Conference Program

The ACCPA WA Conference offers a comprehensive program designed for Aged Care Board Directors, Executives, and Management professionals spanning Residential Aged Care, Home Care, Retirement Living, and Seniors Housing Providers. It provides a valuable opportunity to network with industry peers while gaining insights from expert speakers and presentations. With a focus on navigating ongoing reforms and sustaining excellence in aged care delivery, this two day conference is tailored to address the needs of the sector.

DAY ONE – Monday 27 May 2024

9.00am – 5.00pm Registration Open
10.00am – 1.00pm Member Engagement Workshop Anne Liddell, Head of Policy, ACCPA

Plenary Sessions Commence

2.00pm – 2.10pm Welcome & Opening of Conference Liz Behjat, WA State Manager, Interim State Manager, SA/NT, ACCPA
2.10pm – 2.20pm

Acknowledging Country Together
Cultural Immersion 

Sharon Wood-Kenney, Executive Cultural Navigator Consultant, South West Kinships Cultural Immersions tours education leadership training mediation
2.20pm – 2.40pm WA State Government Address Hon Amber-Jade Sanderson BA MLA, Minister for Health; Mental Health, Government of WA
2.40pm – 3.30pm Panel: The New Aged Care Act – What it Means for Providers

Facilitator: Tom Symondson, CEO, ACCPA

Roald Versteeg, General Manager Policy & Advocacy, ACCPA

Professor Catherine Stoddart, Chief Executive Officer, Brightwater

Mark Gummer, CEO, Astley Care

Mark Kinsela, CEO, COTA WA

3.30pm – 3.55pm Afternoon Tea
3.55pm – 4.00pm Welcome Reception Sponsor Address  HESTA

4.00pm – 4.30pm

 

Listening to the Voices – The Lived Experience

Anita Ghose, Partner – Healthcare and Human Services Transformation, Deloitte

Mike Scott, Partner, Deloitte

Margaret Walsh OAM Council Member, Aged Care Council of Elders

4.30pm – 5.00pm The Cultural Lens across our Aged Care Journey Sharon Wood-Kenney, Executive Cultural Navigator Consultant, South West Kinships Cultural Immersions tours education leadership training mediation
5.00pm – 5.05pm Close of Day One Liz Behjat, WA State Manager, Interim State Manager, SA/NT, ACCPA
5.00pm – 7.00pm Welcome Reception

 

DAY TWO – Tuesday 28 May 2024

9.00am – 9.10am Welcome to Day Two Liz Behjat, WA State Manager, Interim State Manager, SA/NT, ACCPA
9.10am – 9.40am ACCPA CEO Address Tom Symondson, CEO, ACCPA
9.40am – 10.10am Government Reform Update Brigid Dohnt, State Manager – SA and WA, Department of Health and Aged Care
10.10am – 10.40am Aged Care Quality & Safety Commission Update Janet Anderson PSM, Aged Care Quality & Safety Commissioner, Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission
10.40am – 11.15am Morning Tea
11.15am – 11.45am Retirement Living Mark Prosser, Director Retirement Living & Seniors Housing, ACCPA
11.45am – 12.30pm A Virtual Solution for Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Shortages: Harnessing Emerging Technologies Sue Thomson, Chief Executive Officer, & Sarah van Dam, Director, Clinical Governance, Quality & Risk, McLean Care and Vanessa Jones, Marketing & Communications, iAgeHealth
12.30pm – 2.00pm Lunch
2.00pm – 2.45pm Panel: New Quality Standards
This session will unpack the New Quality Standards to translate the changes and what they will mean in real terms for providers.

Jackie Dillon, Managing Director, Residency by Dillons &

Deb Whitelock, Head of Home Care Operations, Amana Living

2.45pm – 3.30pm Panel: Workforce
Join industry leaders and experts to examine the current workforce challenges and discuss some of the innovative solutions that will enhance care delivery as we approach the next decade.

Facilitator: Liz Behjat, WA State Manager, ACCPA

Carolyn Smith, Branch Secretary (WA), United Workers Union

David Cox, Managing Director, Curtin Heritage Living

Caroline Thompson, Executive Director, Community Skills WA

3.30pm – 4.00pm Afternoon Tea
4.00pm – 4.55pm Innovation & Technology Pat O’Dal, Extended Care Paramedic Lead, St Johns Ambulance WA
Shelley Campos, Lead System Flow & Reform Clinical Excellence Division, WA Dept of Health
4.55pm – 5.00pm Close of Day 2 Liz Behjat, WA State Manager, Interim State Manager, SA/NT, ACCPA
6.30pm – 7.00pm Pre-Dinner Drinks
7.00pm – 11.30pm Conference Dinner

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DAY THREE – Wednesday 29 May 2024
9.00am – 9.10am Welcome to Day Three Liz Behjat, WA State Manager, Interim State Manager, SA/NT, ACCPA
9.10am – 9.40am Western Australian Insights & Taskforce Findings Stuart Hutcheon, Managing Partner, StewartBrown
9.40am – 10.30am Panel: Finance & Funding
Funding for the sector now and looking forward to the future

Facilitator: Stuart Hutcheon, Managing Partner, StewartBrown

Selina Webb, Senior Relationship Manager, Premium Health, ANZ

Cam Ansell, Managing Director, Ansell Strategic

Mitesh Ramji, Partner, Grant Thornton

10.30am – 11.00am Morning Tea
11.00am – 12.30pm Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent Topic One – Governance & Risk
11.00am – 11.30am Dignity of Risk Dr Maria Foundas, Director, Bethanie
11.30am – 12.00pm Governance – Board Responsibilities & Implications Amber Crosthwaite, Partner, Lavan
12.00pm – 12.30pm Spotlight on Insurance & Risk – What do Aged Care Leaders need to know in 2024 and beyond?
Concurrent Topic Two – Innovative Models
11.00am – 11.30am Piloting a Program for Home Care Maria Davison, Chief Executive Officer, Melville Cares
11.30am – 12.00pm Offshore Administration – Would it work for you? Binu Joseph, Managing Director, St Jude’s Healthcare Services 
12.00pm – 12.30pm Providing Safe Haven in an increasingly Stormy World ST Barts
12.30pm – 2.00pm Lunch
2.00pm – 3.00pm Panel: Palliative Care
This panel will navigate the intricate nuances of end-of-life care, exploring compassionate approaches that honour individual dignity and comfort. The panel will delve into holistic strategies, with a focus on empowering older people and their loved ones with the tools and resources needed to navigate this profound journey with grace and dignity.

Facilitator: Liz Behjat, WA State Manager, Interim State Manager, SA/NT, ACCPA

Dr Helena Williams, Executive Medical Director, Silverchain

Professor Jennifer Tieman, Professor and Director, Research Centre for Palliative Care, Death and Dying (RePaDD), Flinders University

3.00pm – 3.45pm A flight with Branson, a Big Hairy Audacious Goal and a bold dream – how a Perth entrepreneur turned vision into reality Kohen Grogan, Founder, Managing Director, Yappy Group
3.45pm – 3.50pm Conference Close Liz Behjat, WA State Manager, Interim State Manager, SA/NT, ACCPA
3.50pm – 4.15pm Afternoon Tea