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Gerontology Nursing Conference 2017

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 8:30am – 5:00pm

Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre, Mt Wellington, Auckland


7.30am Registration, tea and coffee

Welcome  - (MC) Virginia Sisson, Group Residential Care Manager, The Selwyn Foundation

Karakia - Marianne Hornburg, Spiritual Care Coordinator, The Selwyn Foundation

Opening address - Hilda Johnson-Bogaerts, GM The Selwyn Institute for Ageing and Spirituality


Dr Michal Boyd (Waitemata DHB)

Pragmatic care planning

10.10am Morning tea

Chris Murphy (Hospice New Zealand)

Palliative and end of life care for older people: The options


Matthew Hodgson (The Selwyn Foundation)

Falls prevention: Putting evidence into practice


Mardi Postill (ACC)

Improving outcomes for older people: Prevention and rehabilitation

12.15pm Lunch

Mark Henrickson (Massey University)

Restoring the 'human' to human services


Julie Watson (Silver Rainbow)

Silver Rainbow: LGBTTIQ+ in aged care


Julie Watson, Dr Michal Boyd and Mark Henrickson

Panel discussion: LGBTTIQ+ older people in aged care - question and answer session

3.00pm Afternoon tea

Dr Kathy Peri (University of Auckland & Totara Hospice)

See me as who I am


Billie Jordan (Hip Op-eration)

The granny whisperer

4.45pm Closing address
What is ageing well and how can you help those you care for improve their wellbeing as they age?

Engage in stimulating conversations, workshops, and presentations at this year’s Gerontology Nursing Conference, run by the Selwyn Institute of Ageing and Spirituality.

This is a great opportunity for nurses, clinicians and health professionals working with older people in an aged care setting and in the public health sector to meet, explore new ideas and network with leading academics and other professionals and practitioners.        

Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre, Mt Wellington

58 Waipuna Rd, Mount Wellington, Auckland 1060

We are most grateful for the support of our 2017 sponsors and donors.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or donor for the 2017 Gerontology Nursing Conference please contact us at selwyninstitute@selwyncare.org.nz