7th International Carers Conference

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The 7th International Carers Conference is a catalyst for innovation, technology and collaboration; re-imagining caring into the future and sharing advancements around the way we support unpaid carers, care recipients and their families.

Hosted by Carers Australia, Caring into the Future: the new world? will see national and international experts present insights into intelligent, futuristic and inclusive technology, pioneering innovations, the digital health revolution, lived carer experience and leading-edge research.

The conference will bring together delegates from across Australia and across the globe and will include carers, policy-makers, community and business leaders, researchers, academics, advocates, practitioners and consumers. The concurrent session program is impressive, with over 120 papers (including workshops and symposia) across the three days.

The conference will also feature an informative exhibition zone, which will be open to the public on Wednesday and Thursday, 4 and 5 October, between 2pm and 5pm.

The conference runs from 4 to 6 October 2017.

Speakers

Vickie Cammack and Al Etmanski have been engaged as activists, teachers, innovators, entrepreneurs and writers in the world of caregiving and disability for more than three decades.

Vickie was the founding director o...

Dr Jordan Nguyen is a young man on a mission to change the world. He is an acclaimed thought leader on the intersection between technology and humanity.

Sue Yeandle PhD is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for International Research on Care, Labour and Equalities (CIRCLE) at the University of Sheffield, UK.

Sue’s research focuses on policies and pract...

Vickie Cammack and Al Etmanski have been engaged as activists, teachers, innovators, entrepreneurs and writers in the world of caregiving and disability for more than three decades.

Vickie was the founding director o...

A former science and technology advisor to an Australian Prime Minister, Christine Bryden was diagnosed with dementia in 1995. In 2001, Christine was the first person with dementia to give a plenary address to the internatio...

Sylvana Mahmic is an advocate for early childhood intervention and the CEO of Plumtree.

Plumtree is a not-for-profit organisation that provides support for young children aged from birth to eight years old with a dev...

Tim Kelsey is Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Digital Health Agency. He is an internationally regarded expert in thinking differently about how digital and social media can transform the customer experience in publ...

Christopher Hills is a 20-year- old video editor, and owner of Switched-On Video Editing. He was born with athetoid cerebral palsy and is quadriplegic, which limits his ability to control muscle function and speech. So to us...

Since 2003, Garry Hills has been the primary carer for his son, Christopher. He is married to Tamara and they have two children. Garry’s years as a carer, home-schooler and parent have been life-shaping. He has dedicated him...

"I think Christine’s always interested in looking for new sort of challenges." – Paul Bryden speaking to ABC's Australian Story.

Paul is a loving and supportive husband and enabler to Christine Bryden....

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Adelaide Convention Centre

North Terrace

Adelaide, 5000

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Times and Dates

  • 04 Oct 2017

    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • 05 Oct 2017

    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • 06 Oct 2017

    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Venue

Adelaide Convention Centre

North Terrace

Adelaide, 5000