Working Group on Child Death Review

Sunday October 1st

at the World Forum in the Africa Room


Free, but must register

There is an increasing recognition of the benefits of studying child fatalities to ascertain why children die and whether some of these deaths might be preventable. This is the second meeting of the Working Group on Child Death Reviews at an ISPCAN conference. The meeting is open to anyone with a professional interest in seeking to undertake high quality reviews of child deaths. The meeting will be run in a workshop format, using case examples to share approaches to the review of child deaths. All we ask is that you come along prepared to engage in a lively and informed discussion. To register for the working group please email: [email protected]




11.00 Welcome and introductions (John Devaney, Queen’s University Belfast)

11.15 Child death review: What’s the purpose (Vincent Palusci, New York University) and what have we learnt so far about the process (Teri Covington, The National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention)

11.45 Group exercise: Reviewing case vignettes (Peter Sidebotham, Warwick Medical School)

1.00 Plenary (Shanaaz Mathews, University of Cape Town)

1.45 Next steps for the Community of Practice for the Study of Child Maltreatment Deaths (John Devaney, Queen’s University Belfast)