World Congress on Adult Guardianship

Vol. 35 Issue: 3

(Note: The pdf for the issue in which this article appears is available for download: BIFOCAL Vol. 35, Issue 3.)

World Congress on Adult Guardianship

  • May 28-30, 2014
  • Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, Viriginia

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The American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging is a proud supporter of the 3rd World Congress on Adult Guardianship, which will be held May 28-30 in Arlington, VA. This unique event will bring together 120 speakers from 21 countries on six continents to discuss promising practices in the area of adult guardianship. This is the third World Congress on Guardianships; the first and second were held respectively in Japan and Australia.

The event is hosted by the National Guardianship Network (members include, among others, the National Guardianship Association, the ABA Commission on Law and Aging, the Alzheimer’s Association, the National Academy for Elder Law Attorneys, the National College of Probate Judges and AARP).

Anyone who is involved with guardianship regularly faces challenges at some point. While many state and national organizations offer ways for guardianship professionals to share challenges and solutions, rarely do they have the opportunity to interact with peers from other countries. The World Congress presents shared problems from new perspectives and offer ideas and solutions from multiple viewpoints, cultures and guardianship systems.

This three-day event features 42 general and breakout sessions, including a keynote presentation from Kathy Greenlee, Administrator for Community Living and Assistant Secretary for Aging.

Complete details, including the full program, registration information and hotel details, can be found at


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