COCAN Educational Opportunities

Child Abuse and Neglect​

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Educational Opportunities​

Upcoming Meetings

Seventeenth International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma
September 20-22, 2020, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

The NCSBS is now accepting abstracts for workshop and poster presentations. The program planning committee is looking for abstracts to present from the following areas of expertise:

  • Latest medical diagnostic and treatment of SBS/AHT cases

  • Investigative and legal procedures and techniques

  • Evidence-based and creative SBS/AHT prevention initiatives and programs

  • Support for families and rehabilitation for victims of SBS/AHT

The submission form is now open and will be available until February 28th.

Online Courses

Looking for ABP MOC Part 4 Credit in Child Physical Abuse?

ABP Approved Quality Improvement Project for Child Physical Abuse
The Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Center, in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatric's COCAN, is now home the the newest American Board of Pediatrics approved Performance in Practice (Part 4) Module for Maintenance of Certification. The intent of the myQIportal PA project is to improve documentation & diagnostic accuracy of child physical abuse evaluations.
MOC Credits Earned: 25
Cost: $250​

For more information & registration visit the Midwest Regional CAC website.

Stop, Look, Listen: Separating Fact from Fiction in Cases of Physical Child Abuse
SLL is an interactive teaching tool designed to increase clinician confidence in recognizing and reporting cases of physical child abuse and improving collaboration between the medical community and child welfare agencies. Funded by a grant from the NIH's Institute of Child Health and Development, the tool is targeted to primary care physicians.

  • Opportunity to earn 8 hours of Category 1 CME credits. 10 MOC Part 2 credits are available through the AAP. 

  • Learners can opt for CME only through www.stoplooklistentraining.com or register for both activities together at ShopAAP

Child Abuse Medical Provider Program (CHAMP) Child Abuse Courses

Free courses include Child Abuse Reporting: The Basics, Adolescent Sexual Assault: Consent Issues, Fractures and Child Abuse, and Evaluating Child Sexual Abuse. Optional CME and MOC credit have a fee of $35 each. Registration is required.

FREE - Webinar Series on Human Trafficking

The Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children and the Governor's Office for Children and Families is presenting a Web-based training series on human trafficking. It aims to educate professionals on sex trafficking of children and teens. The series includes six individual modules which will be presented via live webinars. Interested professionals may attend any of the webinars and do not need to complete all six. The modules do not need to be completed in order; however it is recommended that learners with limited knowledge of this topic complete the Introduction module prior to others in the series. All webinars are free!​

Wisconsin Child Abuse Network (WI CAN) Educational Series

The WI CAN Educational Series consists of statewide, web-based lectures on various topics related to child maltreatment delivered by subject matter experts.  The target audience consists of physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, other allied health professionals, law enforcement officials, social workers and attorneys. The goal of the educational series is to improve the recognition of child maltreatment and management of cases when child maltreatment is a concern. Webinars are held on the third Friday of each month.

​QI Opportunities​

​There are two ABP approved quality improvement opportunities related to identification of child abuse available:​

  • Quality Improvement Project for Child Sexual Abuse. Qualifies for MOC Part 4 credit for Performance in Practice. Cost is $250 to complete the module.

  • Quality Improvement Project for Child Physical Abuse. This quality improvement project is approved by the ABP and qualifies for MOC Part 4 credit for Performance in Practice (25 MOC Credits Earned). The cost is $250.​​

Interested members, should visit http://www.mrcac.org/medical-academy/myqiportal/ for more information and to register.

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