Capacity Issues in 2019
Date: Thursday 19 September, 2019
Time: 8.30am - 5:00pm (Registration from 8.30 am for 9.00am start)
Organiser: Caulfield Hospital Psychology Department
Venue: Caulfield Education Centre
Caulfield Hospital 260 Kooyong Road Caulfield
COST: $160 (inc. GST)
The Caulfield Psychology Department are organising a full day symposium on Decision-Making Capacity and issues as they predominantly relate to Neuropsychologists, although the Symposium will be of relevance to other Allied Health disciplines/Medical Professionals working in this area.
We have invited a number of speakers from across health services and the public/private sector. Confirmed speakers include:
A/Prof. Peter Hunter - Geriatrician; Associate Professor and Director of Aged Care; Clinical Program Director, Rehabilitation, Aged and Community Care, Alfred Health; Member of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Implementation Taskforce.
Julian Gardner AM – Julian is an Australian lawyer renowned for his promotion of human rights through the practice of law. In 2015 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for "significant service to the community through leadership roles with social welfare, mental health, legal aid and other legal organisations”. He is currently Deputy Chair of the Board of Alfred Health, Chair of the Board of Mind Australia Ltd, an NGO providing community mental health services, and a member of the Ministerial Advisory Panel. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (Victoria) and a Fellow of International House, University of Melbourne where he was the Council Chair. He is also a Member of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Implementation Taskforce. Julian has previously held positions as Victoria’s Public Advocate, President of the Mental Health Review Board, National Convenor of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal, Chairperson of the WorkCare Appeals Board, Vice-Chair of the Australian Press Council and Director of the Victorian Legal Aid Commission.
Maria Pavlou – Maria is a Senior Social Worker from Alfred Health and has extensive experience working with complex patients and families.
Mathew Staios – Mathew is a clinical neuropsychologist based in Melbourne. He is fluent in Greek and works with a number of Greek Australians in a clinical capacity, offering diagnostic and behavioural support services. Mathew is currently completing his PhD at Monash University. His doctoral research is focused on adapting, translating, and norming a range of cognitive measures, including the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV), for use within the elderly Greek Australian community. He has presented the results of his research at international conferences.
Dr. Karen Bird – Karen is a Clinical Neuropsychologist, Lawyer and Mediator.
Dr. Leonie Keall – Leonie is a Senior Neuropsychologist working in the Neurosurgery Unit at The Alfred Hospital.
Stephen Taffe - Legal Counsel, Alfred Health
Sonia Gardiner – Sonia is Senior Medical Treatment Decision Officer at the Office of the Public Advocate
Consumer Representative – to be finalised
The day will end with a panel discussion hosted by Liz Mullaly (Clinical Neuropsychologist). Further details will be announced shortly.
Where: Caulfield Education Centre, Caulfield Hospital
Parking details: https://www.alfredhealth.org.au/patients-families-friends/before-you-arrive/parking-at-caulfield-hospital
When: Thursday 19 September; 8.30 am (for a 9am start) until 5pm
Cost: $160 ($80 for students and Alfred Health staff; a discount code will be available on request). Lunch and morning and afternoon tea will be provided. Any dietary requirements can be specified during registration online. Registrations close on Friday 13th September 2019 at 11.59pm.
Please email email@example.com for further details/the discount registration code.
Please note: Registrations are limited to 80 participants