SYLLABUS

Imaging of Child Abuse: Fact, Fiction and Responsible Action

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2012

8:00-8:25 am Child Abuse Pediatrics and Pediatric Radiology: A Historic Collaboration Serving the Interests of Children Robert W. Block, MD, FAAP
8:25–8:45 am Imaging Child Abuse: Evidence vs. Ideology Christopher S. Greeley, MD, FAAP

SESSION I: THE SKELETON

8:45–9:25 am Common Abusive Skeletal Injuries (Long Bones, Ribs, Skull): What is Our Knowledge Base? Paul K. Kleinman, MD 
9:25–9:55 am Differential Diagnosis of Abusive Skeletal Injuries Sabah E-Noor Servaes, MD

The Vitamin D-bate: Can Vitamin D Deficiency Mimic Abuse?

10:10–10:50 am Biochemical Rickets: What Does Low Vitamin D Mean in Infants? Ingrid Holm, MD, MPH 
10:50–11:10 am Radiologic Diagnosis of Rickets  Jeannette M. Perez-Rossello, MD

SESSION II: Abusive Head Trauma

11:30–12:10 pm History and Clinical Presentation of Abusive Head Trauma  Kent P. Hymel, MD 
1:15–1:55 pm
Gary L. Hedlund, DO 
1:55–2:35 pm  
P. Ellen Grant, MD 
2:35–3:00 pm
Gary L. Hedlund, DO

SESSION III: THE COURTROOM

3:30–4:00 pm
Joëlle Anne Moreno, JD
4:00–4:30 pm
Brian Holmgren, JD
4:30–4:50 pm
Responsible Medical Testimony
Robert W. Block, MD
4:50–5:40 pm
Brian Holmgren, JD, Paul K. Kleinman, MD, Joëlle Anne Moreno, JD and Louis Gilbert Vezina, MD

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2012

SESSION IV: IMAGING SESSIONS

7:30–8:00 am
Katherine Nimkin, MD
8:00–8:30 am
Paul K. Kleinman, MD
8:30–8:50 am
Dating fractures
Michele M. Walters, MD
8:50–9:15 am
Jeannette M. Perez-Rossello, MD
9:15–9:35 am
Andy Tsai, MD, PhD
10:00–10:30 am
Neuroimaging Protocols
P. Ellen Grant, MD
10:30–11:00 am
Judith A. Craychee, MD
11:00–12:00 pm
Interactive Session: Unknown Cases
Louis-Gilbert Vezina, MD and Daniel M. Schwartz, MD

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the neurologic, skeletal and visceral injury patterns seen with
    physical child abuse.
  2. Recognize the mechanisms and know the pattern specificities of abusive
    injuries.
  3. Identify the metabolic diseases, dysplasias, accidental injuries and normal
    variants that may simulate abuse.
  4. Apply new imaging techniques and algorithms for the evaluation of
    suspected abuse.
  5. Describe the legal definitions and processes in cases of abuse.
  6. Define the parameters that constitute responsible expert witness testimony
    in cases of alleged child abuse.

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the American College of Radiology and The Society for Pediatric Radiology. The American College of Radiology is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

The American College of Radiology designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The ACR designates this educational activity as meeting the criteria for up to 12.5 Category A credit hours of the ARRT.