Better Practice Sydney

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.

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 Best 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, 12 August 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

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 download a copy of the event program, session and speaker details, a printable registration form or to register your attendance on-line, click one of the links below:

Session and speaker information

Below are more conference details.

The main topics addressed in the plenary sessions are:

  • 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!

Novotel Sydney Olympic Park
Olympic Blvd
Sydney Olympic Park  NSW  2127
Tel:                 (02) 8762 1111

Novotel Sydney Olympic Park is located in the heart of the Sydney Olympic Park precinct and within a few minutes walk of some of Sydney’s premier sporting, entertainment and exhibition venues.

Sydney Olympic Park is surrounded by some 640 hectares of urban parkland, offering travellers the opportunity to escape the hustle of the city and retreat whilst being surrounded by nature.

Special accommodation rates have been negotiated for delegates at the Novotel Sydney Olympic Park. The standard room rate is $230.00 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 (02) 8762 1111 and quote code ‘Better Practice Sydney 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:

All carparking is subject to a fee, starting at $25 per night. Parking in the undercover car park is strictly limited and cannot be guaranteed. Public outdoor parking is also available within the Olympic Park precinct.

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

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)

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.

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.