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Tuesday, 22 January 2019 10:16

2018 Orlando

Sixteenth International Conference

The Sixteenth International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome was another tremendous conference. This bi-annual event was held in Orlando, Florida on September 16, 17, 18, 2018 at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. With over 60 sessions, this conference focused on the latest medical diagnostic innovations, investigative and legal procedures and techniques, evidence-based and creative SBS/AHT prevention programs and support for victim families.

The conference started with an extremely educational presentation by Dr. Andrew Baker, “Detection, Documentation, and Interpretation of Fractures in the Deceased Infant and Small Child: The Autopsy Perspective. This presentation provided useful guidelines to utilize radiographical skeletal surveys in pediatric autopsies. The conference concluded with a presentation from physicians, Dr. Stephen Boos and Dr. Daniel Lindberg, and prosecutors, Erica Kallin and Matthew Torbenson. The panel provided a close examination of the common diagnoses discussed in the court system to dispute AHT symptoms and injuries by featuring a mock trial with expert testimony highlighting important dos and don’ts as well as useful cross examination techniques.

In addition to the superb line-up of workshop presentations, the conference featured the always popular Basics Track for legal professionals. A majority of these sessions were recorded and will be available for future viewing through the NCSBS online training modules at training.dontshake.org.

Published in Past Conferences
Tuesday, 07 January 2020 08:35

2019 Sydney

International Symposium on Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma

After nearly twenty years, the NCSBS had the privilege to lead a training opportunity in Australia. The International Symposium on Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma was hosted jointly by the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome and the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network (SCHN) and was sponsored by Prevention and Response to Violence Abuse and Neglect (PARVAN) Unit, a department of the NSW Ministry of Health. 

Nearly 350 professionals came together from a multitude of disciplines including: pathology, pediatrics, nursing, social work, law enforcement, rehabilitation and many more. Experts from numerous countries around the world shared their latest research and experiences.

The Symposium began with a poignant welcome from Dr. Kim Oates, a leader in the medical field in Australia. The first session of the day brought presenters from three countries together as they discussed their publish research on the financial burden an SBS/AHT case can have on society and how these figures can be used to advocate for prevention.  One of the most talked about sessions was Dr. Carole Jenny’s (Seattle, Washington) discussing how biomechanics can affect the field’s view on SBS/AHT.  Dr. Arabinda Choudhary (Little Rock, Arkansas) share his groundbreaking work in utilizing an array of imaging techniques to diagnosis Abusive Head Trauma cases. To end this successful event, Mr. Andrew Waterman, Detective Chief Inspector (Sydney, Australia), discussed his investigative experiences with suspected cases of Abusive Head Trauma. 

The Symposium was a huge success and the NCSBS and SCHN hope to have the opportunity to bring the event back to the region much sooner again!

Published in Past Conferences
Thursday, 26 January 2023 10:19

2022 Philadelphia

Eighteenth International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma

The Eighteenth International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma was held on October 23, 24, 25, 2022 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. It was extremely well-attended, with more than 400 people participating in over 60 sessions focusing on family/victim support, investigative techniques, legal and trial experiences, prevention programs from around the world, the latest research from experts in the field, and shared experiences from parents and survivors.

We were honored to have the conference kick off with a presentation by Dr. Hank Puls, “The Rates of AHT During COVID-19.”

Some of the other highlights of the 3-day event included:

  • Dr. Mary Case being presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome. The award was presented by Dr. Lucy Roarke-Adams. Dr. Case has spent her career as a forensic pathologist speaking for child victims of abuse and as an expert witness for shaken baby syndrome/abusive head trauma.
  • Our “Ask The Experts” panel was facilitated by Dr. Randall Alexander, Dr. Lori Frasier, Tom Fallon (JD), and Joelle Moreno (JD). The discussion was vibrant and informative.
  • The premier of “A Survivor’s Story” featuring Josh Sorrels, filmed by Christopher Baier, relating the story of adult Josh discovering he is a victim of shaken baby syndrome.
  • A powerful and moving presentation by Sameer Sabir, “Justice for Rehma,” as he discussed the loss of his daughter to this devastating form of abuse and the judicial process that victimized the family further.

The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome is indebted to the willing experts who presented at the conference, shared years of experience, research, and knowledge, and to the brave families and victims who shared their heartbreaking stories. Our next conference is scheduled in 2024. The location will be announced in Spring 2023.

 

Published in Past Conferences
Wednesday, 21 June 2023 12:56

2024 Salt Lake City

Nineteenth International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome / Abusive Head Trauma

Little America Hotel, Salt Lake City, UT

September 15, 16, 17, 2024

The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome is pleased to announce our nineteenth biennial conference will be in Salt Lake City on September 15-17, 2024. Nearly 30 years after we hosted our first conference, we will again call Little America Hotel home for 3 days in the gorgeous weather and colors of the Rocky Mountains in the fall. 

