NAME Foundation Fundraiser – High Profile Cases featuring the Medical Investigation
Oct. 14, 2017
Double Tree Resort by Hilton Hotel Paradise Valley
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5401 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale AZ
Tuition Cost: $10 - $50Register Now
Overview of Event
A well-managed public information program is crucial to the medical examiner’s reputation and ability to communicate necessary information to the public. Most of the work that forensic professionals do is hidden from the public eye. It is only in widely-publicized cases that the public becomes aware of the details of forensic work. Much of the public perception of forensic work comes from how we handle these cases and how they are portrayed in print, television, or electronic media.
Michael Jackson an internationally known singer and dancer who died at his rented Holmby Hills home at the age of 50. He had been preparing for a series of concerts in London and complained to his doctor, Conrad Murray, of severe insomnia. Dr. Murray administered propofol and other sedatives. The doctor was convicted of involuntary manslaughter.
The presentation will cover the following areas:
- The role of the medical examiner in determining cause and manner of death
- The medical examiner’s role in deaths during medical and surgical care
- Understand the importance of the public information officer
- The importance of scene investigation
- Security measures needed for high-profile cases
- The autopsy findings in the Michael Jackson case
- Challenges that the medical examiner faced during testimony
- Role of the “Anesthesia Consultant ” at the Medical Examiner office and at Trial.
We encourage all NAME members to join the NAME Foundation and make a $50 donation. We are offering a special package including a 1 year NAME Foundation Membership and admission to the event. Students and general admission tickets are available as well.
Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran, MD,FRCP(C), FACP,FCAP, Professor of Medicine and Pathology at Keck School of Medicine USC
Christopher Rogers, MS,MD,MBA Chief of Forensic Medicine,Los Angeles County Acting Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner
Steven Shafer, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center