Diaries at the ready- 11 May

A regular fortnightly reminder of upcoming dates for your diary, calendar or wall planner.

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

  • International Nurses Day (IND)- Join with the millions around the world in celebrating the contribution that nurses make to society on Thursday 12 May. Marking the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, this year’s IND will be themed ‘Closing The Gap: Increasing Access and Equity’. Keep an eye out for a local event near you. Or, click here for details.
  • The Australian Nursing Federation (Victorian Branch) has announced that the Federal Member for Melbourne, Adam Bandt, will visit Gregory Lodge aged care facility on IND. While there, he will sign the ANF’s Because We Care pledge in support of better aged care for all older Australians. Mr Bandt will be the first Victorian federal MP to put his mark to the pledge and the ANF hopes that more politicians will follow.
  • National Volunteer Week (NVW) will wind up this Sunday 15 May. The largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism in Australia, NVW provides an opportunity to highlight the role of volunteers in our communities and to say thank you. Older people and aged care organisations play a special part in volunteer activities and in turn, contribute significantly to the health and welfare of Australia, as well as economic activity. To find out more, click here.
  • Alzheimer’s Australia 14th National Conference, 17-20 May; Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
  • Aged Care Association Australia NSW Congress 2011, 19-20 May; Sheraton on the Park, Sydney
  • National Palliative Care Week 2011 will run from Sunday 22 May to Saturday 28 May. The theme may be confronting, ‘Chat about dying’, but the point of the week is to encourage conversations about death so that society can eventually realise quality end of life care for all Australians. To download NPCW resources, click here.
  • Retirement Living World China 2011, 24-27 May; Beijing
  • The ACCV Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner will be held on Thursday 9 June at the The Sebel Albert Park Melbourne, Grand Ballroom from 6.30pm (event officially starts at 7pm). The event host will be radio announcer for 3AW, David Mann. Members are encouraged to celebrate the remarkable achievements of Victoria’s aged care industry at this annual event. Click here to register to attend.
  • This week, Alzheimer’s Australia was 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. The charity with the most votes by the end of the campaign will also receive an additional $20,000. The more friends you get to vote through your Facebook the better chance you have at winning an extra $5,000 for your charity and $5,000 for yourself.  To do this, once you have voted, you must agree to share the link on your Facebook so that your friends are able to follow the link direct from your Facebook to vote.

Remember to get organised well in advance for overseas events, like Retirement Living World China in Beijing next month, as mentioned above. Australian speakers include Kevin Ryan, Managing Director of Waterbrook Lifestyle Resorts and Kimberly Talbot, CEO of the Richmond Club & Hawkesbury Living. Click here for details

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.

And if you’re thinking about popping over to Washington DC in October for the IAHSA conference, you should be checking out dates and details now. Click here to go to the IAHSA conference website or see the full listing at the end of this news item.

Key events coming up:


Alzheimer’s Australia 14th National Conference
17-20 May
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
T: 07 3255 1002
E: info@alzheimers2011.com
W: www.alzheimers2011.com

IRSA Daily Living Expo
18-19 May
Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney
T: 1300 789 845
W: www.dailylivingexpo.com.au
Aged Care Association Australia- NSW Congress 2011
19-20 May
Sheraton on the Park, Sydney
T: 02 9212 6922
E: admin@acaansw.com.au
W: www.acaansw.com.au
Inaugural HISA Data Governance Conference
19-20 May
The Sebel & Citigate, Melbourne 
2nd Annual Managing Ward Finances & Budgets Conference
23-24 May
Brisbane Marriott Hotel
W: www.iir.com.au/wardfinances
Retirement Living World China 2011
24-27 May
Kempinski Lufthansa Centre, Beijing
4th Annual Preventive Health Summit 
26-27 May
Sydney Harbour Marriott, Circular Quay
W: www.iir.com.au/preventhealth
Inaugural Rural and Remote Telehealth Conference
The Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA)
29 – 31 May
Cairns Convention Centre
Cairns, North Queensland

11th Annual Hospital in the Home Conference
31 May-1 June
Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne
W: www.iir.com.au/hith
ACQ’s Accommodating Care Conference
“Service integrated housing into the 21st century!”
2 – 3 June 2011
SeaWorld Resort, Gold Coast
Early Bird Closing: 13 May 20111 Sponsor
Wednesday 1st June 2011:
Optional site visits and community care masterclass 
Innovage 2011 – Perth
“Talking about innovation in technology for retirement and aged care”
9 June
Technology Park, Bentley WA
T: 08 6254 0280 or 0450 297 716

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

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
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
Occupational Therapy Australia National Conference and Exhibition
29 June – 1 July
Gold Coast Conference and Exhibition Centre


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
July 28 – 29
T:1800 728 5890
W: www.accreditation.org.au


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
August 25-26
T:1800 728 5890
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

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


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

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


IAHSA LeadingAge Global Ageing Conference & LeadingAge Annual Meeting
16 – 19 October
Washington DC USA
See IAHSA website for more information

4th Annual Hospital & Healthcare Security & Safety Conference
24-25 October 2011
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
W: www.iir.com.au/healthsecurity

Better Practice Conferences
Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency
October 27-28
T:1800 728 5890
W: www.accreditation.org.au

2nd Annual Correctional Services Healthcare Summit
27-28 October 2011
Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne
W: www.iir.com.au/correctional

SAGE USA Study Tour 2011
“Aged Care Study Tour”

October 2011
Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia (including IAHSA Conference)
Click here for more information

3rd Annual Reducing Medication Errors Conference
October 2011
W: www.iir.com.au/medicationerrors


ACAA 30th Annual Congress
6-8 November
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
T: 02 6285 2615
E: enquiry@acaacongress2011.com.au
W: www.acaacongress2011.com.au

Better Practice Conferences
Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency
November 10-11
T:1800 728 5890
W: www.accreditation.org.au

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

2011 Retirement Village Association National Conference
Monday 21 – Wednesday 23 November 2011
Grand Hyatt, Melbourne
W: http://www.rva.com.au/index.php

2nd Annual Healthcare Complaints Management Conference
November 2011
W: www.iir.com.au/complaints



SAGE South Africa Study Tour 2012
“Aged Care Study Tour”

March 2012
Proposed tour. Register your interest now.
Click here for more information


28 May – 1 June 2012 
Prague, Czech Republic
W: www.ifa2012.com/homepage


Retirement Communities World Asia 2011
10-12 October 
Hong Kong
W: http://www.terrapinn.com/2011/retirement-communities-world-asia/

SAGE Miami (USA) Study Tour 2012
“Aged Care Study Tour”
October 2012
Proposed tour. Register your interest now.
Click here for more information

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