Jocelyn Kearl

Jocelyn Kearl

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.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 16:18

Danielle Vazquez

Danielle Vazquez

Development Director


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Tuesday, 16 February 2016 16:17

Jared Adney

Jared Adney

Program Coordinator
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Tuesday, 16 February 2016 16:16

Brian Lopez

Brian Lopez

Marketing Director


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Tuesday, 16 February 2016 16:15

Ryan Steinbeigle

Ryan Steinbeigle

Executive Director


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