Here are some important conference deadlines to note, as well as some useful notices. You’ll find the details about how to enquire about all the events in the full list at the bottom of this news item:

  • Elizabeth Broderick will deliver her final speech as the Commissioner for Age Discrimination on Tuesday 21 June, at Sydney Institute 41 Phillip Street, Sydney. During her presentation, Reflections on age discrimination: The price we pay for growing older, Ms Broderick will look back on her three-year term. Bookings are essential. Click here to register.

  • The 2011 HammondCare Conference is just around the corner, happening from Thursday 23 to Friday 24 June at the Australian Technology Park, Sydney Locomotive Street, Eveleigh (NSW). Senior Australian of the Year, Maggie Beer, will be one of the highlights, speaking about the role of food in the lives of older people. She will then join delegates for a Forbidden Fruits cocktail reception. For more details, click here.

  • The Vinnies CEO Sleepout will take place across Australia’s capital cities on Thursday 16 June. CEO of SummitCare, Cynthia Payne, will join 200 other business and community leaders who will camp out at Sydney’s Luna Park to raise awareness and funds for the charity’s homeless services. To donate, visit www.ceosleepout.org.au

  • CEO of the Humanities Foundation (Netherlands), Dr Hans Becker, will be in town tomorrow, Friday 10 June, to lead a one-off Ageing Asia Leadership Workshop at the Sydney Masonic Centre. Dr Becker will discuss the inside story behind and the workings of the Humanitas ‘Apartments For Life’ model. To find out more, click here.

  • June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. In recognition of the cause, the Aged Rights Advocacy Service will run a conference on the same day at the Adelaide Convention Centre, themed There’s no excuse for abuse – the legal links’. Click here to register.

  • Alzheimer’s Australia has been chosen to take part in the Commonwealth Bank’s new Community Seeds Facebook campaign, which will raise money for Alzheimer’s research. To be involved, all you have to do is to go on Facebook, click on Community Seeds (www.facebook.com/commonwealthbank) and vote for Alzheimer’s Australia. By doing this, the organisation will receive a donation from Commonwealth Bank’s community program. One vote = $1 and you can only vote once. To find out more, click here.

  • Applications are now open for the Positive Living in Aged Care Awards. The closing date, Thursday 30 June, is not far off so apply now before it is too late. The awards project aims to recognise residential aged care providers in NSW who are implementing strategies to promote a positive approach to the prevention and management of mental health conditions. All Commonwealth funded residential aged care facilities (RACFs) in NSW are encouraged to apply. For more information, click here.

Remember to get organised well in advance for overseas events, like the Washington DC IAHSA conference, happening this October. To check out the dates and details, click here.

The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) will hold its next global conference in Prague, Czech Republic, from 28 May to 1 June, 2012. Organisers aim to provide a forum where attendees can learn, discuss and influence age-related policy and practice around the world. Click here for more information.

The upcoming Thailand Dementia 2011 and 14th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International on 8- 11 November will be held at the Swissotel Le Concorde Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.

This year’s theme, ‘Dementia. It’s time for action” will focus on a broader view of the disease and its social, health and economic impact. Speakers will include professor of Ageing and Mental Health and the University of NSW, Henry Brodaty; the executive director of Alzheimer’s Disease International, Marc Wortmann, and more.

Other key events coming up:

JUNE
 
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference 2011
“There’s no excuse for abuse-the legal link”
Aged Rights Advocacy Service, SA
15 June
Adelaide Convention Centre
T: 08 8232 5377
 

Vinnies CEO Sleepout

June 16

At various capital city locations

W: www.ceosleepout.org.au.

 

2nd Biennial National Falls Prevention Summit
20-21 June
Hilton Brisbane
W: www.iir.com.au/falls
E: info@iir.com.au
 
2nd Annual Mental Health Units Conference
20-21 June
Parkroyal Darling Harbour, Sydney
W: www.iir.com.au/mentalhealth
 

Elizabeth Broderick’s final speech as Commissioner for Age Discrimination

Reflections on age discrimination: The price we pay for growing older 

June 21
The Sydney Institute
T: 02 9252 3366

E: mail@thesydneyinstitute.com.au
W:  www.thesydneyinstitute.com.au

 
HammondCare Aged Care Conference 2011
Rehabilitating Aged Care: A fresh look at Rehabilitation and Aged Care Services
23-24 June
Australian Technology Park, Sydney
W: www.hammond.com.au
 
2nd Biennial National Homelessness Summit
23-24 June
Sydney Marriott Hotel
W: www.iir.com.au/homelessness
 
Managing Patient Confidentiality & Information Governance
23-34 June 2011
Novotel Melbourne on Collins
 
Retirement Asia Expo 2011 Conference
28 & 29 June 2011
Thailand
 
Occupational Therapy Australia National Conference and Exhibition
29 June – 1 July
Gold Coast Conference and Exhibition Centre

JULY

Nurses in Management Aged Care (NIMAC) Conference
20-22 July
Conrad Jupiters, Gold Coast
T: 07 3725 5588
E: events@acqi.org.au

Emergency Department Management
21-22 July
Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne
W: www.iir.com.au/edmanagement

Reducing Hospital Readmissions & Discharge Planning Conference
25-26 July
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
W: www.iir.com.au/readmissions

14th Case Management Society of Australia (CMSA) National Conference
26-27 July (pre-conference workshops 25 July)
Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
W: www.cmsa.org.au

Better Practice Conferences
Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency
Adelaide        
July 28 – 29
T:1800 728 5890
E:betterpractice@accreditation.org.au
W: www.accreditation.org.au

AUGUST

Sydney CAREX 2011

10-11 August, 9.30am to 4pm
Rosehill Racecourse
Free Admission
Click here for more information

Better Practice Conferences
Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency
Sydney    
August 25-26
T:1800 728 5890
E:betterpractice@accreditation.org.au 
W: www.accreditation.org.au 

2nd Annual Clinical Training & Workforce Planning Summit
28-29 August 2011
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
W: www.iir.com.au/clinicaltraining

Positive Mental Health for Older People Seminar
29 August
Luna Park, Sydney
W: www.agedservices.asn.au

4th Annual Pharmaceutical Law Conference 2011
29-30 August
Sydney Harbour Marriott, Circular Quay
W: www.iir.com.au/pharmalaw

SEPTEMBER

Better Practice Conferences
Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency
Melbourne        
September 6-7
T:1800 728 5890
E:betterpractice@accreditation.org.au
W: www.accreditation.org.au

2nd Annual Clinical Audit Improvement Conference
8-9 September 2011
Melbourne
W: www.iir.com.au/clinicalaudit

ACSA National Conference 2011
13-15 September
Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre
Click here for more information

Aged Care Nurse Managers (ACNM) Conference 2011
21-22 September
Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne
Click here for more information.

National Dementia Research Forum 2011
22-23 September
Wesley Conference Centre, Sydney
Click here for more information

AUSCLEAN Convention 2011
27-28 September
Jupiter’s Hotel & Casino
T: 1300 789 845
W: www.auscleanconvention.com.au

2nd Annual National Disability Summit
September 2011
Melbourne
W: www.iir.com.au/disability


 

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