Dates and reminders

A handy reference item about some conferences coming up soon as well as some local events that may be interesting. Stay informed, be involved, make a difference…

Grab your diary tool of choice and make sure you’ve not overlooked any of these forthcoming events near you. (and if you have an event you’d like to list, send the details to :

Conferences on your doorstep:

ACAA 30th National Congress
‘Magical Mystery Tour – The long and winding road’
6 – 8 November 2011 
Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre
T: 07 3725 5555
* Four broad topics for the conference include: Productivity Commission review and reform issues; a panel session on the residential care, community care and retirement living interface; innovative service models; and community.

Better Practice Conference, Perth
Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency
10-11 November, Perth
T: 1800 728 5890

Dementia + Recreation National Conference 2011
10-11 November
The Sebel Albert Park, Grand Ballroom  
65 Queens Road, Melbourne
T: 03 9571 5606

3rd Annual International Arts and Health Conference 
The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing
14 -17 November 2011
The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Toll Free: 1800 814 611
T:  + 61 7 3854 1611

*The 2011 Conference will have a special focus on mental health and creative ageing, including programs for people with dementia and their carers; as well as workplace wellbeing programs; arts and health programs for Aboriginal communities; the built environment, design and health; medical education and medical humanities.

20th National Conference on Incontinence
16-19 November 2011
Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne
T: 07 3851 4298 

2011 Retirement Village Association (RVA) National Conference
21–23 November
Grand Hyatt, Melbourne

10th National (ERA) Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference
24-25 November
University of New South Wales, Sydney


The Aged Care Rights Service (TARS) Seminar
Protecting the rights of older people – more than just the law
Friday 4 November 2011, 9am to 3:30pm
NSW Teachers’ Federation Conference Centre
corner Mary & Reservoir Streets, Surry Hills (enter via Mary Street)
Sydney NSW

* Speakers and panelists include: Julie McCrossin, Dr Jo Harrison, Brian Herd, Paul Sadler, Barbara Squires, Prof Michael Fine

ACCV Leadership & Board Development Forum
Thursday 1 December 2011
Flemington Racecourse: 448 Epsom Road, 
Flemington, Melbourne VIC 
Click here for details.

*At the conclusion of the Board and Leadership presentations at 3.30pm, ACCV will host its members Xmas Function at the same venue. All Full and Associate members are welcome to attend this event running from 3.30pm to 5.00pm

CareConnect – Three Seminar Events (Brisbane/Melbourne/Sydney)

The Melbourne and Sydney events will speak about the implications of the Productivity Commission’s reports into aged care and disability, Care Connect’s approach to community care including information about the new service model and the importance of innovation and a collaborative approach to meet the challenges of tomorrow. The  Brisbane event will officially launch Australia’s first aged care packages specifically designed for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI) older adults from South East Queensland.

 Brisbane event
Wednesday 2 November at 10.45am
Customs House
Guest speakers: Noeline Brown, Ambassador for Ageing (Office for an Ageing Australia) and Paul Martin, Executive Director, Healthy Communities
Melbourne event
Langham Hotel Melbourne
Monday 7 November at 10am
Guest speaker: Andrea Coote MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Families and Community Services
Sydney event
Thursday 10 November at 10am
Hilton Hotel, Sydney
Guest speaker: the Hon. Andrew Constance MP, NSW Minister for Ageing and Minister for Disability Services

23 November, 9.15am – 4.15pm 
Dougherty Community Centre, Auditorium, 7 Victor Street Chatswood
T: 02 8978 4500

For a full list of conferences and events through to 2013, including international events, please go to and click on ‘events diary’ 

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