Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration (MARC)

Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration

The Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration (MARC) is a unique collaboration of health, research, aged care and advocacy organisations working together to improve the lives of older people.

Our vision is that older people received the best possible care and support through services, programs and policies which support health and optimal quality of life.

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7th Annual MARC Symposium

Reforming Ageing and Aged Care: Pathways to success

Day 1 - Wednesday 15th September 3pm-5pm 

Day 2 - Friday 17th September 10am-12pm

Venue: Zoom

The Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration (MARC) invites you to our 2021 Annual Symposium. This year the symposium will address how reforming the ageing and aged care sectors could be achieved by presenting success stories, experiences and ideas from a range of care settings and backgrounds. Research in ageing and aged care can provide pathways for reform. We are pleased to present leading experts in four domains: 1) Hearing and Engaging Consumers, 2) Learning from International Leaders in Dementia Care, 3) Health Care Interfaces between Hospital, Community and Aged Care, 4) Clinical Interventions.

Due to ongoing uncertainties and risks regarding face-to-face events due to COVID-19, the MARC Annual Symposium will remain an online event for this year and will be held across two independent 2-hour sessions on two separate days.


Day 1 (Wednesday 15th September 3-5pm):

Amplifying Choice, Control and Human Rights for older people and their allies - Groundhog Day in Aged Care in Australia?

Carrie Hayter - Consultant for disability, aged care and health care agencies

The Sunbeam Trials - An Allied Health Intervention for Falls Prevention in Residential Aged Care

Dr Jennifer Hewitt - University of Sydney

Specialist Dementia Nurses in the UK - Lessons and Experiences across settings

Dr Karen Harrison Dening - Dementia UK

Day 2 (Friday 17th September 10am-12pm):

Supporting older relatives in residential aged care during COVID-19 - A consumer perspective on ways to improve services

Stephen Grech -Consumer, consultant and business coach

Nutrition in Aged Care: Past, Present and Future

Dr Sandra Iuliano - University of Melbourne

CARE-PACT: A New Paradigm of Care for Acutely Unwell Residents in Aged Care Facilities - the next chapter

Dr Ellen Burkett - Physician and Clinical lead CARE-PACT and ED staff specialist, QLD

Acknowledgement: This symposium is supported by the JO & JR Wicking Trust

Book a place

Ticket Quantity Price

Day 1 + 2 - MARC members

Decrease Increase $0.00

Day 1 + 2 - Concession card holders and students

Decrease Increase $40.00

Day 1 + 2 - Non-MARC partners

Decrease Increase $110.00