Program and International Speaker Announced
We’re thrilled to announce our second international keynote speaker – all the way from New York!
Bethany Brown, a researcher in older people’s rights at US Human Rights Watch, has officially joined the 2019 National Elder Abuse Conference (NEAC 2019) line-up.
The draft program for NEAC 2019 is also now available.
To be held on the 22 and 23 July in Brisbane, NEAC 2019 will help safeguard the right of older Australians to live free from abuse, violence, exploitation and neglect.
NEAC 2019 is an opportunity to drive real change as the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety unfolds and a National Plan on Elder Abuse is drafted.
With speakers being progressively announced (click here to find out who so far), our inspiring line-up of international, national and local experts will attract more than 500 delegates from across Australia to collaborate on the issues associated with elder abuse.
The theme, Rock the Boat, means we will harness their insight, creativity and passion to challenge the status quo and drive action to end elder abuse.
NEAC 2019 will not be a ‘talkfest’, it will instead have a clear focus on developing solutions to serious issues to produce muich needed change.
While the Royal Commission is shedding important light on elder abuse in aged care the complex dynamics of elder abuse occurring within the family require deep analysis.
With your support, we are determined to progress the discussion around responses for older Australians who are experiencing abuse in a range of situations.
To do this we must face some important questions as a community.
What are the rights of older Australians? What rights do we want to safeguard? Do we respect that older Australians choose to take some risks? What really works to prevent elder abuse?
NEAC 2019 will provide the national platform to answer these questions and more.
Come on board and help us rock the boat.
In addition to the conference program Elder Abuse Action Australia (EAAA) will be hosting a dinner on the Sunday evening so that members and others interested in the work of EAAA can hear about some of the achievements over the past year of operation and contribute to the discussions regarding work and focus for the year ahead.
Tickets are $55 inc GST and can be purchased as an additional ticket when registering for the conference.