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Day One – Thursday, March 1st

7:45 AM Registration & Breakfast
8:30 AM

Welcome & Presentation of Tamkin Scholars

Laura Mosqueda, MD

9:00 AM

Lessons Learned from Child Abuse

Jay Belsky, PhD

9:30 AM

How Theory Informs Research

  • Sidney M. Stahl, PhD
    A General Field Theory of Elder Abuse: It’s not Rocket Science, It’s Harder.
  • Sherry Hamby, PhD
    Resilience Portfolios: A Framework for a More Strengths-Based Approach to Working with Older Adult Victims
  • Ron Acierno, PhD
    Protection Through Connection: Social Support as a Key Intervention and Prevention Component in Elder Abuse
10:50 AM


11:00 AM

Breaking the Taboo: Sexual Assault in Late Life as a Multifaceted Phenomenon – Toward a Theoretical Framework

Tova Band-Winterstein, PhD

11:30 AM

Evidence-Based Programs to Improve the Wellbeing of People with Dementia and Their Caregivers

Sue Kurrle, MD, PhD

12:00 PM


1:00 PM

Theories and Concepts About Caregiving: Implications for Research and Prevention

Highlighted Speaker: Steven Zarit, PhD
Interviewer: Bonnie Olsen, PhD

1:45 PM

Understanding Culture to Address Elder Abuse: Two Dimensions

Amanda Phelan, PhD, MSc

2:15 PM


Breakout Sessions: Moving from Concepts to Prevention and Interventions
2:30 PM
  • Topic
  • Theory to Practice
  • Resilience
  • Social Supports
  • Facilitator
  • Sidney M. Stahl, PhD
  • Sherry Hamby, PhD
  • Ron Acierno, PhD
3:30 PM
  • Topic
  • Sexual Assault
  • Cultural Caregiving
  • Dementia
  • Facilitator
  • Tova Band-Winterstein, PhD
  • Steve Zarit, PhD
  • Sue Kurrle, MD, PhD & Amanda Phelan, PhD, MSc
4:30 PM

Ending Nursing Home Violence

Karl Pillemer, PhD

Day Two – Friday, March 2nd

8:00 AM


8:30 AM

Welcome & Presentation Georgia Anetzberger Award

Laura Mosqueda, MD

9:00 AM

Using Big Data to Answer Research Questions on Elder Mistreatment

  • Melissa Howe, PhD
    National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP)
  • Mary Twomey, MSW and Maria Green, MS
    National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System (NAMRS)
  • Zach Gassoumis, PhD
    Elder Mistreatment Data: From Science to Surveillance
10:30 AM


Working Groups: Informing the Collection of Big Data Across Fields
10:45 AM

If You Could Add Three Questions About Elder Abuse to a Data Set:

1. What data set would you choose?
2.What question would you ask?

  • Topic
  • LTC
  • Social Services
  • Health
  • Criminal Justice
  • Facilitator
  • Karl Pillemer, PhD
  • Melissa Howe, PhD
  • Alexis Coulourides-Kogan PhD
  • Sid Stahl, PhD
11:30 PM


12:30 PM

Summary Discussion of Working Groups


1:00 PM

Message from the Administration for Community Living

Lance Robertson

2:00 PM

“To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.”

Marie-Therese Connolly

2:30 PM

Symposium Closing

Laura Mosqueda, MD