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The mission of the USC Judith D. Tamkin International Symposium on Elder Abuse is to create safe and healthy environments for all older adults, here and across the world, by bringing researchers, practitioners, advocates, thought leaders, lawmakers, and other stakeholders together to share findings, strategize solutions, and help shape and propel the field of elder justice.


Registration is now open. The symposium is a boutique event and registration is limited to 200 in order to preserve the intimate, informal opportunities for learning, input, and conversation.


Early Bird Registration Deadline January 10th, 2022

Submit a Poster

Poster Submission Deadline Extended until December 1st, 2021

Apply to be a Tamkin Scholar

Tamkin Scholar Submission Deadline November 15th, 2021

The goal of this travel award is to stimulate interest and scholarship in elder abuse research. Two students will receive travel awards to compensate for their symposium registration, hotel, and reasonable travel. LEARN MORE

COVID- 19 Safety Information

Pasadena and the state of California reinstated their indoor mask requirements on July 22, 2021 for everyone in indoor public settings and businesses, regardless of vaccination status. www.cityofpasadena.net/covid-19

Proof of COVID vaccination is required for all registrants, exhibitors, faculty, staff, and volunteers

• Masks will be required at all times in public places, including evening and offsite social events, except while actively eating or drinking for all symposium attendees and Westin employees.

• Mask and hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the hotel and conference space


Accreditation Statement

The Keck School of Medicine of USC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


* Program/Agenda is subject to change

Keynote Speakers

Anne Bastings
Professor of English University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Nina Kohn
David M. Levy L’48 Professor of Law Faculty Director of Online Education Syracuse University College of Law Distinguished Scholar in Elder Law Solomon Center for Health Law & Politics Yale Law School
Charles Mounton
Executive Vice President, Provost & Dean of the School of Medicine Thomas N. & Gleaves T. James Distinguished Chair The University of Texas Medical Branch
Geoff Rogers
Director, The Learning & Development Projects at the Silberman School of Social Work Hunter College


Jacqueline Gray
Georgia Anetzberger Awardee Retired Research Associate Professor University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences


Fuad Abujarad
Associate Professor Director, Digital Health Lab Department of Emergency Medicine Yale School of Medicine
Ron Acierno
Executive Director, Trauma and Resilience Center Vice Chair for Veterans Affairs and Professor, Louis Faillace Department of Psychiatry McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Georgia Anetzberger
Consultant in private practice and Adjunct Faculty in the Schools of Medicine and Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.
Donna Benton
Research Associate Professor of Gerontology Assistant Dean, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Director of the USC Family Caregiver Support Center (FCSC)
Bob Blancato
National Coordinator of the bipartisan 3000-member Elder Justice Coalition President of Matz, Blancato and Associates
Brad Cannell
Associate Professor Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Sciences University of Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health
Marie-Therese Connolly
Author of Aging Dangerously, a forthcoming book about elder abuse (W.W. Norton, 2019)
Hilary Dalin
Director, Office of Elder Justice and Adult Protective Services Administration on Aging Administration for Community Living U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Marti Deliema
Assistant Research Professor School of Social Work, University of Minnesota
Melissa Gerald
Program Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Research National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health
Duke Han
Director, Neuropsychology Division Department of Family Medicine Professor of Family Medicine, Neurology, Psychology, and Gerontology Keck School of Medicine of USC University of Southern California
Melba Hernandez-Tejada
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences | Trauma & Resilience Center McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
Alexis Coulourides Kogan
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics Keck School of Medicine of USC
Peter Lichtenberg
Director Institute of Gerontology and Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute WSU Distinguished Service Professor of Psychology Wayne State University
Christopher Mikton
Technical Officer of Demographic Change and Healthy Ageing, Department of Social Determinants of Health, Division of Healthier Populations, World Health Organization
Laura Mosqueda
Professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics (Tenure) Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Bonnie Olsen
Vice Chair for Research Professor of Clinical Family Medicine Department of Family Medicine Keck School of Medicine of USC
Tony Rosen
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of Geriatric Emergency Medicine Program Director, Vulnerable Elder Protection Team (VEPT) New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Rebecca Stoeckel
Sr. Vice President Education Development Center


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Book your group rate for USC Judith D Tamkin International Symposium on Elder Abuse

Group Rate: $195 (Single/Double Occupancy)
This rate is subject to applicable state and local taxes.  For questions regarding the meeting, please contact our BSC events manager Gina Meyer at gina@bscmanage.com  or 310-437-0555 x178.

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