The International Dementia Conference program features experts, clinicians, researchers and innovators from around the world, united in the common goal of improving quality of life for people living with dementia.

    Please note that the program is still in development and may be subject to change.

    Pre-conference activities


    Day 1 - Thursday 8 September 2022

    8.50 am

    Welcome to Country

    9 am

    Opening address from Mike Baird, Chief Executive Officer of HammondCare

    10.35 am

    Morning tea

    Max and Abby book signing by author Dr Ineka Whiteman

    11.50 am

    When behaviour changes our terra firma: What has the Australian experience taught us?

    Robert Day, Kate Hawkins, Lynne Sewell, A/Prof Steve Macfarlane

    12.35 pm


    BPSD Textbook signing by editors Associate Professor Colm Cunningham, Dr Madeleine Healy and Associate Professor Stephen Macfarlane

    1.45 pm

    Day 1 Concurrent Sessions

    3.15 pm

    Afternoon tea

    4.15 pm

    Panel: Changing the game

    Dr Chris Nowinski, Tony Armstrong, Prof Craig Ritchie, Angela Deacon

    5.15 pm

    Networking event at Zeta Bar

    Day 2 - Friday 9 September 2022

    8.50 am


    9 am

    Brave new world in the age of AI technology

    Tom Stevens, John Sutherland, Bobby Redman 

    9.30 am

    First Nations and dementia: A voice for spiritual and cultural wellbeing

    Dr Makarena Dudley, Dr Wendy Hulko, Nova Peris OAM OLY
    Chaired by Tony Armstrong 

    10.20 am

    10.50 am

    The Hon Anika Wells MP, Australian Federal Minister for Aged Care

    11 am

    Morning tea

    Dancing with Memories book signing by author Sally Yule, with Maggie Beer and illustrator Cheryl Orsini

    11.30 am

    Covid and the cottage model of care

    Susan Ryan, Angela Raguz, Prof Chris Poulos

    12.15 pm

    Senator The Hon Anne Ruston, Shadow Minister for Health and Aged Care

    12.25 pm

    Letting go bravely with love

    Jason van Genderen 

    12.55 pm


    2 pm

    Day 2 Concurrent Sessions

    3.30 pm

    Beverages, banter and bon voyage

    4.15 pm


    Day 2 – FRIDAY 9 sEPTEMBER 2022