Jocelyn Kearl

Jocelyn Kearl

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 16:35

2018 Orlando

Sixteenth International Conference on
Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma
September 16, 17, 18, 2018 - Orlando, Florida


The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome is proud to announce the Sixteenth International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma. This world-renowned event will be held on September 16, 17, and 18, 2018 in the exciting city of Orlando, Florida at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel.

Make sure you block your calendar so you can join leading experts as they discuss the latest scientific research, medical practices, investigative and legal techniques, prevention efforts and family resources.

Registration Now Open

2018 Registration Prices

 Physicians   $425
 General   $325
 Students   $175
 Families of Victims   $175
 Groups of 5-9                 (from same organization)   $275 per attendee
 Groups of 10+                 (from same organization)   $225 per attendee

Registration includes access to all keynote, luncheon and breakout presentations as well as an AM and PM break offered each day.

New Addition – Luncheon Presentation

Monday, September 17, 2018

11:50 AM – 12:50 PM

Consensus Statement on Abusive Head Trauma in Infants and Young Children

  • Arabinda Kumar Choudhary MD, MRCP, FRCR, FACHE, MBA, Chair of Department of Medical Imaging, AI duPont Hospital for Children (Wilmington, DE, USA)
  • Jöelle Moreno, JD, Associate Dean & Professor of Law, Florida International University College of Law (Miami, FL, USA)
  • Peter J. Strouse, MD, John F. Holt Collegiate Professor, Section of Pediatric Radiology Director, C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital (Ann Arbor, MI, USA)

The NCSBS will be selling boxed lunches prepared from the hotel. The cost is $20.78 and already includes tax. These lunches can be purchased while registering for the event or by calling the NCSBS at (801) 447-9360 ext. 105. You will not be able to order this boxed lunch onsite but the hotel does offer other eating options.  

 *Groups must receive a group code prior to registering. Please contact Marisa McPeck-Stringham at  . or (801) 447-9360. ext. 105. Groups must register together and all registrants must be from the same organization and payment submitted together.

Register Online

Any registration received after August 15, 2018 will receive a $50 late fee automatically. No refunds will be given unless a written request received on or before August 15, 2018 at which point a $50 processing fee will be assessed.

We strive to keep the conference an open learning environment to all participants, therefore we ask the attendees adhere to the established Code of Conduct. Please click the button to read the full Code of Conduct.

Read the Code of Conduct

If you have any questions pertaining to registration, please contact Marisa McPeck-Stringham at  or (801) 447-9360. ext. 105

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 16:34

2014 Denver

Fourteenth International Conference

The Fourteenth International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma was held on September 21, 22, 23, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.

In addition to all the other tremendous presentations, an all-new track focusing on Advanced Scientific Presentations was introduced. These two hour long sessions were an in-depth look at several fields including ophthalmology, neuroimaging, biomechanics, differential diagnosis, and pathology. Dr. Lucy Rorke-Adams with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia received an award for Outstanding Contributions in the field of SBS/AHT.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 16:33

2014 Paris

Thirteenth International Conference

The Thirteenth International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma was the first conference held in Europe in over ten years was a tremendous success. With professionals attending from 22 countries, this conference provided a great opportunity for individuals to network and learn from each other.

With the help from the European Organizing Committee, this three day conference had sessions with topics that ranged from the most current scientific research, medical practices, investigative techniques and scientifically based prevention programs. Each presentation was simultaneously translated into French.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 16:33

2012 Boston

Twelfth International Conference

The Twelfth International Conference on Shake Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma was a huge success again this year. There were 728 attendees and presenters. These attendees represented 64 major hospitals, 16 universities, 49 of the 50 USA states, eight of 10 provinces in Canada; 14 countries; the US Army, US Air Force and US Marine Corps and 115 other participants representing state, federal, provincial or city governments and 48 members of SBS victim families.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 16:32

2010 Atlanta

Eleventh International Conference

We had another successful conference in Buckhead/Atlanta in September 2010. Over 615 people in attendance from all around the world came together to focus on the prevention, investigation, diagnosis, and support of victims of shaken baby syndrome/abusive head trauma. We want to thank the 130 presenters who did over 90 presentations in three days.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 16:32

2008 Vancouver

Tenth International Conference

October 5-7, 2008 in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia

This three day conference was a great success. The largest conference in 10 years brought 754 people from all around the world. Professionals from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and North America came together to learn, network, and educate. Once again we feel the conference was instrumental in connecting professionals and families in their goal to eradicate shaken baby syndrome/abusive head trauma.

We appreciate the support and involvement of over 100 presenters who came and shared their expertise with the audience. With 90 sessions for legal, medical, prevention, and family tracks, participants were able to receive education in their respected area of study.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 16:31

2006 Seattle

Measuring the Incidence of Inflicted Childhood Neurotrauma

Measuring the Incidence of Inflicted Childhood Neurotrauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome) was a two-day meeting held in at the Harborview Injury Prevention Center in Seattle, Washington in October of 2006. Findings from this meeting were published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

The NCSBS received a grant from, and acknowledges the generosity of, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation who funded this symposium. The aim was to bring together respected expert professionals to address the challenges of instantiating valid and reliable Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma surveillance systems in the United States and other countries.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 16:30

2006 Kyoto

Ninth International Conference

On June 19, 2006, The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome hosted a day-long symposium in Kyoto, Japan. This symposium is held to discuss Infant Crying as a Trigger for Shaken Baby Syndrome: A Tragic Deviation in Infant Development.

This symposium is in conjunction with the International Society on Infant Studies Conference held June 20-23 2006 in Kyoto, Japan. The ISIS Conference has resulted in an exceptional opportunity to offer a unique one-day pre-conference on shaken baby syndrome resulting from inappropriate responses to normal infant crying and behavior. The faculty was comprised of leading scholars in this field and was available for discussion and debate on this preventable developmental tragedy.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 16:30

2006 Park City

Eighth International Conference

The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome held the Eighth International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome, at the Canyons Resort September 13-16, 2006 in historic Park City, Utah.

In our 10th year of producing the world's most in depth conferences on shaken baby syndrome, we hosted our Sixth North American Conference in Park City, Utah at the beautiful Canyons Resort. One of the more remarkable presentations was the introduction of our Father's panel. Darryl Gibbs, Christopher Castens and Stephen Rath shared their heartfelt stories and perspectives on dealing with shaken baby syndrome as a father.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 16:29

2004 Montreal

Seventh International Conference

The Seventh International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome, held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada September 12-15, 2004 brought Canada and the United States together for the first time in a combined effort to prevent shaken baby syndrome and educate professionals and parents around the world. Hospital Sainte Justine, Quebec, Canada, and The Children's and Women's Health Center of British Columbia, Canada partnered with the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome to bring a dynamic and powerful group of presenters together for this conference.

Family stories and educational interviews were featured on several local television and radio stations, and newspaper articles were written on various programs. It was a positive media experience for presenters, family and the communities in which the stories were written.