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Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council (ACIITC) is happy to announce the Innovation and Technology Across Care (ITAC) Conference is back in March 2024. The conference will run from the 26-27 March 2024 at the Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland.

The ITAC 2024 conference will encapsulate the focus on innovation and technology in the aged and community care, while the theme “Elevating Aged and Community Care and Inspiring Innovation” emphasises ACIITC commitment to improving care quality and inspiring the sector to explore technological advancements in the sector.

The sector has been through enormous technological change since ITAC 2022 and the ITAC 2024 Conference creates opportunities for individuals and organisations with an interest in the aged and community care sector to come together to discuss, exchange and learn about a range of topics related to the innovative technology in aged care, disability, and community care services. ITAC 2024 will facilitate meaningful interactions, enabling Government representatives, vendors and aged and community care providers to meet and collaborate on crucial matters concerning innovation and technology in aged care.

Registration

A number of registration package options are available to customise your attendance. You can attend for one day or the whole event. Packages have been priced as economically as possible with a discounted rate for Aged & Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA) members. Further discounts apply for groups attending from the same organisation and for early full registrations.

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Registration TypePrice (ex GST)
Early Bird Discounted Full Registration (Closing 24 February 2024)$990
Non Member Conference Registration$1,100
Group Discounted Full Registration$990
ACCPA Member Discounted Full Registration$990
Tuesday Only Registration$660
Wednesday Only Registration$660

Program
Tuesday 26 March 2024 – Day One
TIMESESSIONSPEAKER
8.00am – 5.00pmRegistration Open 
9.00am – 9.05amOfficial WelcomeDr George Margelis, Chair, Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council
9:05am-9:10amWelcome to CountryUncle John Graham, Proud Kombumerri elder of the saltwater people from the wider Yugambeh Language region
9.10am – 9.30amOpening Address Ms Fay Flevaras, First Assistant Secretary, Digital Transformation & Delivery Division, Department of Health and Aged Care
Plenary Session 1: Empowering Care Through Technology
Highlighting the transformative potential of innovation and technology.

Facilitator: Dr George Margelis, Chair, Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council

9.30am – 10.20am Keynote: Global Healthy Ageing Ecosystem    Professor Gregory Alexander, Columbia University  
10.20am – 10.30am Q & A SessionProfessor Gregory Alexander, Columbia University
10.30am – 11.00am Morning Tea 
Plenary Session 2: The Compelling Case for a National Digital and Data Strategy
Exploring the benefits and necessity of developing robust digital strategies in the sector
Facilitator: Dr George Margelis, Chair, Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council

11.10am – 11.30am Transforming aged and community care to new digital horizonsMr Josh Maldon, Assistant Secretary, ICT Strategy and Business Assurance, Department of Health and Aged Care
11.30am – 11.40am Data standardisation in aged and community careProfessor Len Gray, Professor in Geriatric Medicine, University of Queensland Centre for Health Services Research Faculty of Medicine
11.40am – 11:50am The Compelling Case for StandardisationDr Kate Ebrill, Interoperability Lead Australian e Health Research Centre of CSIRO
11:50am-12:25pm Panel Q & A SessionMr Josh Maldon, First Assistant Secretary, Choice and Transparency Branch, Department of Health and Aged Care

Ms Fay Flevaras, First Assistant Secretary, Digital Transformation & Delivery Division, Department of Health and Aged Care

Ms Louise York, Aged Care Data Improvement Group Head, Australian Institute of Health, and Welfare

Professor Len Gray, Professor in Geriatric Medicine, University of Queensland Centre for Health Services Research Faculty of Medicine

Dr Kate Ebrill, Interoperability Lead Australian e Health Research Centre of CSIRO
12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch  
Plenary Session 3: Journey to Digital Maturity
Discussing the stages and strategies for achieving digital maturity in aged and community care

Facilitator: Ms Jennene Buckley, Board Member, ACIITC and Chair of Financial Consideration National Roundtable  

1.35pm – 1.55pm The Reality: Digital Maturity in Aged and Community Care The results from current National Study    Ms Anne Livingstone, Executive Lead, Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council and Director of Research and Projects at Global Community Resourcing
1.55pm – 2.15pm Digital Maturity Transformation Journey  Mr Daniel Pettman, Chief Information Officer, Baptistcare
2.15pm – 2.35pm Panel Q & A Session    Professor Gregory Alexander, Columbia University

Ms Anne Livingstone, Executive Lead, Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council and Director of Research and Projects at Global Community Resourcing

Mr Daniel Pettman, Chief Information Officer, Baptistcare

Mr John Sutherland, CIO, HammondCare

Dr Lee Woods, Research Fellow, Centre for Health Services Research, The University of Queensland
2.35pm – 3.00pm Afternoon Tea 
3.00pm – 4.00pm Aged Care Health Integration Panel  

