Other Meetings of Interest

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International Forensic Photography Workshop

October 22-26, 2018
Miami Dade County Medical Examiner Department
Miami, FL
Fee: $825 

A comprehensive workshop, consisting of lectures and hands-on sessions designed for those in the forensic and law enforcement fields. You'll learn to: properly photograph an autopsy and related gross specimens, photograph a crime scene properly, utilize advanced lighting and exposure techniques, use close-up photography as a tool, record images too fast for the human eye in the High-Speed Gun range, use alternate light source techniques to record evidence normally invisible to the human eye and learn how to choose and maintain the equipment that is best suited for your needs.

Heidi Nichols
[email protected]

From Cradle to Cane: Investigation of Crimes Against Vulnerable Victims

November 6-8, 2018
RTI Surgical, Inc 
11621 Research Circle
Alachua, FL 32615

Early Bird (Before October 10) - $325
October 10 – November 1 - $360
November 2-8 - $400

From Cradle to Cane, Investigations of Crimes Against Vulnerable Victims, is the only national conference focused on the physical abuse of helpless victims, from infants to the elderly. In its second year, the purpose of the conference is to give the Multidisciplinary Team Professional (MDT) a broad base understanding of the medical aspects of physical abuse to build the investigation on scientific forensic principles. No single entity is responsible for the complex aspects of a physical abuse case. Professionals charged with the responsibility to diagnose, investigate, prosecute and prevent these cases face many challenges. Our most vulnerable victims often cannot tell us what has happened to them. Instead, the investigation is dependent upon the training, knowledge, and experience of the Multidisciplinary Team Professional   (MDT) charged with the duty to investigate and protect these victims. This conference highlights those complexities.   It is based on the philosophy that MDT professionals with a strong foundational understanding of the medical aspects of abuse from birth to death and current forensic investigative techniques will be able to utilize their knowledge to ask the right questions that impact case decisions and find justice. MDT professionals will be provided with the tools necessary to investigate, prosecute, and ultimately protect the most vulnerable. 

Target Audience: Law Enforcement, First Responders, Death Scene Investigators, ,Mental Health Providers, Social Workers, Child Protection Staff, Adult Protection Staff,  Medical Practitioners, Dentists, Prevention Specialists,  Child Advocates, Medical Examiners, Coroners, Legal Personnel, Domestic Violence Specialists.  
For more information and to register visit: https://shakenbaby.org/professional-training.aspx?TId=22

Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) Symposium

November 13-14, 2018
Science History Institute 
315 Chestnut St, Philadelphia PA
Tuition Cost: $600.00

The Center for Forensic Science Research & Education is hosting a first of its kind, 2-day symposium on the status of the Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) crisis in the United States.

This symposium will examine the NPS crisis in the United States with a focus on synthetic cannabinoids, opioids, benzodiazepines, stimulants and hallucinogens. Topics to be presented range from manufacture and distribution, efforts at interdiction and disruption, understanding motivations for their use, to public health impacts in both the ER and morgue. The latest trend data and emerging patterns of use as well as challenges facing analytical and forensic laboratories will also be discussed. The symposium design and panel discussions will create an international forum that will foster open dialogue regarding all aspects of the NPS phenomenon while tying together the impact on common public health and public safety interests.

The event is based on the model of the International NPS Symposium held in various European Centers over the last seven years.

For more information visit: https://www.forensicscienceeducation.org/forensic-education/courses-and-workshops/novel-psychoactive-substances-nps-symposium/


ACMT 2018 Seminar in Forensic Toxicology "Opioids, Toxicology, and the Law: Medical-Legal Aspects of the Opioid Epidemic" Psychoactive Substances (NPS) Symposium

December 13 - 14, 2018
The Highland - Dallas, TX

This seminar will focus on the forensic and medical-legal aspects of opioid use, abuse, prescribing, and addiction by presenting real cases encountered by medical toxicology experts. The seminar will be tailored to the interests of physicians and other scientists involved in numerous disciplines, including medical toxicology, forensic & laboratory medicine, addiction medicine, and the legal community.