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National Elder Abuse Conference 2022

February 14 @ 12:00 am - February 15 @ 12:00 am AEDT

Elder Abuse Conference 2022

Elder Abuse Action Australia (EAAA) and COTA Tasmania are co-hosting the 7th National Elder Abuse Conference (NEAC) at Wrest Point Conference Centre in Hobart on 14 and 15 February 2022. Michael Perkins and Dr Jane Lonie will be presenting a session at the conference.

About the Conference

The National Elder Abuse Conference is the only annual conference specifically addressing elder abuse in Australia. In 2022, for the first time, the conference will be held in Tasmania. It will build on the successes of past conferences to share the stories and experiences of older people, exchange the latest national and international research and evidence, highlight programs and responses being delivered in Australia and engage a diverse audience to participate in eradicating elder abuse.

Elder abuse may be financial, legal, emotional or physical or take the form of neglect, with much of the abuse hidden in families where victims do not know how to seek help. Elder abuse is more likely to be perpetrated by someone the older person knows.

The release of the report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has contributed to and promoted a national conversation on elder abuse and amplified our shared expectation that it must lead to positive change.

The 7th Annual National Elder Abuse Conference will harness this momentum, energy and commitment to make change happen faster. At Walk The Talk you can:

  • hear about programs such as those funded under the National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians [Elder Abuse] 2019-2023
  • consider the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
  • challenge our preconceptions with discussions of prevalence studies and ageism
  • examine the impact of COVID-19 on older people.

The two-day hybrid (online and face to face) conference will intersperse plenaries featuring eminent national and international experts with concurrent presentations by delegates. We value diversity and peer-to-peer learning. Social activities will be great opportunities for networking, while a post-conference workshop on 16 February will invite delegates to share and consolidate their responses to elder abuse, rights and ageism issues raised during the conference.

You can register here.


Wrest Point Conference Centre in Hobart


Elder Abuse Action Australia (EAAA) and COTA Tasmania