Monday, September 10, 2012

Canadian Conference on Elder Law 2012

The Canadian Centre for Elder Law is presenting the Canadian Conference on Elder Law 2012. Here is some information from the website:

The Canadian Conference on Elder Law 2012 will be held at the Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, B.C. on Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17, 2012. 
Hosted by the Canadian Centre for Elder Law at the British Columbia Law Institute, this year’s conference, Advocacy and Aging: From Storytelling to Systemic Change will bring together Canadian and international experts, academics, lawyers, health care professionals and advocates to promote and advance the discussion of elder law issues. 
An important new study stream, Women and Aging, funded partly by the United Way Lower Mainland, will bring together leading thinkers from the areas of gender equality and elder law, to explore the legal issues impacting older women.
The World Study Group on Elder Law, the foremost international academic elder law forum, will hold a pre-conference symposium on Thursday, November 15, 2012, featuring current research by the world’s leading experts. 
The conference will also feature the anniversary celebration, “The Crystal Gala: 15 Years of BCLI” on Friday, November 16, 2012 which will include luminaries from the world of law, government and the community as special guests and speakers. The Gala will showcase a number of awards recognizing outstanding contributions to the advancement of elder law both in Canada and internationally as well as be an opportunity to reflect on the many contributions BCLI has made in the field of law reform. 
The Canadian Conference on Elder Law is the only Canadian conference devoted to the study of issues affecting the older people and the laws that support their needs. This conference is open to all interested participants and will be of particular interest to professionals working in the field of aging.
Information on registration and the agenda is available here.

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