CANADIAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY 2007 Annual Meeting.
April 19-21, 2007. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS To be held in the Beautiful Canadian Rockie Mountains in BANFF, Alberta CANADA. For more information visit: www.canadiangeriatrics.com
Alberta Canada Launches Elder Abuse Awareness Network Website
The Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Network (AEAAN) launched a new Alberta based web site in time for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15. The web site will facilitate the sharing of knowledge, resources, and tools about elder abuse amongst people who work with seniors in Alberta. Visit the web site at www.albertaelderabuse.ca.
UN NGO Committee on Ageing, NYC, Programme -- June 7, 2007 "Promoting Elder Abuse as a Social Issue in Israel"
Dr. Ariela Lowenstien, INPEA Regional Representative for Europe, INPEA as a member of the Sub Committee on Elder Abuse, sponsored this forum to further WEAAD 2007 and the Madrid International Plan of Acton on Aging (MIPAA):
Issue 3: Objective 1: "Eliminate all Forms of Neglect, Abuse and Violence against Older Persons" (Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on joining the Committee on Ageing or Tel 212 346-1551)
VI European Congress of IAGG, 5-8 July, Saint Petersburg, Russia. INPEA President Lia Daichman, MD, and Ariela Lowenstein, Ph.D., INPEA Regional Representative, Europe hosted the INPEA EUROPEAN MEMBERSHIP MEETING on Saturday, July 7th, and the first INPEA SYMPOSIUM held at this important meeting. INPEA's European colleagues shared their scientific and clinical knowledge with others working in Elder Abuse Prevention at this extraordinary event.
IAGG 8th Asian-Oceania Regional Congress, 22-25 October, Beijing, P R China. INPEA President Lia Daichman, MD, Toshio Tatara, Ph.D., INPEA Regional Representative, Asia and Susan Kurrle, MD, INPEA Regional Representative, Oceania, hope you were able to meet with INPEA Asia-Oceania Regional Members and attend the important presentations by INPEA Members and Representatives, including Dong Hee Han, PhD, INPEA Korea, National Representative, and INPEA Special Advisor, Gloria M. Gutman, PhD. For Conference information go to http://www.aog2007.org/
month was blessed with successful activities. Many NGO's registered for
Coalition to support advocacy and patrons nominated as stakeholders
interest group to assist and promote policy dialogue and political
commitment for mission growth and acceptability. The Executive officers
were appointed at zonal levels to sustain leadership. December stood
for the national convention and Feb/March as the formal inauguration of
the chapter with the Headquarters & Africa Regional Executive as
the special Guests of Honour. For the full report with many photos, click here INPEA_Nigeria_Oct2007.pdf (872kb)
The account of Nepal's Dashain Festival submitted by Manohar Upreti, INPEA's newest National Representative, reveals a beneficial and valuable cultural practice enforcing the honoring of elders. This meaningful practice shows how everyone can contribute to implementing the Madrid Plan of Action on Aging, even in the smallest of countries. (Click here to read about Dashain Festival)
Breaking the Silence on Elder Abuse! The Gambia, West Africa Visit to UK
Priscilla Jones, President of the Association for the Prevention of Elder Abuse in the Gambia, made the trip to England on the 8th October to further her knowledge on the problems of Elder Abuse and how the UK deals with them.
During her stay, a number of visit's to care homes, private care providers and other organisations such as charity shops, allowed Ms. Jones to gather information that can be useful in fighting against elder abuse in the Gambia.
On Monday 15th October at the Town Hall in Ely, Priscilla Jones signed a memorandum of Understanding and Partnership with Ed Mullenger of Elder Protection declaring that both parties would share information which would benefit both countries in the fight against the abuse of elderly people. The signing of the document was witnessed by the Mayor of Ely, Mr. Ron Bradney, June Tester and Ross Hawes, both campaigners against elder abuse.
INPEA President Dr. Lia Daichman in conjunction with Betty Malks, INPEA North American Representative, hosted INPEA's 2007 North American Membership Meeting held during the GSA in San Francisco, California, Friday, November 16, 2007 from 3 to 6 PM. All members and guests were welcome: (Click here for Dr. Daichman's 2007 Address to Members) Also, Dr Toshio Tatara, INPEA Representative for ASIA hosted his annual Elder Abuse Interest Group meeting on Sunday evening. Thank you to all who attended both important events.