2018 Call for papers is now open

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We are inviting submissions for paper and poster presentations

The conference will take place between 7- 8 June 2018 in Sydney, Australia. We are calling for submissions of oral and ePoster presentations on a range of contemporary and critical themes.

In 2018 choice will be a central theme of our conference. Choices we make, and that others make for us, can impact on every aspect of our lives including how we are perceived and understood. The time we get up in the morning, our freedom of movement and even our future wishes are presented as choices, but are they? We will consider every aspect of this question in community, residential and hospital and specialist care for people with complex needs. We will confront and debate what choice means for people with dementia in every aspect of life and critically consider what the truth of choice really means.

The conference will provide the latest evidence on risk factors in dementia and clinical advancements in treatments. It will explore the latest evidence on why people with dementia are often considered to have complex behaviours where other root causes can exist. We will consider the types of supports and structures that should be in place from our communities through to specialist care units. Our range of international speakers will also consider many complex issues, including debating the concept of choice and the move toward assisted dying legislation.

We welcome papers from people with dementia, carers, practitioners and researchers from across the world for the following:

  • Oral Presentations:

A two-minute video clip is requested to be uploaded as part of your submission containing a brief introduction to the presenter and the abstract. This submission platform will be in addition to written text. It will be used to inform the panel’s review of submitted papers and more importantly be uploaded to the conference website to enhance the delegate experience of choice in the concurrent sessions they attend.

  • ePosters:

To enhance the delegate experience of this important information we are pleased to provide an ePoster platform. All selected submissions will then be requested as a PDF or an interactive PowerPoint slide. An area of the exhibition space will be dedicated to this. The ePoster abstract will feature in the conference program along with contact details. All posters will be a continually projected visual presentation throughout the conference. Our panel will select a number of posters for our lunchtime five-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 and are happy to provide support in preparation and presenting.

The papers selected by the panel for the conference will be drawn from practice, research, policy, analysis and personal experience to provide an accessible and informative platform for debate and discussion in the lives of those with dementia and their carers. They will address issues that confront people with dementia in the community, residential care, specialist care and hospital settings.

We welcome your contribution to this conference, proposed topics and themes are listed here but this list is not exhaustive. Oral presentations and E-poster submission guidelines can be found here.

Should you require further information on submitting a paper or poster, or want to chat about an idea for a topic or theme we might not have considered, please contact:

Dementia Centre, HammondCare, Australia

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Contact Person: Jonathan England

Key time frames:

  • Deadline for submissions of papers is 5 pm AEDT on the 24 November 2017
  • Deadline for submissions of eposters is 5 pm AEDT on the 29March 2018
  • Late submissions will not be accepted for oral presentations but may be considered as poster presentations
  • Notification of acceptance of oral presentation papers will be sent out via email by 1 December 2017
  • Notification of acceptance of ePoster presentations will be sent out via email by 13 April 2018.

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