mission impossible - truth & lies in the age of choice

The International Dementia Conference is recognised internationally as an important calendar event for the aged and dementia care industry. It is pivotal in bringing to light the challenges faced in the age of choice. How will you choose to be involved?

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Early bird registration is open until March 29.

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Conference Theme

The 2018 conference theme is Mission Impossible? Truth and Lies in the age of choice. Thought leaders from across the globe will come together to discuss and debate the concept of choice in every aspect of our lives, clinical decisions and care. The conference will provide a platform for the international and Australian community to share new research, experiences and evidence-based practices in plenary talks and concurrent sessions, with many opportunities for meaningful networking and engagement.


We're excited to announce the first plenary speakers for the 2018 International Dementia Conference. More speakers will be announced soon, including speakers who are living with dementia.


Professor Sheena S. Iyengar


Sheena S. Iyengar is the inaugural S.T. Lee Professor of Business in the Columbia Business School.


Professor the Baroness Ilora Finlay of Llandaff


Baroness Finlay of Llandaff is an internationally renowned expert in palliative medicine and an independent cross-bench member of the House of Lords. 


Professor Craig Ritchie


Craig Ritchie is currently Professor of the Psychiatry of Ageing at the University of Edinburgh.


Professor Luc Deliens


Luc Deliens is Professor of Palliative Care Research and Director of the Multidisciplinary and interuniversity End-of-Life Care Research Group of the Vrije Universiteit Bruseel (VUB) 7 Ghent University in Belgium.