"AHT: Recognition, Response, Prevention" was our first major online conference, took months of planning - and was worth every minute


This was a truly global event with our speakers, all leading experts in their field, joining us from the US, Australia, Germany, France and Sweden with Prof Peter Sidebotham, AoCPP trustee, as our host.

We were delighted to see so many new members taking part alongside long term supporters of the AoCPP.

All our speakers have published papers on their work in the current Special Issue of AoCPP journal: Child Abuse Review, which all our members have now received. They all gave their time for free to join us at the conference where all delegates got the chance to submit questions directly to them in person and share opinions in our chat boxes throughout the day.

A full recording of the day is available in the Members' Section of this website along with all the individual presentations from our speakers:

Dr Vince Palusci:  M.D., M.S., F.A.A.P. Professor of Pediatrics New York University School of Medicine

Dr Gabriel Otterman:  MD, MPH, PhD, Medical Director, Senior Consultant Pediatrician, Child Protection Team Uppsala University Children's Hospital 

Dr Rebecca Rebbe: Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Southern California

Ryan Steinbeigle: Executive director: National Centre on Shaken Baby Syndrome

 Dr Kirsten Bechtel: Associate professor of Paediatrics  Yale school of medicine, CT USA

Dr Oliver Berthold: Medical director of the Child Abuse Clinic at DRK Kliniken Berlin 

Naomi Sirmai, Final year medical student, University of New South Wales, Australia

Dr George Edwards: Former Medical Director, Dell Medical School, University of Texas

Dr Shaina Groisberg MD: Paediatrician, RWJBarnabas Health, Newark, NJ, USA

Prof. Catherine Quantin MD: CHU Dijon, Service de Biostatistique et d’Informatique Médicale, France

Dr Anne Laurent Vannier MD: Rehabilitation Department for Children with Acquired Neurological Injury, France.

We very much hope you will join us at our next online event:

Suicide: A Public Health Issue: The way forward.