Dementia conference explores truth and lies in the age of choice

Thursday 7 September, 2017

'Choice' is at the core of HammondCare's 2018 International Dementia Conference.

The conference which turns 22 in 2018, is recognised internationally as an important calendar event for the aged and dementia care industry.

This year's theme, Mission Impossible? Truth and Lies in the age of choice, is pivotal for bringing to light the challenges faced in current times. Thought leaders from across the globe will come together to discuss and debate the concept of choice in every aspect of our lives, clinical decisions and care.

The conference will provide a platform for the international and Australian community to share new research, experiences and evidence-based practice in plenary talks and concurrent sessions, with many opportunities for meaningful networking and engagement.


Call for Papers

The conference team are inviting submissions that will challenge, inform and contribute to shaping the future of dementia care. Abstracts are sought from those working in scientific, clinical and psychosocial research, specifically those working in practice and innovation in the delivery of services.

Papers and contributions from people with dementia and carers with unique perspectives are most welcome, and organisers are happy to offer support with presentation preparation.
Deadline for submissions for papers and posters is 5 pm AEDT 24 November 2017.


The first plenary speakers for the conference have been announced and include an internationally renowned expert in palliative medicine, Baroness Finlay of Llandaff and Professor Luc Deliens, Director of the End-of-Life Care Research Group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Ghent University in Belgium. Visit the conference website to see an up-to-date list of plenary speakers.

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