Call For Papers

Submit your ePoster now! Submissions close on the 31st March 2016

Submissions for oral presentations to our 2016 International dementia conference Grand Designs: “Are we there yet?” are closed. You still have an opportunity to submit ePoster presentations until the 31st March 2016.

The conference will take place on the 16th and 17th June 2016, in Sydney, Australia. Thank you for your submissions of oral and ePoster presentations on a range of contemporary and critical themes. 

‘Grand Designs: Are we there yet?’ achieves a milestone of 20 years for our International Dementia Conferences, which have grown to become renowned around the globe for being dynamically engaging and the pinnacle forum for information, networking and innovative thinking in all aspects relating to dementia. In this significant year we will return to many of the core and ever-present themes, re-examining the impact of structural design on the lives of people with dementia in aged care, and will explore the progress that has been made to enhance environments, wellbeing and lifestyle.

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To enhance the delegate experience of this important information we are pleased to provide an E-Poster platform. All selected submissions will then be requested in electronic pdf, or interactive PowerPoint slide. An area of the exhibition space will be dedicated to this. The E-Poster abstract will feature in the conference programme along with contact details. All posters will be a continually projected visual presentation throughout the conference. Our panel will select a maximum of 10 posters for our lunchtime 5 minute ‘Fast Forward’ poster Q&A sessions.   

We are inviting submissions that will challenge, inform and contribute to shaping the future of dementia care. 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. We are seeking abstracts from those working in scientific, clinical and psychosocial research. We are also specifically seeking submissions from practice and innovation in the delivery of services. We strongly welcome papers and contributions from people with dementia and carers who have unique perspectives to share. The papers 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. They will address issues that confront people with dementia in the 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, but this list is not exhaustive. Please note, submissions close on the 31st March 2016. Should you require further information on submitting a paper or poster, or want to chat about an idea for a concurrent we might not have considered, please contact us.

Video / Photo Information

  • ePoster submissions do not require a photo or video

More Information

Information on each of the submission topics can be found here

Please contact the conference team on email if you have further questions.