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2023 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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Friday, January 20, 2023, 8:00 AM to Sunday, January 22, 2023, 5:00 PM PDT
Category: Events

Introduction to the Medical Evaluation of Child Physical Abuse

and

Abusive Head Trauma - Diagnosis, Treatment and Common Controversies

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

Introduction to the Medical Evaluation of Child Physical Abuse is virtual attendance only - no in person participation. Abusive Head Trauma - Diagnosis, Treatment and Common Controversies, is hybrid, so you can attend in person or virtually. Please be sure you are selecting the correction options when registering.

Friday, January 20, 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

Saturday, January 21, 1 - 5 p.m. and continuing Sunday, January 22, 8 a.m. - 5 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.


Helfer Society Pre-Conference Institute Registration

The registration fee for Introduction to the Medical Evaluation of Child Physical Abuse (1 day - virtual attendance only) is $175. The registration fee for Abusive Head Trauma (1.5 days) is $375 for in-person, $250 virtual. On Sunday, for those attending the Abusive Head Trauma Institue, there will be a break for "lunch on your own". To register for the Institute(s), 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 16. After this date, please contact [email protected] or 630.359.4273 to see if registration is still available. Cancellations received in writing by January 13, 2023, will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after January 13.

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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 Institute, be sure to select this option when registering . The fee is $30 for each Institute, or $60 if you are registering for both programs.
For complete details about The Chadwick Center's Annual San Diego International Conference on Family and Child Maltreatment, click here.

Meeting Access and Handouts

You will receive an e-mail that contains virtual access information and links to program handouts by Wednesday, January 18. 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