leef Independent Living Solutions and Chancellor, Swinburne University of Technology

Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald AM

NSW Ageing and Disability Commissioner

Senator the Hon. Richard Colbeck

Minister for Aged Care and Senior Citizens

Dr David Sykes

Director, Centre for Dementia Learning, Dementia Australia

Dr Emily Kirkpatrick

Deputy Chief Public Health Officer, Medical Advisor for Primary Care / COVID-19 GP Liaison, SA Health

A/Prof Juanita Breen PhD MSc(Dist) BPharm GradDipComPracPharm

Senior Lecturer, Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre, University of Tasmania

Michele Bell

Chief Executive Officer, KNC Ltd.

Professor Sunil Bhar

Clinical Psychologist and Professor, Swinburne University of Technology

Dr Barbara Hayes

Clinical Leader - Advance Care Planning, Palliative Care Consultant, Northern Health

Dr Alison Argo (DPsych Clinical Geropsychology; MAPS; FCCLP)

Co-chair Statewide Dementia Clinical Network, Advanced Geropsychologist, Nambour General Hospital, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service

Grant Corderoy

Senior Partner, Stewart Brown

Dr Monica Cations

Hospital Research Foundation Early Career Fellow and Lecturer in Lifespan Development, College of Education, Psychology and Social Work, Flinders University

Linda Nolte

Program Director, Advance Care Planning Australia

Professor Henry Cutler

Director, Centre for Health Economy (MUCHE), Macquarie University

Catherine Henry

Founder and Principal, Catherine Henry Lawyers

Cynthia Wright

Former Facility Manager Author, Aged Care Quality Clinical Consultant, VET Trainer & Assessor, Next Gen Ambassador, Council for Leading Aged Care Services Australia

Katrina Ong

Partner - Quality Management and Clinical Governance, Pride Living

Professor Julie Ratcliffe

Mathew Flinders Professor of Health Economics and Head Health and Social Care Economics Group, Caring Futures Institute, Flinders University

Jodi Butler

Head of Aged Care Services, Southern Cross Care Queensland

agenda

Agenda timing is Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

8:50 am

OPENING | Remarks from the Chair

Dr Monica Cations, Hospital Research Foundation Early Career Fellow and Lecturer in Lifespan Development, College of Education, Psychology and Social Work, Flinders University

9:00 am

Former Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce chair, Professor John Pollaers will address the coherent issues that the Aged Care sector faces in retaining and attracting quality staff. Professor Pollaers relayed his 2018 taskforce concerns to the Commission in 2019 and will provide suggestions, recommendations and advice on how the Aged Care sector can respond to the recommendations from the Royal Commission and provide long-term and quality change.

9:40 am

Ensuring Appropriate Use of Psychotropics and Avoiding Medication Mistakes in Residential Aged Care Facilities

A/Prof Juanita Breen PhD MSc(Dist) BPharm GradDipComPracPharm, Senior Lecturer, Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre, University of Tasmania

10:20 am

Stretch & Networking Break

10:50 am

  • Examining negligence including common scenarios and cases
  • Addressing disciplinary complaints
  • Dealing with inquires and inquests
  • Challenges in consumer law and criminal sanctions

12:25 pm

Lunch Break

1:25 pm

  • Infection control and lack of guidance around infectious control.
  • Lessons learnt from COVID-19 and how can we prevent this from entering RACF in the future
  • Best practice and quality standards without impacting resident’s quality of life
  • Ensuring staff morale and minimal transmission risk
  • National plan of action, what do we do when this happens again?

1:55 pm

Dr Emily Kirkpatrick has been heavily involved in South Australia’s response to COVID-19 in the RACF space. Emily will speak about the learnings from the virtual in-reach pilots for aged care with on-call geriatrician support for complex patients in the RACF and the creation of a rapid response ‘flying squad’ team for COVID-19 positive cases in RACF, coordinated by SA Health.

2:40 pm

  • The realities of funding the double whammy: funding your own care plus the current elder population’s care
  • Ensuring a sustainable source of funding for now and the future
  • Exploring alternative structurers for the future: additional contributions, a similar system to the NHS or a specific tax levy
  • Do we need to create a more fluid and flexibility in the system, CHSP?
  • How does the recent Aged Care policies affect performance?
  • Testifying at the Royal Commission

3:30 pm

CLOSING | Remarks from the Chair

3:35 pm

Networking

Agenda timing is Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

8:50 am

OPENING | Remarks from the Chair

Katrina Ong, Partner - Quality Management and Clinical Governance, Pride Living

9:00 am

  • Understanding and identifying elder abuse within our communities
  • Addressing dehumanisation and providing the best and most person-centred care
  • The Royal Commission
  • Suggestions, recommendations and advice

9:45 am

  • What is Purposeful leadership and how to create this in our RACF
  • How to ensure staff are provided with the best quality training and opportunities which make them feel valued and love their job
  • Translating to providing the best quality of care
  • Educating staff on dehumanisation of the older population

10:30 am

Stretch & Networking Break

11:00 am

COVID-19 will often be referred to the time were our normal routines were grounded to a halt and life as we knew it changed overnight. Michele’s presentation will address how COVID-19 in fact allowed greater contact with their clients, created more community involvement, increased opportunities with clients and staff and decreased the service dependency.

11:40 am

IN CONVERSATION | Compliance within Governance Issues – How Governing Boards are Adapting to the New Aged Care Standards

Michele Bell, Chief Executive Officer, KNC Ltd.

Jodi Butler, Head of Aged Care Services, Southern Cross Care Queensland

Katrina Ong, Partner - Quality Management and Clinical Governance, Pride Living

12:30 pm

Lunch Break

2:20 pm

  • The Royal Commission and its findings: highlighting the cap in Aged Care and access to good quality Mental Health
  • Beyond Residential Aged Care Facilities and ensuring the entirety of the elder population have access and easily accessible Mental Health facilities
  • Understanding and identifying stigma’s
  • Suggestions and advice for the landscapes, policies and directions to support Mental Health access
  • COVID-19: moving services across to telehealth and how this will work

2:50 pm

  • The impact of COVID-19 on Dementia care
  • How Dementia Australia is supporting aged care during COVID-19
  • Improving the quality of care through our Quality Care Initiative

3:30 pm

CLOSING | Remarks from the Chair

Partners

pricing

Packages Price
Virtual Pass$799+GST
Organisation Rate$4095+GST

Organisation rate now available.
For the cost of $409.50 per user, up to 10 people from the same organisation can enjoy the virtual experience.

Important • Virtual Pass bookings
For virtual pass bookings, please read below before proceeding:

  • All delegate registrations must use their own email address to ensure each delegate receives a unique password to join the digital event. You cannot use one email for multiple profiles.
  • If your company is not based in Australia, check the GST box on the next page as you are not required to pay GST.

Aged Care Goes Virtual

VIRTUALLY DELIVERED
The health and safety of our delegates, speakers and staff is our top priority and this is why we will now run this as a virtual event. We are delighted to present an innovative and creative format for the event which allows for greater participation from delegates both across Australia and around the world as their participation is no longer inhibited by the cost and time required for travel to Australia.

This virtual event will be hosted on a sophisticated, fully interactive platform that encourages communication through instant chat and video meetings. This event has a longer life span, having access to the excellent networking capabilities for one month after, but also access to the quality content after the event.

The content will be world class with a selection of local and international industry leaders and experts and the ability to directly ask questions and engage virtually from the safety and comfort of your own home or workplace anywhere in the world. The networking will be more productive and the business development opportunities will be measurable and impactful with a streamlined platform to promote your solution and connect with the right people.

 
ON DEMAND CONTENT
Gain access to live content of the conference along with quality matchmaking and Q&A opportunities! Hear from leading industry experts live and schedule your sessions with a virtual agenda, completely customizable to opt into any panels offered across the event.

 
QUALITY NETWORKING
With intent based and AI powered virtual matchmaking, you will meet quality leads over 1:1 meetings to make meaningful connections.

 
LIVE DISCUSSIONS
View and interact with other participants and speakers during the sessions with live Q&A, chats and polls.

 
VIRTUAL EXHIBITION
A virtual showcase of players in the industry for you to view product demos, network and take your business to the next level.

See below a quick 3-minute video that showcases how the virtual platform works:

when & where

09 - 10 Nov 2020

Virtually Delivered Event

contact

Still have a question?

Katrina Bowns
Conference Manager
02 9080 4026
Katrina.bowns@informa.com.au

Danielle Newman
Senior Business Development Manager
+61 2 9080 4432
Danielle.Newman@informa.com

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