World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference 2018 - ARAS

What: 12th World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference (WEAAD)
Elder Abuse: From prevention to intervention
When: 15th June 2018
Where: Stamford Grand Adelaide, Moseley Square, Glenelg SA 5045
Who: Aged Rights Advocacy Service (ARAS)
How: Register at
Registration Fee: $275; 4+ groups $220.30/ticket; Students/Senior concessions $100
More information: Contact ARAS on (08) 8232 5377
Doris Gioffre or Louise Herft
Confirmed and invited speakers:
Hon. Dr Kay Patterson - Australian Human Rights Commission
Professor Tony Broe - Senior Principal Research Fellow NeuRA
Helena Kyriazopoulos - CEO, Multicultural Communities Council of SA
Professor Susan Kurrle - Clinical Director, Northern Sydney LHD Aged Care & Rehab.Network
Professor Richard Bruggemann – Senior Practitioner, Disability SA
Adjunct Associate Professor Dale Bagshaw - University of South Australia
South Australia Police – Family & Domestic Violence Section of the Public Protection Branch
Speaker topics include:
Dr Patterson’s Keynote Presentation ‘Elder Abuse is everybody’s business’
Dr Patterson will outline a number of innovative initiatives including:
- Health-justice partnerships
- Mediation trials as an alternative to courts, such as Relationships Australia and FMC Mediation and Counselling
- Community policing
- Elder abuse collaboratives, for example ECLC’s Eastern Elder Abuse Network
- Growing academic research in this field.

‘Lifecycle Social Trauma and Bio-Medical Risk interact in Aboriginal Health, Ageing and Lifespan: The Koori Growing Old Well Study’
Professor Broe will address what he sees as elder abuse as part of a wider system of lateral abuse that has not been well addressed within the Aboriginal community or by the wider government, socio-political and legal architecture.
'Changes in the Australian care environment and their effect on elder abuse’
Professor Susan Kurrle's presentation looks at the many changes occurring in the Australian health, aged care, and legal areas that are likely to impact on the occurrence of elder abuse and how we manage it.
'State of the Nation’
Chief Executive Carolanne Barkla will explore what has been occurring around the country in terms of elder abuse. Topics to be explored include but are not limited to stories from around the country, jurisdictional support services and models, policy changes and the future for 2018/2019.

Please note: Attendance at this conference may attract Continuing Professional Development CPD units towards your annual requirements for professional development. Refer to your professions CPD rules and requirements.

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