ISPCAN International Congress, Qatar

February 15-17, 2020

Grand Hyatt Doha

“Child Protection: The Journey So Far and the Future Ahead”

Child maltreatment and domestic violence are universal health issues that cause immense individual suffering. It affects all layers of our society, and no country or region is immune to it. We invite you to join us in Doha, Qatar, to investigate approaches to preventing violence against children based on scientific knowledge and research. Sidra Child Advocacy Program and ISPCAN have joined hands to spread awareness and make lives of these children and their families better by working together with communities, organizations, and networks. On behalf of both our organizations, we sincerely welcome you.

Dr. Khalid al Ansari, Department Chair, Sidra Medicine Advocacy Program


         Dr. Tufail Muhammad, President,  ISPCAN


  • Psycho-Social Support for Families, Victims and Perpetrators of Child Abuse
  • The Role of Medical Care Systems in Preventing Child Maltreatment 
  • Special Circumstances: Sports & Child Safety, Care of Refugees and Children in Conflict Zones, Children with Special Needs  
  • Child Protection in the Digital Age         
  • Child Protection Systems and the Role of Religion
  • Child Protection in Domestic and Educational Settings
  • MDT Approach, Policy and Legislation in Child Protection


Muhammad Ghaly
Muhammad GhalyProfessor of Ethics, University of Qatar
Role of Religious Teachings in Advancing the Cause of Child Protection
Howard Taylor
Howard TaylorExecutive Director, Global Partnership to End Violence
Ending Violence Against Children: Right, Smart and Possible
Mary Harvey
Mary HarveyCEO, International Center for Sports and Human Rights
Tackling Violence Against Children in Sports & Exercise Settings
Allison Kemp
Allison KempPediatrician, Cardiff University
Non Accidental Injuries in Children: What Is the Scientific Evidence?
Bernard Gerbaka
Bernard GerbakaPediatrician, Hotel Dieu Lebanon
Targeting Children with Disabilities
Anthony Macdonald
Anthony MacdonaldDirector, UNICEF EMRO Region
School Violence in the Middle East: Data & Challenges
Linda Steele
Linda SteeleUS National Child Advocacy Center
Art of Interviewing Children in Cases of Suspected Child Abuse
Muthanna Samra
Muthanna SamraProfessor of Psychology, Kings College UK
Protecting Children in the Age of Smartphones & the Internet
Figen Sahin Dagli
Figen Sahin DagliProfessor of Social Pediatrics, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
Prevention of Child Abuse: Positive Parenting and Resilience


Abstract Acceptance Notification – December 2, 2019


Author Registration Deadline – December 16, 2019


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