Brian Lopez

Brian Lopez

Pre-Conference NCSBS x NYC OCME Collaboration: Baby Bootcamp for Trauma Investigators

September 14, 2024: 9:00A - 12:30P

This symposium will provide invaluable training and information for medical, legal, judicial, and law enforcement professionals on the basics of pediatric trauma investigation.

Attendees of this conference will learn:

  • The fundamentals of medical findings/injuries commonly associated with sudden, unexplained death in babies and toddlers.
  • How the quality of the police investigation impacts the interpretation of the medical findings/injuries in abby and toddler fatality cases
  • Medical, legal and law enforcement investigative approaches through case examples.

The cost to attend this pre-conference bootcamp is $150 or can be combined as an add-on ticket to the SBS/AHT conference for $125.

Click this button for the speaker lineup and for the latest information on the boot camp program. Click for More Info

Click this button to register for the boot camp and/or the conference. Register for the Boot Camp and Conference

Tuesday, 11 June 2024 14:40

2024 Boot Camp

Pre-Conference NCSBS x NYC OCME Collaboration: Baby Bootcamp for Trauma Investigators

Babies and Toddlers Boot Camp Logo

September 14, 2024 : 9:00A - 12:30P

This symposium will provide invaluable training and information for medical, legal, judicial, and law enforcement professionals on the basics of pediatric trauma investigation.

Attendees of this conference will learn:

  • The fundamentals of medical findings/injuries commonly associated with sudden, unexplained death in babies and toddlers.
  • How the quality of the police investigation impacts the interpretation of the medical findings/injuries in abby and toddler fatality cases
  • Medical, legal and law enforcement investigative approaches through case examples.

SPEAKERS

P. Leigh Bishop, Esq.
Director, Babies and Toddlers (BaT) Task Force
NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner

Cindy W. Christian, MD
Anthony A. Latini Endowed Chair in the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Detective Michael J. McNelis (Retired)
New York City Police Department Special Victims Division

Vincent J. Palusci, MD, MS, FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics,New York University Grossman School of Medicine

The cost to attend this pre-conference bootcamp is $150 or can be combined as an add-on ticket to the SBS/AHT conference for $125. Register for the bootcamp and conference by clicking this button.

Register Here

Download the Baby Bootcamp for Trauma Investigators Informational Flyer PDF

Friday, 22 March 2024 10:59

Exhibitor Information

For any organizations or persons interested in registering an exhibit booth at the Nineteenth International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome / Abusive Head Trauma, information on fees, set-up and registration is below.

Exhibit Fees

The rate to exhibit at the conference is $500 for organizations and $250 for nonprofit organizations. This fee can be processed via credit card or check. All payment must be received prior to the conference. This exhibit fee does not include registration to the conference. If interested in attending the keynote presentations, breakout session and access to the breaks, you can register in the above Registration Section.

Exhibit Set-Up

A standard exhibit space includes the following amenities:

  • 1 6’ draped table
  • 1 electrical outlet (upon request only)
  • 2 chairs

Registration

To register, download the Exhibitor Application form, fill out the requested information and return completed form to  or mail to:

National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome
Attn: Trachelle Hilton-King
1433 N 1075 W
Suite 110
Farmington, UT 84025 

Download Exhibitor Application Form

Wednesday, 06 March 2024 11:26

2024 Salt Lake City Program

Below is the program for the Nineteenth International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma as it currently stands. The majority of the program is complete with just a few presentations yet to be confirmed. Schedule is subject to change, so come back often to get the most current program.

 

Sunday, September 15, 2024

 

 

Monday, September 16, 2024

 

 

Tuesday, September 17, 2024

Wednesday, 31 January 2024 09:47

Registration

Registration is OPEN!

2024 Registration Prices

 Physicians $595
 General $495
 Students* $250
 Families of Victims $250
 Survivors Free
 Groups of 5-9**                 $425 per
 attendee
 Groups of 10+*                 $375 per
 attendee
 Baby Bootcamp for Trauma
 Investigators Only
$150 per
 attendee
 Baby Bootcamp for Trauma
 Investigators Add-On
$125 per
 attendee

*Will need a field of study/year and affiliation to register
**Will need to register together and pay on a single transaction

Registration rates include access to all keynote, breakout sessions and opening reception. The NCSBS will provide two breaks per day which includes coffee and snack items. Lunch is on your own.

Register for the conference by clicking this button: REGISTER NOW

Be advised: Clicking the "REGISTER NOW" button will take you to our conference micro-site. This micro-site is associated with our conference app, Zoho Backstage for Attendees. This website, the app and the micro-site will be updated regularly as we gather more information. You can go to the micro-site directly at: https://ncsbsconference.zohobackstage.com/2024slc 

Below are links to Justification Letter Templates in both Microsoft .docx and Adobe .pdf formats for those who need them.

Download the Justification Letter Template in .doc format Download the Justification Letter Template in .pdf format

 

Conference Loyalty Program

Don't forget that if you attended our 2022 International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome / Abusive Head Trauma (SBS/AHT) in Philadelphia, you are eligible to receive 10% off the registration fee for our upcoming 2024 conference in Salt Lake City. Our Conference Attendee Loyalty Program introduced at the Philadelphia conference rewards our frequent attendees and places attendees in three tiers*:

  • Ally: Earn 10% off registration fees after attending one conference
  • Supporter: Earn 15% off after two conferences attended
  • Champion: Earn 20% off after three conferences attended

* Attendance credit begins with the 2022 Philadelphia conference.

