Need to know – dates and events

A quick roundup of key dates and events coming up on the calendar.

Can you believe it’s March already? It’s a pretty packed month and looking ahead on the calendar, the year shows no signs of slowing down. Here’s a selection of key dates and events coming up in the near future.

GET YOUR SUBMISSIONS IN

Abstract submissions close on 23 March for the Aged & Community Services Association of NSW & ACT State Conference, to be held in Sydney on 10-11 May. 

Abstract and poster submissions for the Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Studies (CAPS) Conference also close on 23 March and must be sent to caps@csu.edu.au. The conference will be held in Canberra in September. 

MARCH EVENTS ROUNDUP

On Thursday 15 March in Sydney, Guild Accountants will present a forum on the aged care reforms designed by the Productivity Commission, specifically how they will impact funding and finance. Email aliang@guildaccountants.com.au or call 02 8226 6182

Down in Hobart, Tasmania’s Better Practice Conference also begins on the 15th, presented by the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency. 

On 16 March, Latrobe Regional Hospital in Traralgon, Victoria plays host to a clinical care forum called Best Care for Older People – What is the latest? Presented by the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) and Monash University, with support from the Continence Foundation. 

The AAG are also co-hosting the ‘Ageing Well’ Rural Conference with the Aged and Community Services Association of NSW & ACT, on 19-20 March in Dubbo.

The Aged Care Queensland State Conference kicks off on 20 March at the Gold Coast, while Sydney has its fair share of events as well, including the National Telemedicine Summit, which starts on 22 March, with pre-conference workshops the day before.

Also in Sydney is Retirement Communities World Australasia and the Aged Care Summit Australia, which both run from 26 – 28 March at the same venue, Dockside Cockle Bay Wharf.

PLEASE SEE THE LISTINGS BELOW FOR MORE EVENTS IN MARCH AND APRIL

MARCH

27th International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International
7-10 March
London, UK 
W: www.iagg2012.org

Forum: Productivity Commission Impacts on Funding and Finance
Presented by Guild Accountants
Westpac Bank, 275 kent St Sydney
15 
March
T: 02 8226 6182
E: aliang@guildaccountants.com.au

Better Practice Conference – Hobart
Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency
15-16 
March
T:1800 728 589
E: betterpractice@accreditation.org.au
W: www.accreditation.org.au

Regional Clinical Update Forum: Best Care for Older People – What is the Latest?
Presented by AAG Vic and Monash University (Gippsland) with the support of the Continence Foundation
16 March
Latrobe Regional Hospital, 9.30am – 4.30pm
T: 03 8387 2305
W: www.aag.asn.au/vic_events.php

AAG & ACS Rural Conference
Ageing Well
19-20 March
Dubbo RSL
W: www.agedservices.asn.au

1st World Congress on Healthy Ageing
“Evolution: Holistic Ageing in an Age of Change”
19-22 March
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
T: +603 2072 2600
E: wcha@healthyageing.org
W: www.healthyageing.org

Aged Care Queensland State Conference and Trade Exhibition 2012
‘Mission possible – should you choose to accept it’
20-23 March 2012
Jupiters, Gold Coast
T: 07 3725 5588
E: events@acqi.org.au 
W: www.acqi.org.au/ 

4th Annual National Telemedicine Summit
22-23 March 
Sydney Marriott Hotel
T: 02 9080 4090
W: www.iir.com.au/telemedicine

6th Annual Retirement Communities World Australasia
26-28 March 2012
Dockside Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney
T:+61 2 9021 8808
E: enquiry.au@terrapinn.com
W: www.terrapinn/retirementa.au

Aged Care Summit Australia
26 – 28 March 2012
Dockside Cockle Bay Wharf
Sydney, Australia
T: 02 9021 8808
E: enquiry.au@terrapinn.com
W: www.terrapinn.com/conference/aged-care-summit-australia/

2012 Ageing in America Conference
Presented by American Society on Ageing
28 March – 1 April
Washington DC, USA 
W: www.asaging.org/aia12

23rd Annual South-eastern Student Mentoring Conference in Gerontology and Geriatrics
30-31 March
Georgia, USA
W: www.publichealth.uga.edu/geron/programs/conference

SAGE South Africa Study Tour 2012 Aged Care Study Tour
March 
Proposed tour. Register your interest now.
Click here for more information

APRIL

3rd Ageing Asia Investment Forum
Age-friendly Communities – Housing, health and seniors’ care
10-13 April 2012
Grand Hyatt Hotel
Singapore
T: (65) 6441 0474
E: crestonwong@ageingasiainvest.com.sg 
W: www.ageingasiainvest.com

CAREX Melbourne 2012
18-19 April
Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne
T: 03 9571 5606
E: office@totalagedservices.com.au
W: www.totalagedservices.com.au/agedcare.asp

Inaugural Homelessness Research Conference
Presented by AHURI and RMIT University
19-20 April
Jasper Hotel, 489 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
T: 03 9660 2308
E: kristina.conley@ahuri.edu.au
W: www.ahuri.edu.au

IAHSA/LeadingAge/CAST: Technology Study Tour
15 – 21 April 
Visiting:New York City, NY, Harrisburg, PA, and Silver Spring, MD
E: vnuessle@leadingage.org
W: www.iahsa.net

ITAC 2012
Information Technology in Aged Care
“Smart Technology for Modern Aged Care: delivering change”
19-20 April
Melbourne Park Function Centre
T:08 9405 7171
W: www.itac2012.com.au

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