Global Speakers

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Damian Moratti

CEO

Liminal VR

Topics: 

  • Simply Simulating: The Future Of VR In Mental Health Care
  • Panel Session – Advances, Opportunities And Challenges In Australia’s Mental Health Care System

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Anna Pannuzzo

Director

WorkPlacePLUS

Topics: 

  • Protecting Your People & Culture – Fundamentals For A Mentally Healthy Workplace
  • Panel Session – Advances, Opportunities And Challenges In Australia’s Mental Health Care System

WorkPlacePLUS

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Dr Nick Carr

GP | Board Member

St Kilda | Dying with Dignity Victoria

Topic: 

Experiences From A Doctor Involved In Voluntary Assisted Dying In Victoria

Dying with Dignity Victoria

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Suharsha Kanathigoda

Medical Director of Palliative Care ACT

Calvary Health Care

Topic: 

Collaborating To Enhance And Develop Palliative Care Beyond Borders

Calvary Health Care

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Marilyn Dolling

Chair | Consumer Representative & Advocate

Cancer Action Victoria | Barwon Health Community Council Member

Topic: 

How Palliative Care Can Bring Purpose, Love And Joy With A Focus On What Matters Most To Patients: A Case Study From Melbourne City Mission Palliative

Cancer Action Victoria

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Olaf Zalmstra

General Manager Assets, Services & Projects

MiCare

Topic: 

How Autonomous Robot Helpers Reduced Staff Workloads At Prinz Willem Alexander Village

MiCare

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Professor Rajiv Khosla

Director

Research Centre for Computers, Communication and Social Innovation (RECCSI), La Trobe University

Topic: 

Engagement And Experience Of Older People With Socially Assistive Robots In Home Care

Research Centre for Computers, Communication and Social Innovation (RECCSI)

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Professor Rajesh Vasa

Head of Translational Research & Development

Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute, Deakin University

Topic: 

How IoT Sensors Help Elderly Australians Live Independently And Safely At Home For Longer

Deakin University

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Dr. Anju Kissoon Curumsing

Research Fellow

A²I² - Applied Artificial Intelligence Institute, Deakin University

Topic: 

Designing Technologies For The Elderly With An Emotion-Oriented Approach

Deakin University

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Samantha Edmonds

Managing Director

Ageing with Pride

Topics:

  • Key Findings From The Final Report Of The Royal Commission Into Aged Care Quality And Safety And Strategies Going Forward
  • Interactive Roundtable Discussion
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Danielle Mackenzie

CEO

Sundale

Topics: 

  • Australia’s New Aged Care Quality Standards: Shifting Focus From Compliance To Quality And How It Will Impact The Future Of Aged Care
  • Key Findings From The Final Report Of The Royal Commission Into Aged Care Quality And Safety And Strategies Going Forward

Sundale

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Alison Harrington

Founder & CEO

Moove & Groove

Topic: 

Creating Connections Using Wireless Headphone Technology

Moove&Groove

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Dr David Sykes

Director

Centre for Dementia Learning, Dementia Australia

Topics: 

  • Reimagining Dementia Learning Through The Use Of Technology
  • Key Findings From The Final Report Of The Royal Commission Into Aged Care Quality And Safety And Strategies Going Forward

Centre for Dementia Learning, Dementia Australia

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Kate Sowden

General Manager

Moove & Groove and discoDtours

Topic:

Interactive Roundtable Discussion – Novel Therapies For Dementia And Interventions To Assess Their Impact – Silent Disco

Moove&Groove

 

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Yariv Ben-Yosef

Head of Program Development, Delivery and Training

Centre for Service and Therapy Dogs Australia

Topic:

Interactive Roundtable Discussion: Novel Therapies For Dementia And Interventions To Assess Their Impact – Dog-Assisted Therapy

Centre for Service and Therapy Dogs Australia

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Liam McGuire

Director, Project Lead

Opaque Media Group

Topics:

  • Interactive Roundtable Discussion: Novel Therapies For Dementia And Interventions To Assess Their Impact – Virtual Reality
  • Seeing The World Through The Eyes Of Dementia Patients With VR

Opaque Media Group

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Matt Kowald

General Manager of Residential Care Service

Barossa Village

Topic: 

Case Study – Transforming Pain Management With PainChek® At The Barossa Village For Aged Care

Barossa Village

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Natasha Chadwick

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

NewDirection Care

Topic: 

How An Evidence-Based Approach To Design Transforms Dementia Care

NewDirection Care

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Dr Meredith Doig

Secretary

Dying With Dignity Victoria

Topic:

Interactive Roundtable Discussion

Dr Meredith Doig OAM FAICD is Secretary of Dying With Dignity Victoria. She is a professional company director and governance specialist, with a background in blue chip corporates (Ford, Rio Tinto, ANZ). She is also president of the Rationalist Society of Australia and writes a regular bulletin, RSA Daily, for rationalists and secular humanists. The right to die with dignity is one of the RSA’s Ten Point Plan for a Secular Australia.

Dying with Dignity Victoria

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Michael Barbato

Palliative Care Doctor / Author

Topic: 

Palliative Care And The Art Of Being A Healing Presence: Delivering Holistic Palliative Care Through Presence

Michael is a retired palliative care physician now engaged in research into the experience of unconsciousness. Together with his wife Ann, Michael also facilitates a Midwifing Death Correspondence Course for those who wish to support relatives or friends living with a life-limiting illness. He has a long-standing interest in unconsciousness, the language of those who are dying and unusual experiences around the time of death. He is the author of three books on death and dying and has spoken at State, National and International Palliative Care conferences.

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Prof Sandeep Reddy

Associate Professor, School of Medicine

Deakin University, Australia

Topic:

The Early Bird; How AI Is Used To Detect Dementia Before Its Onset

Associate Professor Sandeep Reddy is a certified health informatician and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare researcher based at the Deakin School of Medicine, Geelong. He has a medical and healthcare management background in addition to having completed AI and machine learning training through several sources. He is currently engaged in research about application of AI in healthcare delivery in addition to developing AI models to treat and manage type 2 diabetes. Also, he has authored several articles about the use of AI in Medicine and is due to release two books about this subject soon. Further, he is advising several start-ups that are focused on providing AI solutions for healthcare issues.

Deakin University

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Patrik Hutzel

Director

Intensive Care At Home

Topic:

When The Drugs Don’t Work: Innovative Approaches To Pain Management In Palliative Care

Home Pty. Ltd

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Vidya Gopinath

Positive Living Program Manager

Feros Care

Topic: 

Connecting Isolated Seniors Via Virtual Communities: A Case Study Of Feros Care’s Virtual Senior Centre

Feros Care

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Dr. Mayumi Purvis

Counsellor and Clinical Criminologist