Better Practice Brisbane

Get ready for Better Practice in October with an outstanding blend of relevant topics, industry experts and keynote speakers who will bring you practical advice on improving quality care for your residents. 

Keep up with industry trends as we bring this annual two-day conference to the Hilton Brisbane so you can interact with speakers and debate topics that challenge thinking and provide practical information about better practice ideas.

Download your copy of the updated conference brochure (827kb).  Book online online bookings now.

This Better Practice conference includes high profile presenters such as Ita Buttrose AO, OBE; leading academics Professor Rhonda Nay, Associate Professor Rosalie Hudson and Dr Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh and industry leaders including Masonic Homes CEO Doug Strain.

This is what others say about Better Practice: “Looking forward to the conference. They have always been rich in information and we always come away with good ideas for our facility.”

We hope you can join over 200 of your peers with a good range of presenters who have a lot to offer so this is your opportunity to share and learn from each other.

You’ll also enjoy the social and networking aspects of Better Practice conferences.

Better Practice underpins our commitment to promoting high quality care and topics include underpinning philosophies of care, decision-making for end of life care and palliative care, improving mental health in residents, innovative approaches to dementia and improving the physical health of residents.

This year we are also continuing to promote evidence-based practice. The conference will feature speakers who have been involved in Encouraging Better Practice in Aged Care (EBPAC) projects who can share their experience of implementing best practice guidelines.

Discounted early bird rates are available for all delegates who register and pay by Friday, 14 October 2011.  Group discounts are available for five or more delegates with the same registration type.  Call  1800 728 589 for group bookings.

Conference enquiries
For conference enquiries please contact the Better Practice team:
Education Division
PO Box 773
Parramatta  NSW  2124
Tel:         1800 728 589
Fax:         (02) 9687 0412
Email:       betterpractice@accreditation.org.au

If you would like to be added to our mailing list for this or any of our education conferences, please click here and complete the online expression of interest form.

To register online click the link below (registrations can only be made online with a credit card).

Online registration

To pay via cheque or EFT please download the registration form and forward with your payment.

Below are the conference details.

The main topics addressed in the plenary sessions include:

  • We can’t ask them, they have dementia!
  • Relationships, resilience and resistance: creating community in residential aged care
  • Nourishing the heart of residents through food
  • Quality improvement: An Organisational Approach
  • What I would like from an aged care home?
  • If it is to be it's up to....WHO?!!!!

Conference concurrent topics are coming soon, please bookmark this page for more details!

Location
Hilton Brisbane
190 Elizabeth Street
Brisbane  Qld  40013002
Tel:            (07) 3234 2000 (accommodation)

The Hilton Hotel Brisbane is located between Elizabeth Street and the Queen Street Mall in the heart of Brisbane's central business, shopping and entertainment district. The South Bank Parklands, the Botanical Gardens and the Performing Arts Complex are all a short walk from the hotel.

Accommodation
Special accommodation rates have been negotiated for delegates at the Hilton Brisbane. The standard room rate is $295.00 per room per night including a full buffet breakfast for one guest in the hotel restaurant.

Participants should book accommodation directly with the hotel by phoning (07) 3234 2000 and quote code ‘Better Practice Brisbane 2011’ as the booking reference.


It is recommended that you contact the venue either direct or through your local travel agent, or you may wish to use one of the following websites to source other venues:

www.wotif.com.au
www.lastminute.com.au
www.needitnow.com.au

Parking
Valet parking facilities are available at the hotel for $46 per 24 hour period. Adjoining the Hilton Brisbane and with direct access is the Wintergarden Shopping Centre car park. Rates are $65.00 for 3hrs plus.

Access for people with disabilities
Please contact the Education team to ensure any requirements can be met before registering.

Meals
We recognise that delegates may have special dietary needs. Please advise either via the registration form or in writing if you would like us to make alternative arrangements on your behalf.

Please Note: Dietary requirements received less than 72 hours prior to the conference cannot be guaranteed. Kosher meals may be available, however please note this may be at an additional cost.

Registration inclusions

  • entry to conference sessions for the nominated day/s
  • morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • conference satchel
  • networking function
  • access to an online speaker presentation area on our website (link will be emailed to all delegates in attendance after the conference)

Insurance
The Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency Ltd does not accept responsibility for personal accidents, injuries, theft and/or damage to the property of participants. Travel insurance is recommended for travel within Australia.

Registration desk details
Registration for the conference will be available in the Ballroom Foyer from 8am each day.

Separate registrations
Each person must be separately registered for one or both days, no shared registrations are permitted.

Disclaimer
All information is correct at time of printing. We reserve the right to change speakers, topics and/or times due to unforeseen circumstances. The views of speakers presenting at the Better Practice conference do not necessarily reflect those of the Agency.

General information
All correspondence regarding your registration will be sent via email or post once your registration form has been received and processed. If you register and do not receive a confirmation either by email or post within seven working days please contact the Better Practice conference team.