2009 Academy on Violence & Abuse Biennial Scientific Assembly
"Sowing Seeds of Academic Change ~ Nurturing New Paradigms”
A growing body of research is beginning to yield important new insights into the physiological mechanisms that connect exposure to abuse and adverse health consequences. This research, and its implications for considering abuse as an important health issue, have yet to be incorporated into the core health care education curricula. In part, this conference is designed to accelerate the adoption of teaching about violence and abuse by highlighting new research and its implications.
The conference audience will be multi-disciplinary and include physicians, nurses, dentists, social workers, psychologists, physical therapists, public health, academic faculty and advocates who work in health care settings. AVA seeks to attract scientific researchers in this growing field and to engage them in discussion with their peers.