Speakers

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

USA

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


Wales

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


Scotland

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


Belgium

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.


Australia

Dr Tony Hobbs, is the Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the Commonwealth Department of Health.


Australia

Jane Halton is former Secretary of the Department of Health from 2002 to 2014.


Scotland

John Swinton is Professor in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care in the School of Divinity, Religious Studies and Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen. 


Australia

Susan Kurrle practises geriatric medicine at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital and Batemans Bay Hospital.


Australia

Emmanuel is a Research Fellow with the Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre based at Flinders University of South Australia.


Australia

Dr Stephen Judd has more than 25 years’ experience in the health care and information technology industries.


Australia

Stephen Macfarlane is Head of Clinical Services for Dementia Support Australia (DSA).


New Zealand

Rod MacLeod is Palliative Medicine Specialist at Hibiscus Hospice and consultant to HammondCare in Sydney as well as Honorary Professor in Sydney Medical School.


United Kingdom

Agnes Houston MBE is a dementia activist who has always put others first.


Australia

Angela Raguz is General Manager of Residential Care, HammondCare.


Australia

Gina will be sharing her experiences as a member of the Q&A panel discussing Specialist Dementia Care Units.


Australia

In this Together - Building capacity in Aboriginal communities


Australia

Trans and gender diverse people and the importance of choice


Australia

“Architecture and Pain” – Incorporating environmental designing as part of the multidisciplinary approach to managing chronic pain.


Australia

Choice and workforce participation: the experience of people with dementia transitioning from work to retirement


Australia

PainChek™ in Practice


Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Hospice, The Hospice Enabled Dementia Care Partnership: An overview of the findings from a 3-year pilot to Improve Access to Specialist Palliative Care for Persons with Dementia


Australia

More than words


Australia

Organising risk: How aged and dementia care providers adapt to regulation


Greece

ELF Technology Possibilities to Mindfulness for people with Alzheimer’s


Australia

Psychotropic prescribing guidelines required for residential aged care


Australia

Carers: An Unequal Partnership


Australia

We Are The Champions - Transforming Dementia Practice through a Dementia Change Champions Program


Australia

Organising risk: How aged and dementia care providers adapt to regulation


England

Enabling Positive Risk Taking - a framework for supporting choice and an active life style within the care home setting


England

Dependent Independence: A new paradigm in the care and support of people living with dementia.


Australia

Design Case Study: Things of Stone and Wood by SPH architecture + interiors


Australia

Depression in Agedcare Residents with Dementia


Australia

The truth and lies about monitoring, navigation and location technologies: What is the consumer experience?


Australia

"Holding the Story" Digital Storytelling for Happiness, Resilience and Inclusivity 


Australia

Impact of a clustered, domestic model of residential care on consumer-reported outcomes and healthcare resource use


No Alarm Clocks here! How true Choice should be provided with the Overnight Respite Cottage setting


Australia

"Simply knowing is not enough" Innovative leadership in building workforce capacity and capability


Australia

Making Dementia Care a Career of Choice for Millennials and Non-Clinicians


Australia

Going to Stay at Home – A pitcher, a tablecloth, a pair of eyebrows


Australia

"Architecture and Pain" - Incorporating environmental designing as part of the mulitidisciplinary approach to managing chronic pain


Australia

Family carers are the experts, we are not the experts


Australia

Listening and acting on the consumer’s voice through public online feedback: A game changer for improving safety and quality in the era of competitive markets and aged care choice


Australia

"Simply knowing is not enough" Innovative leadership in building workforce capacity and capability


Australia

In this Together - Building Capacity in Aboriginal Communities


Scotland

Accessing specialist services for palliative & end of life care in remote & rural areas of the Scottish Highlands


Australia

More Than Words


Scotland

What's the story morning glory - The importance of the shift handover in an aged care setting


Australia

Influence of Cognitive Impairment on Pain Assessment and Management in the Emergency Department


New Zealand

Living Well with Dementia - Summerset’s award-winning memory care centre


Australia

Sean’s Story – Living with Frontotemporal Dementia


Australia

Enhancing Relationships for People Living with Dementia and their Social Network


Australia

Horticultural Therapy - improving health and wellbeing through gardening and a connection with nature.


Australia

Listening and acting on the consumer’s voice through public online feedback: A game changer for improving safety and quality in the era of competitive markets and aged care choice


Australia

Pathways to Community Living Initiative: a new choice


Australia

Travel and Dementia: two people living with dementia send a strong message that dementia is no barrier to travel.


Australia

Sean’s Story: Living with Frontotemporal Dementia


Australia

How do you choose “in the age of choice”? - Dementia reablement guidelines to support function in people with mild to moderate dementia


Australia

Exercise physiologist prescribed exercise for people with dementia living in residential aged care: Who benefits?


Australia

Changing hearts and minds to support exercise services for people living with dementia in Residential Aged Care: An Exercise Physiology Approach


Australia

Dementia and Human Rights - Rising to the Challenge


Australia

Rehabilitation, restorative care and reablement in dementia - what is there to offer?


Australia

Home delivered participatory art to support wellness in dementia caregiver and care recipient dyads.


Australia

Masculinity and Social Mores: How can gender, and the era in which you are born, influence the impact of your diagnosis of dementia?


Canada

Material Metaphors: Interpretations of People with Dementia’s lived Experience towards Designed Environments


Australia

"Holding the Story" Digital Storytelling for Happiness, Resilience and Inclusivity.


Australia

Implementing a new model of care or is it a new model of service?


Australia

Strategic Improvements to Residential Aged Care Buildings


Australia

Supported decision-making in the age of choice: How is this going to work for people with dementia?


Australia

Supported decision-making in the age of choice: How is this going to work for people with dementia?


Close Care with Dignity: Care for patients with dementia and cognitive impairment in an acute hospital setting


Australia

End-of-life planning for people living with dementia


Australia

Transforming dementia practice through engagement


Admiral Nursing: Working across borders to support people with dementia


Australia

The Good Neighbour Program: An innovative social support/educational integrated intervention in residential aged-care.


Australia

Dementia and Delirium Initiative at Monash Health


Australia

The evidence behind Specialist Dementia Care Units (SDCUs): a rapid review of the literature.


Australia

No Alarm Clocks here! How true Choice should be provided with the Overnight Respite Cottage setting