2017 ACSA & AAG Regional Conference

DAY ONE - Thursday April 6, 2017
8:00 am - 9:00 amConference Registration
9:00 am - 9:15 amWelcome to Country and Conference Opening Address
Dr Felicity Barr, President, AAG Hunter Chapter
9:00 am - 9:15 amMayor's Address
Bob Pynsent, Mayor, City of Cessnock
9:10 am - 10:10 amRM Gibson Oration 2016
Rev Adjunct Professor Elizabeth MacKinlay, Centre for Ageing and Pastoral Studies, School of Theology, Charles Sturt University
10:10 am - 10:40 am2017 Reforms
Representative from, Department of Health (Invited)
10:40 am - 10:45 amMajor Sponsor's Address
10:45 am - 11:15 amMORNING TEA
11:15 am - 12:25 pmCONCURRENT SESSION 1A -Consumer Choice in Residential Aged Care CONCURRENT SESSION 1B
11:15 am - 11:35 amCDC in Residential Aged Care - Practical Applications in a Culturally Specific Home
Dr Rodney Jilek, Executive Director of Care Service, St Elizabeth Home
Do Australian Retirement Communities Lead or Follow Population Ageing?
Lois C Towart, Lecturer, University of Technology, Sydney
11:35 am - 11:55 am
Sally Lambourne, Manager Policy, Research and Consultancy, Alzheimer's Australia NSW
Maintaining Rental housing with Dementia: A View of Peak Organisations Readiness
Dr Kathleen Doherty, Senior Research Fellow, Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, University of Tasmania
11:55 am - 12:15 pmEldercare's Family Partnership Model "Together We Care"
Helder Borges, Corporate Occupational Therapist , Eldercare Inc
Forging collaboration across traditionally different sectors
Deborah Georgiou, Head of Policy & Communication, NSW Federation of Housing Associations Inc
Elizabeth Teece, Retirement Living & Research Officer , Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA)
12:15 pm - 12:25 pmQ & A Q & A
12:25 pm - 1:30 pmLUNCH
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmLife stories, death stories: Witnessing the narratives of people dying in Residential Aged Care. Are our own death stories getting in the way?
Liana Green, PhD Student (Gender & Health), Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing, Hunter Medical Research Institute
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmSowing the Seeds of a Workforce Resilience in unexpected ways
Briony Black, Principle, High Spirits Aged Care
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmAFTERNOON TEA
3:00 pm - 4:45 pmCONCURRENT SESSION 2A
3:00 pm - 3:20 pmConsumer Directed Care and the ACCOM Tool: Building collaborations with age care recipients for better QoL outcomes
Dr Beatriz Cardona, Senior Research Fellow, Macquarie University
Art - building Skills, Maintaining Wellbeing
Melinda Abell, Director of Facility Services, Maroba Residential Aged Care Facility
David Carey, Chief Executive Officer, ConnectAbility Australia
3:20 pm - 3:40 pmMeasuring Social Engagement to Improve the Lives of Community Care Clients
Dr Joyce Siette, Research Fellow, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University
Co-Production - collaborating with consumers carers and staff
David White, Manager - COTA Australia Consumer Engagement Project , COTA Australia
Karen Fraser, Consultant - COTA Australia Consumer Engagement in Aged Care Project , COTA Australia
3:40 pm - 4:00 pmService us, needs and outcomes in community aged care: a study of 6,457 Clients
Dr Mikaela Jorgensen, Research Fellow, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University
Building Partnerships - Growing Together
Katryna Harman, Clinical Nurse Specialist| Specialist Mental Health Services for Older People, Hunter New England Local Health District
4:00 pm - 4:20 pmEnhancing Aged Care Services through Regional Comparison
Deanne Johnson, Senior Data Analyst, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Helen Tuxworth, Senior Dementia Advisor RN, integratedliving Australia Ltd
Kellie Washington, Programs Coordinator, Community Gateway
4:20 pm - 4:30 pmQ & AQ & A
4:30 pm - 4:30 pmDay One Close

DAY TWO - Friday April 7, 2017
9:00 am - 9:10 amDay 2 Opening Address
9:10 am - 9:50 amRural Workforce Issues
Dr Sue Hodgkin, Senior Research Fellow, Sir Richards Initiative , Australian Institute for Primary Care & Ageing, College of Science Health and Engineering, La Trobe University
9:50 am - 10:30 am2017 RM Gibson Oration - Dementia Care in 2025: Fragmentation or Collaboration
Dr John Ward, Hunter New England Health
10:30 am - 10:40 amQ & A
10:40 am - 11:10 amMORNING TEA
11:10 am - 11:30 amNambucca Valley New Graduate Program - RN Collaboration
Jenny Zirkler, Executive Care Manager, Nambucca Valley Care
Residents perceptions of food choice, risk and food regulations in aged care
Andrew Bailey, Facility Manager Autumn Lodge, Nambucca Valley Care
11:30 am - 11:50 amBuilding Workforce Capacity: Developing Future Leaders in Aged Care
Angela Carey
Sharyn Hunter, Program Convernor of the Associate Degree of Intergrated Care in Ageing, University of Newcastle
Dementia Excellence - Changing Culture from Task focused to truly person centred care
Sarah Jamieson, Dementia Excellence Program Manager, Eldercare Inc
11:50 am - 12:10 pmWhy an absence of resilience makes the best laid workforce and change management plans redundant? And why, as a sector, we cannot afford this
Lyndell Fogarty, CEO , PerformHR
Best practice in Dementia Care - A small rural service's quite revolution
Julie Dunn, Manager of Dementia and Aged Care , HDRC Services
12:10 pm - 12:20 pmQ & AQ & A
12:20 pm - 1:20 pmLUNCH
1:20 pm - 1:30 pmExhibitor Prize Draw - Gotta be in it to win it (and in the room!)
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmCarers and Consumer Directed Care: A Dilemma for service provisions?
Cathy Duncan, Research Fellow, Australian Health Services Research Institute (AHSRI) , University of Wollongong
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmIntersectoral Collaboration: Health Justice Partnerships to Improve the current response to elder abuse
Yvonne Lipianin, Manager, Health Justice Partnerships NSW, Justice Connect
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmBringing Male Workers into Aged Care
2:30 pm - 2:40 pmQ & A
2:40 pm - 2:45 pmConference Closing Address
Anthony Brown, Chair, AAG NSW