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2022 Pre-Conference Institutes
Town and Country Resort San Diego
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92018
USA
619.291.7131

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Saturday, January 22, 2022, 8:00 AM to Sunday, January 23, 2022, 4:30 PM PST
Category: Events

Abusive Head Trauma - Diagnosis, Treatment and Common Controversies

Introduction to the Medical Evaluation of Child Physical Abuse

We Can Do Better: Improving the Healthcare Response to Child Sexual Exploitation (and Child Forced Labor)
Chadwick Center Conference 


Comprehensive Training From The Ray E. Helfer Society

Held in Conjunction With The Chadwick Center's Annual San Diego International Conference on Family and Child Maltreatment

This is a hybrid meeting, which means you can attend in person or virtually. However, you cannot attend both in person and virtually.

Saturday, January 22, 1 - 5 p.m. and continuing Sunday, January 23, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Abusive Head Trauma - Diagnosis, Treatment and Common Controversies

This Pre-Conference is an intermediate medical/advanced investigator training on the aspects of abusive head trauma (AHT). We will include diagnosis and treatment of children with suspected AHT, radiological aspects of the condition and the common controversies and court defense tactics. The evidence base for the diagnosis of AHT will be provided. The multidisciplinary presenters will convene for a final question and answer panel to discuss cases and controversies. In addition, time will be dedicated to describing prevention efforts for child abuse in general and AHT in particular. After completion of this training, healthcare providers and investigators will have an understanding of the mechanisms, treatment and controversies surrounding abusive head trauma.

Our presenters for this program are: Mary Case, MD; Arabinda Kumar Choudhary, MD, MRCP, FRCE, FACHE, MBA; Justin Fitzsimmons, JD; Christopher Greeley, MD, MS, FAAP; Suzanne Haney, MD, FAAP; and Jeanette Pérez-Rosselló, MD.

Saturday, January 22, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Introduction to the Medical Evaluation of Child Physical Abuse

This institute is specifically for healthcare providers and others who have NOT completed a child abuse pediatrics fellowship and have had little training on the evaluation of the physically abused child. After completion of this training, participants will have an understanding of how to approach a physical abuse evaluation, how to communicate effectively with families and community partners, as well as how to communicate findings in a court setting. Register directly with the organization. Click here to register directly with The Ray E. Helfer Society.

Our presenters for this program are: Kristine Fortin, MD, FAAP; Sundes Kazmir, MD; and Mary Clyde Pierce, MD, FAAP.

Sunday, January 23, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)
We Can Do Better: Improving the Healthcare Response to Child Sexual Exploitation (and Child Forced Labor)

This full-day workshop will take a pragmatic approach to developing an effective and efficient individual and organizational response to suspected sexual exploitation of children (CSE).  Because forced labor and labor trafficking may also involve sexual exploitation, these forms of abuse will be incorporated into the workshop content.  We will discuss core competencies for individual health professionals as well as their healthcare organizations, using case scenarios, large and small group discussions and didactic presentations.  Trauma-informed strategies, cultural responsiveness and rights-based care will be emphasized.  Attention will be given to practical steps to service improvement such as development of CSE/child trafficking protocols, organizational assessment tools and use of core competencies on human trafficking.

Our presenters for this program are: Jordan Greenbaum, MD; and Corey Rood, MD, FAAP.


Helfer Society Pre-Conference Institute Registration

The registration fee for Abusive Head Trauma (1.5 days) is $300 for in-person, $175 virtual. The registration fee for Introduction to the Introduction to the Medical Evaluation of Child Physical Abuse is $200 in person, $125 virtually. The registration fee for We Can Do Better: Improving the Healthcare Response to Child Sexual Exploitation (and Child Forced Labor) is $200 in person, $125 virtually. On Sunday, there will be a break for "lunch on your own". To register for the Institute of your choice, please select the "Register for Helfer Institute" link below. By logging in with your username and password you will save time in the registration process. If you cannot remember your username and password, please contact the office at 630.359.4273. Non-members may select the new users option. The deadline for registration is Monday, January 17. After this date, please contact [email protected] or 630.359.4273 to see if registration is still available. Cancellations received in writing by January 14, 2022, will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after January 14.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING CME/CEU/CLE

  1. To obtain CME/CEU/CLE credit if you are only attending the Helfer Pre-Conference Institutes, you will need to visit the San Diego Conference registration center on-site. The fee is $30 per person per day. You will need to pay by check or credit card for the CEUs.
  2. If you are attending the Helfer Pre-Conference Institutes (or others) and The Chadwick Center's Annual San Diego International Conference on Family and Child Maltreatment, payment should be made during the full conference registration process or during on-site registration. The fee is $100 per person. Visit this link for information and registration for the full conference.

Meeting Access and Handouts

You will receive an e-mail that contains virtual access information and links to program handouts by Friday, January 21. Please be sure to check your e-mail address when registering so that you will receive this information. Questions? Please contact [email protected] or call 630.359.4273.


Contact: Dee Dee Bandy - [email protected] - 630.359.4273