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In-Person Registrations Close on Wednesday, August 5th
On Demand Registrations will be accepted until Wednesday, August 10th

About the Conference

OCAPS is pleased to announce that its 37th Annual Conference that is being be held at the OSU Fawcett Conference in Columbus Ohio on August 11, 2022.


The OCAPS Conference will feature National Adult Protective Services (NAPSA) nationally renowned speaker Joe Snyder who will share lessons learned from the National Advisory Board on Elder Financial Exploitation and its efforts to increase awareness and new strategies it has developed to address this increasing problem. We will explore how APS professionals can effectively collaborate and interact with the financial industry and other important stakeholders to creatively and effective combat elder financial exploitation.


In addition, the conference is offering eight instructional workshops that will provide participants the opportunity to review cutting edge model of cares in responding to abuse, investigating elder financial exploitation, legal interventions, use of probate court order to guardianship to victim advocacy. The event will cover multiple levels of experience with the combating elder financial abuse and exploitation. 


We invite professionals serving older adults representing adult protective services, financial services, prosecutors, law enforcement, regulatory agencies, prosecutors, court administration, consumer protection, advocacy organizations, policy makers, researchers and all aging network professionals to attend the conference. 


Your voice and your profession matter. Be here and be heard!

Learning Objectives

This conference is designed to provide an opportunity to:

  • Recognize, review and respond to the many forms of elder financial abuse;

  • Know the motivating factors behind financial abusers' behavior;

  • Identify common circumstances that can lead to financial abuse;

  • Know the common characteristics of victims that can lead to financial abuse;

  • Explore real-world examples of relationship- and trust-building strategies; and

  • Promote collaboration among those who serve, treat, or represent victims of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

Plenary Speaker - Joe Snyder

Joe Snyder is the Public Policy Chair and former President of the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA). Joe also is the founder and currently leads the Philadelphia Financial Exploitation Prevention Task Force. Joe is a Board Member of the Financial Exploitation Advisory Board. Joe formed the first and only partnership between a national bank (Wachovia) and an adult protective services program protecting over $62 million in customer assets. This led to the creation of a toolkit by Financial Services Roundtable. Joe chaired a Steering Committee that created a protocol and a universal form for adult protective services to request records from banks and credit unions which has been adopted all over the country. The form and protocol were updated and streamlined in 2019 to include the securities industry. Joe has served as an expert witness on many occasions including testimony on elder abuse and adult protective services before Congress and the United Nations. Joe is currently an Elder Justice Consultant and the former director of Older Adult Protective Services serving for 25 years at the largest non-profit area agency on aging in the United States. (Philadelphia Corporation for Aging)

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Registration includes access to the live sessions on August 11th along with access to on-demand sessions following the live event. CEUs will be provided at no additional cost. Please note that CLE's can only be obtained thru in-person attendance.

Conference Rates:
Member = $140
Non-member = $185
Student / Retiree = $80


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