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Acute Care Symposium


Hospital staff with patient

Enhancing Dementia Practice in Hospitals
Inaugural Symposium Event

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 8.30am – 4.30pm
Telethon Speech and Hearing Centre
36 Dodd Street, Wembley

This inaugural symposium is an opportunity to engage in the sharing of ideas from renowned speakers and leaders on a range of topics that challenge a new way forward in best practice dementia care in a hospital setting.

Gain a better understanding of the significance of creating opportunities for patients living with dementia, their support networks and staff.

Speakers include:

  • Professor Leon Flicker AO MB BS, Grad Dip Epid, PhD, FRACP
    Director of the WA Centre for Health and Ageing; Professor of Geriatric Medicine, University of Western Australia
  • Winthrop Professor Fiona Wood FRCS, FRACS, AM
    Director of the Burns Service of WA; Director of the Burn Injury Research Unit, University of Western Australia
  • Professor Richard Fleming B.Tech (Hons); Dip.Clin.Psy.; PhD.
    Executive Director, Dementia Training Australia, University of Wollongong
  • Hon Roger Cook MLA, Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Mental Health
  • Chris Toye, Associate Professor, Older Persons’ Health Care, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University
  • Jason Burton, Head of Dementia Practice and Innovation, Alzheimer’s WA
  • Robin Symonds, Family carer

Meet and network with colleagues from a range of acute care settings.

This event is a celebration of all staff working in Western Australian hospitals championing the cause for cognitive impairment. We particularly welcome Dementia Change Champions who have completed training endorsed by Alzheimer’s WA and have been involved in continuous improvement modelling positive change and promoting best practice dementia care.

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Further information

If you would like to learn more about this event, please contact us on 1300 66 77 88 or email us.

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