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Home Modifications Australia (MOD.A) National Conference 2017.

14 – 15 August 2017  ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park  Contact :

MOD.A 2017 Conference theme - Going for Gold: the pursuit of best practice in the age of reform  will focus on quality and innovation within the home modification industry, and how we as a sector can make a real and positive improvement to the lives of Australians in their homes. Issues to do with quality and best practice are becoming increasingly important in a consumer-directed market, and in 2017 MOD.A aims to deliver Australia’s first home modification standard. The conference is an exciting opportunity for providers, researchers and consumers to come together to hear about the latest and best in home modifications from around Australia as well as examples internationally, and to promote the primacy of a safe and functional home to the successful achievement of aged care and disability service reforms.

‘Ready, Set, AACtion’

17-20 May Grand Hyatt Hotel, Melbourne AGOSCI 2017 

Established in 1981, AGOSCI is an inclusive group interested in enhancing the participation of all people with complex communication needs.  AGOSCI has established an excellent reputation for inspiring conference delegates. Delegates will be challenged to think about their readiness to support, engage and involve people with complex communication needs in all aspects of life.  The content of the conference will set the standards for functional communication support. And conference delegates will learn what AACtion is needed to create a more welcoming society for people with communication support needs.

Assistive Technology Suppliers Australasia (ATSA) Expo

Sydney and Brisbane ATSA

ATSA was originally formed as IRSA in 2000 by a small group of NSW based AT suppliers with a vision to improve standards and service levels throughout the industry.  In late 2010 the name of ATSA was adopoted.  ATSA Expo's are held on the Eastern Seaboard and provide extensive exhibitions alongside clinical and professional program streams.



Association for the Advancement of AT in Europe (AAATE) will be holding the AAATE Conference 11-15 September, 2017 in Sheffield, UK, themed Harnessing the power of technology to improve lives


North America

RESNA / NCART Annual Conference – Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society Of North America / National Coalition For Assistive And Rehab Technology  - watch this space for conference announcements



In 2007, leaders in the engineering field in Singapore and Thailand launched i-CREATe to scientifically discuss the application of rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology in hopes of improving QOL of persons with disabilities. The 11th International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology i-CREATe2017 is planned for Kobe, Japan August 22-24