Innovating Elder Justice

The Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School and Yale General Internal Medicine present a half-day symposium:

“Innovating Elder Justice: Law, Medicine, and Technology to Address Abuse and Financial Exploitation in Today’s Aging Society” 

The symposium will be held Feb. 16, 2024, 8:45 A.M. – 1:45 P.M. at Yale Law School. 

Register here by Feb 16, 12:00 AM, walk ins welcome!

This event is supported by the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund at Yale Law School


Elder abuse is an increasingly recognized problem — affecting 1 in 10 older adults each year. But experts struggle to answer the critical questions: How can it be prevented? And what can be done to help victims? This symposium will bring together legal and medical experts and thought leaders from across the country to discuss the root of the problem, share some of the most promising and innovative responses to date (including interventions that can be employed by medical professionals in clinical settings), and think strategically about how law, technology, and medical expertise can be leveraged to address America’s elder abuse epidemic.

CLE and CME Credit: Check back for more information. 

Shuttles will be provided between Yale School of Medicine and Yale Law School 


8:45 – 9:15 a.m. | Continental Breakfast and Registration 

9:15 – 9:30 a.m. | Introduction and Welcome

  • Heather Gerken, Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law, Yale Law School

9:30 – 10:00 a.m. | Keynote Conversation

  • Richard Blumenthal ’73, U. S. Senator for Connecticut

  • Abbe R. Gluck ’00, Alfred M. Rankin Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy, Yale Law School

10:00 – 11:10 a.m. | Panel I: Elder Abuse and Financial Fraud: Causes, Enforcement Gaps, Policy Directions

  • Moderated by Nina Kohn, David M. Levy Professor of Law at Syracuse University; Solomon Center Distinguished Scholar in Elder Law, Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School

  • Laura Mosqueda, Professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California; Director, National Center on Elder Abuse

  • Kathy Greenlee, Senior Director of Elder Justice Initiatives, Advancing States; former U.S. Assistant Secretary for Aging (2009–2016)

  • Marie-Therese (MT) Connolly, President, RISE Collaborative; author of The Measure of Our Age: Navigating Care, Safety, Money, and Meaning Later in Life 

11:10 – 11:25 a.m. | Coffee break 

11:25 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Panel II: Innovations in Addressing Elder Fraud and Abuse: Leveraging Law and Technology 

  • Moderated by Alison Hirschel, Director and Managing Attorney of the Michigan Elder Justice Initiative and Rebecca Iannantuoni, Partner, Day Pitney LLP

  • Liz Loewy, Co-founder & COO of EverSafe; former Chief of the Elder Abuse Unit at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office

  • Fuad Abujarad, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Yale School of Medicine; Associate Professor of Biostatistics (Health Informatics), Yale School of Public Health

  • Bonnie Olsen, Professor of Clinical Family Medicine, Vice Chair for Research, Department of Family Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California

12:30 – 12:45 p.m. | Closing Remarks: Telling the Story 

12:45 – 1:45 p.m. | Closing Lunch