As we stand on the precipice of a new era of ageing in Australia – an era driven by changing community expectations, a dynamic political environment, the Royal Commission, and by our own industry – Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) continues to spearhead the cultural and operational innovation and change necessary to deliver better ageing futures for all Australians.

LASA’s National Congress 2019 Better Ageing Futures – It’s in our hands will have a sharp focus on how our industry can lead and drive the transformation of age services, from an aged care mindset to a truly person-centred industry, supporting Australians to age well.

The Baby Boomer generation is powering the growth in the number of older Australians and their changing expectations – evidence of Australia’s success in enabling people to live longer, healthier and more productive lives.

To deliver on these expectations we must ensure that as a society, and as an industry, we offer meaning and purpose to the lives of older Australians and provide support that encompasses not just physical health but psychological, emotional, spiritual and social well-being, along with connection to family, friends and the community.

Underpinned by a world class, three-day program of learning and networking, LASA National Congress will offer global perspectives, best-practice keynotes, and interactive, thought-provoking discussions, designed to empower our industry to actively embrace future opportunities and become the change we want to see.

Join us on this journey to Better Ageing Futures for all Australians.


Leading Age Services Australia invites submissions in our Call for Abstracts for the LASA National Congress 2019.

Abstract categories have been developed to explore and challenge our thinking and practices to ensure a better ageing future for all Australians. We want to stimulate good practice across the sector and enable development, opportunities and experiences to be shared amongst our community.

LASA invite all industry stakeholders to be progressive in considering the LASA National Congress 2019 theme, by submitting impactful, and cutting edge abstracts that will inform and drive our sector to rise to the challenge of Better Ageing Futures …Unleashing Our Potential.

abstract categories

  1. Evidence for Better Practice
  2. People & Culture
  3. Organisational Governance
  4. Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  5. Quality & Safety
  6. Communication, media and your brand
  7. Ageing Well
  8. Environment & Design
  9. The Business Behind the Business
  10. Consumer Experience
  11. Innovative Products & Services – Digital Poster only

*Information including the category overviews, presentation types, submission guidelines and the terms and conditions are available on the attached Call for Abstracts Guide.