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Tuesday, 31 August 2021 08:20

2022 Philadelphia

Eighteenth International Conference on SBS/AHT  
October 23, 24 and 25, 2022


The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome is excited to announce our Eighteenth International Conference on SBS/AHT to be held at the beautiful Loews Philadelphia Hotel on October 23, 24 and 25, 2022! The conference will bring the latest medical diagnostic innovations, investigative and legal procedures and techniques, evidence-based and creative SBS/AHT prevention programs and support for victim families.

Registration Now Open

2022 Registration Prices

 Physicians   $495
 General   $395
 Students   $250
 Families of Victims   $250
 Groups of 5-9*                   $350 per attendee
 Groups of 10+*                   $300 per attendee

 *Groups must receive a group code prior to registering. Please contact conference administrators at . or (801) 447-9360 for more information on group rates.

Late Fee: We highly recommend registering for the conference by September 23, 2022. Starting September 24th a $50 late fee will be incurred.

Conference COVID Policy: The Eighteenth International Conference on SBS/AHT will observe CDC and local Philadelphia guidelines.

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Babies and Toddlers Baby Bootcamp

The NCSBS in partnership with Babies and Toddlers, Inc will be hosting a three-hour bootcamp directly following the Eighteenth International Conference on SBS/AHT on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 from 1pm-4pm. Babies and Toddlers Baby Bootcamp offers specific, practical investigative and courtroom training for any law enforcement or legal professional involved in these complex cases. An agenda and more details will be available soon. You can register for the Bootcamp as a stand-alone event or you can register for the Bootcamp together with the SBS/AHT conference at a discounted rate. We are now featuring a live streaming option for those who are unable to physically attend the conference and bootcamp.

Cost if registering for the Bootcamp only: $150

Cost if also registered for the NCSBS Conference: $125

Cost if registering for the Bootcamp Live Streaming Option: $125

Register for the Bootcamp

Published in 2022 Philadelphia
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 11:19

Watch the Stories Unfold

The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome is honored to share the personal stories of those affected by Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma. Please take a minute to watch these short video clips and learn from a few of the countless victims and their families that have been devastated by this preventable form of abuse.



Published in Donate
Friday, 10 September 2021 11:23

Donor Spotlight

Philip Schweigert has been a long-time donor to the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome, supporting our mission to prevent shaken baby syndrome and promote the well-being of infants. We talked with Philip to find out more about him and where his generosity stems from.

What are you most passionate about? Why?

Philip SchweigertFamily, children; their well being and the world we’re leaving for them. Bicycles. As to why; I have a wonderful family, and two terrific grandchildren. They are amazing people and mean so much to me. I’ve worked with children with severe disabilities for nearly 45 years. So children are a big part of my life and pretty much what got me up in the morning!  The world seems like such a mess at times and I think that how we care for it and for one another especially our children is vitally important. Bicycles have always been a strong interest of mine, for alternative transportation, recreation, and more recently now a new vocation as a trained bicycle mechanic. 

How would someone describe you?

I can only imagine what some might say! Others might say short with a short fuse at times. I do hope that they might say that I’m passionate, dedicated, and an advocate for children

What might someone be surprised to know about you? 

I practice Tai Chi. I worked on the railroad.

If you could change the world, what would you do? 

Reverse the effects of climate change. Help to insure that families have the means (food, shelter, healthcare) to adequately care for their children. Insist that government work for the people rather than their party or special interests.

What first got you interested in being a donor for our organization?

I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Barr and hear him speak on the issue of shaken baby syndrome/AHT. I felt that it was important to increase awareness of SBS and how to prevent it. I was also afforded the opportunity to speak at your  conference on two separate occasions  about my experiences working with children with severe disabilities who were the victims of SBS.

Why are you supporting the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome? 

I am supporting NCSBS because I believe that children should be safe from harm.Through my bicycle business I purchase, refurbish, and resale bicycles  providing affordable bicycles, and alternative transportation, while raising money for the mission  of protecting children and strengthening families. 

