Australia conferences and events

Updated 3 October

A private Australian group in the community services sector, Community Resourcing Worldwide, is holding several events of interest, plus two tours to the UK, of educational interest to those who are integrating ‘assistive and enabling technology’ (their terminology). Hat tip to reader Anne Livingstone of Global Community Resourcing.

Community Care in the Digital Age – Assistive & Enabling Innovations Conference 31 October 2013, Brisbane

Community Resourcing Worldwide (CRW) has engaged a number of leading International & National experts to highlight:

  • New innovative ways of service provision
  • New models of service delivery
  • Reshaped and reformed workforce development
  • Innovative methods of service interactions with the users of services directly

This conference aims to bring together key service providers looking at introducing &/or implementing assistive and enabling innovations into their service delivery. This exciting event will provide delegates with an opportunity to engage with the experts.

· Dr. Kevin Doughty, Co Director, Centre for Usable Home Technology (CUHTec), University of York & Newcastle University

· Dr. Lloyd Walker, (Hons); PhD(Bioeng); GCertThSt; FIEAust CPEng(Biomed) GAICD Director & Partner, Tech4Life

· Professor Deborah Theodoros, Co Director of Telerehabilitation Research Unit, University of Queensland

· Professor Elizabeth Beattie, Director, Dementia Collaborative Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology

· Dr. Mohanraj Karunanithi, Research Team Leader, The Australian EHealth Research Centre, CSIRO

· Paul Hawting, Managing Director, Bromilow Home Support Services

· Don Rudd, General Manager, Nundah Activity Centre

· Sue Field, NSW Trustee and Guardian Fellow in Elder Law from the School of Law, University of Western Australia

· Dr. Phil Vardy, Board Member, Nundah Activity Centre

· Julie Ivanow, Executive Care Manager, Feros Care

Policy & Consumer Engagement in Assistive & Enabling Technologies Forums

In conjunction with COTA Australia, forums on Consumer Engagement in Assistive & Enabling Technologies are being held in:

  • NEW Canberra – 22 October 2013
  • Melbourne – 23 October 2013
  • REVISED  Brisbane – 30 October 2013 (Policy Forum)
  • NEW Brisbane – 31 October 2013 (Consumer Forum)

These forums will provide older people with an opportunity to hear firsthand about consumer directed assistive & enabling technologies.

UK Professional Development Tour – Client-Centred Enabling & Assistive Innovations in Aged & Disability Care –

27th November – 6th December 2013

These tours are being held in conjunction with the Royal Society of Medicine International Conference: Ageing Well- How Can Technology Help?. This conference is being held on 25th & 26th November 2013 in London. The first Professional Development Tour will follow on from the conference and commence on the 27th November 2013 to 29th November 2013 . The tour will concentrate in London with visits to organisations and communities that display innovative approaches to community care and disability service delivery particularly older people and people with a disability.

The second Professional Study Tour will travel through Coventry, Liverpool, Newcastle and Edinburgh and will be held on 2nd December 2013 to 6th December 2013.

*Please note that the registration for the Royal Society of Medicine conference is not part of the tour. If you would like to attend this conference please inform us and we can assist in organising a reduced rate.

For further information on any of these events please phone (07) 3340-5152 or email:

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