Provisional Program

The program overview below is provisional and will be updated as planning proceeds. Please check this page regularly.

All times are in Australian Eastern Standard Timezone (ie ACT, NSW, Qld, TAS, VIC). To check your timezone please click here.

Monday 17 May 2021

1100-1130 Networking Session & Exhibition Lounge
OPENING PLENARY SESSION
1130-1235

WELCOME TO ACSA

Welcome to the 33rd ACSA National Summit

Welcome to Country

Ministers Address

Diamond Sponsor Presentation

1235-1335

Keynote Speaker

TBA

1335-1435 LUNCH & EXHIBITION BREAK 
CONCURRENT SESSION ONE
1435-1515 Presentations during concurrent sessions will align with our key program themes: Reflections and Recovery, Quality and Sustainability, Needed Future Workforce, Future Visions for Person-centred Care and Emerging Technologies
1515-1555
WELCOME NETWORKING FUNCTION
1555-1630 Take this opportunity to network with your peers and our partners, whilst catching up on the day that was and the rest of the week that will be.

Tuesday 18 May 2021

1030-1100 Networking Session & Exhibition Lounge
OPENING PLENARY SESSION
1100-1115

WELCOME TO ACSA

Welcome to Day 2

1115-1200

Keynote Speaker

John Hewson
Economic & Financial Expert

Dr Hewson is an economic and financial expert with experience in academia, business, government, media and the financial system. He has worked as an economist for the Australian Treasury, the Reserve Bank, the International Monetary Fund and as an advisor to two successive Federal Treasurers and the Prime Minister.

Since leaving politics, Dr Hewson has been Chairman/Director of a host of public and private companies across a range of industries.  John’s experience and insight will offer a unique perspective into funding issues that relate to the broader aged care sector.

1200-1300 LUNCH & EXHIBITION BREAK
CONCURRENT SESSION TWO
1300-1340 Presentations during concurrent sessions will align with our key program themes: Reflections and Recovery, Quality and Sustainability, Needed Future Workforce, Future Visions for Person-centred Care and Emerging Technologies
1340-1420
1420-1440 AFTERNOON TEA & EXHIBITION BREAK
AFTERNOON PLENARY SESSION
1440-1525

Panel Session

The Human Rights Act 

This panel will delve into what a Human Rights based Act means for and in addition to, the current acts and what implications the Royal Commission has had on this.

Ian Yates
Chief Executive, COTA Australia

Dr Sarah Russell
Principal Researcher, Research Matters; Director, Aged Care Matters and Co-founder, Aged Care Reform Now

 

1510-1555

Keynote Speaker

TBC

1555-1605 Summary of Day 2

Wednesday 19 May 2021

PLENARY SESSION
1115-1130 Welcome to Day 3
1130-1215

Keynote Speaker

Sam Mostyn
Business Woman & Sustainability Adviser

Sam Mostyn is a businesswoman and sustainability adviser, with a long history of executive & governance roles across business, sport, climate change, the arts, policy, and NFP sectors.

Sam will be sharing with us, her extensive knowledge on leadership and governance in the face of challenge and adversity.  

1215-1245

Keynote Speaker

Janet Anderson
Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissioner

Janet commenced as the inaugural Commissioner of the national Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission on 1 January 2019.

For over 25 years she has held executive positions in a range of public service agencies at Commonwealth, State and regional levels, working in the areas of aged care and health care policy, strategy and planning.

COVID has highlighted the ongoing need to deliver a high level of operational standards, ensuring quality and safety. Janet will share with us her key observations and learnings for aged care quality and safety in the COVID environment.

1245-1330 LUNCH & EXHIBITION BREAK
CONCURRENT SESSION THREE
1330-1410 Presentations during concurrent sessions will align with our key program themes: Reflections and Recovery, Quality and Sustainability, Needed Future Workforce, Future Visions for Person-centred Care and Emerging Technologies
1410-1450
1450-1520 AFTERNOON TEA & EXHIBITION BREAK
AFTERNOON PLENARY SESSION
1520-1550

Keynote Speaker

TBC

1550-1630

Panel Session

Workforce Strategies for the New Age

Russell Westacott

Program Delivery and Capacity Building Manager, LGBTIQ+ Health Australia

1630-1640 Summary of Day 3

Thursday 20 May 2021

1030-1100 Networking Session & Exhibition Lounge
PLENARY SESSION
1100-1115 Welcome to Day 4
1115-1200

Panel Session

Aged care housing in this new age

Bryan Lipmann AM
Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Wintringham

1200-1300 LUNCH & EXHIBITION BREAK
CONCURRENT SESSION FOUR
1300-1340 Presentations during concurrent sessions will align with our key program themes: Reflections and Recovery, Quality and Sustainability, Needed Future Workforce, Future Visions for Person-centred Care and Emerging Technologies
1340-1415 Networking Activity
1415-1445

Keynote Speaker

Dr George Margelis, MBBS M.Optom GCEBus
Independent Chair of the Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council

George is a medical practitioner who has been deeply involved in technology for the last 30 years. Originally trained as an optometrist, he started tinkering with computers in 1981 when he bought his first PC, a Sinclair ZX80, before going back to medical school to complete his training at the University of Sydney.

In a continually changing landscape, George will delve into the current and future of the aged care industry IT environment.  What will the challenges ahead be and how can we mitigate these?

Proudly sponsored by

1445-1455 Summary of Day 4

Friday 21 May 2021

1030-1100 Networking Session & Exhibition Lounge
PLENARY SESSION
1100-1115

WELCOME TO ACSA

Welcome to Day 5

1115-1200

Panel Session

Ageism – a challenge that offers a substantial opportunity for change with benefits

Katie Smith Sloan
President and CEO, LeadingAge and Executive Director, Global Ageing Network

Ashton Applewhite
Author

 

1200-1300 LUNCH & EXHIBITION BREAK 
CONCURRENT SESSION FIVE
1300-1340 Presentations during concurrent sessions will align with our key program themes: Reflections and Recovery, Quality and Sustainability, Needed Future Workforce, Future Visions for Person-centred Care and Emerging Technologies
340-1440

Keynote Speaker

Kurt Fearnley
Paralympian & Disability Rights Advocate

Kurt Fearnley AO is a three-time Paralympic gold medallist with a can-do attitude that makes the impossible possible. At the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, he won gold and silver medals and was chosen as Australian Flag Bearer for the Closing Ceremony. Kurt’s determination and never-say-die attitude have rewarded him with the highest accolades in disability sport.

Kurt’s presentation will offer a unique insight into one of our greatest challenges: How we sustainably provide inclusive, culturally safe and quality aged care whether it be in a person’s home and community, residential care or retirement living.

1405-1415 Summit Close & Launch of ACSA Summit 2022
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