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2017 Minnesota World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference: Accelerating Toward Justice

June 14 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

$65

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was created by the United Nations International Plan of Action recognizing the significance of elder abuse as a growing social and financial concern, public health matter, and human rights issue. This year marks the 12th anniversary of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in the United States and the 11th annual event in Minnesota. Each June, the Minnesota Elder Justice Center and its Center Partners sponsor a full-day professional education conference in conjunction with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The goal of this conference is to elevate the issue of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation and provide education on best practices for prevention and response.

This year’s conference, Accelerating Toward Justice, will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center. Registration is limited to 600 attendees. This conference is directed towards professionals who work with older and vulnerable adults. This includes Adult Protection Services, State Agencies, Non-Profits Organizations, Attorneys, Social Workers, representatives from the Criminal Justice System, Law Enforcement, Long-term Care Providers, and more.

Jane Ochrymowycz Award We are seeking nominations for the Jane Ochrymowycz Award for Advocacy. Jane was a powerful advocate, and we seek award candidates in the spirit of her life and work. Please view our call for nominations which should include 2 additional letters of recommendation; we are seeking nominations by April 24th. Applications should be sent via email to katie.behrens@elderjusticemn.org.

Presentation slides and handouts are now available! Please print out handouts and slides for your use.  Those materials not available online will be provided by the presenter at the conference.

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Conference Schedule


8:00-8:30am
8:30-9:00am
9:00-10:00am
10:00-10:15am
10:15-11:35am
11:35am-12:50pm
12:50-2:25pm
2:25-2:40pm
2:40-4:00pm
Registration, Exhibits, Continental Breakfast
Welcome and Opening Session
Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Martinis, Supported Decision Making
Break / Exhibits
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Lunch / Exhibits
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Break / Exhibits
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Continuing Education Credits

CLE, POST and SW CEUs will be available, as well as a certificate of attendance for other fields.

Registration Fees

Attendees: $65.00, includes continental breakfast, lunch and coffee service. Refunds will not be provided for any cancellations. If you register and are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to a new attendee.

Exhibitors:
Non-Profit/Government:  Early-bird (Before 3/20/17) › $100  |  After 3/20/17 › $125
For-Profit:  Early-bird (Before 3/20/17) › $200  |  After 3/20/17 › $250

Exhibits will include: 1 8-ft table, 1 chair, and 1 lunch. An extra chair can be provided at no cost. Additional lunches can be purchased. Please contact katie.behrens@elderjusticemn.org for additional needs.

 

Event Location

Hotel Reservations

We have set aside a block of room at the Embassy Suits by Hilton Minneapolis North, connected to the Earle Brown Heritage Center.  You can reserve your reduced rate room by clicking on the link below:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis North
6300 Earle Brown Dr., Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Phone number (763) 560-2700

Sponsors

Conference sponsorship opportunities are still available! Please use the sponsor registration form to support the work of this important conference!



OFFICIAL SPONSOR


PLATINUM


GOLD


SILVER

• ElderhelpRN & Family of Jackie Hourigan


FRIEND OF THE CENTER
• Hennepin County Medical Center
• Minnesota Association of Area Agencies on Aging


Planning Committee

Katie Behrens, Co-chair, Minnesota Elder Justice Center
Sandi Lubrant, Co-chair, Minnesota Elder Justice Center
Marit Peterson, Minnesota Elder Justice Center
Kelli Klein, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Megan Verdeja, Minnesota Department of Commerce
Emily Justman, Community Member
Mike Hannay, Minnesota Adult Protection Services, retired

 

 

Details

Date:
June 14
Time:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$65
Website:
http://mnweaad2017.eventbrite.com

Venue

Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 United States
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Website:
http://www.earlebrown.com/

Organizer

Minnesota Elder Justice Center
Phone:
651-695-7646
Website:
elderjusticemn.org