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September 15-17, 2019

Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, Muscat

Cultural Dinner Sunday, September 15, 7:30 – 9:30pm

Rozna Restaurant



The International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN), in partnership with the Oman Ministry of Social Development, Children First Association, Sultan Qaboos University, United Nation’s Children’s Fund  (UNICEF), and the ARAB-CAN Society, proudly present the 2019 ISPCAN Congress in Oman.

Join international colleagues from the varied fields of psychiatry, psychology, medicine, nursing, social work, education, law, public health and government to share and learn.

Congress Objectives:

  • Advocate for the rights of the child and the further prevention of child abuse (including children with disabilities) at a national level.
  • Identify community efforts to enhance child abuse prevention and child protection programs.
  • Share best practices and innovations on the prevention of child abuse.
  • Recognize areas of improvement in existing child protection services.
  • Transfer knowledge, skills and interest to the next generation of young experts in the field.
  • Stimulate collaboration and creation of new projects in the field.

Scientific Themes:

  • Legislation and Policy: Child Protection and Child Rights
  • Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect: Risks and Protective Factors
  • Domestic Violence and Children
  • Sexual Abuse & Exploitation
  • Outcome of Child Protection Services:  Best Practices and the Role of the Community and Children
  • Multi-Disciplinary Teams:  Best Practices and Challenges
  • Bullying
  • Epidemiological Data and Research
  • Special Topics


Scientific Program Contributors


Early Bird /Author Discounted Registration:  June 15-August 10


Abstract Submissions Open:  April 22 - June 30

Authors will be Notified: starting July 15 (rolling basis) and must register by August 10

All children have the right...

to be protected from violence, exploitation and abuse. While some children are particularly vulnerable due to their gender, race or socio-economic status, higher levels of vulnerability are often associated with children with disabilities or those living in war zones, on the move or living in poverty. The focus on the prevention and response to violence, exploitation and abuse of the child cuts across all parts of social welfare, education, health and security sectors among government and civil society.

This year...

the world commemorates the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).  Since 1989, when the CRC was first adopted, much has changed, especially for children – and in another 30 years, things will continue to change in unforeseeable ways. Global trends, like technological advancements, environmental change, protracted conflict and mass migration are changing childhood rapidly. Today’s children face new threats to their rights, but also have new opportunities to realize their rights.  The 30th anniversary of the CRC ([email protected]) provides an opportunity to advocate for the CRC, the realization of children’s rights and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030. Both are inextricably linked and critical to ensure that all children grow up in a safe and supportive environment. 

Longitudinal studies show...

children exposed to violence are more likely to be victims of violence later in life &/or become perpetrators. We must break the devastating cycle of violence - for children, the adults they become and society. Therefore, the development in every country is dependent on a comprehensive, well-coordinated and funded multidisciplinary national plan to prevent and address violence; the enactment and enforcement of legislation to ban all forms of violence and ensure the protection of children; and the consolidation of data and research to identify risks and children left behind, and This conference is therefore viewed as an essential opportunity to advocate for action and to provide additional impetus to this important priority for children and all.