National Supported Decision Making Conference – Programme at a Glance

10:00 am Registration
10:15 – 10:20 am Opening: Conjoint Prof Carmelle Peisah,  Old Age Psychiatrist, Conjoint Professor UNSW; President Capacity Australia;
10:20 – 11:00 am Keynote Address: Emeritus Professor Terry Carney AO, FAAL, The University of Sydney, NSW Australia, Visiting Research Professor, UTS, (Sydney), Past President (2005-2007) International Academy of Law and Mental Health
TOPIC: What does the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Supported Decision making Mean in the Real World?’
11:00 – 11:15 am Tea Break
11:15 – 1:05 pm Session 1 – Opportunities and pitfalls for supported decision-making in protective jurisdictions
11:15 – 11:45 am Malcolm Schyvens, President, Guardianship Division NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal
TOPIC: Supported Decision Making & The Current Legal Framework – is there a need for reform?
11:45 – 12:15 pm Meredith Coote, Assistant Director Disability Advisory Service NSW Trustee & Guardian, Department of Justice
TOPIC: What Supported Decision Making Isn’t
12:15 – 12:45 pm Justine O’Neill, A/Assistant Director, Advocacy and Policy, NSW Public Guardian Department of Justice
TOPIC: Decision making support: protectionism and autonomy
12:45 – 1:05 pm Panel discussion and questions 
1:05 – 1:45 pm Lunch
1:45 – 3:15 pm – Session 2 – Supported Decision Making in Clinical Contexts
2:15 – 2:45 pm  Prof Carmelle Peisah, Old Age Psychiatrist, Conjoint Professor UNSW; President Capacity Australia;
TOPIC: Update on International Research on Supported Decision Making
2:45 – 3:15 pm Dr Michelle Wiese, PhD, Research Associate – Centre for Disability Research and Policy, Lecturer – Master of Health Science (Developmental Disability)
TOPIC: Supporting people with intellectual disability to make plans and decisions for the end of life: Lessons and challenges
3:15 – 3:30 pm Afternoon Tea 
3:30 – 5:00 pm  – Session 3 – Multidisciplinary contributions to supported decision making
3:30 – 4:00 pm Dr Ilana Hepner, and Dr Jeanette Stewart Clinical Neuropsychologists
TOPIC: The Role of the neuropsychologist in the evaluation of capacity and supported decision making
4:00 – 4.30 pm Jill Rosen, Certified Practicing Speech pathologist, Portfolio Manager Allied Health and the Clinic.
TOPIC: Communication: the keystone of supported decision making
4:30 – 5:00 pm Wrap up and Close 

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