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Human Trafficking Conference: “They Never Asked”

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 7:15am to 4:30pm


Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, 228 W Miller Street, Springfield, IL


This all day conference will focus on labor and sex trafficking training for physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, administrators, social workers,
and others involved in any health care setting. National and regional speakers will provide education regarding trauma-informed care, working with law
enforcement and the FBI, the medical exam, and developing institutional protocols. Survivors will speak about experiences and recommend
improvements in encountering patients in the health care setting. A patient/provider simulation will demonstrate best practices.
Local and state resource providers will be on site to discuss services. 

Topics include:


  • Opening Film – “Combatting Human Trafficking: Keys of Freedom”
  • Human Trafficking 101 – Labor and Sex Trafficking
  • Cases Close to You – FBI and Illinois State Police Reports
  • Keynote Speaker – Victim Advocate, ‘Truckers Against Trafficking’, Birmingham, AL
  • Trauma-Informed Practice
  • Hospital Protocol Development and Implementation (work groups)
  • Encountering the Human Trafficking Patient (simulation)
  • Survivor Restoration Panel
  • What is the Landscape?                      

View Brochure & Register Now!


- WHO SHOULD ATTEND - This program has been designed for physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, law enforcement personne
and other professionals who may, in their line of work, encounter trafficked persons.

- This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Nurses may receive 7.0 contact hours for completing this activity.
- Credit information for other health care professionals will be detailed in the conference brochure.

Questions?  Contact the Office of Continuing Professional Development at 217-545-7711 or



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