Call For Papers

Submissions for oral & ePoster presentations are now closed.

The international dementia conference, Risky Business 2 – this time it's personal! will consider the opportunities and challenges confronting care for people with dementia. This global event will bring together a privileged gathering of people with the shared goal of improving the lives of people with dementia and offering hope and choice in their future.

How do we support people with dementia to live their lives well? Are we really delivering care that is personal to the person with dementia and their carer?

Inappropriate use of anti-psychotic medication, delivering the right hospital care, alongside the changes needed in community, day and residential services will all be considered during this conference.

The conference will take place over two days on 26 - 27 June 2014. We are seeking ePosters on a range of critical themes. 

We are inviting submissions that will challenge, inform and contribute to shaping the future of dementia care.

We are seeking posters from people

  • working in scientific, clinical and psychosocial research
  • working on (or have completed) innovative projects in the delivery of services

We strongly welcome and will seek to support contributions from people with dementia and their carers. 

The posters selected by the panel for the conference will be drawn from practice, research, policy and analysis, to provide an accessible and informative platform for debate and discussion around risk in the lives of those with dementia and their carers. Papers will address the issues which confront people with dementia in community, residential care and hospital settings.

We welcome your contribution to this conference. Proposed topics and themes are listed on the next page for guidance. If you require further information on submitting a paper or ePoster, please email .


To enhance the delegate experience we are pleased to introduce ePosters. All selected submissions will then be requested in electronic format (see below) An area of the exhibition space will be dedicated to this. The ePoster abstract will feature in the conference programme along with contact details. There will be no poster presenter timeslot on the programme, as ePosters will be a continually projected visual presentation.

ePoster submissions are now closed.

Important Dates

ePoster submissions will be accepted until 31 March 2014.

Important information for ePosters which are accepted:

  • Your ePoster is to be received by the office no later than Friday, 6th June. ePosters received after this date are not guaranteed of being included at the conference.
  • ePosters will need to be submitted in 16:9 ratio (projector specifications). Failure to do so may result in blank spots in your presentations.
  • ePosters need to be in PowerPoint format. If there are any videos these files must be included and linked to the appropriate place of the presentation. No time will be spent by HammondCare formatting / linking presentations. As they are received to the office is how they will be displayed. There is no sound with the ePosters.
  • File sizes no greater than 10mb can be emailed
  • Files larger than 10mb can be shared through Google Drive
  • Alternatively, ePosters can be sent on USB stick.
  • Receipt of presentations will be confirmed to the email address of the first presenter listed in the abstract submission.
  • ePosters are standalone features – persons are not required to be with the posters for the conference.

To find out more

Please contact Carla Messer (Events Coordinator) via phone +61 2 8437 7355 or email if you have further questions.