Wednesday, June 25, 2008

NCEA Webcast--Tomorrow-- the latest Elder Abuse research

Upcoming Webcast:  JUNE 26, 2008, 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST
The New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study Plus Other Elder Abuse Research
Featuring Dr. Mark Lachs
Brought to you by the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
Hosted by the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA)

The first in-depth, statewide study of elder abuse prevalence in the nation is currently being carried out in New York. The webcast will provide an overview of how this vitally important and critically needed research came about, how it is being undertaken, and what the researchers hope the field will learn from it. The project is a partnership between LIFESPAN of Rochester, NY, the New York City Department for the Aging (NYC DFTA), and Cornell University. Principal investigators are Mark Lachs, MD (Cornell) and Jackie Berman, PhD, (DFTA). The project is funded, in part, through the New York State Children and Family Trust Fund, a program administered under the NYS Office of Children and Family Services.

This is a rare opportunity to hear one of the most respected researchers in the elder abuse field.

The webcast will be presented by:

· Dr. Mark Lachs, an internist and geriatrician, is the Irene and Roy Psaty Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College and Co-Chief of Geriatrics and Gerontology, and the Director of Geriatrics for the New York Presbyterian Health System. Both a clinician  and researcher, Dr. Lachs has conducted numerous study of elder abuse outcomes and epidemiology, and he is principal investigator of the largest
longitudinal study of elder abuse victims which was funded by the National Institutes on Aging.

· Art Mason, is Director of LIFESPAN’s Elder Abuse Prevention Program (EAPP) which covers a 10 county area and deals with nursing home abuse, fraud prevention and abuse and mistreatment prevention and intervention in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. He is also the President-Elect of NAPSA.

· Kathleen Quinn, NAPSA Executive Director, will moderate the webcast.

Information on this webcast as well as archived webcasts can be accessed from the "Events & Webcasts" navigation bar on the NCEA website:


  1. Go to
  2. Copy and paste the event number 3086 to that page
  3. Click Register Now button

For help, please call 800-898-2315.

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