Other Meetings of Interest

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Postmortem Interpretive Toxicology Course

Apr. 23, 2019 - Apr. 26, 2019
Science History Institute 
315 Chestnut St, Philadelphia PA

The Center for Forensic Science Research & Education presents its 7th annual course in interpretive postmortem toxicology.  This is an in-depth course which explores one of the most challenging areas of forensic science.  Speakers will cover the complex range of considerations that must be applied in performing analysis, reporting and interpreting results in postmortem toxicological casework.

Factors from choice of samples, collection tubes, postmortem redistribution, analytical approach, drug-drug interactions and tolerance all play a part in providing accurate and reliable interpretive input for the pathologist or medical examiner. The course is suitable for both forensic toxicologists and forensic pathologists.

The course will address all aspects of the investigation of toxicological death, from the scene investigation, to the autopsy, design of analytical approach tailored to specific types of death, to the interpretation of the results, including assessment of postmortem redistribution. The course will review the forensic pharmacology and toxicology of the major drug categories found in toxic deaths, including opioids, CNS depressants and antipsychotics, anticonvulsants, stimulants, CO, CN H2S, as well as less frequently tested-for toxins such as metals, pesticides, and chemical warfare agents.

CME credits will be offered.

For more information visit: https://www.forensicscienceeducation.org/forensic-education/courses-and-workshops/postmortem-interpretive-toxicology-4/?mc_cid=850727e006&mc_eid=24621f7679

Advances in Forensic Medicine & Pathology

May 9-10, 2019
Weber’s Inn
Ann Arbor, MI

This two-day symposium will address topics related to cutting edge technology, techniques, advances and current controversies in the field of forensic medicine and pathology. Best practices in investigation and post-mortem techniques and data collection will be presented.

At the end of this course participants will have a better understanding of new methods and ideas in forensic medicine using current guidelines and techniques, and will be able to implement new methods in their current practice.

For more information visit: https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/forensics/

The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Fourth Annual Conference in Forensic and Pediatric Pathology:
"Seldom Say Never, Seldom Say Always: A look at Exceptional Cases"

June 7 - 9, 2019
The Georgia Aquarium
Atlanta, GA

This three (3) day conference aims to provide Continuing Professional Development/Continuing Medical Education for Forensic Pathologists, Anatomical Pathologists who perform medicolegal post mortem examinations, Pediatric Pathologists, Fellows-in-training in Forensic Pathology, Neuropathology and Pediatric Pathology, Residents in Anatomical Pathology, Pathologist Assistants/Anatomical Pathology Technologists/Morgue Technicians, Forensic Scientists, Investigating and Regional Coroners, Crown Attorneys, Defence Lawyers, Police Homicide Investigators, Forensic Identification Officers, Crime Scene Examiners and Scenes of Crime Officers

The educational content of the programme will address controversial topics in forensic pathology, entities with subtle or no findings at post mortem examination and those with uncertain/unknown pathophysiological mechanisms of death in both adult and pediatric forensic pathology, under the thematic title of “Seldom Say Never, Seldom Say Always: A look at Exceptional Cases.” The didactic content of the programme will be delivered by an international faculty of expert speakers of diverse backgrounds, experience and interests.


The event will be accredited by the Office of Continuing Professional Development (OCPD) of the University of Ottawa and will provide Section 1 RCPSC and/or CFPC Mainpro + CME/CPD Credits from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and the College of Family Practitioners of Canada (CFPC). A certificate of attendance will be issued to registered participants to reflect the amount of CME/CPD credits accrued.

The CME/CPD credits are recognized by the American Medical Association as AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ through reciprocal recognition.

It is the responsibility of the participant to understand their regulatory body’s requirements for CME/CPD credits.

For more information visit: https://med.uottawa.ca/pathology/news/annual-conference-forensic-and-pediatric-pathology

The Forensic Investigation in Child Physical Abuse: Making a Difference Together

June 13-14, 2019
Aloft Hotel - Gainesville, FL

The goal of this training is to provide participants with a strong foundational understanding of the medical aspects of child physical abuse/neglect and forensic investigative techniques, and the tools necessary to investigate, prosecute, and ultimately protect children.

This training is based on a two-day format.  Day 1 provides foundational knowledge of the medical aspects and forensic investigative techniques.  Day 2 includes an advanced focus on child death cases including:  natural death, accidental death, homicide, timeline development, and the importance of detailed interviews (with specific questions to ask in child physical abuse) with medical providers, care givers, family members, and First Responders that have a major impact on the case outcome.  The training will wrap up with a  prosecutor experienced in prosecuting serious physical child abuse and child homicides discussing the latest information regarding Abusive Head Trauma, which is the leading cause of death and disability in abused children.

For more information visit: https://www.shakenbaby.org/professional-training.aspx?TId=1029

International Association of Coroners & Medical Examiners 2019 Annual Training Symposium

July 21 - 25, 2019
Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino
Las Vegas, NV

For more information visit: https://www.theiacme.com/

Seventh International Conference on Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma

September 26 and 27, 2019
University Conference Center
Hershey, PA

For more information visit: https://ce.med.psu.edu/pediatric-abusive-head-trauma/

International Forensic Photography Workshop

October 28 - November 1, 2019
Miami Dade County Medical Examiner Department
Miami, FL
Fee: $825 : Includes all course materials and lunches.
$900.00: After September 30th 2019.

A comprehensive workshop, consisting of lectures and hands-on sessions designed for those in the forensic and law enforcement fields. Participants will learn to: properly photograph an autopsy and related gross specimens, photograph a crime scene properly, apply basic lighting and exposure techniques, use close-up photography as a tool, record images too fast for the human eye in the High-Speed photography Gun range, and utilize full spectrum photography techniques to record evidence normally invisible to the eye. Participants will learn how to choose and maintain equipment that is best suited for their needs.  Each day will consist of lectures, hands-on shooting assignments followed by review of the photographs.  Camera equipment will be provided for use during the workshop, although participants are encouraged to bring their own. This workshop is approved by the IAI for the photography certification and offers 35 credit hours of CEU’s from The American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI).

Contact the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Department, Forensic Imaging Bureau with any questions or for registration information.

 For more information and to register visit: https://www8.miamidade.gov/global/news-item.page?Mduid_news=news1519404236640939