Catherine Adamsbaum

Catherine Adamsbaum has a 35-year career in pediatric radiology. She is full Professor at Paris-Saclay Faculty of Medecine and she serves as chairman of the department of pediatric radiology of Bicêtre Hospital, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris.  She has a special interest in pediatric neuroradiology, skeletal pathologies and she is deeply involved in the detection of child abuse, particularly infant abuse. After completing her residency, she moved for 14 months to Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso where she worked on infectious disorders. She conducted several invited professorships - in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC in the USA, in London UK, and in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  She played a leading role in national and international scientific societies of pediatric radiology. She co-chaired the Child Abuse Taskforce of the European Society of Paediatric Radiology (ESPR) and she co-organized in 2014 in Paris the first International Conference on Abusive Head Trauma. She is highly involved in teaching and she set up the National Diploma of Pediatric Radiology (Diplôme InterUniversitaire d’Imagerie Pédiatrique et Prénatale) and the National Diploma of Child Abuse (Diplôme InterUniversitaire Maltraitance de l’Enfant: du diagnostic aux aspects medico-légaux). She is at present the General Secretary of the Collège des Enseignants de Radiologie de France (CERF), and she is referent for ethical concerns and scientific integrity. She is a judicial expert in the Court of Paris and in the Supreme Court of France.