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The Centre is holding an ongoing series of collaborative Healthy Ageing seminars and events. The series has focused on key Aged Care topics delivered by a range of local, national and international health and aged care specialists.

The sessions are for all health and aged care practitioners and community members are welcome. Please contact the G-TRAC Centre if you require further information.

2017 Seminars

Previous Seminars

  • 2016 Seminars
    Date Topic


    G-TRAC Consumer Day

    Frailty & Depression- How mood can influence the perception of being frail
    Agathe Daria Jadczak- PhD Candidate

    The Joy of Living Life to the Fullest as we Age
    Donna Preston- Nurse Practitioner


    Parkinson's: To know better is to deal better

    Dance- Bringing people with Parkinson's and other movement disorders greater confidence, freedom of movement and connection
    Anne Heard- Parkinson's SA

    Parkinson's Disease: an Overview
    Dr Pazhvoor Shibu


    Empowering Communities for Frailty Prevention and Re-Ablement

    Chair- Emeritus Professor Derek Frewin AO

    Shaping Community Activities for Frailty Prevention and Re-Ablement- Professor Jean Woo

    Frailty- Opportunities in Primary Care- Mr Mark Thompson


    Sleep Well: A Step Towards Wellness

    Sleep in Ageing- Dr David Yu

    Pharmacological Management of Sleep Disorders- Dr Ivanka Hendrix

  • 2015 Seminars
    Date Topic
    Healthy Ageing, Mobility and Frailty
    Should frailty always be considered when treating older patients? Should we treat mobility as a vital sign?
    Dr Olga Theou

    The Healthy Ageing Approach - Implication and Implementation in Aged Care
    Ms Josephine Boylan
    Teaching on the Run Foundation Workshop
    1 day Teaching on the Run Training Workshop Teaching, mentoring and supervision skills
    Professor Fiona Lake
    Palliative and End of Life Care Approaches
    Palliative Care and Challenging Ageism

    Look at me! Using visual methods to create new images of women and ageing
    Professor Merryn Gott
    Cultural Diversity Engaging in Health Ageing
    Culturally Diverse Perceptions of Ageing Well

    What do we know and where are the knowledge gaps

    Dr Helen Feist
    Living My Life My Way Symposium
    Collaborative Healthy Ageing Symposium
    The focus of the symposium is on innovative ways to promote the wellness and re-ablement approach with interactive workshops, table top presentations on innovative programs and action sessions.

    Presentations by: Josephine Boylan “From Doing for to Doing With”, Ngaire Hobbins “Great Food Great Life” and Dr Andrew Horwood, holistic GP “My Way or the Highway”.
    Healthy Ageing Research Showcase
    Presenting G-TRAC Research Collaborations
    Professor Renuka Visvanathan and Collaborators
  • 2014 Seminars
    Date Topic
    Consumer Directed Care
    Promoting self-efficacy in the older person
    Consumer Directed Care - what is this?

    Ms Sue McKechnie
    Continence Management
    Urine Continence as you get older
    Dr Ayesha Mohamed

    Non Pharmacological Management Strategies

    Raelene Merrett, Wendy Harvey and Anita Francis
    Nutritional Issues in Older People
    Sarcopenia - what is this?
    Dr Solomon Yu

    Protein intake in older people
    Ms Natalie Luscombe  
    University of Adelaide Inaugural Lecture
    Achieving Healthy Ageing by better addressing Nutritional Frailty
    Professor Renuka Visvanathan
    Dementia Management
    Can You See What I See?
    Ms Gina Murphy and Ms Jane Doolittle

    The Role of Pharmacy & Medication in Dementia Management
    Ms Helen Brauer
    Clinical Practice and Spirituality Workshop
    Where the Two Hold Hands
    Dr Neha Mahajan
    G-TRAC Research Workshop
    Implementing a Health Information Technology Tool to Support Visual Cues Display in Hospitals to Prevent Falls
    Dr Ruth Teh

    Collaborator Wearable Sensors to Prevent Falls In Hospitals
    Dr Damith Ranasinghe

