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Welcome to the Ray E. Helfer Society

Girl With PetBaby Being HeldBoy ReadingThe Ray E. Helfer Society, founded in 1999 and named in honor of Dr. Ray E. Helfer, was originally established as an honorary society of physicians seeking to provide medical leadership regarding the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research concerning child abuse and neglect. It has grown to be the primary sub-specialty society for physicians devoted to the problem of maltreated children.

Our Vision: Children will thrive in a society that values them.

Our Mission: To help prevent and reduce the harm resulting from child maltreatment, by advancing the work of physicians in the areas of education, clinical care, research and advocacy.

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Registration Is Now Open for the 2017 Annual Meeting

Registration is now open for the Society's 2017 Annual Meeting, April 2-5, in Denver, Colorado. Select this link for details and registration. The deadline for pre-registration is March 24, 2017.

Helfer to Host Pre-Conference Institute in San Diego

The Society will present Fundamentals of the Medical-Forensic Evaluation of Physical Abuse on Monday, January 30, prior to the Chadwick Center's Annual San Diego International Conference on Family and Child Maltreatment. Select this link for details and registration.

Society Offers Annual Meeting Scholarship

The Society's Annual Meeting Scholarship was established to encourage trainees to consider a career dedicated to the care of maltreated children. Select this link to download detailed information and application, presented in Microsoft Word format.

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