Inaugural
LGBTI AGED CARE FORUM
13th & 14th June, 2013 | SYDNEY
HARBOUR MARRIOTT

Morning Tea Sponsor
Inaugural
LGBTI AGED CARE FORUM
13th & 14th June, 2013 | SYDNEY HARBOUR MARRIOTT
DAY ONE: THURSDAY 13TH JUNE2013

8:30

Re...
12:10 Factors Influencing Life for the Older GLBTI Person : A SEEF perspective
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The Social, Economic & Environmental Fac...
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Afternoon tea

4:10

Building capacity for service delivery

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Working collaboratively with a range of community ...
LGBTI AGED CARE FORUM
13th & 14th June, 2013 | SYDNEY HARBOUR MARRIOTT
DAY TWO: FRIDAY 14TH JUNE 2013
8:30

Networking and...
12:15 MINI WORKSHOP suicidal behaviour in LGBTI populations in Australia
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A review of Australian and international...
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This is the conference program including all presentations that were delivered at the 2013 LGBTI Aged Care Forum. The two day event offers a platform for discussion on national policy issues, mental and physical health and implementing sensitive quality care and service delivery.
The forum brings together LGBTI community leaders plus senior researchers on LGBTI issues in the aged and health care sectors, to share perspectives on good practice insights for real needs as well as strategies to build community and sector capacity. For more information about the event, please visit the conference website: http://www.informa.com.au//lgbtiagedcare

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LGBTI Aged Care Forum Conference Program