Email Trachelle at  or call 801-447-9360 ext.112 if you have any questions.

Tuesday, 31 October 2023 11:21

2024 Salt Lake City Venue

The Little America Hotel

500 Main Street

Salt Lake City, UT 84101

The Little America Hotel underwent an extensive $30 million renovation during COVID, and the property is amazing. Guests will love the free downtown train zone, walkability of the city, vibrant nightlife with bars and endless dining options. The temperatures in the fall are outstanding and you won’t be disappointed with the colorful mountain views from the downtown streets!

The NCSBS has secured a fantastic group rate of $219++ a night (excluding taxes) for conference attendees. Rates are dependent on room block availability. Dates available from September 9th - 24th for any who are looking to extend their stay. Extended stay availability is based off hotel occupancy.

Reserve Your Room

Tuesday, 31 October 2023 10:56

2024 Salt Lake City Abstract

Abstract Submission

Interested in presenting at the Nineteenth International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma? Join other world-renowned experts and share your latest research, policies, investigative techniques, legal expertise and prevention efforts focused on shaken baby syndrome/abusive head trauma.

The NCSBS is now accepting abstracts for workshop and poster presentations. The program planning committee is looking for abstracts to present from the following areas of expertise: 

  • Latest medical diagnostic and treatment of SBS/AHT cases
  • Investigative and legal procedures and techniques
  • Evidence-based and creative SBS/AHT prevention initiatives and programs
  • Support for families and rehabilitation for victims of SBS/AHT

All contact information must be included as well as a thorough biography. The abstract will need to be submitted as a separate document with a word minimum of 150 words and a maximum of 1000. It must be in a word or PDF format. Please note: presentations with commercial interest will not be accepted.

Accepted abstract presenters will be responsible for own travel and registration costs. Co-authors presenting must also register for the conference.

Please Read the Abstract Submission Requirements Document Before Submitting an Abstract
Abstract Submission Requirements

Abstracts Due January 31, 2024

Any questions can be directed to Trachelle Hilton-King at (801) 447-9360 ext. 112 or .

Submit Your Abstract

Friday, 06 October 2023 11:55

Thank You, David & Chantel

For the past decade, the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome has had the privilege of being led by two fantastic Governing Board members. After such a long commitment to the organization, Chantel Chase and David Lloyd are stepping down and they will be greatly missed.

David Lloyd joined the board in 2013 and held numerous positions including most recently Board Chair. During his tenure, he supported the transition of two executive directors, supported the NCSBS through the trials brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and shared his overall passion for the protection of our most vulnerable population. David held many esteemed roles during his professional career including counsel for the Child Protection Division of Children’s National Medical Center, director of the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect in the Department of Health and Human Services, and the director of the Family Advocacy Program for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. His wealth of knowledge helped shape the NCSBS into what it is today. His wealth of knowledge and lifelong commitment to protecting children helped shape the NCSBS into what it is today.

Chantel Chase joined the board in 2014 also serving a wide array of positions including most recently Vice-Chair. Chantel joined us during the early part of her career at Zion’s Bancorporation. With her unwavering dedication and commitment, Chantel quickly rose positions within the financial institution and the NCSBS benefited from the knowledge she gained with each new role. She became a champion and role model for women in business and was recognized for her work on a local and national level. Chantel helped the NCSBS evolve their financial operations to be as efficient and conservative as possible without impacting any of the vital programs we offer. We are so excited to watch Chantel continue to support growth of Utah businesses with her new role as Director of Business Banking Loan Center.

The NCSBS is incredibly fortunate to have had David and Chantel share their knowledge, passion and hearts with the Center to grow our outreach and develop our programs to better serve families and keep our babies safe from harm. Thank you for your unwavering support during success and challenges. Thank you for your dedication to protecting children world-wide. Thank you for everything.

Tuesday, 19 September 2023 11:54

2024 Resources for Families

The NCSBS recognizes that families and caregivers of victims of SBS may need additional support and services during their stay in Salt Lake City. The Little America 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 Salt Lake City, please visit this link.

Financial Support

Limited 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 at the beginning of the conference with the submission 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 July 5, 2024. Applying for scholarships does not guarantee you will receive assistance.

pdfDownload the Scholarship Application and fill in the requested fields. Please contact Trachelle Hilton-King at  with any questions.

Tuesday, 05 September 2023 10:56

Welcome, New Board Members

The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome is thrilled to welcome two new members to our Governing Board. Ashley Shreeve is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Goldenwest Credit Union. She brings a wealth of knowledge of both the HR needs to best serve the organization and employees but also experience in the financial world which will ensure the NCSBS operates with fiscal responsibility. Click the button to read Ashley's full bio.

Margaret "Meg" Walker has dedicated her career to family maltreatment prevention. As a nurse she has served many roles like home visitor, Nursing Director, as well as overseen research, program and policy development. As an advocate for the well-being of infants, children and their families, Meg will guide the NCSBS as we develop, update and implement SBS/AHT prevention programs throughout the world. Click the button to read Meg's full bio.

We are so honored to have such an esteemed Governing Board. Their guidance and oversight guarantees the NCSBS will be able to continue to grow and works towards our vision to prevent shaken baby syndrome and improve the overall care of infants.  If you are interested in supporting the NCSBS, please reach out to our Development Director at .