Friday, March 27, 2009

Connecticut: A Special Panel on SBS Prevention - April 16

What better fanfare could there be for Shaken Baby Syndrome Awareness Week?

On April 16th, the CT Children's Trust Fund hosts an excellent panel presentation on preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome with Senator Chris Dodd, Mark Dias, Ron Barr, Debbie Eappen and Darryl Gibbs.  Link to CTF announcement.


Join us for an inspiring and meaningful conversation about addressing this major problem.The forum will feature an incredible panel of experts and parents who have lost a child to shaken baby syndrome.

Dr. Mark Dias, the country’s preeminent expert in efforts to prevent shaken baby syndrome, neurosurgeon and professor at Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Ron Barr, highly regarded international scholar and author of the prevention program “Period of Purple Crying”

Debbie Eappen, mother of a son lost to Shaken Baby Syndrome and ophthalmologist

Darryl Gibbs, father of a daughter lost to Shaken Baby Syndrome and national parent advocate Introduction by

Marilyn Barr, founder and executive director, National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome

Moderated by Anita Ford Saunders, principal of AFS Communications and host on CPTV

Thursday, April 16 
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
Light Supper and Forum 
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103

Registration: $20 
To register: 
•Log on to 
•Click on the RSVP for Eventtab at top of page 
•Enter event code: 62NQ724W5ZW

For information, call 860.418.8763.

With special thanks to Clear Channel, Inc, The CT Forum, Drs. John Leventhal and Kirsten Bechtel, Yale NH Hospital, Drs. Nina Livingston and Skip Berrien, CT Children's Medical Center and St. Francis Hospitals. Funding for the Forum provided by the Administration on Children and Families, HHS and private donors.

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