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ACSA Summit plans to ‘shake-up’ aged care sector

Australia’s aged care industry is gearing up to take part in one of the biggest national conferences on this years calendar - the 2018 ACSA National Summit - which is just over a week away.

The 2017 ACSA Summit even in Cairns (Source: ACSA)
The 2017 ACSA Summit even in Cairns (Source: ACSA)

Running from 3-5 September in Sydney, the conference, organised by national aged care peak body Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA), will see leaders, politicians and industry experts come together for three days of discussion on key opportunities, emerging issues and trends, uncovering ‘what’s next?’ for the sector with its changing customer needs, technology, business models, governance and workforce.

ACSA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Pat Sparrow says the speaker line up and topics being touched on will ‘shake-up’ the aged care agenda.

“Staying on top of change is key to surviving and thriving as a modern aged care provider in a sector that is evolving so quickly,” she says.

“ACSA’s Summit gives delegates access to leading thinking on topics at the cutting-edge of that change and strategies to stay ahead of those challenges.”

Ms Sparrow says the ‘trending topics’ of the Summit will include: ageing and future generations, consumer needs in aged care, surviving as a not-for-profit, the aged care workforce, ageism and ageing, end of life care, tech in aged care as well as safety and quality in aged care.

She adds that guest speakers include the likes of Federal Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt, renowned Australian biomedical engineering expert Dr Jordan Nguyen, Chairman of the Government’s Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce Professor John Pollaers, as well as Palliative Care Australia’s Liz Callaghan.

“The rich learning experiences on offer over three jam-packed days is a good investment of both time and resources by anyone wanting to get ahead of the key issues and opportunities of the sector,” Ms Sparrow explains.

“Questions like: ‘what are the changing needs of governance? What can tech do for older Australians? What’s next for the aged care workforce?’ are all addressed in our program.

“ACSA looks forward to welcoming you to Sydney to be a part of the National Summit and future of aged care in Australia.”

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