February's Seniors Rights Victoria national elder abuse conference will hear from a range of leading Australian and international speakers.
The conference theme is Ageism, Rights and Innovations.
Keynote speakers on day one include federal Attorney General George Brandis, Age Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan and Sherbrooke University, Quebec, research chair of elder abuse, Professor Marie Beaulieu.
Geriatrician from South Australia’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Dr Faizal Ibrahim, will speak on dignity in care, with a discussion to follow chaired by Elder Rights Advocacy chief executive Mary Lyttle.
Keynote addresses on day two will be delivered by New York City Department of Ageing’s Dr Jacquelin Berman and Professor Mick Dodson from the Centre for Indigenous Studies at Australian National University. The ABC’s Libby Gorr will be MC.
This will be the fourth national elder abuse conference staged by Seniors Rights Victoria.
Manager Jenny Blakey said the conference aimed to showcase new knowledge to use in practice, raise broader awareness of elder abuse, influence system change and strengthen connections across sectors and states.
Registration is open to aged care administrators, nurses and other healthcare workers including those from HACC, gerontologists, counsellors, legal professionals, academics and representatives of government at all levels.
4th National Elder Abuse Conference 2016, February 23 – 25, Melbourne