Adelaide Convention Bureau is the peak independent body for business events in South Australia. The Bureau’s membership – approximately 180 businesses and service providers – share a common interest in conventions, exhibitions, incentive tourism and much more. The Adelaide Convention Bureau’s role is to provide assistance and guidance to convention and event organisers through every stage of planning, free of charge. The result: a smooth-running, successful and memorable event.
Amcal has built its reputation on providing health and wellbeing solutions to Australians for more 80 years. Amcal puts professional health care within reach of every Australian.
From prescription care to heart health support, health tests to pain relief, Amcal’s growing range of services are redefining pharmacy care; making health advice and support more available, affordable and accessible to those in need.
The Australian Government, through the Department of Social Services (DSS), is working to improve the lifetime wellbeing of people and families in Australia by encouraging independence and participation and supporting a cohesive society.
It is estimated over two and a half million Australians care for a loved one, friend or neighbour on a regular basis. DSS funds a range of programs, services and payments to support carers in their caring role.
Practical information for carers is available through Carer Gateway online at www.carergateway.gov.au or by calling 1800 422 737.
Our purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives. With no shareholders, we reinvest our profits in more and better healthcare for around 32 million customers in 190 countries.
In Australia and New Zealand we are a diverse health and care company. In addition to our health, travel, pet, car, home and life insurances, we operate dental clinics, aged care homes, retirement villages, optical stores, GP clinics, rehabilitation centres, wellness and medical visa services.
We’re also making a difference through our Bupa Health Foundation – one of Australia’s largest corporate foundations dedicated to health – turning breakthrough research into real health and care improvements for over 10 years.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing disability support.
The NDIS will provide all Australians under the age of 65 who have a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to enjoy an ordinary life.
The NDIS will help people with disability achieve their goals. This may include greater independence, community involvement, employment and improved wellbeing.
As an insurance scheme, the NDIS takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life.
The NDIS also provides people with disability, their family and carers with information and referrals to existing support services in the community.
By 2019, the NDIS will support about 460,000 Australians with disability.
13SICK, National Home Doctor Service is Australia’s largest network of home visiting doctors. Our team of 800+ doctors provides urgent after hours medical care to patients at home and in aged care residences.
13SICK gives patients across Australia access to urgent medical attention at night and on weekends, when GP Practices are closed. Our Doctors treat acute, episodic illnesses and injuries, such as respiratory infections, migraines, gastro, fevers, urinary tract infections, and injuries from falls: conditions that, while not life-threatening, require urgent medical attention. All doctor home visits are bulk billed for patients with a Medicare or Gold DVA card.
Novartis provides innovative healthcare solutions that address the evolving needs of patients and societies. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Novartis offers a diversified portfolio to best meet these needs: innovative medicines, eye care and cost-saving generic pharmaceuticals. Novartis is the only global company with leading positions in these areas.
We have more than 60 years’ history in Australia and employ around 800 associates across our three divisions. We believe continued R&D is essential to innovation and in Australia we invest around 20M annually in local clinical trials.
Our mission is to discover new ways to improve and extend people’s lives. We are committed to patients, associates, healthcare partners and society at large to improve access to healthcare and essential medicines as we aspire to become a trusted leader in changing the practice of medicine.
SA Health is committed to protecting and improving the health of all South Australians by providing leadership in health reform, public health services, health and medical research, policy development and planning, with an increased focus on wellbeing, illness prevention, early intervention and quality care.
SA Health is the brand name for the health portfolio of services and agencies responsible to the Minister for Health, the Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse and the Minister for Ageing.
The portfolio consists of the Department for Health and Ageing, Central Adelaide Local Health Network, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, Women’s and Children’s Health Network, Country Health SA Local Health Network, and SA Ambulance Service.
SA Health provides many important services to the South Australian community including:
- public hospitals
- metropolitan and country health service delivery
- environmental health
- communicable disease control
- health promotion
- pathology services
- drug and alcohol services
- emergency and ambulance
- organ donation.
Formed in 1928, the Pharmacy Guild of Australia is a peak national employer organisation, which represents Australia’s 5,500 community pharmacies. The Guild has a National office in Canberra and Branch offices in every State and Territory. We own a number of successful companies, including the Guild Group (insurance, superannuation, legal), Gold Cross (products and services) and GuildLink (consumer medicines information, medicine compliance and pharmacy services platforms).
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The NHMRC Partnership Centre: Dealing with Cognitive and Related Functional Decline in Older People (Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre or CDPC) aims to improve the lives of people with dementia by developing, communicating, and implementing research that improves care. Our approach is guided by our commitment to working together, diversity, and translating rigorous research into practice. The CDPC receives funding support from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and funding partners Alzheimer’s Australia, Brightwater Care Group, Helping Hand Aged Care and HammondCare. To achieve our aim we bring together consumers, industry partners, government, researchers and clinicians to develop relevant research questions and ensure findings are applicable to the current care environment for people with dementia.