7th International Carers Conference – an international debate on the future of unpaid caring

7th International Carers Conference – an international debate on the future of unpaid caring

Posted September 29, 2017

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The 7th International Carers Conference in Adelaide next week is uniting national and international
experts on intelligent, futuristic and inclusive technology, pioneering innovations, the digital health
revolution, lived carer experience and leading-edge research.

“This conference, hosted by Carers Australia, has been designed to bring together people from around
the world to open up discussion on the future of unpaid caring,” said Ara Cresswell, CEO, Carers
Australia.

“Globally we are heading towards a tipping point for unpaid family caring where there will be more people
needing care than carers willing to take on the role. We need to take stock of where we are and to
reimagine what caring will look like into the future.

“We are pleased to have attracted some of the most innovative and thought provoking keynotes across a
range of areas, most of whom have lived experience. Delegates will also be able to access some of the
most brilliant minds in current caring research and successful national and international services and
programs.

“Our program incorporates more than 120 presentations, including workshops and symposia across the
three days. The program will explore the Australian experience, but we also have presenters from New
Zealand, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Finland, Ireland, France, Sweden, Switzerland,
Japan, Taiwan, Israel, Norway, India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

“Session topics are aligned to the four major themes – innovation, challenges, new opportunities and
partnerships – and are wide-ranging: young carers, mental health care, carer wellbeing, aged care, work
and care, dementia care, research, technology and more.

“Networking opportunities throughout the conference include a huge exhibition zone with over 30
exhibitors that will showcase technology, services and products.

“The exhibition zone will be open to the public from 2pm – 5pm on Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5
October."

The conference will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 4 to 6 October. For more information
visit the conference website http://www.carersaustralia.com.au/international-conference/ or download the
conference app from your play store. Search for 7th Int Carers Conference.


Media enquiries: Anna Judith 0408 956 578

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