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National Dementia & Aged Care Reform Conference

Addressing the Critical Issues in Dementia Research, Treatment & Care

7-9 September 2021 | Crown Melbourne

We are excited to be moving back to face-to-face events but will continue to offer the option to attend the event virtually

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Early Bird Rate expires 30th July 2021


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

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
P: +61290804026


Maree McCabe

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

Emily Caska

Quality Dementia Care Project Manager, Dementia Australia

Dr John Roth

Cathy Roth OAM

National Chairman, PALZ – Professionals Living with Alzheimer's and related diseases

Sue Kurrle

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)




Packages Price
Premium Pass$2695$1995+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
Virtual Pass$900+GST

Early Bird rate – expires 30th July 2021

Carers rate – $150 + GST available for people living with dementia, their family and carers. Please email for eligibility for the discount rate.

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.

Note: GST is not applicable to non-Australian based companies purchasing a Virtual Pass.

If you’re an international customer purchasing a virtual pass please contact Customer Service on


2020 Dementia Learning Guide

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 >>

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when & where

07 - 09 Sep 2021

Crown Melbourne
8 Whiteman St
Southbank VIC 3006
(03) 9292 8888


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Katrina Bowns
Conference Producer
+61 (02) 9080 4026

Danielle Newman
Senior Business Development Manager
+61 2 9080 4432

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