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2021 Pre-Conference Institutes: Abusive Head Trauma & Medical Evaluation of Child Physical Abuse
Saturday, January 23, 2021, 8:00 AM to Sunday, January 24, 2021, 5:00 PM PST
Category: Events

Abusive Head Trauma - Diagnosis, Treatment and Common Controversies

Introduction to the Medical Evaluation of Child Physical Abuse
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

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic these sessions will be zoom virtual meetings.

Saturday, January 23, 12:30 - 5 p.m. and continuing Sunday, January 24, 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: Chris Greeley, MD, Suzanne Haney, MD, Reade Quinton, MD, Jeanette Perez-Rosello, MD, Arabinda Choudhary, MD, Justin Fitzsimmons, JD.

Sunday, January 24, 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.

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


Helfer Society Pre-Conference Institute Registration

The registration fee for Abusive Head Trauma (1.5 days) is $150. The registration fee for Introduction to the Medical Evaluation of Child Physical Abuse is $100. On Sunday, there will be a break for "lunch on your own". To register for the Institute of your choice, please select this link. 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 Thursday, January 21, 5 p.m. Eastern Time. After this date, please contact [email protected] or 630.359.4273 to see if registration is still available. Cancellations received in writing by January 15, 2021, will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after January 15.

In order to obtain CME/CEU/CLE credit for only attending the Helfer Pre-Conference Institutes, you will need to select the appropriate option when completing the registration form. The fee is $30.

In order to obtain CME/CEU/CLE credit for attending the Helfer Pre-Conference Institutes and The Chadwick Center's Annual San Diego International Conference on Family and Child Maltreatment, you will need register separately and add-on the CE/CME option. The fee is $100. Visit this link for details.

Also, please note that you must register separately to attend The Chadwick Center's Annual San Diego International Conference on Family and Child Maltreatment, as well as to receive CME/CEU credit for the conference. Visit this link for details.


Meeting Access and Handouts

You will receive an e-mail that contains Zoom access information and links to program handouts on Friday, January 22. 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