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National Dementia Conference

Addressing the Critical Issues in Dementia Research, Treatment & Care

12 – 13 June 2024 | Crown Promenade Melbourne

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Early bird rate (save up to $500) expires on 12 April 2024 // See pricing below


Running for the 15th year, the National Dementia Conference 2024 will continue to bring together many leading experts to discuss best-practice strategies and initiatives for improving quality person-centered care for people living with dementia.

Today, more than ever, there are so many pressing issues related to dementia, but yet at the same time, there are so many new cutting-edge innovations and care strategies available to foster dementia-friendly communities. The conference aims to provide a unique opportunity to discuss these breakthroughs, challenges, and promising practices, all aimed at improving the lives of those affected by dementia.

We will not only cover a wide range of themes, but the conference also aims to be a platform of information exchange, creating relationships, and developing a common commitment to improving dementia care. Don’t miss this tailored made event for people that are genuinely interested in improving dementia care and support in Australia. Are you one of them?


  • Latest Emerging Trends in Dementia Research
  • Dementia Diagnosis and Early Intervention Strategies
  • Innovations in Dementia Care and Support
  • Person-Centered Approaches in Dementia Care
  • Building Dementia-Friendly Communities
  • Assistive Devices and Digital Solutions
  • Dementia Caregiver Support and Resilience
  • Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Interventions in Dementia
  • Addressing Depression, Anxiety, and Behavioral Symptoms
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Dementia Care and Decision-Making
  • Cultural and Diversity Perspectives in Dementia Care
  • Nutrition and Lifestyle Interventions for Dementia Prevention and Management
  • Managing Multiple Health Conditions
  • Dementia in Indigenous Communities
  • Policy and Advocacy for Dementia Awareness and Support
  • Community Engagement and Education Initiatives
  • How to Integrate Palliative Care with Dementia Care


Packages Price
Package (Two Days Conference)$1795$1295+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
Virtual Pass$1695$1195+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
1 Day Cognitive Decline Treatments and Trends Forum$1495$995+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
Extras Price
Pre-Conference Half Day Workshop $495+GST
Streamly Access Pass $495+GST
Packages Price
Package (Two Days Conference)$1295$995+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
Virtual Pass$1695$1195+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
1 Day Cognitive Decline Treatments and Trends Forum$1495$995+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
  • Early bird rate – expires on 12 April 2024
  • Full rate – from 13 April 2024

** Concession rate available for people living with Dementia and their carers, please contact Customer Service team ( to enquire about the rate and eligibility

Call for papers


We encourage you to register your interest to speak, and/or nominate topic ideas that you would like to see featured.

For speaker submissions, please include the following information:

  • Name, job title, organisation
  • Presentation title
  • 3-5 bullet points explaining your main discussion points (40 words max.)
  • Would you like to join a panel discussion? Please list your topic suggestions
  • Would you like to facilitate a workshop? Please suggest workshop topics

To submit and for any queries, please contact:

Irene Amo
Senior Conference Producer
T: +61 415038730

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

There are many opportunities for networking including social events such as networking drinks, refreshment breaks and lunches, making this not just a conference… but an all-encompassing industry “experience”.

Event sponsorship or exhibiting will allow your organisation to:

  • Build relationships with potential and existing clients
  • Generate leads from a high-level, targeted audience
  • Close sales in a more personal manner than via phone
  • Demonstrate your product in person
  • Network with the industry
  • Build brand awareness

To see what is on offer please contact:

Danielle Newman
Senior Business Development Manager
T: +61 (2) 9080 4318

2023 Testimonials

“This was a great opportunity to meet with others who share the same commitment to ensuring people living with dementia have a voice and are not defined by their diagnosis. It was also an opportunity to meet new people, develop networks and catch up with others we knew.”
Delegate 2023

“Personal stories and presentations were powerful and impacted my professional practice and personal experiences of dementia. My knowledge was increased by attending the National Dementia Conference.”
Delegate 2023

“Excellent collection of passionate people from a wide range of areas which was wonderful and very inspiring. It was great to not just focus on residental aged care”
Delegate 2023

“This is the second time I have attended this conference and not been disappointed. This year, the conference has built on last year’s presentations and exceeded my expectations. A fantastic balance of speakers from those living with dementia, carers of PLWD, health
professionals, researchers and others! Great to connect with people from many different backgrounds too! Well done to the organisers once again! I am excited for next year.”
Delegate 2023

2023 speakers

2023 Exhibitors and Partners




Beyond the amyloid hypothesis – how small molecules are giving hope to Alzheimer’s research
Ever since it was discovered in 1906, scientists have been rushing to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease – a form of dementia that affects 1 in 10 Australians aged over 65. Read more >>

How to manage incontinence in dementia
Incontinence is one of the most common health complaints among people living with dementia, affecting around one third of sufferers.

Thriving with dementia – how this man reinvented himself after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis

How to better care for people living with dementia

Should you keep someone living with Dementia in an aged care facility during a pandemic?

Australian Journal of Dementia Care complimentary issue for delegates

Craig Gear OAM: “The New Human Rights-Based Aged Care Act Will Form the Bedrock of Change.”
The aged care sector is built for older people, so it should proactively take its direction from them. As my fellow panel members continue to tell me: “Nothing about us…without us!” Read more >>

The more we talk about the importance of quality aged care, the better

Co-design and person-centred care keep me, as a clinician researcher, accountable to those I am to serve

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 >>

ConnectMe + Streamly

ConnectMe • Networking enhanced

All of our events utilise a bespoke dynamic smartphone app, ConnectMe – which guarantees attendees a premium event experience. Logins are sent prior to the conference commencement allowing you to check who’s attending, schedule in meetings and catch ups, participate in live Q+A and interactive polls, and much more. ConnectMe ensures you never miss a beat prior, during and post event.


Streamly • On-Demand video vault

Streamly is a new video platform from Informa Connect – hosting hours of session recordings from our events and more. Select the Streamly add-on at the checkout to receive year round access to exclusive On-Demand session recordings from all of our related healthcare events*. Login information will be sent post event. For more information visit our Streamly page.

* Note: In a minority of cases, speakers may request their sessions to be excluded from Streamly access.


Our Commitment to Sustainability

In Australia, we are committed to running our events in an environmentally and socially responsible way. Across Informa Connect we are focusing on the short and long-term sustainability impacts we have on customers and colleagues alongside the communities we work in.

We recognise that it’s not just about the way we produce our events and products but recognising that we have a role to play in providing a space to work in partnership together with our markets to inspire the sustainable development of the industries we serve.

To read more on our latest sustainability reports and Faster Forward initiatives – click here.

when & where

12 - 13 Jun 2024

Crown Promenade Melbourne
8 Whiteman Street
(Queensbridge St end of Crown Complex)
(03) 9292 8888


Still have a question?

General Information & Registration
Customer Service
+61 2 9080 4307

Speaking Enquiries
Irene Amo
Senior Conference Producer
+61 415038730

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities
Danielle Newman
Senior Business Development Manager
+61 2 9080 4318

Marketing & Media Enquiries
Libbie Sinclair
Marketing Manager

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