4th National Elder Abuse Conference 2016

Dates: 23-25 February, 2016

On behalf of Seniors Rights Victoria and the Organising Committee, we invite you to the 4th National Elder Abuse Conference in Melbourne from the 23rd to the 25th February 2016 at the Pullman on the Park in Melbourne, Australia.

There will be an excellent line-up of international and national speakers. With your contributions and presentations we will:

  • showcase new knowledge to use in practice,
  • raise awareness more broadly of elder abuse,
  • influence system change, and
  • strengthen our connections across sectors and states.

As the ageing population grows and there is a greater focus on family violence, including elder abuse, this conference will be crucial to prevent and resolve elder abuse. I encourage new and experienced presenters to submit abstracts.

The conference will be highly interactive, inspirational and fun. I look forward to greeting many of you on your arrival in Melbourne.

Jenny Blakey,
Manager, Senior Rights Victoria
(Seniors Rights Victoria is a program of COTA Vic, funded by the State Department of Health and Human Services, and the Community Legal Services Program)

More information:

Early bird registration

Early bird registration closes on 11 November 2015.

Call for Abstracts

The Program Committee of the 4th National Elder Abuse Conference invites the submission of abstracts for consideration as an oral or mini oral presentation in the conference program. 

We invite you to submit an abstract for a contribution to the 2014 Conference Program. The deadline for abstract submissions is 5 August 2015.

Abstracts should generally be limited to the suggested themes and underlying topics.

Themes for Abstract submissions

1. Prevention: Ultimately, we do not want elder abuse to exist. How can we prevent it from occurring? What has been successful in facilities, at the local community level, or more broadly? We want to hear about research, practice and stories.

2. Collaborative and Innovative Responses: Elder Abuse doesn’t sit within one service sector. It touches many areas of an older person’s life and can involve a variety of service and support sectors: health, law and justice, policing, financial services and banks, family and community. We want to hear about innovative and/or proven collaborative responses.

3. Decision Making – By, With, and For the Older Person: Respect for the decisions of older people is critical to observing their rights. In an environment of ageism, where younger generations can display a sense of entitlement, how can we support older people to exercise their rights and preferences? How are the issues of the dignity of risk and the duty of care managed?

Sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities

For maximum brand positioning, exposure and interactive networking opportunities, we are delighted to offer numerous sponsorship and advertising opportunities. Ensure that your organisation stands out at this premier event, which will be attended by a highly sought-after audience.

For further enquiries please contact the 4th National Elder Abuse Conference 2016 Sponsorship Manager +61 2 9265 0700; or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and we will be pleased to provide you with details of the best marketing package for your needs and budget.