Conference Program

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Sunday 15th October

Pre-Conference Delegate and Supporter Networking Function

An Amazing Adelaide Adventure - a Treasure Hunt with a difference
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of intrigue, mystery, fun and laughter by joining our walking tour and treasure hunt around the streets of Adelaide.  This is an opportunity to meet your conference colleagues, enjoy catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. The afternoon will conclude with a late afternoon tea and refreshments a secret location!  This event will incorporate the annual “Friends of the IHHC” reunion.

Day 1 – Monday 16th October

Industry Tours – tours will depart at approximately 8.00am and return by 12.00 noon.

Tour 1 - The new Royal Adelaide Hospital (nRAH)

Adelaide is home to the new Royal Adelaide Hospital (nRAH), a state of the art facility that has utilized the latest in architectural design to create a healing environment for patients and a positive working environment for staff.  In part, this has been achieved by ensuring all rooms have access to natural light and easy access to internal gardens on balconies, roof gardens and internal courtyards.  The nRAH has been designed to provide a world-class facility not just for today, but for the future.

Delegates at the 2017 Conference will not only have the opportunity of visiting the nRAH but also hearing from Roz Hanson, Contract Manager, new RAH Spotless PPPs (Public Private Partnerships).

Tour 2 - Adelaide Oval

People come to America to watch baseball and they go to Australia to watch cricket and AFL, (Aussie Rules Football).

The Adelaide Oval, located in the parklands between the city centre and North Adelaide, has been home to the South Australian Cricket Association since 1871 and in recent years, to South Australia’s two AFL teams.  The stadium has also proved a successful music venue, with acts like the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Madonna and Michael Jackson taking the stage.

A $575 million upgrade of the oval from 2008 and 2014, increased the stadium's seating capacity from 34,000 to 54,500 (including standing room) resulting in sports journalist, Gerard Whateley , describing it as "the most perfect piece of modern architecture because it's a thoroughly contemporary stadium with all the character that it's had in the past" and called the Adelaide Oval "one of the most picturesque Test cricket grounds in Australia, if not the world". 

This is a great opportunity to see what the experts are talking about.

Tour 3 - Adelaide Convention Centre 

The Adelaide Convention Centre opened its doors in 1987 with the twin aims of setting a new benchmark for convention facilities and services in Australia and contributing to the South Australian economy by attracting a high yield tourism sector to the State.  They have succeeded on both counts establishing a global reputation for excellence, as reflected by a string of awards and a high rate of repeat business, and to date have created more than $1 billion in economic benefit for South Australia.

Each year they run around 700 individual events, hosting about 200,000 people in total, and prepare and serve some 45,000 meals. They couldn’t do what they do without a lot of support, not the least from their 400+ employees and casuals. 

Come along and see the behind the scenes operation of this exciting venue.




12:00-17:30 Registration – Mezzanine 1st floor
12:30-12:45 John Boland
National President of the IHHC
12:45-13:15 Official Opening and Address
His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia
13:15-14:15 CAROLINE LECKO
It’s a Complex Business – Improving Nutrition and Hydration
14:15-15:00 ANNET HOEK
Innovation and Inspiration from Sensory and Consumer Sciences:  101 evidence-based ways to improve food experiences and intake

Supporter Delegates Networking Break

15:30-16:15 Dr JULIE CICHERO
The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI): The next steps towards Australian implementation
16:15-17:15 LARRY CHUN WAY LAW
An Overview of the Patient Catering Service in the Hong KOng Hospital Authority - The Development and Way Forward

Supporter Delegates Welcome Party

Day 2 – Tuesday 17th October

08:00-17:00 Registration – Mezzanine 1st floor

08:45-09:45 TERRY GIMMOND
An Update on Ebola, Zika and other Infection Control Issues
  Room 1 Room 2
09:45-10:20 BRETT COLE
Facility Hygiene - “How clean is clean?” or “How clean does it need to be?"
Australia’s National Allergy Strategy  
10:20-10:50 Supporter Delegates Networking Break

Surface disinfection - is it really necessary and what is the best method? 
Coeliac Australia
What it means to be Gluten Free when Dealing with Coeliac Disease
11:35-12:15 GREG WHITELEY  
The Truth and Dare of Cleanliness
Emerging research aimed at reducing salmonellosis linked to eggs in Australia
12:15 -13:30 Supporter Delegates Networking Break & Lunch

13:30–14:30 ROZ HANSON
The new Royal Adelaide Hospital - how we built a Magnificent Building, Team and Culture (and what we learnt along the way)
  Room 1 Room 2
14:30-15:05 CAROLINE LECKO
Preventing healthcare associated Gram-negaitive bloodstream infections - an overview of the ambition
Procurement -  an untapped resource in foodservices
15:10-15:45 TERRY GRIMMOND
The APIC 2014 National Sharps Injury Survey: How do Australian HCW fare?
Are Patient Catering Point of Service Staff a Source of Nutrition Information?
15:45-16:15 Supporter Delegates Networking Break

16:15-17:00 ALICE BACON
Becoming the Observer of Self - the key is in all of us  
17:00-17:15 SYDNEY 2018 PRESENTATION  

17:00–17:45 IHHC Annual General Meeting
(Financial Members Only)           
17:30–19:00 Drinks & Refreshments in Trade Exhibition Area  

Day 3 -Wednesday 18th October

08:00-12:00 Registration - Mezzanine 1st Floor
08:30-09:15 ANDY JONES
MealTimes Matter - Why we have to ensure that we just don't serve meals
Household Living
Are you Meeting the Gluten Free Challenge?
10:00-10:35 LAINIE LYNCH
How the Butterfly Model of Care enhanced the Dining Experience for Residents Living with Dementia
Good to Great in Dining
10:40-11:10 Supporter Delegates Networking Break

I have Food Allergies – make sure I get a meal that is safe for me!
Supplementation vs Tasty Treats - how nutritious snack items improved resident outcomes
11:55–12:35 LIZ GOLDSMITH
Interactive Learning: A Hands On Approach to Training Staff
Maximising your Supply Relationship - Laundry and Linen Services
12:35 -13:30 Supporter Delegates Networking Break & Lunch

13:30-14:30 DES PENNY
Leading With Integrity
A 360 Degree Approach to Excellence
15:30-15:45 Laughter Yoga with Vicky Burnett

15:45-16:00 Afternoon Tea Break

16:00-17:30 Panel Discussion
19:00-19:30   Conference Pre-Dinner Drinks

19:30-23:59   Conference Dinner