We are incredibly excited to host in our home state. The hotel underwent an extensive $30 million renovation during COVID, and the property is amazing. Guests will love the free downtown train zone, walkability of the city, vibrant nightlife with bars and endless dining options. The temperatures in the fall are outstanding and you won’t be disappointed with the colorful mountain views from the downtown streets! The room block is now open! Reserve your room using the link in the Venue section below. Conference registration will open in January 2024. We will host a variety of learning opportunities, focusing on those working in the fields of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, investigation, prosecution, or rehabilitation of victims of shaken baby syndrome/abusive head trauma.

 

Pre-Conference NCSBS x NYC OCME Collaboration: Baby Bootcamp for Trauma Investigators

September 14, 2024 : 9:00A - 12:30P

This symposium will provide invaluable training and information for medical, legal, judicial, and law enforcement professionals on the basics of pediatric trauma investigation. The cost to attend this pre-conference bootcamp is $150 or can be combined as an add-on ticket to the SBS/AHT conference for $125. Register for the bootcamp and conference at the link in the following section.

Published in 2024 Salt Lake City
Wednesday, 31 January 2024 09:47

Registration

Registration is OPEN!

2024 Registration Prices

 Physicians $595
 General $495
 Students* $250
 Families of Victims $250
 Survivors Free
 Groups of 5-9**                 $425 per
 attendee
 Groups of 10+*                 $375 per
 attendee
 Baby Bootcamp for Trauma
 Investigators Only
$150 per
 attendee
 Baby Bootcamp for Trauma
 Investigators Add-On
$125 per
 attendee

*Will need a field of study/year and affiliation to register
**Will need to register together and pay on a single transaction

Registration rates include access to all keynote, breakout sessions and opening reception. The NCSBS will provide two breaks per day which includes coffee and snack items. Lunch is on your own.

Be advised: Clicking the "REGISTER NOW" button will take you to our conference micro-site. This micro-site is associated with our conference app, Zoho Backstage for Attendees. This website, the app and the miicro-site will be updated regularly as we gather more information. You can go to the micro-site directly at: https://ncsbsconference.zohobackstage.com/2024slc

If you have any questions pertaining to registration, please contact Trachelle Hilton-King at  or (801) 447-9360. ext. 112.

Published in 2024 Salt Lake City
Tuesday, 19 September 2023 11:54

Conference Loyalty Program

Conference Loyalty Program

Don't forget that if you attended our 2022 International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome / Abusive Head Trauma (SBS/AHT) in Philadelphia, you are eligible to receive 10% off the registration fee for our upcoming 2024 conference in Salt Lake City. Our Conference Attendee Loyalty Program introduced at the Philadelphia conference rewards our frequent attendees and places attendees in three tiers*:

  • Ally: Earn 10% off registration fees after attending one conference
  • Supporter: Earn 15% off after two conferences attended
  • Champion: Earn 20% off after three conferences attended

* Attendance credit begins with the 2022 Philadelphia conference.

Email Trachelle at  or call 801-447-9360 ext.112 if you have any questions.

 

Published in 2024 Salt Lake City
Tuesday, 31 October 2023 10:56

2024 Salt Lake City Abstract

Abstract Submission

Interested in presenting at the Nineteenth International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma? Join other world-renowned experts and share your latest research, policies, investigative techniques, legal expertise and prevention efforts focused on shaken baby syndrome/abusive head trauma.

The NCSBS is now accepting abstracts for workshop and poster presentations. The program planning committee is looking for abstracts to present from the following areas of expertise: 

  • Latest medical diagnostic and treatment of SBS/AHT cases
  • Investigative and legal procedures and techniques
  • Evidence-based and creative SBS/AHT prevention initiatives and programs
  • Support for families and rehabilitation for victims of SBS/AHT

All contact information must be included as well as a thorough biography. The abstract will need to be submitted as a separate document with a word minimum of 150 words and a maximum of 1000. It must be in a word or PDF format. Please note: presentations with commercial interest will not be accepted.

Accepted abstract presenters will be responsible for own travel and registration costs. Co-authors presenting must also register for the conference.

Please Read the Abstract Submission Requirements Document Before Submitting an Abstract
Abstract Submission Requirements

Abstracts Due January 31, 2024

Any questions can be directed to Trachelle Hilton-King at (801) 447-9360 ext. 112 or .

Submit Your Abstract

Published in 2024 Salt Lake City
Tuesday, 31 October 2023 11:21

2024 Salt Lake City Venue

The Little America Hotel

500 Main Street

Salt Lake City, UT 84101

The Little America Hotel underwent an extensive $30 million renovation during COVID, and the property is amazing. Guests will love the free downtown train zone, walkability of the city, vibrant nightlife with bars and endless dining options. The temperatures in the fall are outstanding and you won’t be disappointed with the colorful mountain views from the downtown streets!

The NCSBS has secured a fantastic group rate of $219++ a night (excluding taxes) for conference attendees. Rates are dependent on room block availability. Dates available from September 9th - 24th for any who are looking to extend their stay. Extended stay availability is based off hotel occupancy.

Reserve Your Room

Published in 2024 Salt Lake City