From Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy to Medical Child Abuse: Shifting Focus to the Victim and Away from the Abuser

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room)

Carole Jenny, M.D., professor of Pediatrics at Brown University, director of the ChildSafe child protection program at Hasbro Children's Hospital

Thomas A. Roesler, M.D., associate professor at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, co-director of the Hasbro Children's Partial Hospital Program

Thomas H. Allison, DVM, Esq., associate counsel at the Cleveland Clinic Law Department

Johanna Goldfarb, M.D., director of the Center for Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Cleveland Clinic

Yvonne Billingsley, Esq., assistant prosecuting attorney, supervisor of the Children and Family Services Unit

Michelle A. Myers, Esq., in charge assistant prosecuting attorney in the Children and Family Services Unit of the Office of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor

Physicians and attorneys will address the issues surrounding medical child abuse.  Attendees will learn the history of Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy and medical child abuse, and find out  why the legal and medical communities strive to rid their vocabularies of the term, “Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy.”  Additionally, the physicians will discuss how medical child abuse can be detected and the appropriate steps to ensure a child's safety.  Finally, the attorneys will highlight the relevant Ohio Revised Code Sections that are impacted by medical child abuse.
A reception in the Atrium will follow the program.
No pre-registration required to receive CLE or CEU credit.  Sign-in and register for either CLE or CEU credit at the  registration desk located in the Atrium (first floor) of the law building.  Registration begins at 12:00 pm.

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This program is hosted by the Cleveland- Marshall College of Law Journal of Law and Health and the Center for Health Law and Policy.

CLE credit: 3 free hours CLE and CEU

Category: Public Lectures

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