mission impossible - truth & lies in the age of choice

The HammondCare International Dementia Conference turns 21 in 2018! Again it will be internationally recognised on the aged and dementia care industry’s calendar and pivotal in bringing to light the challenges faced in the Age of Choice. How will you choose to be involved?


Call for Papers closes Nov 24 2017

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Conference Theme

Mission Impossible? This is the question we’ll be addressing with thought leaders from across the globe. Choice is at the core of this international dementia conference and we will confront and debate what choice mean in every aspect of our lives, clinical decisions and care. ‘Truth and Lies in the age of choice’ will provide a major platform for listening and learning from the International and Australian communities through research, experience and practice in our plenary talks, concurrent sessions with many opportunities for important networking and engagement.


We're excited to announce the first plenary speakers for the 2018 International Dementia Conference. More speakers will be announced soon, including speakers who are living with dementia.


Baroness Ilora Finlay


Baroness Finlay of Llandaff is an internationally renowned expert in palliative medicine and an independent cross-bench member of the House of Lords. 


Professor John Swinton


Professor in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care in the School of Divinity, Religious Studies and Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen.


A/Prof Stephen Macfarlane MBBS(Hons), MPM


Dr Steve Macfarlane became a psychiatrist in 2003 and became Director of Aged Psychiatry at Peninsula Health in 2005.


Professor Craig Ritchie


Prof Ritchie is currently Professor of the Psychiatry of Ageing at the University of Edinburgh.