Tennessee Elder Justice Conference 2023 Conference attendees can expect 3 days of presentations featuring Elder Justice Experts from Tennessee and across the nation, and ample professional networking and partner education opportunities.
Participating agencies and organizations: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions, Tennessee Bankers Association, Tennessee Credit Union League, Tennessee District Attorneys, and more! Tennessee Adult Protective Services, National Adult Protective Services Association and others to be announced.
Conference schedule will feature presentations from experts in the field of Elder Justice from Tennessee; highlighting the progress made and the path forward for the Elder Justice Initiative in our state.
Public Service Announcement
Mayor Glen Jacobs
Mayor Mark Potts
Mayor Trey Dykes
City of Newport
Senator Richard Briggs
Tennessee 7th District
Congressman Tim Burchett
Tennessee Second District
DAG Charme Allen
Knox County District Attorney General
DAG Jimmy Dunn
4th Judicial District
Continuing Education Credits will be available for the following:
P.O.S.T. for Law Enforcement Professionals CLEs for Tennessee Attorneys, 6 General / 7.5 Dual (Ethics & General) Social Work CEUs, 12 hours, 7.5 Ethics
Reservations for Conference Lodging:
Reservations for the 2023 Tennessee Elder Justice Conference are now open. State rates will be available for standard rooms. Group code: TEJ Crowne Plaza 401 West Summit Hill Drive Knoxville, TN 37902 June 27 – 29th, 2023
This session will discuss numerous ethical issues that arise when professionals are dealing with elder and vulnerable adult abuse situations. From doctors to lawyers to social workers to police officers to bankers, all professions that interact with elderly and vulnerable adults will, at some point, deal with an abuse or neglect situation, whether that’s physical abuse or neglect or financial abuse or neglect. This session will flesh out those issues, including discussing the applicable codified ethical rules that apply and looking at various hypothetical situations and the appropriate response to those situations.
This session will discuss numerous ethical issues that arise dealing with elder and vulnerable adults, as well as potential abuse of this population, from the view point of a private attorney. The issues of potential conflicts that can occur due to the incompetency of the elder. The strategies and options to consider when the elder no longer has the competence to make their own decisions, as well as the potential ways to prevent and/or stop the elder abuse or exploitation.