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Day 1: Tuesday 22 October 2019


Registration desk opens


Exhibition hall opens

9.15am         Arrival morning tea


Official opening

Welcome from NZACA Chairman, Simon O’Dowd


Opening Address: Hon Jenny Salesa

Associate Minister of Health


Keynote presentation

Nursing care in Ireland: Similarities and differences to New Zealand

Tadhg Daly, Chief Executive, Nursing Homes Ireland

Sponsored by VCare


The ageing population and what they want

Paul Spoonley, Distinguished Professor, Pro-vice Chancellor, Massey University


Career Pathways

Jane Wenman, Chief Executive, Careerforce

12.55pm       Lunch

                      Sponsored by the Recruitment Network Ltd


Dementia and life: A personal experience

Simon Holst

Sponsored by Cubro


A reflection on the Australian Royal Commission

Sean Rooney, Chief Executive Officer, Leading Age Services Australia

Sponsored by Altura Learning New Zealand

3.25pm        Afternoon tea

Concurrent Sessions

4.00pm      Concurrent session 1

ARC Extreme research: How prepared aged care facilities are to care for older adults with extreme obesity

Dr Caz Hales, Senior Lecturer, Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Practice, Victoria University of Wellington

4.00pm      Concurrent session 2

Exploring the Funding model review

Jon Shapleski, Programme Director, Health of Older People, TAS

4.00pm      Concurrent session 3

Insights from HQSC's work in ARC and how providers can use interRAI quality indicators for quality improvement 

Brigette Meehan, Principal Advisor, interRAI Services, TAS

Prem Kumar, Quality Improvement Advisor and Deborah Witheford, Project Manager ARC Programme, Health Quality and Safety Commission

4.45pm      Concurrent session 4

Our Lives Matter: A report into the experiences of people living with dementia

Lyneta Russell, Advisor Services and Standards, Alzheimers New Zealand

4.45pm      Concurrent session 5

                          The potential for social work in aged residential care 

                          Trish Fleming, Poi Team Leader, Learning and Development, Hospice West Auckland


4.45pm      Concurrent session 6

                          Visa processes: Decision ready work visa applications

                          Stephanie Lowe, Relationship Manager, Sectors and Skills, Immigration New Zealand


5.30pm       Welcome Function

Sponsored by

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*This programme is subject to change