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Focusing on sexual abuse, bruising and abusive head trauma, Associate Professor Anne Smith, Medical Director of the Victorian Forensic Paediatric Medical Service, will provide a brief update in relation to modern misconceptions, what doctors have got wrong and the latest approaches to injury investigation and interpretation.

The presentation will be followed by a Q & A chaired by Judge Meryl Sexton of the County Court.

Location

Melbourne CBD

Presenter

Associate Professor Anne Smith

Associate Professor Smith has worked in the field of child abuse paediatrics for almost 30 years. She has been the Medical Director of the Victorian Forensic Paediatric Medical Service (VFPMS) since 2006. The VFPMS is a forensic medical assessment service for vulnerable, injured, abused and neglected Victorian children. Since 2016, she has been working full time in forensic paediatric medicine, where she is based at the Royal Children’s Hospital. Associate Professor Smith developed and currently teaches the unit on Child and Adolescent Sexual Assault as well as the unit titled Advanced Issues in Child Abuse within the Masters of Forensic Medicine program at Monash University.

Presenter

Associate Professor Anne Smith

Associate Professor Smith has worked in the field of child abuse paediatrics for almost 30 years. She has been the Medical Director of the Victorian Forensic Paediatric Medical Service (VFPMS) since 2006. The VFPMS is a forensic medical assessment service for vulnerable, injured, abused and neglected Victorian children. Since 2016, she has been working full time in forensic paediatric medicine, where she is based at the Royal Children’s Hospital. Associate Professor Smith developed and currently teaches the unit on Child and Adolescent Sexual Assault as well as the unit titled Advanced Issues in Child Abuse within the Masters of Forensic Medicine program at Monash University.