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IAHSA Leadership Retreat – Perth 2015

“Leadership is getting results in a way that inspires trust.”–SMR Covey

The IAHSA Global Ageing Leadership Retreat is a professional development opportunity designed to:

Enhance leadership skills by exploring the theory and practice of leadership in the context of an ageing world, and
Provide a growth and development experience to inspire and prepare leaders of today and tomorrow
The IAHSA Global Ageing Leadership Retreat will be held in conjunction with IAHSA-ACSA Joint Conference. Leadership Retreat participants will meet on 30 August – 1 September 2015 in Perth, Australia.

Leaders will come together over three days to learn together from one another and from experienced leaders in the field. They will come away with skills, insights, ideas and confidence in providing leadership in times of change and innovation. They will gain a global peer network that will be sustained well beyond the retreat experience.

The retreat will include facilitator teaching, conversations with visionary leaders, site visits to innovative organizations, team work, readings, films and participatory discussions enriched by participants’ diverse perspectives.

The IAHSA Global Ageing Leadership Retreat will be led by Kay Kallander. Kay has been involved in health care and senior issues for over thirty years. As a Director of Nursing, Executive Director of a CCRC in California and a member of the leadership team of a large and diverse multi-site organization in the US. She has served as the Lead and Coach Emeritus for the LeadingAge Leadership Academy. She developed and facilitated the California leadership program, EMERGE, as well as Leadership ABHOW. These programs serve as models for developing professionals in the field of ageing services. Kay will be joined in Perth by leadership coaches and others who will add their perspective on leadership in our changing and growing field.

Registration will be capped at 24 to maximize the experience of all participants.

Registration fee:  $2,200 AUD (fee includes meals in conjunction with the Retreat and full conference registration).


Applied Research Forum on Dementia Care – Perth 2015  

IAHSA will convene an Applied Research Forum focused on Dementia Care – Lessons Learned from Research in Australia on 31 August 2015 in Perth Australia in conjunction with IAHSA/ACSA Joint International Conference.

The Forum will be chaired by Dr. Julienne Meyer, City University of London and a member of the IAHSA Board of Directors. Well known researchers will be paired with providers to discuss research findings and how they apply to real world settings.

Following an overview of the benefits and challenges of putting research into practice, speakers will explore the following important topics: creative ageing for those with dementia, home care for people living with dementia, technology and dementia care, family caregiver support and the spiritual dimensions of human connections in dementia.

Join us for an important dialogue about these issues which are paramount to quality of life in a world that is rapidly ageing.

Date: 31 August 2015

Venue: Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre (room to be advised at a later date)

Time: 1-5pm

Registration Cost (includes afternoon tea):

  • ACSA / IAHSA Members: $150  
  • ACSA / IAHSA Non Members: $180  

IAHSA-CAST Technology Forum – Perth 2015
Technology has changed every aspect of our lives and affected every sector. It has disrupted many industries creating new modalities of services and making others a thing of the past; think what the Internet travel site did to travel agencies!

Ageing Services is no exception, and technologies like EHRs, Health Information Exchange, Telehealth, Remote Monitoring, Medication Management etc. are key enablers and have become a business imperative when we consider changing consumer needs and demands, the need for higher efficiencies, the shortage of caregivers, the shifting reimbursement landscape and increasing quality reporting requirements.

The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) has focused its efforts in the past few years on developing practical hands-on tools that help providers better understand, plan for, select and implement appropriate technologies, thus filling an important knowledge gap. It has also put significant emphasis on collecting provider case studies and field evaluations to help providers learn by example from pioneering providers.

This forum will:

  • Provide an overview of the state of ageing services technologies
  • Explore in depth provider considerations in selecting electronic health records, telehealth devices and medication management technologies
  • Demonstrate decision making tools that CAST developed and discuss technology applications in provider settings through provider case studies.


  • Majd Alwan, SVP of Technology, LeadingAge, Executive Director, Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST)
  • Scott Code, Aging Services Technologies Manager, CAST

Date: 31 August 2015

Venue: Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre (room to be advised at a later date)

Time: 1-5pm

Registration Cost (includes afternoon tea):

  • $150 (ACSA / IAHSA Members)
  • $180 (ACSA / IAHSA Non-members)


IAHSA/ThomsonAdsett Design for Ageing Showcase

International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA) along with ThomsonAdsett will host an international exhibit of the state-of-the-art designs and trends in senior living design. The exhibit will be based on projects submitted to the 2015 Design For Ageing Showcase. The theme of this year’s design showcase is “Aged Care of the Future”. Featured designs reflect both completed work and emerging projects representing a room, a wing or an entire campus. Submitted works were also required to demonstrate uniqueness and applicability in the field of ageing which would enable viewers to:

  • Learn about design innovations being implemented internationally
  • Learn about innovative sustainable design techniques being used internationally
  • Learn how architects, owners and developers are collaborating to create environments that are beneficial to frail elderly
  • Learn about innovative design approaches which creatively address a variety of building code requirements

All submissions will be displayed on project design boards at the ACSA/IAHSA Joint Conference in Perth in 2015 for over 800 attending international delegates to view. Submissions will be recognized in front of conference delegates and large design firms and acknowledged by experts from around the world. Featured works will also be displayed in our online design gallery after the conference.

For more information about the 2015 Showcase, please contact