USC Judith D. Tamkin International Symposium on Elder Abuse

Program | Speakers | Accommodations | Tamkin Scholars

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


Program in development.


2020 Symposium speakers in development.


The Westin Pasadena

191 N Los Robles Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
T: 626-792-2727

More information regarding making hotel accommodations will be available in 2019.

For questions regarding the meeting, please contact Christine Sass or 310-437-0555 x153.

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Tamkin Scholar Awards

As part of the USC Judith D. Tamkin Symposium on Elder Abuse’s mission, we are pleased to offer travel awards for students through the Tamkin Scholar Award. The goal of this award is to stimulate interest in elder abuse research and to help students attend the symposium.  This award will include a stipend to be used towards hotel accommodations, travel and registration for the symposium.  Awards will be provided to applicants that demonstrate a strong interest in elder abuse.

Criteria: Applicants must be enrolled in a Graduate, Doctoral, or Postdoctoral program.

Applications to be received September 1, 2019 – December 1, 2019

For information on the past symposiums click here 2016 | 2018

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Special Thanks to Judith D. Tamkin

We are sincerely appreciative to Judith D. Tamkin for her gift to help establish the USC Center on Elder Mistreatment’s website. Her deep and personal commitment to eradicating elder abuse is helping to reshape our understanding of elder abuse and ultimately save innumerable older adults from abuse and neglect.