Jocelyn Kearl

Jocelyn Kearl

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.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 16:28

2003 Edinburgh

Sixth International Conference

The Sixth International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome, held in Edinburgh, Scotland, was a wonderful and successful experience. There were over 400 participants from 22 nations representing multiple countries, including, England, Scotland, America, Northern Ireland, Belgium, Finland, France, Norway, Switzerland, Canada and more.

Forty-eight educational workshops were offered by experts from around the world designed to offer the latest education and information to anyone dealing with a shaken baby case. Experts discussed medical, legal and prevention challenges, and those dealing with these challenges on a daily basis shared ideas for education. There were workshop tracks for home visitors, nurses, investigators, lawyers, social workers, doctors and prevention workers.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 16:26

2002 Salt Lake City

Fifth International Conference

The Fifth International Conference offered participants exciting new research taking place in the field, the unique challenges investigators and prosecutors are now facing, and what others are doing in their community to educate and prevent SBS/AHT.

A pre-conference Prevention Institute highlighted a new crying campaign, "The Period of PURPLE Crying" to educate parents and professionals on coping with a crying infant. Presented by Dr. Ronald Barr, MDCM, FRCPC, and Karen Coleman, parent representative, this program gave new meaning to the word “Colic”, and help for parents who deal with inconsolable crying. Dr. Barr's research explores infant crying patterns and explains what is normal and expected, as well as dispels myths about crying. Karen spoke on the trials of being a new parent with an inconsolable crying infant. She discussed her trigger points, her feelings and the challenges she faced during this time in her baby's life.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 16:26

2001 Sydney

Fourth International Conference

Held in Sydney, Australia, the Fourth International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma was devoted to helping Australia establish their own programs to help the professionals, families and victims involved in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of shaken baby syndrome. This was the first international conference conducted by the National Center. The conference brought two continents together for the first time in the prevention of shaken baby syndrome.

This venture involved the Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney Children's Hospital and the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome in the USA.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 16:25

2000 Salt Lake City

Third International Conference

The Third International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome was held in Salt Lake City, September 25, 2000. The conference was attended by 672 people. Participants included family members of victims, as well as attorneys, police officers, doctors, nurses, medical examiners, social workers and other professionals.

The first legal institute was conducted during this conference. This full day analysis of a hypothetical shaken baby syndrome case featured expert prosecutors and medical experts from the United States. It included a demonstration of a new CD-ROM, created by the NCSBS, illustrating what happens to the brain when a child is shaken.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 16:23

1998 Salt Lake City

Second International Conference

The Second International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma was held in Salt Lake City, Utah. Evaluations from the First International Conference showed a continued need for another conference on SBS/AHT. It brought 866 professionals from various disciplines, family members and parents together to gain current information and training on shaken baby syndrome/abusive head trauma. Participants came from 49 states and six countries. They heard from 124 presenters representing 36 states and Canada who provided training and insight on the most relevant and current issues of SBS.