MOD.A 2022 National Conference - Ramping It Up

IMPORTANT NOTICE

The MOD.A Conference Organising Committee has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak unfolding across Australia. In light of the current environment and concern for the health and safety of our delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors we have determined that the most appropriate course of action is to make the February 21-22 conference a fully virtual event


The 2022 Home Modifications Conference which will be held virtually via Zoom on Monday February 21 and Tuesday February 22 this year.

This year's conference Ramping it Up is being held at a critical junction between periods of disruption and promised reform in the disability support and aged care systems.

This will be an opportunity for people who are passionate about home modifications to meet and discuss issues of concern, and to lay out the blueprint for affecting change in government and improving policy and practice.

Who should attend? Home Modifications professionals, OTs, builders and tradies, people with disability, NDIS providers, policy makers, HCP providers, LACs and NDIA delegates, ACATs, and more.

So get ready to meet up, discuss and trade ideas with the sector as we explore all things Home Modifications over one and a half days.

Register for the Conference here

Program - download here

We have a great set of speakers lined up who will add value, information and discussion for our industry. These include:

  • Dr Ben Gauntlett, Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner, who will talk about how home modifications is a key strategy in ensuring housing is available, equitably, to people with disability across all markets;
  • Paul Smith, Director of Foundations UK, who will provide updates from the UK, where home adaptations have long been regarded as key to all care at home systems, and are central to proposed reforms;
  • Richard Duncan, Executive Director of the RL Mace Universal Design Institute USA, who will provide an update on the state of home modifications in the USA and the growing interest from the health care system in the avoided health costs from improved home environments;
  • Associate Professor Libby Callaway, Independent Living Stream Lead, Rehabilitation, Ageing and Independent Living Research Centre, Monash University, who focus on what consumers want and need from home modifications;
  • Liz Ainsworth, Proprietor at Home Design for Living in Queensland, and co-author of An Occupational Therapist’s Guide To Home Modification Practice (2nd Edition), who will focus on a range of issues, including practitioner training;
  • Emeritus Professor Catherine Bridge, founder and Director of the Home Modifications Information Clearinghouse at UNSW, who will talk about research and innovation in home modifications occurring in Australia and overseas.

We will also welcome senior officials from the Australian Department of Health, to talk and answer questions about the role of home modifications in aged care reform, and from the National Disability Insurance Agency, to look at how complex home modifications can be achieved within the complex framework of the NDIS.

We are finalising the full program and adding more speakers and panels to ensure this is an information packed 1.5 days and there will still be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and participate in our panel discussions.

Conference Pricing

Membership LevelTicket Price
Non Member$140
MOD.A Member$100

Not yet a member? Join up now for only $150 for Associate Members and $450 for Full Members and take advantage of member conference pricing - membership details and registration can be done here.

Location

Online via Zoom - links provided after registration and prior to the event.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

With many thanks to our Conference Sponsors

Sponsors

Sponsorship and exhibitor packages are available - package details can be downloaded here

For further information: conference@moda.org.au

Register for the Conference here

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