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4th International Conference of Long-term Care Directors and Administrators

Dementia care

中文 Chinese Version 

International Conference on
'Aged Care and Ageing: Global Challenges and Responses'

Long-term care is one of the most rapidly growing industries in the world, especially in Asia where the number of people aged 80 and above will quadruple to more than 250 million by 2050. This conference will bring together academics, policy makers and industry leaders to explore new directions in Long-term care, focusing on the coordination between policy initiatives and industry and investment imperatives. Opportunities for interaction between industry representatives, and between industry and policy makers, will be facilitated.

This is the fourth conference in a triennial series which began in 2007 in Berlin, with more than 1000 participants. Since then, events have been held in Hong Kong and Atlanta, and the conference series has gained an enviable reputation as one of the world’s strongest in bringing together industry and policy leaders in the field.

The program will comprise a combination of keynote presentations, panels, plenary sessions and concurrent contributed papers. Topics to be addressed will include but are not limited to: Long-term care insurance and investment, care models for the future, aged care workforce, assistive technologies, and allied health support.

International Speakers

  • Professor Hiroko Akiyama, The University of Tokyo
  • Professor Carol Jagger, University of Newcastle

  • Dr Pip O’Keefe, World Bank

  • Professor Du Peng, Renmin University of China

Call for Papers

Contributed papers and poster presentations are invited on a wide range of topics related to aged care. Young researchers are encouraged to submit.

Topics may include, but are not limited to: 

  • Long-term Care Investment

  • Efficient/Effective Aged Care Management

  • Aged Care Workforce

  • Care Models for the Future

  • Assistive Technologies

  • Ageing in Place

  • Homecare Facilities

  • Falls Prevention

  • Cognitive Health/Dementia Care

  • Allied Health Support

  • Nutrition

  • Long-term Care Insurance

  • Elder Abuse 

Submissions should take the form of a one-page summary of the paper or research you will be presenting. Please also include a current CV. Submissions should be sent to by 29 June 2018.


A preliminary program will be available soon.

Industry Day (1 August)

As part of the conference, an Industry Day will be held on August 1 to provide a platform for industry players and academics to explore best practice and innovation in long-term care as well as future challenges and opportunities. The day will also provide participants with an opportunity to explore the potential for industry cooperation.


8:30 – 9:00

Arrival and Registration

9:00 – 9:15


9:15 – 10:30


10:30 – 11:00

Morning Tea

11:00 – 12:15


12:15 – 14:00


14:00 – 16:30

Site visit to a long-term care facility

Conference (2-3 August)

The conference will feature a combination of keynote presentations, panels, plenary sessions and concurrent contributed papers.

Key dates

Extended deadline for submission of abstracts: 29 June 2018

Register by 26 July 2018


If you have any questions, please contact us on 

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 09:00
End date: 
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 09:00
UNSW, Sydney