Seventeenth International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma
September 21 and 22, 2020
Virtual Format - Four Hours Per Day

Every two years, The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome has the privilege of hosting some of our industry‚Äôs 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 online today at this link. For any comments or questions regarding the conference, please contact Makensie Dawson, Conference Director, at .

Registration is now open.  Registration prices and link to register are below.

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Babies and Toddlers Trauma Investigations Bootcamp

The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome is partnering with Babies and Toddlers, Inc. to host a two-hour trauma investigations bootcamp webinar on Wednesday, September 23rd from 12pm - 2pm EST. Babies and Toddlers Trauma Investigations Bootcamp offers specific, practical investigative and courtroom training for any law enforcement or legal professional involved in these complex cases. The cost to attend the webinar is $50. Interested participants can register for both the conference and the bootcamp below. Registration for the conference is not required if you are only interested in the bootcamp.

Register for the 2020 conference and the Trauma Investigations Bootcamp.

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