2017 ACSA & AAG Regional Conference
Call for Abstracts

Australian Association of Gerontology (NSW Division) (AAG) and Aged & Community Services NSW & ACT (ACS) are hosting the 2017 Regional Conference at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 April, 2017. We hope you will join us!

The AAG and ACS are again joining forces to bring together providers, researchers, educators and policy makers across public health, housing, community and residential aged care to share learnings and opportunities to collaborate for best practice.

In this time of significant reform and growing competition it is important to remind ourselves that we are stronger and better together. Interprofessional collaboration and teamwork, sharing knowledge and resources, creative and successful partnerships - all help forge solidarity through this time of change. Better outcomes for consumers and sustainable, innovative and resilient organisations are the result when we meet the challenge to work together. 

The Conference will explore the following themes:
Intersectoral collaboration
• Health
• Ageing
• Disability/NDIS
• Promoting collaboration in times of competition
• Interprofessional collaboration
• Whose responsibility is it?
• Interface between acute care and aged care
• Maintaining capacity through change
• Rural resilience
• Changing demographics
• Different approaches needed for ageing workforce
• Attracting new workers to aged care eg younger or male
• Cultural change
• Changing skills needed
Consumer Directed Care
• Organisation and consumer/carer experiences
• What might CDC look like in residential aged care
• 2017
• 2018
• Aged Care Roadmap
Translational Research/Research to Practice
Best Practice in Dementia

Submit your abstract addressing one or more of the themes or papers which explore other aspects relevant to rural and regional areas, the reforms or collaboration. Proposals that extend beyond these thematic areas will also be considered. Papers presenting a regional or rural perspective are particularly encouraged.

All submissions are to meet the following format and be submitted via email to: events@acs.asn.au
• All submissions must include full contact details, including name, organisation, position, phone, fax,
postal address and email.
• An abstract of 250 words for a 15 - 20 minute oral presentation or workshop.
• A 100 words or fewer biography of the speaker(s) including references to any other relevant or recent conference presentations.

All presenters will be required to register for the Conference and pay the registration fee.
Presenters will also need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.