Diaries at the ready- 26 May!

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

Here are some important conferences, deadlines 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:

  • The NSW Falls Prevention Network Forum will be held tomorrow, Friday 27 May at the Wesley Conference Centre, 220 Pitt Street Sydney, from 9am to 4pm (registration from 8.15am). The forum will feature a special focus on translating research into practice. For more details click here.
  • Hurry and get your application in for the Positive Living in Aged Care Awards. The closing date for applications, 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.
  • 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.
  • The Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, Thailand has invited interested parties to submit an abstract for presentation at Thailand Dementia 2011 and 14th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International. Submissions close on 30 August. Email mcpc.thailand@hotmail.com
  • National Palliative Care Week 2011 will run until 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.

Remember to get organised well in advance for overseas events, like the upcoming Thailand Dementia 2011 and 14th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International (noted above), on 8- 11 November. The conference 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.

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.

Other key events coming up:


Inaugural Rural and Remote Telehealth Conference
The Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA)
29 – 31 May
Cairns Convention Centre
Cairns, North Queensland
Minter Ellison Breakfast Seminar Series for Village Managers and Operators
‘Why Lie Awake at Night? Forewarned is Forearmed!
31 May
Minter Ellison Offices, Melbourne
T: 03 9670 0255

11th Annual Hospital in the Home Conference
31 May-1 June
Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne
W: www.iir.com.au/hith
Minter Ellison Breakfast Seminar Series for Village Managers and Operators
‘Why Lie Awake at Night? Forewarned is Forearmed!
1 June
Minter Ellison Offices, Adelaide
T: 03 9670 0255

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

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


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

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