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National Dementia Conference

Addressing the Critical Issues in Dementia Research, Treatment & Care

13-14 May 2020 | Rendezvous Melbourne

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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




Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$1695$1295+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
2 Day Conference + Half Day Workshop$2190$1790+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird

Event pricing

Early Bird Rate – Expires 6 March 2020

  • 2 Day Conference $1,295 + GST
  • 2 day conference + Half day workshop $1,790 + GST

Standard Rate – From 7 March 2020

  • 2 Day Conference $1,695 + GST
  • 2 day conference + Half day workshop $2,190 + GST


Dr David Sykes

Director, Centre for Dementia Learning, Dementia Australia

Anne Moehead

Nurse Practitioner: Psychogeriatrics, Dementia, NNSWLHD

Polly Devine

Chief Executive Officer, MOYOLA Aged Care Inc.

Dr PK Loh

Senior Lecturer, 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

Eileen Taylor

Person Living with Dementia

Dubhglas Taylor

Carer for Eileen Taylor

Nicole Ledger

Nurse Unit Manager, Acute Geriatric Ward, Shoalhaven Hospital

Garrie O’Toole

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

Dr Meredith Gresham

Research Fellow CHeBA, UNSW, Sydney. Coordinator, the COGNISANCE Project. Formerly Head of Research and Design, Dementia Centre, Hammond Care

Gregg JJ Murray

Remote Care Coordinator, Kimberley Aged Care Services, Department of Health

Dr Juanita Breen PhD MSc(Dist) BPharm GradDipComPracPharm

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

Ms Alison Davis

Level 3 Registered Nurse, Nightingale Program

Mrs Jayne Littledike

Level 3 Registered Nurse, Nightingale Program

Professor John Pollaers OAM

Chancellor, Swinburne University of Technology

Professor Rajesh Vasa

Head of Translational Research, Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute, Deakin University


What does dementia feel like?
In Australia 342,000 people are living with Dementia – a pervasive collection of symptoms including memory loss, confusion and apathy. Read more >>

A new therapeutic for Alzheimer’s is imminent – what is it and what will it mean?
An ageing population could see global cases of dementia and its major form Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) almost double every twenty years. Read more >>

when & where

13 - 14 May 2020

Rendezvous Melbourne
328 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 9250 1888

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
For your convenience Lido Group will manage your accommodation needs. Click here or call on 02 8585 0808.


Still have a question?

Katrina Bowns
Conference Producer
+61 (02) 9080 4026

Danielle Newman
Senior Business Development Manager
+61 2 9080 4432

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