President Lia Daichman and NA, Representative Betty Malks, invite
all members and guests to the Annual INPEA Membership meeting to be
held at the GSA meeting, National Harbor, MD USA Room Cheaspeake "L"
from 2 to 4 PM on Friday, Nov 21st. (Click here for INPEA Meeting Flyer)
18th International Day of Older Persons, (IDOP) 2008 Program will
be held on October 2, at UN Head Quarters in NYC. The program theme "A
Call for a Convention on the Human Rights of Older Persons" draws on
the knowledge and experience of INPEA's Internationally recognized
President, Lia Daichman MD, INPEA Board Member for Africa, Prof. Nana
Apt and INPEA National Representative for Nepal, Manohar Upreti, an
Advocate for Human Rights of Older Persons. Susan B. Somers, JD, INPEA
Secretary General, is Co-Chair of the 2008 IDOP. (See http://www.ngocoa-ny.org/events/ for more information on the day)
INPEA Membership Meeting held at World Demographic Assoc. Conference, St. Gallen, Switzerland, August 29, 2008. Prof. Arilea Lowenstein, INPEA EU Regional Rep., chaired and opened the meeting with a Memorial Dedication to Dr. Charles Henri Rapin, INPEA Swiss National Rep. Thereafter, members of INPEA joined with AFRAN members and guests, to honor Prof. Monica Ferreira. (Click Meeting Report .doc@36kb / .pdf @72kb)
Prof. Monica Ferreira, to become retire as INPEA Regional Rep for Africa. INPEA Executive, Lia Daichman, Elizabeth Podnieks, and Susan Somers, join all of Africa and INPEA's World Wide family to thank Monica for her outstanding service to INPEA and wish her the best in her future.
AARP & WEAAD 2008 From the AARP International Resource Library
Día Internacional sobre la Toma de Conciencia del Abuso y Maltrato
en la Vejez 15 de JULIO del 2008 "Mi Mundo... Tu Mundo... Nuestro
Mundo... Libre de Violencia" World Day of Awareness of Elder Abuse (Click here for WEAAD in Latin America/Argentina)
INPEA NYC Members join Gray Panthers NYC to address Climate Change
and Ageing: "Using Gray Matter to stay Green" to be held May 13th. (See
flyer for details .pdf - 76kb)
INPEA and IAGG UN NGO Student Representatives thanked for service
at farewell gathering in NYC, May 1, 2008. Temple Byars, Fordham
University, INPEA Rep. from LA, California, and Amber Dixon, Columbia
University, IAGG Rep, from Nashville, Tennessee, are due to graduate
this month and return to home states as INPEA State Ambassadors. (Click to see Photo)
Geneva: UN Human Rights Council 7th Session: INPEA submit Oral
Statement aided by our new UN Team member, Ursula Barter. INPEA was
thanked by a Pakistan representative for raising our voice for the
human rights of older persons.
Brussels: EC Elder Abuse Conference: Lead by INPEA European
Representative Ariela Lowenstein, Scientific studies on Elder Abuse
were presented by INPEA Austrian Rep. Joseph H. Simon Biggs,
International Advisor to INPEA President, Thomas German, INPEA Germany,
and invited to join a round table was INPEA Secretary General, Susan
Somers. This daylong conference, which launched the EC's newest efforts
in the fight against elder abuse, drew an impressive number of elder
abuse experts from Europe. Numerous INPEA members were counted among
the experts, such as Giovanni Lamura, Italy; Jan Lorman, Czech
Republic; Joseph Troisi, Malta; Thomas Góergen (Germany); Françoise
Busby, INPEA France; Bridget Penhale (UK) and Gabriele Walentich
(Germany), INPEA EU Board Members; José Alves, INPEA Portugal; and our
newest National Reps in Europe, Gerd Callenwaert, Belgium; and Kristin
Skjørten, Norway. You may find a record of the proceedings and a link
to the video release at http://www.tvlink.rg/vnr.cfm?vidID=282&lg=en
Brussels: INPEA EU meeting called by Ariela Lowenstein. Members
welcome the recent appointment of National Rep to Belgium (Flanders)
Gerd Callenwaert, and Kristin Skjørten, Norway.
"Student Connection" INPEA's student section is regrouping in Ottawa, Canada for WEAAD 2008 (English) (French).
Poster and Paper sessions are in the planning stages, with an eye
towards presenting cash awards. See our new "Student Connection" Page
for further details.
UN Commission on Social Development: INPEA and IAGG present Oral Statement to Commission.
V IAGG Latin American and Caribbean Congress/ VIII Congreso Colombiano de Gerontologia y Geriatria - April 16- 19, 2008, in the UNESCO Site, Cartagena, Colombia, INPEA Invited Symposium: Abuso y Maltrato en la Vejez: Programas que en las Practica funcionan. Elder Abuse: Programs and Practices that Work -- April 18th Lia Daichman, INPEA President Chair, Laura Machado, IAGG Brazil, Dr. Sara Agular, Mexico, Marie Beaulieu, PhD, Canada, Susana Aguas, Ar. and Susan Somers, JD USA., presenters.
A Great Loss: INPEA Remembers Dr. Francisco Gullien "A Great Geriatrician" INPEA's global family wishes to extend our sincere regret upon learning of the loss of Dr. Gullien, former President of the Spanish Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics, and former Secretary of the IAGG-ER, described by friends in Spain as an "active Geriatrician." Dr. Lia Daichman recounts that "Paco was one of the first to support INPEA...he will be missed around the globe." "He was an excellent colleague," recalls Gloria Gutman, IAGG Past President. Colleague, Astrid Stuckelberger noted. "...he was ... cherished by all.. who met him...." INPEA believes his memory will remain so cherished, and offers our sympathy to his friends and family.