Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma

Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma

Sixth Annual International Conference on Pediatric Abusive Trauma

Asheville, NC, USA
Renaissance Asheville Hotel
June 30, 2017

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Building on the success of the First International Conference held in 2007 in Hershey, Pennsylvania, the 6th International Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma Conference provides a unique opportunity to bring together clinicians (physicians and nurses), social workers, researchers, forensic scientists, engineers, and others from a wide range of disciplines to share their research efforts, discuss research challenges and controversies in this field, and develop cross-disciplinary collaborations to further advance our understanding of abusive head injuries.

Abusive head injuries remain a significant medical and social problem in society. Significant progress has been made in our understanding of the presentation, radiographic features, pathology, and biomechanics of these injuries over the past four decades. Despite this progress, a number of controversies remain, and much more research is needed.

A broad range of disciplines, including clinicians, engineers, and forensic and basic scientists, are working to advance knowledge in this field. Unfortunately, these disciplines often work in isolation, each bringing their own points of view, research methodology, and even technical language to the problem. Interdisciplinary collaboration is infrequent, and research is often fragmented and uncoordinated.

The only international event of its type, this conference will be scientific, peer-reviewed, and medically focused. Health-care professionals are encouraged to consider current research and "pearls of practice" that would be appropriate for abstract submission.

The conference is being sponsored by the Penn State College of Medicine/Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA, USA.

Mark S. Dias, MD, FAAP
Professor of Neurosurgery
Vice Chair of Clinical Neurosurgery
Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery

  • Lori Frasier, MD
    Professor of Pediatrics
    Chief, Child Abuse Pediatrics
  • Kelly Cappos, BSN, RN, CBIS
    Pennsylvania Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Program Nurse Coordinator
  • Margaret Clanagan
    CME Conference Coordinator