IMPACT Conference: Improving Medical Provider Assessment of Childhood Trauma

April 28-29, 2014

Course Overview 

The purpose of this conference is to provide knowledge about child maltreatment to physicians and other health care professionals who care for children. Specialists in the fields of child abuse, pediatric trauma, and family violence will discuss topics including: identifying abusive injuries, recognizing failure to thrive, reporting suspected child maltreatment, impacts of domestic violence, child exploitation, the role of the medical provider in investigatory and legal processes, and an in-depth case study. All attendees will receive printed materials to assist in applying the information to their practice.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

1. Describe the impact of domestic violence on children and the connection between domestic violence and child maltreatment.
2. Recognize abusive injuries and failure to thrive.
3. Discuss the responsibility in reporting suspected abuse and the role in investigatory and legal processes.
4. Identify warning signs and know what questions to ask when talking to victims of sex trafficking.

Who Should Attend

The conference is designed for pediatricians, family practice physicians, emergency medicine physicians, pediatric specialists, pediatric nurses, nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants.


Children’s Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing
education by the Texas Nursing Association, an accredited provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Children’s Medical Center is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

11 contact hours will be awarded.  (6 hours for Monday and 5 hours for Tuesday)

Children’s Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1
. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Ethics Designation Statement

 This course has been designated by Children’s Medical
Center for 1 credit of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Conflict of Interest

It is Children's Medical Center's policy that participants in CME activities should be made aware of any affiliation of financial interest that may affect the speakers' presentations. Each speaker has completed and signed a conflict of interest statement. This will be disclosed at the beginning of each presentation.

Registration Information

Attendees may register online.  Space is limited.  Please register early.

Click here to register online

Physicians (CME):
$165 (Day 1 and Day 2)
$90 (Day 1 only)
$75 (Day 2 only) 

Nurses (CNE):
$40 (Day 1 and Day 2)
$20 (Day 1 only)
$20 (Day 2 only)

Registration fee entitles the participant admission to the conference, parking, continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, and lunch on Day 1 and Day 2.

Registration is confirmed upon receipt of registration fee. We are unable to process any registration without payment.

Please pay by credit card via the on-line website.

For additional information, please call Marisa Archuleta at 214-456-2735 or via email at

Returned Check Policy

An administrative fee of $35 will be charged for all checks returned for insufficient funds.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Refunds on paid registrations will be issued only for written cancellation requests received by April 14, 2014. All refunds will be issued a $35.00 administrative fee. After April 14, 2014, NO REFUNDS WILL BE GRANTED.

Meeting Location

Children’s Medical Center Legacy
7601 Preston Road Plano, TX
Speese Conference Room

Parking is complimentary for all attendees. Please park in the Visitor Parking lot off of Hedgcoxe Road.


Course Director

Matthew Cox, M.D.
Medical Director
REACH program
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics