7TH ANNUAL MARC SYMPOSIUM 2021 – Reforming Ageing and Aged Care Pathways to success

The Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration (MARC)
is pleased to invite you to the 7th Annual MARC Symposium.

This year’s symposium will address how reforming the ageing and aged care sectors could be achieved by presenting success stories, experiences and ideas from a range of care settings and backgrounds. Research in ageing and aged care can provide pathways for reform. We are excited to present leading national and international experts in four domains:

  1. Hearing and Engaging Consumers,
  2. Learning from International Leaders in Dementia Care,
  3. Health Care Interfaces between Hospital, Community and Aged Care, and
  4. Clinical Interventions.

Due to ongoing uncertainties and risks regarding face-to-face events due to COVID-19, the MARC Annual Symposium will remain an online event for this year and will be held across two independent 2-hour sessions on two separate days.

Program Outline
Day 1 (Wednesday 15th September 3-5pm):
Amplifying Choice, Control and Human Rights for older people and their allies – Groundhog Day in Aged Care in Australia?
Carrie Hayter – Consultant for disability, aged care and health care agenciesThe Sunbeam Trials – An Allied Health Intervention for Falls Prevention in Residential Aged Care
Dr Jennifer Hewitt – University of Sydney

Specialist Dementia Nurses in the UK – Lessons and Experiences across settings
Dr Karen Harrison Dening – Dementia UK

Day 2 (Friday 17th September 10am-12pm):
Supporting older relatives in residential aged care during COVID-19 – A consumer perspective on ways to improve services
Stephen Grech -Consumer, consultant and business coach

Nutrition in Aged Care: Past, Present and Future
Dr Sandra Luliano – University of Melbourne

CARE-PACT: A New Paradigm of Care for Acutely Unwell Residents in Aged Care Facilities – the next chapter
Dr Ellen Burkett – Physician and Clinical lead CARE-PACT and ED staff specialist, QLD

This event is free for MARC members – there is a small fee for non-members. Please find the detailed program and information about the presenters attached. Feel free to share this invitation with others.

Got any questions? please email: marc@nari.edu.au

We thank the JO & JR Trust, and the Department of Health (Vic) for their ongoing support to the Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people and other peoples of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land on which our work in the community takes place. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Sign up to IEPCP E-News