    Smart Technology to Support Nutritional Intake in Older People Living With Dementia & Alone
    Ms Asangi Jayatilaka

    The Effect of Blood Pressure Decline Post Glucose on Gait

    Dr Shailaja Nair
    Mental Health and Depression in Older People
    Controversies in Late Life Depression
    Dr Raluca Tudor and Vicki Johnsan
    Falls prevention
    A Laying the Foundation of Falls
    Gillian Bartley

    Managing falls in a consumer directed environment
    Grant Edwards
    Healthy Ageing Collaborative
    The effectiveness of nutritional interventions for optimising healthy body composition in older adults in the community: an umbrella review
    Professor Alison Kitson, Dr Tim Schultz and Dr Rick Wiechula - present the work of the Collaboration’s first review
    18/11/2014 & 19/11/2014
    Teaching on the Run
    2 day Training Workshop Clinical and Mentoring supervision and teaching skills
    Professor Fiona Lake
    TELL University WA
    Frailty Approaches
    Management of the Frail Older Person: Challenges and Opportunities
    Dr Ruth Hubbard
    Timed up to Go: Where to Next? - An Exercise Physiology Approach
    Robert Barnard
  • 2013 Seminars
    Date Topic
    Dementia, Delirium & Depression
    Keys to Early Diagnosis of Dementia
    Dr Faizal Ibrahim

    The 3D’s - Dementia, Delirium and Depression
    Dr Shailajar Nair
    Healthy Ageing
    Healthy Ageing: Extending Healthy Life Expectancy and Compressing Stages of Disability
    Ms Jo Boylan

    Creating A Mindset For A Health Ageing Approach: Using Positive Psychology as a Technique and Tool
    Ms Pam Castle
    Dementia Management
    Cognitive Assessment For The Novice
    Ms Judy Deimel

    Pharmacological Management Of Dementia
    Dr Karyn Boundy
    Capacity Assessment & Advanced Care
    Capacity Assessment - Introduction
    Dr Pazhvoor Shibu

    Advanced Care Planning
    Mr Peter Jenkin
    Oral Health for the Elderly
    The importance of oral health for the elderly 
    1. Oral health and health outcomes
    2. Oral health assessment tools

    Ms Clare McNally
    Innovation and the Longevity Revolution
    Keynote speaker
    Dr Alexandre Kalache

    Panel discussion
    Dr Kate Barnett, Mr Peter Tsokas, Ms Josephine Boylan (panel with Dr Kalache)
    Antipsychotics & Medication in Dementia & Aged Care
    Antipsychotic use in people with dementia: current evidence and future directions
    Professor Renuka Visvanathan

    Strategies to minimise inappropriate polypharmacy in residential aged care
    Associate Professor Simon Bell
    Medication and Older People: The Challenges
    Strategies to Minimise Inappropriate polypharmacy in residential aged care 
    Associate Prof Simon Bell
    Rational Prescribing 
    Mr Justin Turner

    Spot The Risk in the Medications and Your Patients: The STOPP and START Criteria
    Mr Dat Boon Cheam

    Medications and Falls Risk
    Mr Scott Boerth
    Medication and Older People: The Challenges
    Dysphagia and Modified Diets
    Ms Louise Webster

    To Peg or Not to Peg? (in severe dementia)
    Professor Renuka Visvanathan
    The Impact of Pain and Pain Management
    The Impact of Pain on Older People and Pain Types
    Dr Andrew Wilkinson

    Acupuncture in Pain Management
    Mr Chi-Wing Sung
    Anorexia of Ageing & Screening for Under-Nutrition
    Screening For Under-Nutrition and Contributing Factors
    Ms Gizelle Wilson

    The Anorexia of Ageing and the Health Consequences Of Under-Nutrition
    Professor Ian Chapman
    Pain Management and Wellbeing
    Assessing pain and the impact of poorly managed pain on wellbeing
    Mr Peter Jenkin

    Musculoskeletal Pain In The Elderly
    Dr Anupam Datta Gupta

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