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Breakfast sEssions

LASA invite you attend our various Breakfast sessions. 

Breakfast session #1 – Future Home Care Reform
Date: Monday 29 October 2018
Time: 7.00am – 8.30am 
Venue: TBC, Adelaide Convention Centre
Tickets: $50

Breakfast session #2 – Single Age Care Quality Framework
Date: Monday 29 October 2018
Time:  7.00am – 8.30am
Venue: Trade Exhibition, Adelaide Convention Centre
Tickets: $50

Breakfast session #3 – Digital Health
Date: Tuesday 30 October 2018
Time:  7.00am – 8.30am
Venue:  TBC, Adelaide Convention Centre
Tickets: $50

Breakfast session #4 – Clinical Breakfast- Sponsored by Ward MM

Dr Natalie Soulsby (Pharmacist of the Year 2017) will demystify the perils of medication use in the elderly and the challenges in providing person centred medication care. Natalie will outline practical solutions to mitigate the risk of medication-related harm in Aged and Community Care. Followed by a discussion with industry experts on ‘How we can reduce medication misadventure to improve quality of life for the elderly’.

Speaking Panel:

  • Sandra Philpot, General Manager – Membership and Strategic Partnerships, National Seniors

  • Matiu Bush – Design Integration Lead, Bolton Clark

  • Dr Natalie Soulsby – Head of Clinical Development, Ward MM

  • Fonda Voukelatos – General Manager Strategy & Business Development, Uniting AgeWell

  • Allan Sheffield – Managing Director, MyDNA

Date: Tuesday 30 October 2018
Time:  7.00am – 8.30am
Venue: TBC, Adelaide Convention Centre
Tickets: $50



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LASA invites you to our Welcome Reception to officially welcome all attendees to the congress as well as to introduce you to our wonderful trade exhibition over a glass of wine and canapes. Over the course of the three days, all of your catering will be served in the trade exhibition so we want to you to familiarise yourself with where your food and drinks will be served.

Date: Sunday 28 October 2018
Time: 5.15pm – 7pm
Venue: Trade Exhibition, Adelaide Convention Centre
Tickets: Inclusive for full registrations. Additional tickets are $110
Dress code: Business Attire

Pre-Dinner Drinks

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Enjoy a refreshing drink after your first full day at Congress after the sessions conclude on Monday with our Pre-Dinner Drinks networking function. You can build on any relationships formed during the day and visit our amazing exhibitors.

Date: Monday 29 October 2018
Time: 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Venue: Trade Exhibition, Adelaide Convention Centre
Tickets: Inclusive for full registrations. Additional tickets are $80
Dress code: Business Attire

Focus Dinners

Date: Monday 29 October

Focus Dinner 1: The Heart and Head of Scarcity – How Not Having Enough Impacts Organisations, Services, and You
Speaker: Merlin Kong, Principal Advisor Innovation, LASA

What does an aged care organisation getting by with limited resources, a single mother trying to become an executive in that organisation, and an older person trying to maintain the same level of services have in common? From bouts of feeling stressed and not having enough, the answer is scarcity. Whilst we commonly understand scarcity in physical and economic terms — not having enough money or time (or even calories) — the feeling of scarcity taxes the mind, often leading to a vicious cycle of poor personal and commercial decisions… further perpetuating scarcity. This Focus Dinner will explore new fascinating findings on scarcity, and practical ways to identify and address traps that could keep you and your organisation from having to play catch-up in the industry.

Focus Dinner 2: Not-for-Profits and Industry Working Together for a better resident experience

This dinner will focus on the importance of the industry working together to use good protocols, develop evidence and how evidence based practices can be implemented to provide a better resident experience. The presentation will explain how this initiative, driven by a supplier and a provider, was more than a product evaluation, it was the result of continuous improvements holistically. The panel will deliberate on the importance of resident and staff evaluations and how resident evaluation data should form part of the organisational processes for product selection.  

Focus Dinner 3: Next Level Client Experience
Speaker: Dr Robert Dew, Author, Customer Experience Innovation

Client Experience (CX) is a hot topic in the aged services sector right now because the new national care standards are heavily focused on the concept. As a result, many aged care providers have little choice but to comply. Successful providers are turning the tables on the required changes by leveraging the new standards to drive CX based innovation for advocacy and referral.


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Please join us as we celebrate another fantastic LASA National Congress. We encourage you to come dressed in your best. Iron your suits and dust off your ball gowns! The Congress Dinner is a night not to be missed as we also annouce our National Excellence in Age Services Awards winners. Proudly sponsored by HESTA.

Date: Tuesday 30 October 2018
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: TBC
Tickets: Inclusive for full registrations. Additional tickets are $170
Dress code: Red Carpet