Is there anything else you'd like to share? 

NCSBS, Keep up the good work! ALiM Cycles; For Kids’ Sake.


Published in Donate
Thursday, 17 February 2022 13:54

2022 Resources for Families

The NCSBS recognizes that families and caregivers of victims of SBS may need additional support and services during their stay in Philadelphia. The Loews Philadelphia Hotel offers multiple accessible rooms and can accommodate additional requests to help make your stay as stress free as possible. For a guide to navigating accessibility in Philadelphia, please visit this link.

Family Reception

fam rec iconAfter the devastating injury or death of a child due to shaking, families and friends experience overwhelming grief and frustration. This conference provides an opportunity for families to connect with others to create a network of support. The NCSBS would like to invite all families to attend a gathering to honor the children and families affected by SBS/AHT. Light refreshments will be served and this event is open to all conference participants.  Family reception is Monday, October 24th, 2022 from 5:00-7:00 PM.

Financial Support

financial iconLimited funding is available this year to provide scholarships to families of victims of SBS/AHT. Families who have not attended an SBS/AHT Conference in the past or who have not received a scholarship from the NCSBS will be given priority. These funds shall be used exclusively towards hotel and travel costs. This assistance will be awarded in amounts up to $750. Funds will be reimbursed upon arrival at the conference with copies of all applicable receipts. To apply for the scholarship, please fill out the application found below. A committee will review all applications award based on financial need and desired outcomes of conference attendance.

All applications must be emailed to the address below no later than September 30, 2022. Applying for scholarships does not guarantee you will receive assistance.

pdfDownload the Scholarship Application and fill in the requested fields. Please contact Danielle Vazquez at  with any questions.

Published in 2022 Philadelphia
Thursday, 26 January 2023 10:26

2023 Virtual Family Support Symposium

Virtual Family Support Symposium 
May 17, 2023

The Virtual Family Support Symposium will be held on a virtual format and will feature presentations addressing many of the issues that families of victims of Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma face.

Registration is FREE!

Attendance for this event will be FREE to everyone who would like to participate! Though attendance is free for all participants, registration is required in order to receive information regarding symposium updates, announcements, and Zoom instructions.

For questions about the symposium, please contact the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome:

Phone: (801) 447-9360 ext.11

Email: .

The Babies and Toddlers (BaT) Trauma Investigations Bootcamp that immediately follows the NCSBS's Eighteenth International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma now features a live streaming option for those who will be unable to physically attend the conference and bootcamp in Philadelphia. The BaT bootcamp offers specific, practical investigative and courtroom training for any law enforcement or legal professional involved in these complex cases. The cost for the live streaming option is $125. Register for the conference and/or the BaT bootcamp at: https://dontshake.org/2022-philadelphia

Published in Connect

The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS) would like to congratulate our colleagues in British Columbia on having their research selected by the journal Child Abuse and Neglect as the 2018 article of the year. The article titled, Eight-year outcome of implementation of abusive head trauma prevention, is a hugely important contribution to the field of Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma (SBS/AHT) prevention and to the Period of PURPLE Crying program.

Anyone who has worked in the field of prevention can tell you just how challenging it is to move the needle. It is difficult to fully understand all aspects that contribute to something like child abuse. It requires diligence, persistence and a willingness to critically evaluate our efforts in order to make prevention effective. There is a saying that many of you have probably heard that guides those of us working in the field that goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

The years of effort and work to evaluate the PURPLE program by our colleagues in British Columbia hardly fits the analogy of an “ounce” of prevention, however, this recognition, I think, illustrates just how important and impactful prevention can be if we remain committed.

I hope that you will join all of us at the National Center in congratulating the researchers, academics, prevention professionals, and donors who made this study possible for this most impressive recognition.

Ryan Steinbeigle
Executive Director
National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome

Read the Announcement Here

Published in Connect