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21st Annual NAPSA Conference: Healing the Culture of Abuse

WHEN: November 8-10th, 2010

WHERE: Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, CA

HOW: Go to: hNAPSA Annual Confernce Registration. NAPSA Members use code: MEM2010 for discounted rate

On November 8-10, 2010, the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA), partnering with the University of California Irvine, Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect, will host their annual national conferences at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter Hotel, San Diego, California. Other conference partners include Dr. Nora Baladerian and the California District Attorneys Association.

The Archstone Foundation has provided funding for thirteen $1,000 scholarships for APS professionals from California, and the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice is also providing scholarships and other support to the conference (Note: Points of view expressed in this event are those of the organizers and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice).

2010 NAPSA Conference Registration Fees

Pre-Conference: $75 ($55 with NAPSA Conference Registration)

Members: $325

Non-members: $400

These rates are effective until 10/08/2010; after which the conference member fee increases to $400, the non-member fee to $475, Pre-Conferences to $100, and Post Conference to $120. Please be sure to note the refund policy on the conference registration site.

NEW! Post Conference* $95 ($75 with NAPSA Conference Registration)

*See details about National Financial Abuse Summit below

Four Pre-conference Intensives:

Monday, November 8, 2010 (8:30AM-12:00PM):

a.. “Too High a Cost: The Adverse Effects of Elder Abuse”
a.. “Cultural Jeopardy in Adult Dependency & Disability
a.. “Abuse of Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing Women”
a.. “Legal Advocacy for Persons with Developmental Disabilities”

NAPSA Conference:

Monday, November 8 (1:00pm) – Wednesday, November 10 (5:00PM):

Eight (8) breakout rooms Three (3) plenary sessions Over 45 presentations Over 70 presenters Expanded Exhibit area and Social/Networking opportunities

Keynote Presenters include:

Ollegario “Ollie” D. Cantos VII, National Disability Rights Leader; Member, President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Marie Therese Connolly, JD, National Elder Rights Advocate and Author

Bill Benson, NAPSA National Policy Advisor

The conference will provide many highly acclaimed speakers such as: Nora Baladerian Ph.D., Dean Hawley MD, Candace Heisler JD, Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik PhD, Mark Lachs MD, Scott Modell PhD, Laura Mosqeda MD, Robin Rose, Daniel Sheridan PhD, as well as many new innovative speakers.