Agenda

24 July 2019, Wednesday

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AGENDA
09:00 Welcome Speech and Opening Remarks by Conference Producer

COMPLYING WITH AGED CARE LEGISLATION & REFORMS

09:15 Keynote: An Overview of Digital Health in Australia With Aged Care Focus

  • Gain overview of the National Digital Health Strategy
  • Empowering consumers to improve health outcomes
  • The Agency’s work on My Health Record, secure messaging, and health system interoperability with an Aged Care focus
Angela-Ryan-rounded Angela Ryan
A/CCIO
Australian Digital Health Agency
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09:45 Panel Discussion: What Will Royal Commission Into the Aged Care Sector Focus on in the Interim Investigations

  • Royal Commission to focus on staffing numbers and qualifications
  • Managing resources in your organization to effectively respond and actively engage with the Royal Commission
  • Leading an effective taskforce to respond to Royal Commission’s inquiries
10:15 Morning Refreshments & Networking
10:30 Applying Key Learning Lessons From the Royal Commission’s Past Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Into Current Aged Care Investigations
11:00 Preventing Elderly Abuse by Providing Safe and Quality Aged Care for Senior Australians

IMPROVING STAFFING RATIOS AND MANPOWER SHORTAGES ACROSS AGED CARE FACILITIES

11:30 Dealing With Understaffing and Acute Manpower Shortages in Aged Care Facilities: Strategies to Improving Staffing Ratios and Effective Staffing Retention Plans
12:00 Assisted Care Through Technology: Applications of AI and Robotics That Are Filing the Gap of Manpower Shortages in Aged Care
Anjali-Jaiprakash-rounded Dr Anjali Jaiprakash
Research Fellow, Medical & Health Robotics
Australian Centre for Robotic Vision
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12:30 Lunch & Networking

ENHANCING QUALITY OF AGED CARE THROUGH TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS
AND EMERGING MODELS OF CARE

13:30 Wearables, Robotics, Telemedicine, IoMT and Other Innovations Improving Quality of Aged Care
Andrew-Stranieri-rounded Assoc Prof Andrew Stranieri
Health Informatics Researcher
FedUni
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Venki-Balasubramanian-rounded Dr Venki Balasubramaniam
Health Informatics Researcher
FedUni
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14:00 Data – Connecting the Data to Monitor, Evaluate and Improve Aged Care
Andrew-Georgiou-rounded Prof Andrew Georgiou
Health Informatics Researcher
Macquarie University
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14:30 The Prevention of Psychological Injury of Aged Care Workers in the Current Under-Resourced Environment
Mark-Oostergo-rounded Mark Oostergo
General Manager & Principal Psychologist
CommuniCorp Group
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15:00 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking
15:30 Interactive Roundtable Discussion:

  • Complying with standards by Royal Commission
  • Surgery in the elderly – when not to operate
Praga-Pillay-rounded Prof Praga Pillay
Professor of Surgery & Subdean
Griffith University
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  • Enhancing quality of aged care through technology innovations
Anjali-Jaiprakash-rounded Dr Anjali Jaiprakash
Research Fellow, Medical & Health Robotics
Australian Centre for Robotic Vision
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  • Delivering community-based and home care for aged care
  • Emerging new models to improve quality of aged care and patient outcomes
  • Challenges and learning lessons on implementing technology-led solutions in rural aged care facility
Bronwyn-Beadle-rounded Bronwyn Beadle
CEO & Director of Nursing
Nagambie Healthcare
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16:30 New Models of Home Care for Aged Care
Mark-McBriarty-rounded Mark McBriarty
Executive Director
My Care Solution
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17:00 Caught in the Sandwich: What Healthcare Professionals Can Do to Support Sandwich Generation Families and Their Ageing Parents

  • A survey on 500 Sandwich Generations and 500 ageing parents survey has found that 40% of ageing parents believe that they would stay in their own home, and another 40% think they would move to a rest home, while only one in three surveyed has a financial plan to assist with the cost of aged care
Miranda-Smith-rounded Miranda Smith
Director
Miranda Smith Homecare
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17:30 Closing Remarks by Forum Chair
Rebecca-Bartel-rounded Rebecca Bartel
Executive Lead, Institute for Health Transformation
Deakin University
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17:40 Champagne Networking Session

25 July 2019, Thursday

TIME
AGENDA
09:00 Welcome Speech and Opening Remarks by Conference Producer
09:15 Updates on Australia’s First Dementia Village: Korongee Village Case Study

  • How Australia’s first dementia village offers innovative model of care
  • The village will be based on international best-practice models, including De Hogeweyk village in the Netherlands, where residents have been found to live longer and take fewer medications
Lucy-O'Flaherty-rounded Lucy O’Flaherty
CEO
Glenview Community Services
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NOVEL THERAPIES, PAIN MANAGEMENT AND MEDICATION STRATEGIES FOR DEMENTIA PATIENTS

