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Alzheimers 2013 Call for Papers

Alzheimers 2013 Call for Papers

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Alzheimer’s 2013 National Conference Call for Papers
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Call for Papers

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Hotel Hotel Grand Chancellor Grand Chancellor Hobart, Tasmania Hobart, Tasmania 14 – 17 May 14 – 17 May 2013 2013 www.alzheimers2013.com www.alzheimers2013.com

Submissions close at 5pm on 31 July 2012. Sponsorship & Exhibition Prospectus Sponsorship & Exhibition Prospectus

Alzheimer’s Australia invites you to submit an abstract for presentation at the Alzheimer’s Australia 15th national conference, to be held from 14 to 17 May 2013.

CONFERENCE AUSTRALIA The Tiles of Life – Colouring the Future








The conference theme for 2013 is: The Tiles of Life – Colouring the Future. Each of us has our own story and our life experiences impact the future even when there is a diagnosis of dementia. Touched by dementia in whatever way our future will be influenced by our needs, passions, direction and expectations. Together at this Conference where memory loss brings us all together lets colour the future with our shared stories of hope, inspiration, innovation and courage. We are keen to hear from people in all parts of the health and care system or from people who are living with dementia or other disabilities, to learn from their experiences.

Target Audiences
Target audiences and delegates at Alzheimer’s Australia’s national conferences include: • People living with dementia • Family members and carers • People working with and caring for those who have dementia • •

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• Those involved in research and shaping public policy Your presentation must be relevant to one or more of these target groups.


Sub themes
Taking into account the overall theme we are looking for presentations within seven broad sub-themes: n LIBERATION: Destigmatising dementia, promoting education, understanding and support through hearing the voices of people with dementia. n REHABILITATION: Enabling people living with dementia to be as independent as possible and to function to their highest possible level. n LEISURE: Promoting pleasure and enjoyment through playing for brain and body health. n SERVICE: Provision of quality care services based on a respectful, person centred approach. n CREATIVITY: Expression of self, expression of individual journeys and food for the soul. n RESEARCH: The continual challenge to seek a cure, enhance care, understanding, support and provide direction. n WELLBEING: Supporting, respecting, honouring and enabling the person with dementia and their significant others to live each day to the fullest.

Conference segments
Without wishing to be prescriptive, your presentation may also be relevant to one or more of the following areas: • Early intervention • Planning (including early decision-making, family issues, health directives etc) • Care practices • Acute care

• & Exhibition Prospectus Sponsorship Culture & Lifestyle • Community or residential care • Respite and social support • Risk reduction strategies • Complementary therapies • Spirituality • Rehabilitative therapies • Workforce Issue • Palliative care/end of life issues • New research, treatments and products



Questions to consider
When preparing your submission please consider the following questions. • What would a dementia-friendly society look like? • Where does dementia fit in the current health reforms? • How inclusive is society of people with dementia (or other disabilities?) • What needs to happen to improve the outcomes for people with dementia, their families and those who care for them? • How will the workforce meet the future needs? • Some of the following questions may also be relevant to your submission but are intended to stimulate your thinking, not restrict your approach. • Why is my story different? • What can I add to the body of knowledge, skill and experience around dementia? • What am I doing differently that could be relevant to people with dementia or those who care for them? • How can what I do/know be applied to other situations? • Translating knowledge into practice • How can we identify and encourage individual strengths & abilities throughout the course of dementia? • What have I learned from my journey or experiences with dementia (or another condition)? • What evidence or results can I share? • How can my ideas and experiences help to reduce the impact of dementia for others? • How can the impact of my ideas, programs or services be measured?

Presentation format
Abstracts may be submitted for the following presentation types: • 20-minute oral presentation (plus five minutes question time) • Poster display (Posters should not exceed AO size – 1189mm x 841mm)


• All presenters must register to attend the conference. Abstracts and papers that have been presented at other conferences are ineligible. • Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words. • Abstracts should be text only. Graphics, pictures or graphs should not be submitted. • Submission of abstracts implies the author’s agreement to publish the abstract and full paper in all conference publications, including the Alzheimer’s Australia web site. Special consideration will be given to authors who are planning to publish their work in journal publications. • Successful papers must be presented by the author/s or a nominated co-author. • Acceptance of abstracts does not imply any payment from the organising committee. • Presenters must arrange and pay for their own accommodation, travel etc, to attend the conference. • Acceptance or otherwise is at the discretion of the Program Committee whose decision is final. • All abstracts must be submitted by 5pm on 31 July 2012.



Abstract Submission
PREPARATION ANd LAYOUT Please ensure your abstract includes: • Title • Author name and affiliation • Introductory sentence indicating the purpose of the presentation • A brief description of content • Summary of any new findings, insights etc • A succinct conclusion • Limited to 250 words. Any conflict of interest must also be declared. Any such conflict or sponsorship will also be disclosed in the conference program book. Your abstract should contain sufficient information so that if it is published it will be a complete summary independent of the presentation. Abstracts may be submitted as “poster presentation only” or “oral presentation only” or “no preference”. All abstract submissions should be in Word document format only SUBmITTING YOUR ABSTRACT All abstract submissions should be made via the conference website’s online registration process at www.alzheimers2013.com Please note that all details must be completed to allow the automated system to process your submission. You will also need to read the Terms and Conditions section and tick the relevant box for your submission to be accepted for consideration. If you do not have access to online facilities please contact the Conference Managers – Leishman Associates on (03) 6234 7844. EdITING YOUR ABSTRACT You will be able to access your submission and edit it up to the closing date of 31 July 2012. PUBLICATION Of ABSTRACTS All abstracts accepted for presentation will be published in the conference program book, once your registration fee has been received by the Conference Manager. AUdIO-VISUAL ANd OTHER PRESENTATION REqUIREmENTS Oral presentations will be allocated 20 minutes each, plus 5 minutes question time. PowerPoint data projection with single screens will be the only method available in all session rooms. Poster authors will be asked to stand by their poster during the scheduled poster presentation times. Authors will be notified of these times. Further information will be provided in mid October 2012 to those who have been successful in having an abstract accepted for the conference.



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