Medical Child Abuse/Fabricated or Induced Illness

Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy

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Focus of this Training:

In this two-and-a-half session you will hear from a panel of experts on the topic of Medical Child Abuse / Fabricated or Induced Illness (Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy). You will also experience an interactive Q&A session with content experts.

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Listen to the Recording - Medical Child Abuse / Fabricated or Induced Illness (Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy)

Webinar Date:

May 16, 2023




Medical Abuse
Fabricated Illness
Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy
Presentation Slides - Genetic Diagnosis and Testing in Complex Cases and the intersection with Medical Child Abuse - TAPAS Webinar
Presentation Slides - Clinical and case management of Munchausen by Proxy - TAPAS Webinar
Presentation Slides - Tackling Medical Child Abuse in Saudi Arabia Current Challenges and Future Directions - TAPAS Webinar

Learning Objectives:

Discussion and Comparison of APSAC MBP and RCPCH PP/FII Guidelines
Tackling Medical Child Abuse in Saudi Arabia: Current Challenges and Future Directions
Genetic Diagnosis and Testing in Complex Cases and the intersection with Medical Child Abuse
Multidisciplinary responses for management and treatment of Medical Child Abuse

Presented By:

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Dr Gabriel Otterman
ISPCAN Board Member & Co-course Director at InterCAP
Senior Consultant Paediatrician and Medical Director of the Child Protection Team at Uppsala University Children’s Hospital in Uppsala, Sweden and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the Barnafrid National Centre on Violence Against Children at the Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences at Linköping University. Founding co-chair of the Section on Child Maltreatment of the Swedish Paediatric Society.
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Dr Kathi Makoroff
Co-course Director at InterCAP
Medical Director and Fellowship Director of Child Abuse Pediatrics at the Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Dr Bethany Mohr
Clinical Associate Professor, Medical Director, Child Protection Team, Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan Health, Michigan Medicine
Dr. Mohr’s clinical and research interests are in the field of Child Abuse Pediatrics with emphasis on disparities in the assessment and evaluation of suspected victims of Child Maltreatment.
Dr Danya Glaser
Past President of ISPCAN
Initially a developmental paediatrician, now a retired child and adolescent psychiatrist. She has practiced, taught, researched and written widely on all aspects of child maltreatment including sexual and emotional abuse, neglect, and fabricated or induced illness (FII); child maltreatment and the Law with extensive expert witness work; the effects of child maltreatment on the developing brain; and attachment.
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Dr Jennifer Harmon
Physician-scientist, a board-certified child neurologist, and a medical genetics fellow at Children’s National Hospital, Washington
Her clinical interests are in neurodegenerative diseases of childhood, leukodystrophies/leukoencephalopathies, and mitochondrial disorders..
Dr Natasha Shur
Professor of George Washington University Department of Pediatrics, medical geneticist at the Rare Disease Institute at Children’s National in DC, and an active member of the Ray Helfer Society for Protection
She helps teach how to evaluate for genetic causes in cases of unexplained fractures and cerebral hemorrhage focusing on the role of genetic testing and raising awareness of the importance of ethical practices.
Dr Fadiah AlKhattabi
Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Child Abuse Pediatrician with multiple critical roles at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
She heads the Employee Wellness Department and is director of the Pediatric Residency Training Program.
Dr Tom Roesler
Professor emeritus at the U. of Washington Medical School
Professor emeritus at the U. of Washington Medical School in the division of child psychiatry. Tom was on the faculty of Brown University for 17 years where he founded and directed the Hasbro Partial Hospital Program. This program provides intense, family-based treatment for children with complex medical/psychiatric conditions.
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Dr Alison Steele
Dr Alison Steele is a Consultant Paediatrician and has just completed a five year term as the Officer for Child Protection for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)
She chaired the working party which wrote the 2021 RCPCH Guidance on Perplexing Presentations, Fabricated and Induced Illness in Children.

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