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Meeting on Research Issues in Elder Mistreatment and Abuse and Financial Fraud

This expert meeting was convened by the National Academies of Science, Committee on National Statistics, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging, and was chaired by Connie Citro (CNSTAT) and Robert Wallace of the University of Iowa. The meeting was called to summarize the state-of-the-science in Elderly Mistreatment, identify gaps in knowledge, and elaborate on the types of work needed to advance the science since the National Research Council’s 2003 landmark publication Elder Mistreatment: Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation in an Aging America. Participants included the research community, NIA staff, and representatives from interested agencies including the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Administration on Aging (AOA); Department of Justice (DOJ); Federal Trade Commission; Financial Industry Regulatory Authority; General Accounting Office; and the American Bar Association. The meeting report (PDF, 214K) is available.