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Day 1: Tuesday 22 October 2019


Registration desk opens


Exhibition hall opens

9.45am         Arrival morning tea


Conference opens, MC housekeeping

Welcome - NZACA Chairman, Simon O’Dowd


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

Simon Holst


Australian Royal Commission

Sean Rooney, Chief Executive Officer, Leading Age Services Australia

3.25pm        Afternoon tea

Concurrent Sessions

4.00pm      Concurrent session 1

ARC Extreme Bariatric research

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

4.00pm      Concurrent session 2

TAS/MOH - Funding model review

4.00pm      Concurrent session 2

interRAI and Health Quality and Safety Commission

Brigette Meehan, interRAI

Prem Kumar and Deborah Witheford, HQSC

4.45pm      Concurrent session 4

Alzheimers and Dementia

Lyneta Russell, Alzheimers NZ

4.45pm      Concurrent session 5

Business session

4.45pm      Concurrent session 6

End of life / palliative care

Trish Fleming, Hospice West Auckland

5.30pm       Welcome Function

Sponsored by

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*This programme is subject to change