Facilitator: Dr George Margelis, Chair, Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council  
Dr Steve Hambleton AM, General Practitioner

Dr David Evans, Medical Practitioner and Health Informatics, Contractor

Dr Sanka Amadoru, Geriatrician, Austin Health and Aria Health

Professor Peter Hibbert, Program Manager, Australian Institute of Health Innovation
Plenary Session 4: Securing Care: Navigating the Cybersecurity Landscape
Addressing cybersecurity challenges and solutions specific to aged and community care

Facilitator: Mr Daniel Pettman, Chair of Technology-Specific Considerations National Roundtable

4.00pm – 4.10pm Update on Cybersecurity  Speaker Invited
4.10pm – 4.20pm Cyber security in health and aged care  Dr Peter Croll, Chief Information Security Officer, NSW Health
4.20pm – 4.30pm Aged and Community Care Industry Cyber Security ExperienceSpeaker Invited
4.30pm – 4.45pm Panel Q & A Session    Mr Peter Croll, Chief Information Security Officer, NSW Health

Speakers Invited
4.45pm – 5.00pm Conference Day One Wrap UpDr George Margelis, Chair, Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council

Ms Anne Livingstone, Executive Lead, Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council and Director of Research and Projects at Global Community Resourcing
6.30pm – 10.30pm ITAC Awards Dinner 
Wednesday 27 March 2024 – Day Two 
TIME SESSIONSPEAKER
8.00am – 5.00pm Registration Open 
9.00am – 9.15am Day Two Open and WelcomeDr George Margelis, Chair, Aged Care Industry Information and Technology Council

Mr Tom Symondson, CEO, Aged & Community Care Providers Association

Ms Belinda Allen, General Manager Services & Sector Capacity, Aged & Community Care Providers Association.
Plenary Session 5: Global Perspectives: International Considerations in Care Technology
Examining international trends and best practices in technology adoption

Facilitator: Ms Anne Livingstone, Executive Lead, Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council

9.15am –10:00am International SpeakerDr Jon Warner, US Ambassador, ECH Alliance Group
10:00am-10:05am Adoption of Gerontechnology: Leading Practices in Canada, Japan and Hong KongAngela Ng, Project Manager (Innovation), Australian Nursing Home Foundation
10:05am-10:10am Sustaining innovation in digital health and care: An international experience  Ms Janette Hughes, Director of Planning & Performance, Digital Health & Innovation Centre  
10.15am – 10.35am Global Panel Q & A Session
Facilitator: Dr George Margelis, Chair, Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council
Professor Gregory Alexander, Columbia University

Ms Janette Hughes, Director of Planning & Performance, Digital Health & Innovation Centre  

Dr Jon Warner, US Ambassador, ECH Alliance Group

Angela Ng, Project Manager (Innovation), Australian Nursing Home Foundation

Mr Graeme Wickeneden, Chief Financial Officer, MicCare
10.35am – 11.00am Morning Tea 
Plenary Session 6: Ethics and Legal Considerations in Care Technology
Delving into the ethical and legal implications of technology in aged and community care services.

Facilitator: Ms Jennene Buckley, Board Member, ACIITC and Chair of Financial Consideration National Roundtable

11.05am – 11.20am Emerging Tech and Ethical Considerations  Speakers Invited  
11.20am – 11.45am Legal Considerations for technology and innovation in aged and community care  Dr Melanie Tan, Independent Clinical Governance and Medico-legal Consultant, Dr Melanie Tan Consulting
11.45am – 12.00pm Legal Compliance and ethical considerations  Speakers Invited
12.00pm – 12.20pm Panel Q & A Session  Dr Melanie Tan, Independent Clinical Governance and Medico-legal Consultant, Dr Melanie Tan Consulting

Speakers Invited
12.20pm – 1.40pm Lunch  
Plenary Session 7: Innovations in Assistive and Enabling Technologies: Care Beyond Boundaries Showcasing the role of new technologies in enhancing care services.

Facilitator: Mr Craig Carter, Chief Information Officer, ACH Group

1.45pm – 1.55pm New business models enhancing the uptake of innovation and technology across careMs Sue Thomson, Chief Executive Offer, McLean Care
1.55pm – 2.05pm Enabling and Assistive Technology Application  Ms Grace Brown, Founder, Robotics Engineer, Andromeda Robotics
2.05pm – 2.15pm Collaborative Intelligence in Aged and Community CareDr Claire Mason, Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Data 61
2.15pm – 2.55pm Panel Q & A Session    Ms Sue Thomson, Chief Executive Offer, McLean Care

