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SPR 2024 Child Abuse Imaging Course - In-Person

Friday, February 2, 2024 at 8:00 AM (CST) to Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 4:00 PM (CST)

Event Details

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Download the Full Program here. Updates will be posted as they become available.
Please note that this meeting is exclusively in-person and will not be recorded. As such, an on-demand activity will not be available.

Please join us for SPR’s intensive, in-person, 2-day Child Abuse Imaging Course. This information-packed program features engaging and interactive lectures by leading experts in the field of child abuse imaging. We will explore the latest advancements in imaging of inflicted injuries of the chest, abdomen, pelvis, musculoskeletal system, and CNS, radiological-pathological correlations, forensics, and legal aspects of child abuse. This course will also address current challenges, best practices, new imaging techniques, pros and cons of various imaging approaches, case vignettes, and hot topics and controversies as they relate to child abuse imaging. Lectures will be further punctuated by insightful Question and Answer sessions. 

Target Audience:
This program is tailored for the following professionals: Pediatric Radiologists, Adult and Pediatric Neuroradiologists, General Radiologists, Pediatricians, Child Abuse Pediatricians, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Pathologists, Nursing professionals, Social Workers, Attorneys, and Law Enforcement.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the course, attendees should be able to: 
1) Receive comprehensive updates on best practices in child abuse imaging, as it relates to bodily, skeletal, and CNS injuries.
2) Explore various imaging approaches, protocols, and recommendations for imaging of inflicted injuries.
3) Understand the importance of radiological correlation with post-mortem imaging and forensic findings.
4) Learn about the medicolegal aspects related to testimony preparation and courtroom strategies.

Statement of Accreditation:
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 Michigan State Medical Society and The Society for Pediatric Radiology. The Michigan State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Michigan State Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Come Explore Austin!
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Registration is now available! Click the "Register Now" button to complete the registration process.

Registration Rates: Click here

Discount Eligible Countries: If you reside and practice in one of the countries listed here, please complete the preliminary registration form here. Do NOT register until you have completed this preliminary registration form AND received instructions on how to proceed from the SPR Registrar.

Cancellation Policy: A full refund, less a $100 administrative fee, will be issued provided a written request for cancellation is received at least 30 days prior to the meeting.

Hotel Group Block
Hilton Downtown Hotel
500 E 4th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Online hotel reservation website: here
Hotel Reservations Line: 1-800-236-1592 
Group Code: 1PR

The Society has contracted a discounted rate of $269/night for a Single Room or Double Room at the Hotel for Thursday, February 1 and Friday, February 2. Any room reservations outside of these dates will need to be made directly through the hotel by calling the hotel reservations line listed above.

There are a limited number of rooms at the property. The cutoff date for reservations is Monday, January 15, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. CDT.  Reservations may sell out prior to the cutoff date; therefore, it is recommended that you book your room now.  Reservations made after the cutoff will be based on room availability, and the group rate cannot be confirmed.   

Staying at the conference hotel helps the Society meet its contractual obligations to the hotel. Thanks for doing your part to support the SPR! 

Cancellation Policy: Hotel reservations are fully refundable up to 3 days (72 hours) in advance of arrival.

Health and Safety Measures:
As you may know, the “Public Health Emergency” (PHE) status in the U.S. was lifted by the Federal Government on May 11th, 2023. At this time there are no mask or vaccination requirements to attend the SPR 2024 Child Abuse Imaging Course. The SPR will continue to monitor CDC recommendations and will update safety measures as appropriate. 

International Letter of Invitation/Visa Request:
If you require a letter of invitation for visa acquirement purposes, please complete the request form here. The Society is only able to provide letters of invitation to individuals that are participating in the meeting as an attendee of the educational sessions. A letter of invitation for a guest of a meeting attendee will not be provided by the Society.