Whenever we can, we try to communicate information about some of the educational events and professional initiatives, many of them free or very low cost, being hosted around the country. Here are a few coming up soon.
- NARI 4th Annual Seminar
- PEPA & PICAC travelling roadshow in NSW on culturally appropriate palliative care
- Scholarships for the Sydney Leadership program
Use it or lose it
The National Ageing Research Institute, better known as NARI, is hosting its 4th Annual Seminar titled Use it or Lose it, focusing on the importance of people using their brain and body to avoid losing function in both areas. Featuring a ‘who’s who’ of ageing science in Australia, including NARI chief, Professor David Ames, Director of the Dementia Collaborative Research Centre, Professor Henry Brodaty, University of WA’s Associate Professor Kay Cox and incoming president of the Australian Association of Gerontology, Clinical Associate Professor Briony Dow, the one day event promises to tackle some of the hottest issues facing older people in Australia. This is all about exercise for the brain and the body – to avoid falls, dementia, depression and disease.
The audience for this event? The seminar is aimed at researchers, policy makers, aged care providers and others who have an interest in cutting edge presentations on research and policy in ageing.
Date: Friday, 11th October, 2013
Venue: Russell Kennedy Pty Ltd, Level 12, 469 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
T: 03 8387 2305
Cost: $120 (inc GST) per person (includes morning & afternoon tea, lunch and refreshments)
Click on this link to the seminar on the NARI website for the registration form and full details.
Home delivered training in culturally appropriate palliative care
The Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA) and Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC NSW and ACT) have teamed up to deliver a travelling road show-style series of education sessions across NSW focusing on culture and how it influences the palliative approach at the end of life.
The education sessions, kicking off on 1 October 2013, will cover the Hunter, Central West, Riverina/Murray, Southern Highlands, North Coast and South Coast aged care planning regions.
Taking the form of a one day training workshop, they will cover issues such as understanding a palliative approach to the end of life, the importance of culture & how it influences the palliative approach, different beliefs and values of older people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds surrounding death and dying and appropriate communication
The road show features a collaborative team of presenters from PEPA and PICAC NSW. ACT, together with regional palliative care clinicians and others from services specialising in cultural expertise under the Aged Care Service Improvement Healthy Ageing Grant (ACSIHAG) CALD Focus Network.
For further information on the road shows’ travel itinerary, contact either: