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AG Schmidt to lead national summit on elder abuse next week in Manhattan

Release Date: Apr 11, 2018

TOPEKA – (April 11, 2018) – A group of the nation’s attorneys general will gather next week in Manhattan, Kan., to discuss state responses to elder abuse and related issues, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Schmidt, who currently serves as president of the National Association of Attorneys General, will host the group for his Presidential Initiative Summit, which is the culmination of his yearlong focus on “Protecting America’s Seniors: Attorneys General United Against Elder Abuse.”

Speakers for the summit include Roberta Flowers, co-director, Center for Excellence in Elder Law, Stetson University College of Law; Ed Hutchison, executive director, National Association of Triads, Inc.; and Laura Mosqueda, M.D., interim dean, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. There also will be presentations from elder-abuse specialists at state attorney general offices and a welcome from Richard B. Myers, president of Kansas State University. The speakers will address topics including the medical dynamics of aging, elder abuse investigations, senior consumer protection, financial relationships and interagency partnerships.

The summit begins at 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, and will conclude at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18. The Tuesday sessions will be at the Hilton Garden Inn Ballroom, 410 S. 3rd St., and the Wednesday sessions will be at the K-State Alumni Center Banquet Room, 1720 Anderson Ave.

The summit will be open to registered attendees and credentialed members of the media. For a copy of the press agenda and press credentials to attend, contact Marjorie Tharp, NAAG communications director, at mtharp@naag.org or 202-326-6047.

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