World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference - June 14th 2012
Date Posted: 14.06.2012
World Elder Abuse Day (WEAAD) is held in June each year, in support of the United Nations International Plan of Action which recognises the significance of elder abuse, a public health and human rights concern. The day serves as a call to action for individuals, organisations and communities to raise awareness about abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elder people.
On Thursday 14th June 2012 at 11am, the Health Service Executive, the National Centre for the Protection of Older People (NCPOP), University College Dublin, in collaboration with the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) hosted a conference on elder abuse in the Health Sciences Centre, UCD which was attended by Private Home Care founder and Managing Director, Elizabeth Nicholson.
Signing of the INPEA Declaration will take place at 10am by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, the Deputy Commissioner of An Garda Siochana, and Dean of Nursing and Head of School, UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems.
The conference will be streamed live via the NCPOP website (www.ncpop.ie). Conference presentations will also be available to view or download from this website.