GRC ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS WEBSITE – 6TH WORLD CONGRESS, 17 June 2011, London, UK

When World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched by INPEA six years ago, it definitely was an idea whose time had come. WEAAD has caught the imagination of and has been embraced by NGOs, government agencies and individuals in many countries.

In 2008, INPEA partnered with the Canadian Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse to host a very successful 2-day conference in Ottawa, to mark WEAAD. In 2009 the official INPEA WEAAD event was held in Paris, in partnership with ALMA, the French national elder abuse prevention organization just prior to the World Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics. In 2011 the conference was held in London, hosted by INPEA and Action on Elder Abuse, the major elder abuse organization in Great Britain, and six other organizations that work on behalf of older people: Age UK., Brunel Institute for Ageing Studies.,the International Longevity Centre UK., the British Society of Gerontology., Kings College London Institute of Gerontology., and the Centre for Innovative Ageing at Swansea University.

When World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched by INPEA six years ago, it definitely was an idea whose time had come. WEAAD has caught the imagination of and has been embraced by NGOs, government agencies and individuals in many countries.

In 2008, INPEA partnered with the Canadian Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse to host a very successful 2-day conference in Ottawa, to mark WEAAD. In 2009 the official INPEA WEAAD event was held in Paris, in partnership with ALMA, the French national elder abuse prevention organization just prior to the World Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics. In 2011 the conference was held in London, hosted by INPEA and Action on Elder Abuse, the major elder abuse organization in Great Britain, and six other organizations that work on behalf of older people: Age UK., Brunel Institute for Ageing Studies.,the International Longevity Centre UK., the British Society of Gerontology., Kings College London Institute of Gerontology., and the Centre for Innovative Ageing at Swansea University.

THE PROGRAMME

SPEAKERS' BIOGRAPHIES

 

Welcome and Opening remarks
by Gloria Gutman, President INPEA, Keith Lewin, Trustee Action on Elder Abuse,and Elizabeth Podnieks, Founder WEAAD
Elder Abuse: Intelligent intervention and protection
by Gary FitzGerald, Chief Executive Action on Elder Abuse;
A legal perspective on elder abuse
by Robert Hunter, Herbert Smith LLP;
Detecting and preventing financial abuse of older adults: Findings from the new dynamics of ageing project
by Mary Gilhooly, Brunel Institute for Ageing Studies;
Changing technology in banking services. Challenges and opportunities for preventing financial abuse
by Lucy Malenczuk, Financial Services Policy Advisor, Age UK

 

 

 

VIDEO Part 1

Welcome
by Ariela Lowenstein, INPEA Regional Representative for Europe
Results from the 7 country ABUEL study
by Jutta Linder, Dept. of Public Health Sciences, Protestant University of Ludwigsburg, Germany;
Intimate partner violence in older persons: UK perspectives
by Bridget Penhale, University of East Anglia;
Keynote Address
by Marek Havrda, Policy Analyst, European Commission, Brussels

 

 

VIDEO Part 2

Findings from the Irish National Study
by Corina Naughton, National Centre for Protection of older people
UCD School of Nursing Midwifery and Health Systems, Dublin,Ireland
Findings from the 5 country AVOW study of older women
by Liesbeth De Donder, Vrije University, Belgium
The New York State elder abuse study
by Patricia Brownell, Fordham University, USA
Towards a UN convention on the rights of older persons
by Ulrika Waginger, INPEA Representative to the UN in Vienna, Bridget Sleap, Senior Rights Policy Advisor HelpAge International and Ken Bluestone, International Political and Policy Advisor, Age International
Progress towards reaching a concensus on definitions
by Lynn McDonald, Centre for Life Course and Aging, University of Toronto

 

 

VIDEO Part 3

Evidence based tools to facilitate detection, intervention and prevention of elder abuse and neglect
by Lynn McDonald, Centre for Life Course and Aging, University of Toronto and Ariela Lowenstein Israel, NICE Knowledge to Action Project
New developments in education and training of practitioners and researchers
by Ester Grau, Coordinator, Master's Course on Elder Abuse, Valencia International University; Marie Beaulieu, Chair in Elder Abuse, University of Sherbrooke;and Amanda Phelan, National Centre for the Protection of Older People, University College Dublin

 

VIDEO Part 4

New Information on Risk Factors
by Agnes Tiwari, University of Hong Kong
Regional reports
by Marie Beaulieu, INPEA Regional Representative for North Amiercan;
by Ariela Lowenstein, INPEA Regional Representative for Europe
Next Year in Prague
by Jan Lorman, Zivot90 - Chair, IFA Biennial Congress
VIDEO Part 5
Additional Regional Report
by Mala Shankardass, INPEA Regional Representative for Asia
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