11-13 September 2018
SKYCITY Convention Centre

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Day 1: Tuesday 11 September 2018


Registration desk opens


Exhibition hall opens


Conference opens

MC housekeeping

Welcome from NZACA Chairman, Simon O’Dowd


Address from the Associate Minister of Health, Hon Jenny Salesa


Keynote presentation: The international context of interRAI to deliver quality aged care: Big ideas for strengthening care in New Zealand

Dr Veronique Boscart, HR/Schlegel Industrial Research Chair for Colleges in Senior Care at Conestoga College, Canada

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Update on the review of the funding model for ARC
Stephen McKernan, Lead Partner and Luke Williams, Senior Manager, Ernst and Young

Click here to view the presentation from EY


Qualification Pathway Review 2018
Gill Genet, Careerforce and Simon Wallace, NZACA




Diversity and inclusion in the workplace panel

Fi McKay, Relationship Manager, Immigration NZ
Stephenie Leith, Manager, Iona Enliven Care Home
Andrew Joyce, Chief Executive, St Andrew's Village
Edwina Pio, Professor, University Director of Diversity, Auckland University of Technology


Maggie Barry, National Party spokesperson for Seniors, Veterans and Associate Spokesperson of Health


Afternoon tea
Sponsored by Nestle Professional


Concurrent Sessions

  • Concurrent session 1
    Privacy: a grey area?
    Richard Stephen, Senior Investigator, Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Click here to view Richard's presentation

  • Concurrent session 2 
    Effects of the pay equity settlement survey
    Amber Cartwright, Manager - Advisory, Ansell Strategic

Click here to view Amber's presentation

  • Concurrent session 3
    Managing your business in the post pay equity environment - one year on
    Judith Johnson, Consultant

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  • Concurrent session 4
    Care expectations of baby boomers
    Dianne Adamson, Adamson and Associates

    Sponsored by Altura

Click here to view Dianne's presentation

  • Concurrent session 5
    How to survive and win with the media
    Dan Ormond, Latitude PR

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  • Concurrent session 6
    How we are all doing: interRAI and quality
    Michele McCreadie, General Manager, Margaret Milne, Team Lead - South Team and Jacqueline Joseph, Team Lead - North Team, interRAI Services, TAS

Click here to view the interRAI presentation


Welcome Function (ends 7.00pm)

Sponsored by Health Metrics


*This programme is subject to change

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