  1. 1. Inaugural LGBTI AGED CARE FORUM 13th & 14th June, 2013 | SYDNEY HARBOUR MARRIOTT Morning Tea Sponsor
  2. 2. Inaugural LGBTI AGED CARE FORUM 13th & 14th June, 2013 | SYDNEY HARBOUR MARRIOTT DAY ONE: THURSDAY 13TH JUNE2013 8:30 Registration and welcome coffee 9:00 Opening remarks from Chair Sujay Kentlyn, Project Officer, Outrageous Ageing 9:10    The National Strategy for LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Why the strategy? Do we need special attention? Drivers for policy Implementing strategy across community and the sector Susan Ditter, Executive Officer Working it Out & Chair, LGBTI Health Alliance 9:50 Rights of older LGBTI people The Hon Susan Ryan AO, Age Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission 10:30 Morning tea 10:50 What difference being LGBTI makes    Understanding the lives of older LGBTI people The pressures they face in accessing aged care services What constitutes good professional practice for this population in the delivery of aged care? Liam Leonard, Director, Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria and Senior Research Fellow Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University 11:30 Dealing with invisibility    Perspectives on historical discrimination and prejudice – impact on disclosure of identities Transitioning to visibility during ageing Challenges for targeted services and research Jude Comfort, Chair, GLBTI Retirement Association Inc (via Skype)
  3. 3. 12:10 Factors Influencing Life for the Older GLBTI Person : A SEEF perspective  The Social, Economic & Environmental Factors (SEEF) Project is a sub-study within the NSW 45 & Up Study, specifically investigating at what social, economic and environmental factors play a key role in the health and well-being of people in the 45 and Up Study. Within this sub-study context, participants were asked to identify their sexual orientation and the presentation will describe this cohort of people in terms of their health and social-economic characteristics. Professor Julie Byles, Director, Research Centre for Gender, Health & Ageing (RCGHA) University of Newcastle 12:50 Lunch 1:50      Valuing diversity, delivering inclusive services Organisational leadership in providing LGBTI-inclusive and LGBTI-specific services Building partnerships and trust with the LGBTI community Designing a whole-of-organisation approach through the development and implementation of training and development, marketing materials and resourcing Building the capacity of the sector through service provider training on the appropriate delivery of care for the LGBTI community Building public awareness through speaking in the media Paul Martin, National LGBTI Officer, Care Connect & Board Member, National LGBTI Health Alliance 2:30     Cultural sensitivity and ageing in health care services Gaps in cultural sensitivity to the needs of LGBTI patients – burden this places on them and their families and carers Issues for organisational culture How can we change? Impact of religious views on health and aged care services delivery Rev Dorothy McRae – McMahon, Co-Editor South Sydney Herald, Former National Director – Mission, Uniting Church 3:10       A new model for LGBTI retirement villages Case study: The Linton Estates Model – evolution, drivers and where it is at the moment. What research has guided the Linton Estate Model? Positives and Negatives of present day Retirement Villages What people are wanting and why Lessons for the broader aged care sector How we can work together for the same goals and outcomes? Peter Dickson, Managing Director, Linton Estates
  4. 4. 3:40 Afternoon tea 4:10 Building capacity for service delivery   Working collaboratively with a range of community and health services, social groups and aged care providers Delivering health and wellness capacity building programmes to the community Sujay Kentlyn, Project Officer, Outrageous Ageing 4:50 Consumer perspective on the LGBTI ageing and aged care experience Corey Irlam, Principal Policy Officer – Aged Care Reform, COTA Australia 5:30 Closing remarks from chair and end of day one Inaugural
  5. 5. LGBTI AGED CARE FORUM 13th & 14th June, 2013 | SYDNEY HARBOUR MARRIOTT DAY TWO: FRIDAY 14TH JUNE 2013 8:30 Networking and morning coffee 8:50 Opening remarks from Chair Norman Radican, LGBTI Project Officer, Alzheimer's Australia South Australia 8:55 Parenting, Ageing and Coming Out? This session will focus on older LGBTI people who transition later in life and how their children deal with this. It considers what we know about grand-parenting and at LGBTI people who have children in a heterosexual relationship and then come out later in life. Dr Damien Riggs, Senior Lecturer, School of Social and Policy Studies, Flinders University & Editor, Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review 9:30 Living with HiV Dr Limin Mao, Senior Research Fellow, National Centre in HIV Social Research 10:00 Morning tea presentation Lachlan Pope, Managing Director, Premium Results 10:05 Morning tea 10:25 Practitioner’s perspective: Medical ageing, support services and the interface between LGBTI older people with hospitals and healthcare providers Dr Rosemary Sheehy, Staff Specialist Geriatrician and Endocrinologist, Balmain Hospital 10:55 Ageing in LGBTI communities : negotiating sexual identity in health and aged care Assoc Prof Mark Hughes, Coordinator, BSocSc, BSocWelf, MSW (Prof Qual) ,School of Arts and Social Sciences, Southern Cross University 11:25 Experiences of a gay couple dealing with Younger Onset Dementia This session reveals the journey of the speaker and his partner from first identifying a possible problem, through years of diagnosis and the separation when one partner has to move into a residential facility for secure high care Tony Walsh, Chair, Younger Onset Dementia Reference Group, Victoria 11:45 Who will I be when I get dementia? An LGBTI Diversity Within Diversity Perspective Norman Radican, LGBTI Project Officer, Alzheimer's Australia South Australia
  6. 6. 12:15 MINI WORKSHOP suicidal behaviour in LGBTI populations in Australia     A review of Australian and international literature about suicidality in minority sexual identity and/or behaviour groups to determine the evidence base for their reported higher vulnerability to suicidal behaviours in the Australian context. Indications that sexual minorities are indeed at a higher risk for suicidal behaviours Prevalence of suicidal behaviours as well the predictive factors which can lead to and buffer against these Preliminary findings from a study comparing suicides in the Queensland Suicide Register by LGBT individuals with heterosexual controls Dr Delaney Skerrett, Research Fellow & Clinical Interviewer, Australian Institute for Suicide Research & Prevention, Griffith University This session is based on the study by the same title co-authored by Delaney Skerrett, Kairi Kõlves, & Diego De Leo of the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention National Centre of Excellence in Suicide Prevention, WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Suicide Prevention 1:35 Lunch 2:30 What do we do with ageing LGBT baby boomers?   What do we need to know and understand about the baby boomers life experience to provide support and minimise isolation? Complexities for family support - Role of families in supporting and caring for ageing LGBTI Shelley Argent, National Spokesperson, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays 3:00    MINI WORKSHOP - LGBTI inclusive practice Case study – Rainbow Tick LGBTI standards for service accreditation Developing a set of service indicators for LGBTI-sensitive aged care delivery in both home and community care (HACC) and community and residential aged care services Dr Catherine Barrett, Research Fellow and Community Liaison Officer, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University Liam Leonard, Director, Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria and Senior Research Fellow Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University 4:30 Closing remarks from chair and End of conference

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