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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference 2020

Friday, 12 June 2020 | Hilton Adelaide, Victoria Square, Adelaide SA

Aged Rights Advocacy Services (ARAS) is proud to present its 15th World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) Conference  'Elder Abuse: Together we are better' on Friday, 12th June 2020 at the Hilton Adelaide, Victoria Square, Adelaide South Australia. 

In many parts of the world, elder abuse occurs with little recognition or response. The purpose of the WEAAD is to encourage communities to recognise the issues concerning abuse of older people and for our society to create policies that promote dignity and respect for older people to enable them to be valued and productive citizens.

ARAS has raised awareness about elder abuse through its annual state WEAAD Conference since 2006 and in 2013 hosted the National WEAAD Conference in Adelaide. 

Over 200 people regularly participate in the annual Conference which has consistently attracted high praise for its relevant subject matter and the caliber of its national and international speakers. 

Speakers confirmed 




Hon. Dr Kay Patterson AO Age Discrimination Commissioner Australian Human Rights Commission
Janet Anderson Commissioner Aged Care Quality & Safety Commission
Cassie Mason Director Office for Ageing Well, SA Health

Carolanne Barkla

Chief Executive Aged Rights Advocacy Service

Geoff Rowe

Chief Executive Aged & Disability Advocacy Australia

Event Registration (incl. GST)

  • Early bird (ends 30 March 2020) - $275
  • Regular Single Adult - $300
  • Student/Senior - $125
  • Group Bookings (4 or more) - receive a 20% discount on regular adult registration


Hilton Adelaide 
233 Victoria Square 
Adelaide SA 5000

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