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AVA Conference

Transforming our Community: Meeting the Needs of At Risk Children

Join the University of Rochester Susan B. Anthony Center and co-sponsors for a one-day conference to raise awareness about the adverse effects of violence, abuse, and neglect on the biopsychosocial health of children. CME and CLE credits available. Limited seating.

The purpose of the conference is to raise awareness about the adverse effects of violence, abuse and neglect of children with a focus on translating research into policy. This conference is in conjunction with the Academy on Violence and Abuse, whose mission is “to advance health education and research on the recognition, treatment and prevention of the health effects of violence and abuse.”

The conference targets healthcare and service providers in an effort to change the way abuse is recognized, understood and treated as a serious mental and physical health problem. Other target audiences include judges, law guardians, and court officials. The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts – NY Chapter has agreed to partner with the Center for this conference, bringing to bear their expertise. We have also secured continuing legal education credits for attorneys as well as physicians.

Guest speakers include:
¨ Tasneem Ismailji, MD, co-founder and Board Chair, Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA)
¨ David Corwin, MD, Professor, University of Utah, Department of Pediatrics
¨ Sharon Cooper, MD, Professor, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Department of Pediatrics, and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences

October 8, 2015
The Rochester Academy of Medicine
1441 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14610

Tickets: $100 per person/ $60 non-profit staff member

*Scholarships available for staff of community-based service/ non-profit agencies. Please e-mail for details.

Payment Options

For payment via check please send to:

University of Rochester
Susan B. Anthony Center
PO Box 270435
Rochester, NY 14627-0435
Please make all checks payable to: University of Rochester

Our Sponsors


-American Federation of Forensic Counselors


-Council for Diversity and Inclusiveness/UR School of Nursing


-Willow Domestic Violence Center
-Children Awaiting Parents
-Dr. Kenya Malcolm
-Geneses Valley Psychological Association (GVPA)