Running the race against the clock of ageing

Running the race against the clock of ageing
Around 200 clinicians and staff working in the aged care field gathered in Ballina for this year’s Aged Care Symposium on July 19 and 20.

An impressive line-up of guest presenters spoke on a wide range of topics at the two-day event, under this year’s theme, ‘Running the Race Against the Time Clock of Ageing’.

Symposium co-ordinator and Northern NSW Local Health District Nurse Practitioner Psychogeriatrics, Anne Moehead, said this year’s guest speaker line-up provided an opportunity to receive up-to-date information through a range of complex presentations, as well as best management practice for ageing and chronic disease.

“Experts in the field presented new and emerging practices and treatments for this complex client group,” Anne said.

The Symposium included international guest speaker Dr Antonio Fernando, presenting on Compassion in Medicine.

Other topics on the agenda included Parkinson’s Disease, Movement Disorders, Osteoporosis, Falls, Chronic Disease and Ageing and a hypothetical discussion on “The Meaning of Life: Ethical Dilemmas of Ageing”.

This year, for the first time, the Symposium heard from an expert on Spirituality and Ageing.

The symposium is a collaboration between the North Coast Primary Health Network, Industry Sponsors, and the NNSWLHD.

Top image: L-R, Professor Robert Elson, Dr Hugh Fairfull-Smith and Dr Bob Knight.


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