Ms Grace Brown, Founder, Robotics Engineer, Andromeda Robotics

Dr Claire Mason, Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Data 61
3.00pm – 3.30pm Afternoon Tea 
Plenary Session 8: Using the evidence to drive aged care innovation
Encouraging research collaborations and advancements in technology-driven care solutions

Facilitator: Dr George Margelis, Chair, Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council

3.35pm – 3.40pm Service provider example: Using the evidence to drive innovation and technology in practiceDr Anna Barker, Executive Director of Data Research and Innovation, Silverchain
3:40pm-3:45pm Integration and innovation transforming aged and community careMs Suzanne Hall, Chief Information Officer, Baptcare
3.45pm – 4:00pm Developing and driving an evidence base to innovationMs Annette Schmiede, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Health Corporate Research Centre
4.00pm – 4.15pm Evidence into Practice: Showcasing excellence Variety of perspectives provided by leading aged care providers Speakers to be announced
4.15pm – 4.30pm Closing speaker: Where to now? What will it take to get extraordinary digital transformationDr Mal Thatcher, Founder, Strategance Group
4.30pm – 4.40pm Conference CloseDr George Margelis, Chair, Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council

Sponsorship and Trade

The ITAC 2024 organising committee invite you to join us at the upcoming ITAC 2024 Conference, where your brand can take centre stage in front of a dynamic and diverse audience of professionals, industry leaders, and innovators from the care and technology sectors.

ITAC 2024 is the ideal platform for your organisation to shine in the spotlight, connect with industry leaders, and leave an indelible mark on the future of care. We look forward to partnering with you and working together to make this event a resounding success.

Sponsor Booths

To Book your Sponsorship Package or Trade Exhibition Booth click here

BoothOrganisationBoothOrganisation
1 Acredia28 InnovAGEING
2 CareLynx29 Carer Manager PlusCare Collaborator
3 PainChek30 Digital Health CRC
4 Brenna and the Seniors Channel31 BESTMED
5 ON HOLD32 Ausmed
6 SoupedUp33 iAge Health
7 Telstra Health34 iAge Health
8 Telstra Health35 Leecare
9 Sandwai36 Mirus Australia
10Nightingale37 Advance Care/Cablecomm
11 Health Metrics38 Loopsafe
12 Alexys39 Embrayse
13 Tell Touch40 Ideagen CompliSpace
14 Ezihub41 HLS Healthcare
15 Solis – Cyber Security42 HLS Healthcare
16 Touchstone Lifecare43 Timecloud
17 Thoughtware Australia44 MPS Connect
18 Carelinelive45 EEVI.LIFE
19 Expr3ss!46 Management Advantage
20 The Lookout Way47 NeuronsVR
21 InterRAI Australia48 Lenexa Medical
22 Compact Systems Australia49 Harbison Care
23 Person Centred Software50 Aware Super
24 AlayaCare51 SOLD
25 Cloud Burst Australia52 SOLD
26 Inerva Software Pty Ltd53 SOLD
27 Riskteq54 Care Systems



Accommodation

This year’s conference is being held at the Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast.

The Royal Pines Resort has stunning views of the Gold Coast skyline or the Queensland hinterland from your 5-star accommodation. Delegates are entitled to 15% off as a conference attendee. To take advantage of this deal please click here



ITAC 2024 Awards

The ITAC Awards aim to promote and recognise excellence in developing innovative solutions/ developments that demonstrate a focus on improving the lives of people receiving aged care support. The awards celebrate the passion, contribution and achievements of organisations in the service of older Australians. Awards will be judged at a national level across the four categories with the winners from each category being announced at the ITAC National Conference Dinner.

Award Categories

Excellence in technology implementation
The Excellence in Technology Implementation award applauds remarkable achievements in deploying technology to drive innovation and efficiency. Recognising outstanding organisations, this award celebrates those who have successfully integrated cutting-edge solutions, elevating user experiences and setting new standards in their endeavours.

Excellence in collaboration: Utilising evidence to lead digital transformation
The Excellence in Collaboration award honours those leading digital transformation through evidence-based partnerships. Recognising outstanding organisations, this award highlights the impactful use of collaborative efforts and data-driven strategies in navigating the ever-evolving landscape of digital transformation.

Excellence in Business Intelligence (BI) development and the use of analytics
The Excellence in Business Intelligence (BI) Development and the use of analytics award acknowledges exceptional achievements in leveraging data for strategic decision-making. Recognising outstanding organisations, this award honours those who have demonstrated excellence in BI development and the effective use of analytics to drive impactful business decisions.

Excellence in digital workforce development
The Excellence in Digital Workforce Development award recognises organisations for outstanding
efforts in cultivating a skilled and innovative digital workforce. This award celebrates contributions to
digital skills development, fostering adaptability, and promoting digital literacy within the modern
workplace.



Contact us

For more information please contact itac@aciitc.com.au or call on 1300 222 721



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