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A red-lipped, kimono-clad geisha vanishing around a corner. Riverside cherry trees bursting into cloud like bloom. Ancient temples, tea ceremony masters and centuries-old craftsmanship. Zen gardens with raked sand and haiku-inspiring rock formations. Join us in historic Kyoto during cherry blossom season. Be part of the celebrations as Japanese people throw away their reserve and decide to party in Hanami tradition, joining picnics and moonlit soirees to view the splendour of spring. Then be part of one of Japan’s oldest festivals in picturesque Takyama. Join the procession of locals dressed in traditional costume as elaborate floats and the sacred Shinto shrine make their way through the streets in this joyful parade.

Academic Program.

LECTURE TOPICS

Dementia – Prof Brian Draper, Director of the Academic Department for Old Age Psychiatry at Prince of Wales Hospital

Early diagnosis of impaired cognition
A review of medical , social, and other treatment based on current best evidence
Assessment and management of behavioural issues in dementia
Mood disorder and suicide in older people

Main Conference.

Dates

A red-lipped, kimono-clad geisha vanishing around a corner. Riverside cherry trees bursting into cloudlike bloom. Ancient temples, tea ceremony masters and centuries-old craftsmanship. Zen gardens with raked sand and haiku-inspiring rock formations. Join us in historic Kyoto during cherry blossom season. Be part of the celebrations as Japanese people throw away their reserve and decide to party in Hanami tradition, joining picnics and moonlit soirees to view the splendour  of spring. Then be part of one of Japan’s oldest festivals in picturesque Takyama. Join the procession of locals dressed in traditional costume as elaborate floats and the sacred Shinto shrine make their way through the streets in this joyful parade.

Pre Conference Tour.

Dates

One of the World’s most cutting-edge capitals, Tokyo is a city of contrasts. Famous for its cutting edge modernity, neon-lit landscape and towering skyscrapers it is also home to sprawling parklands, peaceful shrines and temples and lovingly tended gardens. Despite its love affair with manga pop culture, fashion, high-tech trends and conspicuous consumption, below the surface is a city that has its roots in an ancient heritage.

Join us to experience the thrill of Tokyo.

Post Conference Tour.

Dates

This tour offers you a fascinating variety of destinations and experiences – the moving memorials to war in Hiroshima, a chance to visit gorgeous Miyajimi Island and a rejuvenating hot spring (onsen) immersion.

Join us to experience the best of Japan.

Photos And Presentations.

PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS

A selection of highlights from the trip are available to view on our facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/UnconventionalConventions/ 

You do not need an account to view the photos. Click on the Photo tab on the left side of the screen and you can scroll through the uploaded photos.

SHARED PHOTOS

To share your photos with the group please reply to the file request you received on Wednesday 26 April 2017.

To see the shared photos, please use the password emailed to you by Mark Cunich on 26 April 2017 and click on the link below.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW SHARED PHOTOS

PRESENTATIONS

The lecturers have shared their presentations to all delegates. These are for personal reference use only and are not to be shared or copied. If you would like to contact the speakers to request further permission, please email Margot Cunich to get in touch – margot@uncon-conv.com

CLICK HERE FOR ACCESS TO PRESENTATIONS

MOVIE RECOMMENDATION

The local Japanese doctor who spoke at our conference recommended that we watch a Japanese film called “Red Beard”.

Red Beard is the story of a young and arrogant medical graduate. Assigned to serve at an impoverished local clinic, Dr Yasumoto feels he is better than his surroundings. His superior is Dr Niide – known as ‘Red Beard’ – who begins to show the young graduate that there may be more to life than power and prestige.

You can watch the film online for $4

CLICK HERE TO WATCH RED BEARD

Dr Gary Kilov (1:42)
Dr Asha Nair (1:31)
Dr Ralph Audehm (1:11)
Dr Diana Hart & Dr Roger Scurr (1:39)