Aged and community services conference

ON Sunday October 19 to Wednesday October 22 Aged and Community Services Australia is holding the 16th National Conference and Trade Exhibition at the Burswood International Resort and Convention Centre.

The title of this years conference is Journey to the New Aged and it has been developed to provide attendees with a motivating and positive approach to the current issues and challenges facing aged care providers.

Each day of the conference has a different concept, day one will focus on management related issues that require the industry to be more business oriented, outcome driven, and forward thinking.

Day two of the conference is about inspiring people and encouraging empowerment and assertiveness in the industry, and day three will focus on understanding the spiritual, emotional and psychological aspects of working with the aged.

Keynote speakers for the conference include Vice Minister for Social Affairs, Denmark, Thomas Borner, who will speak about the policy for aged care of tomorrow – the Danish way; Economic and Social Research Council growing older programs director Professsor Alan Walker who will discuss Challenges on the Journey to the New Aged; University of Bradford strategic lead for Dementia Care Mapping Dr Dawn Brooker, who talk about Courageous Care – Daring to be Person Centred in Dementia Services; and social commentator and Baptist minister Reverend Tim Costello who will speak on the topic of Along the Yellow Brick Road or Up the Garden Path.

Registration for the conference can be made with Aged and Community Services Australia for $845 for members, $965 for non-members or $555 for students. For more information or registration contact EventEdge International Management Group on 9387 1488, email

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