Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: What Medical Professionals Need to Know

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Date & Location
Monday, September 25, 2017 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM   MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, Kotzen Auditorium, Baltimore, MD

Target Audience
Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics


Registration is now closed.

If you have a question about your registration please contact Ashley Roseboro at (202) 780-1656 before 2:00 pm on Friday, September 22, 2017.  After 11:00 am on Friday, September 22, 2017 you will need to register on-site. 

On-site registration will open at the Kotzen Auditorium of the MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore, MD at 7:30 am on Monday, September 25, 2017.

Presented at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, this one day program will include presentations given by leaders in the field of child abuse, highlighting abusive skin findings, sentinel injuries, bone injuries, abusive head trauma, child sexual abuse, and prevention strategies.  Speakers from the arenas of child protective services, the state’s attorney’s office, and victim advocacy will emphasize the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to child maltreatment.  The epidemiology of child abuse will be reviewed, as well as the short and long-term effects of childhood trauma.  By the end of this conference, participants should have increased knowledge about all forms of child maltreatment, improved ability to recognize both physical and behavioral indicators of child abuse, enhanced understanding of the multidisciplinary approach to child abuse evaluations, and better tools with which to help caregivers manage stress and discipline in the home, ultimately helping protect children from ongoing and future abuse.

This conference’s target audience includes pediatricians, emergency room physicians and advanced providers, and urgent care center physicians and advanced providers, all practitioners who regularly encounter child victims of abuse. 

The project is supported by Grant No. 2016-VC-AX-0007 and awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime.



After completing this activity, the participant will be able to;
  1. Describe the epidemiology of child maltreatment (physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect).
  2. Recognize physical, behavioral, radiologic, and laboratory indicators of child maltreatment.
  3. Identify the role of a mandated reporter regarding child maltreatment.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to work within a multidisciplinary team to manage and investigate child maltreatment.
  5. Apply knowledge of prevention strategies to help caregivers protect their children from ongoing and future abuse.


Physician: $40
Resident/Fellow: $25
Advanced Practice Clinician: $30
Nurse: $30
Allied Health Professional: $30
Social Worker: $30


Cancellations made in writing by August 13, 2017 will be subject to a 50% penalty. No refunds will be given after August 13, 2017 . Cancellations will not be accepted by telephone. In the unlikely event that the course is canceled, MedStar Health will refund the registration fee, but is not responsible for any travel costs.

Please call 202-780-1655 or email if you have any questions or need any additional information.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of MedStar Georgetown university Hospital and MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM  issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. Nurses who attend a Category 1 CME certified activity can complete the continuing education hours section of the ANCC Professional Development Record in order to document the courses attended and the hours obtained.