Protecting Families Conference to be held April 4

Posted: Friday, March 1, 2013 9:45 am

Mercy’s Protecting Families Conference will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 4, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 5 at the Sioux City Convention Center.

“Criminal, Negligence, or Accident: Working Together Toward the Correct Conclusion in Child Death & Severe Trauma Cases” will be the topic on April 4.

Roger Canaff, Fellow at the National District Attorney’s Association within the National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse, will be the featured speaker on April 5. Motivational speaker Karen Vadino will present “Laughing: Just for the Health of It.”

The conference is for healthcare professionals and other interested professionals. It is designed to provide the latest information about the recognition, treatment, prosecution and prevention of child abuse.

For more information, visit Mercy’s Web site at, or call (712) 279-2507. Early registration is encouraged.