09:45 Understanding Complexity and Differentiation – What Has Dementia Support Australia Learnt
Colm-Cunningham-rounded Assoc Prof Colm Cunningham
Director
The Dementia Centre, HammondCare
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10:15 Morning Refreshments & Networking
10:30 Interactive Roundtable Discussion: Novel Therapies for Dementia and Interventions to Assess Their Impact

  • Music therapy
  • Virtual reality
  • Dog-assisted therapy
  • Silent disco
  • Art therapy
  • Utilizing assistive technology and IoT in pain and symptoms management in dementia patients
11:30 New Innovations in Predictive Cognitive Decline and Diagnosing Dementia
12:00 Experiential Learning and Strategies to Develop Empathy for Those Living With Dementia
Bryan-Mason-rounded Bryan Mason
Executive Director
Churches of Christ in Queensland
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12:30 Lunch & Networking

PAIN MANAGEMENT AND MEDICATIONS FOR DEMENTIA PATIENTS

13:30 Antipsychotic Medication Management: How to Reduce, Manage and Extend This to Other Essential Lived Environmental Aspects
Andrew-Fleming-rounded Dr Andrew Fleming
Ageing & Living Director
One Fell Swoop
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14:00 Pain Management for People With Dementia: Exploring Current Issues and Opportunities for Implementation of Best Practices

INCLUSIVE CARE FOR LGBTI, CALDS AND INDIGENOUS DEMENTIA PATIENTS

14:30 How to Provide Inclusive Care for LGBTI, CALDs and Indigenous Populations Suffering From Dementia and Understand Their Experiences
SamanthaEdmonds-rounded Samantha Edmonds
Silver Rainbow – National Project Manager
National LGBTI Health Alliance
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15:00 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking

CARING FOR CARERS AND STRATEGIES TO MANAGE SEVERE MANPOWER SHORTAGES

15:30 Caring for Carers – The Need for Creating Support for Dementia Care Givers

  • Research shows that dementia care givers suffer higher rates of distress, and spend more hours caring than those who are caring for other seniors. Nearly half – 45 per cent – of those caring for seniors with dementia experienced distress. By comparison, only 26 per cent of those caring for other seniors experienced distress. This creates the need to establishing long term support program to help dementia care givers manage their emotional distress
16:00 Dealing With Severe Manpower Shortages in Dementia and Aged Care Facilities With Digital Assistive Technologies and Robotic Nurses
16:30 Translating Research Into Best Practice: Utilizing Best Practice Research to Shape New Services and Product Offerings
Teresa-Moran-rounded Teresa Moran
Dementia Specialist
ACH Group
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17:00 Closing Remarks by Forum Chair
Rebecca-Bartel-rounded Rebecca Bartel
Executive Lead, Institute for Health Transformation
Deakin University
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17:10 Champagne Networking Session

26 July 2019, Friday

TIME
AGENDA
09:00 Welcome Speech and Opening Remarks by Conference Producer
09:15 Transforming End-Of-Life and Palliative Care With International Best Practices

  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • UK
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
09:45 Palliative Care at the Doorstep: How an Improved Palliative Care Model Can Improve EOL Care, Avoid Hospital Readmissions and Reduce Length of Stay
Suharsha-Kanathigoda-rounded Dr Suharsha Kanathigoda
Director of Palliative Care
Calvary Health Care
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10:15 Morning Refreshments & Networking
10:30 Interactive Roundtable Discussion:

  • Addressing trauma and traumatic stress in anticipatory and post-death mourning
  • Strategies to supporting the desire to die at home
Mayumi-Purvis-rounded Dr Mayumi Purvis
Lecturer (Master of Counselling)
Monash University
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  • Building an effective community-based palliative care
11:30 The Best Palliative Care in the Last 3 Days of Life: An Evidence-Based Approach
12:00 Palliative Care at Home for Paediatric and Adults Intensive Care Patients, Creating a Win-Win Situation
patrik-hutzel-rounded Patrik Hutzel
Founder & Director
Intensive Care At Home
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12:30 Lunch & Networking

PALLTECH: SUPPORTING PALLIATIVE CARE WITH ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGIES

13:30 How Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Can Help Reduce Readmissions for Person in Palliative Care
14:30 Improving Access of Palliative and Aged Care in Rural and Remote Settings in Australia Through Remote Patient Monitoring and Telehealth
15:00 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking
15:30 When the Drugs Don’t Work: Innovative Approaches to Pain Management in Palliative Care
16:00 Role of Medical Cannabis in Aged and Palliative Care
Kamal-Karl-rounded Dr Kamal Karl
Director
The Functional Medicine Doctor
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16:30 Panel Discussion: Planning for Optimal Advanced Care Directives

  • Consumers’ perspective on autonomy and assisted dying at the end of life
  • Complying with advanced care directives in physician-assisted suicide
  • Goals of patients
17:00 Closing Remarks by Forum Chair
Rebecca-Bartel-rounded Rebecca Bartel
Executive Lead, Institute for Health Transformation
Deakin University
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17:10 Champagne Networking Session