Over the past 11 years, the National Dementia Conference has grown to become a critical national platform for medical professionals, carers, researchers, aged-care workers, and policy makers involved in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of people living with dementia.
The comprehensive, two-day program will bring together a host of leading experts to discuss best-practice strategies and initiatives for improving quality person-centered care across multiple settings, and will also detail the latest research, therapies and treatments, innovation, and technologies from around the world. The 2020 event presents a unique opportunity to explore what’s possible and embrace change.
Don’t miss this exceptional networking opportunity and chance to share your ideas, knowledge, and experience with leaders from across the sector.
Key topics to include:
- Transforming dementia practice
- Building the dementia capability of the Aged Care workforce
- Dementia, Delirium and Depression and how to avoid misdiagnoses
- Dementia in rural communities
- Predictive cognitive decline and diagnosing dementia
- Accessibility to the NDIS & Aged Care Scheme
- Best practice for supporting people in their own home
- Supporting family/carers of people with dementia
- Younger Onset dementia
- Legal issues in dementia
- Dementia and Indigenous populations
- Latest research
- The use and abuse of medication in dementia
- The Royal Commission on Aged Care – what’s next?
- Getting the Quality of Care
- Ethical decision-making in established dementia
With the health and safety of our delegates, speakers and staff as our top priority, the National Dementia Conference 2020 will now run as a digitally delivered event.
You will still have access to the same great content, hear from leading experts, unique networking and business development opportunities with key decisions makers including the ability to directly ask questions and engage virtually all from the safety and comfort of your own home or workplace. If you have any queries, please contact our Customer Service team on 02 9080 4307 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr David Sykes
Director, Centre for Dementia Learning, Dementia Australia
Chief Executive Officer, MOYOLA Aged Care Inc.
Dr PK Loh
Adjunct Assoc Prof, Edith Cowan University
Professor Dimity Pond
Professor of General Practice, University of Newcastle
Dr John Roth
Cathy Roth OAM
National Chairman, PALZ – Professionals Living with Alzheimer's and related diseases
Associate Professor Michele Callisaya
NHMRC Boosting Dementia Leadership Fellow, Monash University
Living with Dementia
Carer for Eileen Taylor
Nurse Unit Manager, Acute Geriatric Ward, Shoalhaven Hospital
Dementia Consultant and Facilitator, Dementia Australia
Professor Ashley Bush
Director, Melbourne Dementia Research Centre, Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, University of Melbourne, Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health
Dr Abraham Kuot
Research Fellow & Project Manager for the 'Harmony in the Bush' Dementia Study, Flinders University Rural Health South Australia, College of Medicine & Public Health University
Gregg JJ Murray
Remote Care Coordinator, Kimberley Aged Care Services, Kimberley Aged and Community Services, WA Country Health Services
Dr Juanita Breen PhD MSc(Dist) BPharm GradDipComPracPharm
Senior Lecturer, Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre, University of Tasmania
Ms Alison Davis
Clinical Nurse Consultant, Nightingale Program
Mrs Jayne Littledike
Clinical Nurse Consultant, Nightingale Program
Professor John Pollaers OAM
Chancellor, Swinburne University of Technology
Professor Rajesh Vasa
Head of Translational Research, Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute, Deakin University
Dr Harry Nespolon
GP, President, RACGP
Deputy Director of Aged Care Research, Austin Health
Dr Peter Foltyn
Conjoint Senior Lecturer UNSW, CSU, St Vincent’s Hospital Dental Department
Dementia and Mental Health Practice Lead, Scalabrini Village LTD
Professor Peter Garrard
Neurologist, St George's, University of London
CEO & Co-Founder, Perx Health
Dr Janet Sluggett BPharm (Hons), GDipClinEpid, PhD, CertiVTAE, FSHP, AACPA
Senior Research Fellow, School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia
Scientia Professor Henry Brodaty
Co-Director for the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Sydney
Virtually Delivered Event
How our digital platform provides a sophisticated and intuitive digital conference experience
The National Dementia Conference is now a digitally delivered event which provides an online platform which is not only a learning experience but a high-quality networking opportunity that encourages valuable interactions between attendees and their existing/potential customers and suppliers. This digital conference is 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.
If you have any questions about the digital delivery, please contact Katrina.Bowns@informa.com.au to find out more.
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14 October 2020
2pm-5pm | Ensuring Appropriate Use of Psychotropics in Dementia Care
Dr Juanita Breen from the University of Tasmania and Dr Janet Sluggett from Monash University, pharmacists who have testified at the Aged Care Royal Commission public hearings, are pleased to be hosting an interactive workshop on what it actually means to deprescribe and how to ensure appropriate medicines use to support best possible outcomes for people living with dementia.
- Highlighting recent research that is relevant for dementia care and exploring strategies to support person-centred care among people living with dementia
- Discussing the broader scope of psychotropic use, and summarising both the evidence for use and risks associated with use of these medicines
- Understanding why psychotropic medicines are prescribed for older people, especially those living with dementia
- Identifying and addressing the barriers and enablers for quality use of psychotropic medicines
- Exploring the use of psychotropic medicines in the community (home) setting, particularly prior to entering a residential aged care facility, and examining use after entry to residential aged care
- Exploring the appropriate use of psychotropics, strategies to support best possible use of these medicines and identifying situations when pharmacotherapy may no longer be appropriate
- Discussing the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, the information that we presented and implications for appropriate medicines use among people living with dementia
Dr Juanita Breen PhD MSc(Dist) BPharm GradDipComPracPharm, Senior Lecturer, Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre, University of Tasmania
Dr Janet Sluggett BPharm(Hons), GDipClinEpid, PhD, CertiVTAE, FSHP, AACPA, Senior Research Fellow, School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia