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Abstracts sought for national domestic violence conference

May 19, 2014
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Washington—The 7th Biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence is planned for March 19-21 at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel, and planners are currently seeking abstracts from health professionals, advocates, health policy leaders and more.

The call for abstracts is open from now until June 27.

The conference provides professional education on the latest health research, practice, policy, prevention and advocacy responses to domestic and sexual violence in the U.S. and around the world. The ADA is a co-chair for the conference. 

The conference attracts the nation's leading medical, public health and family violence experts from across the U.S. and around the globe. Workshops, scientific posters, and plenary sessions highlight the latest research and most innovative clinical responses to domestic violence, with a focus on the work being done by dentists, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse midwives, mental and behavioral health providers, social workers, domestic violence experts, researchers and others. The conference includes an exhibit hall to feature local and national resources.

Conference planners seek abstracts that highlight health research reports, practice innovations, advocacy initiatives, educational advances, and/or community programs that address one or more aspects related to domestic/sexual violence in the U.S. and around the world. This includes adolescent relationship abuse and other forms of violence that overlap with D/SV, including child abuse and trauma, trafficking and bullying. 

The Conference is a program of Futures Without Violence's National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence. The Center is funded by a grant from the Family Violence Prevention & Services Program, Family & Youth Services Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

For more information and to submit an abstract, go to futureswithoutviolence.org/nchdv.