Seventeenth International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma

September 21, 2020 to September 22, 2020

Every two years, The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome has the privilege of hosting some of our industry’s most knowledgeable and impactful leaders and influencers during our conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma. As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve and we hear from physicians, lawyers, families, and public health professionals that their circumstances and/or institutions are not permitting travel for the foreseeable future, it has necessitated a change in plans for the 2020 meeting. Keeping the health and safety of all in mind, we have made the decision to move the 2020 conference to an entirely virtual format. The new format is a two-day, four-hour per day conference to be held on Monday, September 21st and Tuesday, September 22nd. We will continue to offer continuing education credits, and have adjusted to cost of the conference to better align with a virtual format and to more easily accommodate all those who have shown interest in attending.

With all of the unprecedented happenings and concerns around the world, we need information about the prevention, recognition of, and long-standing and life-altering effects regarding SBS/AHT and infant and child abuse more than ever. With this new virtual format, we welcome local and international experts in the field as they present on a variety of impactful topics including legal challenges in SBS/AHT cases, evidence-based and creative prevention programs and initiatives, and the latest medical information and research. We welcome all those interested in learning and being a part of this exciting new format to register.

Target Audience

Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Social Workers, Medical Students, Lawyers, and Law Enforcement

Learning Objectives

  1. Attendees will become familiarized with and be able to identify, evaluate, and diagnose suspected cases of AHT.
  2. Attendees will be habituated with differential diagnostic processes relevant to SBS/AHT that considers all aspects of the medical evaluation (i.e., clinical evaluation and history, diagnostic and laboratory testing, evidence of cerebral trauma, evidence of ocular trauma, imaging studies, evidence of additional injuries, and, in the event of death, pathology and autopsy results) in conjunction with the importance of gathering investigative information provided by relevant non-medical sources.                      
  3. Attendees will gain a greater awareness and understanding of hospital and community-based programs aimed towards prevention initiatives in their own service area.
  4. Attendees will understand the emerging and long-lasting implications of COVID-19 on families and communities with regards to AHT/SBS.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Course opens: 
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Event starts: 
09/21/2020 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
09/22/2020 - 1:00pm

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: 

Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Sept. 21st – 4.0 hours | Sept. 22nd – 4.0 hours


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