Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago 2018 Child Maltreatment Symposium

Date & Location
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - Friday, October 12, 2018, 12:00 AM, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, 11th Floor, Chicago, IL

Target Audience
Academic/Research, Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, General Practice, Hospitalist, Multiple Specialties, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Pediatrics, Physician Assistant, Psychology, Social Work

This is a yearly educational event on all aspects of Child Maltreatment. The course is given over a 2-day symposium. It consists of 11 one-hour presentations with 10 minutes for questions at the end of each presentation. Participants are given breaks throughout the day and breakfast and snacks are offered during the day. At the end of the symposium a tour of the hospital is offered to those participants that are interested.

  1. Identify how abusive head trauma (AHT) has been gradually recognized as an entity affecting infants and young children.
  2. Define the role and responsibilities of each member on child maltreatment multidisciplinary teams.
  3. Recognize the social media outlets children are using most frequently.
  4. Describe the basic admissibility rules courts employ to evaluate expert evidence.
  5. Explain the ways in which communication from medical professionals and law enforcement officials can negatively or positively shape a family's hospital experience.
  6. List imaging work-up and protocols to detect child abuse.
  7. Analyze how the burden of violence disproportionately impacts youth of color.
  8. Identify the range of physical, psychological and behavioral consequences of childhood abuse.
  9. Differentiate between adult and juvenile sexual offender behavioral characteristics.
  10. Recognize the changes in health care that are driving telemedicine innovations.
  11. Review how psychological trauma impacts child development and behavior to develop a “trauma lens."
  12. Define and discuss "Medical Child Abuse" as a form of child maltreatment.


The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.