Information Technology Aged Care conference coming to Melbourne

The fourth Annual Information Technology in Aged Care (ITAC) conference will be held on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 July at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins.

Jointly convened by the Aged Care Association Australia, Aged and Community Services Australia, and the Health Informatics Society of Australia, the conference will bring together local and international experts across the fields of community care, medication management, and assistive technologies. According to the event organisers, the theme of the conference, “Smart Aged Care — the E-Health Revolution”, will emphasise the importance of information technology in establishing a sustainable, quality focused aged care environment.

International keynote speakers participating in ITAC2010 include Dr Michael Dahlweid (Germany), Dr Jay Parkinson (USA), Axel Schultze (USA), and Prof Alain Franco (France), with Australian domain experts Steve De Laurier (IBM), Peter Fleming (NEHTA), Dr George Margelis (Intel), and Liesl Capper (MyCyberTwin) to provide local perspectives.

In addition to the morning and afternoon plenary presentations, ten concurrent sessions will be held covering a range of themes including cloud computing, hardware, infrastructure and software delivery, health reform and the National Broadband Network, medication management, community care, and social media to name a few. Each of these sessions will comprise talks from three or four presenters, further diversifying the range of subject matter and insights on offer at the event.

A session devoted to industry learnings will also be presented by a panel comprising exhibitors from the event’s trade display. Exhibition space sold quickly with around 35 vendors participating in the trade display.

The educational components of the event are to be complemented by a networking reception after the final plenary session on Monday afternoon, with the ITAC Awards Dinner to be hosted on Tuesday night at the Regent Theatre.

Comprehensive speaker profiles and the event program are available at: http:// www.itac2010.com.au

Posted in Australian eHealth

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