On behalf of the organizing committee, I would like to wish you a warm welcome to Winnipeg, Manitoba, for the 2019 Canadian Symposium on Advanced Practices in Child Maltreatment. We are extremely excited for the fantastic lineup of speakers that will be sharing their knowledge, perspective, and expertise. It is our hope that each of you leaves the conference with a broader appreciation of the unique issues surrounding child maltreatment, and have a greater ability to respond to children in need of protection.

We hope you enjoy the presentations, the conference facilities, and take advantage of the networking possibilities while you visit our lovely city! If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact myself or one of the organizing staff.

Welcome to Winnipeg!

Tavis Bodnarchuk MD, FAAP, FRCPC Director & Section Head Child Protection Centre