3rd National Elder Abuse Conference Print

Perth, Western Australia: 3-4 September 2014

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Update: Program details

Advocare is proud to be at the forefront of combating elder abuse in Australia and will host the Third National Elder Abuse Conference. Entitled 'Unlocking Solutions', our organising committee will embrace a program that looks into all aspects of elder abuse.

Already regarded by industry leaders as a must attend event, this conference will bring together dynamic global experts to share information on topics that will assist in elder abuse research, intervention and policy. There will also be plenty of opportunities for networking, reacquainting with old colleagues and meeting new ones.

The two day conference will be followed by a unique movers and shakers day, which will look at the practical and theoretical applications that arise from the conference.

I encourage delegates from different professions to attend and/or submit an abstract, as unlocking solutions to elder abuse requires a collaborative effort from all counterparts.

Register your interest for the conference and workshop and help change the outcome for thousands of elder abuse victims in Australia.

See you in Perth.

Greg Mahney
Chief Executive Officer, Advocare
Australian Representative for the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
Chairperson of the Alliance for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

Call for Abstracts Now Open

We invite you to submit an abstract for a contribution to the 2014 Conference Program. The deadline for abstract proposals is Friday 2 May 2014.

Abstracts should generally be limited to the suggested themes and underlying topics. Thought provoking, creative abstracts are highly encouraged to stimulate the interest and participation of delegates throughout the Conference.

Conference Themes:

Research and Innovation: Areas such as research Projects, technological advancements and innovative new practices, and new ways that organisations are doing 'old business'.

Projects: Projects that have helped your organisation to recognise, respond or record elder abuse, including but not limited to help lines, databases, identification tools and marketing strategies.

Collaboration, Information Sharing and Engagement: Different ways in which your organisation works with others to spread messages, promote ideas and events, fund projects and activities and share valuable information and statistics. We are also looking at ways in which you think we can better record Elder Abuse ie National Linkages, managing statistics.

Education, Training and Workforce Development: Including, but not limited to new and existing training programs, tertiary courses, university courses and other workforce development.

Learning from Other Disciplines We are looking for ways in which elder abuse agencies can learn from other disciplines that excel in areas such as fundraising, information sharing, reporting and recording, victim protection and relationship building.

Future Vision: We are looking to find out new ways to further advance the prevention of elder abuse eg changing perceptions, changing laws, changing the way we look at or think about things. 

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

"Show Your'e a Leader"

This is your opportunitunity to "Show Your'e a Leader" by partnering with Advocare as a sponsor of the Third National Elder Abuse Conference. As a sponsor, you will be investing in a conference that will strengthen our community and give back the basic human rights to which everyone is entitled. The right to be treated with dignity and respect, live without abuse and to be and feel safe.