2017 Northern Region Conference
Full Conference Program

 Thank you to our 2017 sponsors
Day One - March 9, 2017
9:00 am - 9:45 amConference Registration
9:45 am - 9:55 amConference Opening Address & Welcome to Country
Sue Thomson, CEO, McLean Aged Care
9:55 am - 10:55 amNew ACSA National, The Aged Care Road Map and Aged Care Reforms
Pat Sparrow, Chief Executive Officer, Aged & Community Services Australia
Where is ACSA going and what are ACSAs Key Priorities?
How are the member's voices heard on a National Level, State Presentation at a National Level and Communication Paths.
Overview of the Aged Care Roadmap, how was it developed, who was involved, what is included in the document and what is the status of the roadmap?
10:55 am - 11:55 amFinancial Futures
Grant Corderoy, Senior Partner, StewartBrown - Chartered Accountants
This session will cover Home & Community Care and Residential Care. 
Indexation, Maximising Funding, how do organisations manage to meet care need on a low budget?
11:55 am - 12:00 pmQ & A
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLUNCH
1:00 pm - 2:30 pmFacilitated Discussion - Telehealth
Specialist Geriatric Outreach Project - Residential Aged Care Facilities - Palliative Care through Telehealth
  • Aged Care & General Practice - Ruth Heather, North Coast Primary Health Network
  • Telehealth - Sonia Chivers, Project Manager, Conference, Collaboration & Wireless Program
  • SGOP - RACFS (NSW Health) - Penny Fairweather, Telehealth Specialist geriatric Outreach Implementation Officer, Coffs Harbour Health Campus (Invited)
Panel to focus on integration of all three areas, key learning and outcomes
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmAFTERNOON TEA
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmSustainability & Design
Danny Grant, General Manager PDFM, Paynter Dixon
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmDisaster Planning - Evacuation & Decision-Making Guidelins
Rosemary Hegner, A/Director Health Emergency Management Unit, Office of the State HSFAC
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmEmerging Technologies
Scott Lawton, CEO, IT Integrity
How do we connect with the upcoming technologies to keep moving forward 
4:30 pm - 4:40 pmQ & A
4:45 pmConference Day One Wrap Up
Sue Thomson, CEO, McLean Aged Care

Conference Dinner will be tonight - Bus will depart the venue from 6pm

Day Two - March 10, 2017
8:00 am - 9:00 amConference Registration - Day Two
9:00 am - 9:15 amDay 2 Opening Address
Shawn Bergquist JP, Chief Executive Officer/Director of Nursing, Coffs Coast Legacy
9:15 am - 9:45 amClinical Governance - Who is Accountable?
Michele Moreau, Director and Principal Consultant, Preventing Harm Initiative
9:45 am - 10:15 amRural Health Networks - 8 Principles of Care
Jenny Zirkler, Executive Care Manager, Nambucca Valley Care
10:15 am - 10:25 amQ & A
10:25 am - 10:30 amMajor Sponsor's Address
10:30 am - 11:00 amMORNING TEA
11:00 am - 12:00 pmHypothetical Session
Anna-Maria Wade, Employee Relations Advisor, ACSA
Coffs Harbour Police
Sue Thomson, CEO, McLean Aged Care
Facilitator: Shaun Bergquist, Coffs Coast Legacy
A staff member has been accused of committing an offence, what is the process that unfolds from this.
  • How do you deal with this from a staff members perspective?
  • How do you prepare for this?
  • The ramifications of the accusation on the staff members, organisation, community and families involved
  • How do you support your staff through leadership?
  • Return to work process for the staff member once clear of the accusation
12:00 pm - 12:10 pmQ & A
12:10 pm - 1:10 pmLUNCH
1:10 pm - 1:20 pmExhibitor Prize Draws
1:20 pm - 2:05 pmWorking with people living with hoarding disorder and squalor issues
Carly Stevens, Case Manager, CCNB
2:05 pm - 2:50 pmSexuality after 70
Dr Catherine Barrett, Founder and Director of Celebrate Ageing and The OPAL
2:50 pm - 3:00 pmQ & A
3:00 pm - 3:10 pmClosing Address
Shawn Bergquist JP, Chief Executive Officer/Director of Nursing, Coffs Coast Legacy