2015 ACS State Conference
Conference Program - Our Future Begins Today 
7:30 am - 8:30 amDelegate Registration
8:30 am - 8:50 amConference Opening Address & Welcome to Country
Viv Allanson, President, Aged & Community Services NSW & ACT
8:50 am - 9:25 amThe Evolving and Growing Role of NFP Organisations - Creating Our Place in the Future
David Crosbie, CEO, Community Council Australia
9:25 am - 10:00 amGeneral Overview of the Reforms
Carolyn Smith, Ageing & Aged Care Stream, Department of Social Services
10:00 am - 10:35 amProgress on implementation of financial reforms and ACFA
Lynda O'Grady, Chairperson, ACFA
10:35 am - 10:45 amQ & A
10:45 am - 10:55 amMajor Sponsor's Address
Alexandra Davis, Head of Health, Ageing, Disability Services and Business Services, Paynter Dixon
10:55 am - 11:40 amMorning Tea & Networking Forum
Please join our exhibitors in the Trade Hall for Morning Tea
11:40 am - 12:10 pmMergers & Amalgamations - Making the right decision, how do you find your partner? Getting the process right, reviewing the process & lessons learnt.
Mark Broadhead, Chief Financial Officer, RSL LifeCare
12:10 pm - 12:40 pmIntegrated Models of Care
Rob Freeman, Chief Executive Officer, Anglican Retirement Villages
12:40 pm - 12:50 pmQ & A
12:50 pm - 1:50 pmLunch
Please join our Exhibitors in the trade hall for Lunch
1:50 pm - 2:20 pmWho Will Be the Leaders in Aged Care in 2030?
Jennene Buckley, Chief Executive Officer, Feros Care
2:20 pm - 2:50 pmAge Friendly Cities
Prof. Bruce Judd, Director Australian School of Architecture and Design, University of New South Wales
2:50 pm - 3:20 pmAfternoon Tea
Please join our exhibitors in the Exhibition Hall for Afternoon Tea
3:20 pm - 4:20 pmPANEL DISCUSSION - Beyond 2030 - future expectations and possibilities
Alexandra Zammit, Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Holt
Jennene Buckley, Chief Executive Officer, Feros Care
Ian Day, Chief Executive Officer , Council on the Ageing
Rob Freeman, Chief Executive Officer, Anglican Retirement Villages
Sue Thomson, Chief Executive Officer, McLean Care

What will the future of aged care look like in 2030? What are the key issues driving that future? 
What can we do now to shape the future of aged care? How can you avoid future shock in your organisation?

 A panel of visionary aged care leaders will take you beyond survival into what’s possible.

4:20 pm - 4:50 pmCelebrating Diversity - Integration of Social Justice Objectives and Marginalised Groups in Aged Care
Steve Teulan, Director, UnitingCare Ageing NSW, ACT
4:50 pm - 5:00 pmDay One Conference Close

Conference Gala Dinner - Proudly Sponsored by First State Super 

6.00pm Pre Dinner Drinks in the  Exhibition Hall
7.00pm Dinner and Entertainment 

Join us for a night of good food, fun and entertainment! 

Conference Program - Our Future Begins Today
8:00 am - 8:45 amDelegate Registration
9:00 am - 9:40 amFuture Directions for an Ageing Australia - The challenges and trends shaping your services
Mark McCrindle, Social Researcher & Director, McCrindle Research
9:40 am - 10:20 amTechnology - Your future has already started, integrate technology to deliver on your vision
Giovanni Di Noto, Head Consultant, GDN Consulting
10:20 am - 10:30 amQ & A
10:30 am - 11:00 amMorning Tea
Join our Exhibitors in the Exhibition Hall for Morning Tea
11:00 am - 11:30 amSeizing the opportunities and challenges of changing the health and aged care sector
Chris Shipway, Director, Primary Care & Chronic Services, Agency for Clinical Innovations
11:30 am - 12:00 pmCommonwealth Home Support Program - the next steps
Ben Vincent, Branch Manager, Department of Social Services
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmOlder People and Environmental Sustainability: Their Homes and Practices
Prof Paul Cooper, Director - Sustainable Building Research Centre (SBRC), University of Wollongong
An overview of the world reknown Australian Sustainable Building Research Centre's (SBRC) latest research and aged care partnerships that will lead to improved places for older people to live.
12:30 pm - 1:15 pmBoost your brain, Elevate your energy and live longer, healthier and happier
Dr Helena Popovic, MBBS, Conference MC
1:15 pm - 2:00 pmLunch
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmPANEL DISCUSSION - Dealing with Aggressive & Difficult Relatives
Sue Field, Adjunct Fellow in Elder Law School of Law, University of Western Sydney
Angie Robinson, National Manager Care Services, integratedliving Australia Ltd
Mary McConochie, Service Manager, Anglicare
Rob Critchlow, NSW Police

Have you had the relative from hell disrupting care and intimidating staff; threats or actual violence to staff; dealing with a constant string of unsubstantiated complaints?

A panel of experts will explore both the challenges and your options when dealing with these relatives.  
Prepare yourself for an intensely thought provoking session.

3:00 pm - 3:30 pmTechnology - Have a glimpse at the future
Mary-Anne Williams, Research Professor and Director Innovation and Enterprise Research Laboratory (The Magic Lab), University of Technology, Sydney
3:30 pm - 3:40 pmConference Closing Address