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Death by Child Neglect: What is the Role of Multidisciplinary Teams in the Intervention and Prevention of Chronic and Fatal Neglect
According to the Child Maltreatment 2009 report by the US Department of Health and Human Services, an estimated 763,000 children were found to be victims of child abuse and neglect more than one time. Of those 78.3% were victims of neglect. In fact, the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) reports that neglect is actually the most fatal form of child abuse. However, neglect often goes unrecognized or under-reported.
Conference faculty will dispel the myth that child neglect is a “lesser” form of child abuse through evidence-based discussions of the neuropsychological and physical effects of child neglect. Building on this knowledge, learners will explore the application of multidisciplinary collaboration to build effective timelines to address the detection, reporting and, when necessary, prosecution of child neglect cases through hands-on, case-based activities.
Meet Our Keynote Speakers
Vincent Tranchida, MD
Vincent Tranchida, MD received his medical school degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine and successfully completed combined residencies in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He completed Fellowship training in Forensic Pathology, Forensic Cardiac Pathology, and Forensic Neuropathology at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York. He is board certified in Medicine, Anatomic Pathology, and Forensic Pathology. He served as a senior medical examiner in New York City from 2004-2010, where he predominantly worked in the boroughs of Manhattan and Queens. He is currently the Chief Medical Examiner of Dane County, Wisconsin.
John Stirling, MD
John Stirling, MD is the director of the Center for Child Protection at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, California, and a Clinical Professor (Affiliated) at Stanford University, where he chairs the Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Committee. He practiced general peds for more than twenty-five years in southwest Washington state, while providing medical evaluations to victims of suspected child abuse and to foster children in the region. Working closely with protective services and law enforcement, Dr. Stirling has helped start a Children’s Advocacy Center, Child Protection and Infant/Child Death Review Teams in his community, and has served on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect, receiving the AAP’s Award for Outstanding Service to Maltreated Children. Dr. Stirling consulted on the AAP’s Practicing Safety and Preventing Sexual Violence grants. He has provided child abuse training around the country to CPS, law enforcement, and medical audiences.
Child Abuse & Neglect Conference Faculty
- Amy Brown, BS
Dane County District Attorney's Office
- Matthew Moeser, JD
Assistant District Attorney
Dane County Wisconsin
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
One John Nolen Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53703
A block of rooms has been held for the night of February 14, 2013 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Madison located at 535 West Johnson Street, Madison. Refer to the Death by Child Neglect Meeting when making your reservation.
Call (608)-251-5511 or use this link to register online.
NOTE: All costs are the responsibility of the guest. Be sure to note the cancellation policies should you no longer need the room.
$50 - NOTE: Registration for the course is limited due to the intensive small group sessions activities
The conference fee includes all sessions, handouts and/or reference materials, a nonrefundable $30 cancellation/administrative fee, and continental breakfast, lunch, and a break. Cancellation through February 11, 2013 will allow a full refund except the $30 cancellation/administrative fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after February 11, 2013.
Four Easy Ways to Register
- By mail: Return your completed registration form and payment to CME Specialist, Pyle Center Registration, 702 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53706
- By phone: (608) 262-1397. Please call and give your billing information or pay by MasterCard, Visa or American Express.
- By fax: 1-800-741-7416 (In Madison, fax 265-3163.)
All registrations are confirmed in writing. If you do not receive a confirmation, please call (608) 262-1397.
Overall Conference Objective
This conference will address learners’ understanding of the significant long-term impact of neglect on the child and address strategies to improve detection, reporting and when necessary prosecution of child neglect cases.
As a result of their active participation in this course, learners will be able to:
- Using current research convey the serious impact of neglect on the child’s physical, cognitive and emotional development
- Explain current laws impacting the investigation and prosecution of child neglect
- Learn processes for diagnosing, intervening and investigating child neglect deaths using a multidisciplinary approach.
Elements of Competence
This CME activity has been designed to change learner knowledge and performance and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties areas of patient care and procedural skills, medical knowledge, and interpersonal and communication skills.
This conference is designed to address the role of a multidisciplinary team of professionals who play a role in the prevention, identification, treatment, and prosecution of child neglect. While not inclusive, this team includes: Pediatricians, Family Practice Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, including School Nurses, Dentists, Pathologists, Law Enforcement Officers, Human Service Professionals, Prosecutors, Victim/Witness Specialists, Corporation Counsel, Social Workers and Guardians Ad Litem.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the Dane County District Attorney's Office. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Continuing Education Units
University of Wisconsin–Madison, as a member of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), authorizes this program for 0.675 continuing education units (CEUs) or 6.75 hours.
Continuing Legal Education
An application for Continuing Legal Education as been submitted to the Supreme Court of Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners.
Certificate of Attendance for Social Workers
A Certificate of Attendance documenting 6.75 continuing education units (6.75 CEH’s) will be provided for all Wisconsin social workers attending the entire conference.
Policy on Faculty and Sponsor Disclosure
It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CME activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CME staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Detailed disclosures will be made in the activity handout materials.
Barbara Anderson, MS
Debra Borquist, MSSW
Amy Brown, BS
Thomas Fallon, JD
Barry Irmen, D-ABMDI
Rita Kadamian, MS, FNP-BC
Barbara Knox, MD
Maya Krajcinovic, JD
Matthew Moeser, JD
Nan Peterson, RN, MS
Angela Rabbitt, DO
Vincent Tranchida, MD
For Further Information
For conference information, please contact the cme [at] pediatrics.wisc.edu (CME Specialist)
E5/417 Clinical Sciences Center, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792
Phone: (608) 263-8542.
The University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements.
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Any participant in this educational activity who may need accommodations should notify Barbara Anderson at (608) 263-8542.