2 day DIBA symposium - Future Fit Our Dementia Community

2 day DIBA symposium - Future Fit Our Dementia Community

Featuring key speaker:

Dr Claudia Meyer
AAG President
Research Fellow - Bolton Clarke Institute

Other guest speakers include Dr Rachel Jones, Dr Hilton Koppe, A/P Margaret MacAndrew & Dr Brad Ward

Join us for an inspiring regional event in Ballina Northern NSW on September 22nd and 23rd, where key organizations—the Dementia Inclusive Ballina Alliance, Inc (DIBA), the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG), Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) and Southern Cross University (SCU)—come together to present "Future Fit Our Dementia Community: Lessons Learnt from Recent Events."

This thought-provoking event brings together renowned experts, Dr Hilton Koppe, Dr Rachel Jones, A/Professor Margaret MacAndrew and Dr Sabrina Pitt, to name a few, who will share their invaluable insights and experiences. Discover how we can better prepare our dementia community to face the challenges posed by a myriad of recent disasters and challenges, drawing from real-life examples and the lessons we have learned.

The event promises an engaging platform for deepening your understanding of dementia care, resilience, and disaster management. Gain practical knowledge, learn about innovative strategies, and connect with professionals and enthusiasts passionate about creating inclusive environments for individuals living with dementia and their carers.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to be part of the conversation that shapes the future of our dementia community. Mark your calendars for September 22nd and 23rd in Ballina and join us for an enlightening event that will empower us to build a stronger and more compassionate society for people living with dementia.

Together, let's create a future where our dementia community thrives, no matter the challenges we face.

Please note that there are different venues for each day

Day 1 - For people living with
dementia, carers and interested
community members.

When: Friday 22nd September, 2023
Time: 8:45am - 3:00pm
Where: Crowley Care,
154 Cherry Street, Ballina.

Day 2 - For professionals and
interested community members.

When: Saturday 23rd September, 2023
Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Where: Ballina RSL Club,
1 Grant Street, Ballina.

Cost PP (includes morning tea & lunch)
Day 1 only - $30
Early Bird (2 days) - $200
Early Bird (day 2 only) - $160
After 31st July (2 days) - $220
After 31st July (day 2 only) - $180
Students (2 days) - $50

Please note that AAG is not handling the registration for this event - click the Register now button at the top of this page to go to their registration portal or contact them on:

[email protected]



Friday, 22 September 2023 to
Saturday, 23 September 2023
8:45 am AEST
follow this 'registration" link to go to the event website