In 2021, the 12th annual National Dementia & Aged Care Reform Conference will provide a critical national platform to de-brief on the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality & Safety as well as the Federal Budget 20-21.
On the first two days of the event, the National Dementia & Aged Care Reform Conference 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.
On the third and final day of the event, we will provide a substantial conversation for improving care for older people in Australia – particularly in residential aged care. We believe it will be an important opportunity for a debrief after the 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.
Topics to be addressed:
- Quality dementia care
- Creating tools for co-design with consumers
- Living with Dementia
- Pathways and access to information, services, and support
- Developing benchmarks
- Dementia-friendly design
- Collaborative approaches to solution design
- Latest research
- Key to Dementia & Aged Care reform
- Workforce education and training
- Wellbeing & assistive technology
- Discrimination and human rights for people living with dementia
- The use & misuse of psychotropics in Dementia & Aged Care
- Implementing change based on the Royal Commission
- The Federal Budget, what does this mean for you?
- Palliative care & advanced care planning
- Preventing negligence
- Preventing elder abuse: a community-focused approach
- Malnutrition of residents
CALL FOR PAPERS
To ensure that we continue to deliver topical and informative programs, we encourage you to register your interest to speak, and/or nominate topic or presentation ideas that you would like to see featured.
To submit an entry, please contact:
Katrina Bowns | Conference Producer, Informa Connect
CEO, Dementia Australia
Dr David Sykes
Director, Centre for Dementia Learning, Dementia Australia
Professor John Pollaers OAM
Chairman & Founder, Leef, Chancellor, Swinburne University of Technology
Janet Anderson PSM
Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner
Dr Kaele Stokes
Executive Director Advocacy and Research, Dementia Australia
Quality Dementia Care Project Manager, Dementia Australia
Dr John Roth
Cathy Roth OAM
National Chairman, PALZ – Professionals Living with Alzheimer's and related diseases
Curran Professor in Health Care of Older People, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, Clinical Director, Northern Sydney LHD, Aged Care and Rehabilitation Network & Senior Staff Specialist Geriatrician, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai and Eurobodalla Health Services
Dr Anita Goh
Research Fellow and Clinical Neuropsychologist, National Ageing Research Institute (NARI)
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