Postmortem Interpretive Toxicology
Jun. 12, 2017 - Jun. 15, 2017
Chemical Heritage Foundation
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315 Chestnut St, Philadelphia PA
Tuition Cost: $1,500Register Now
Please take advantage of our Early Registration discount. Ends 5/29/17.
The Center for Forensic Science Research & Education presents its 5th annual in-depth course in interpretive postmortem toxicology. This is one of the most challenging areas of forensic science, given the complex range of considerations that need to be applied in performing analysis, and reporting and interpreting results. 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.
We will also be administering the ABFT exam on Thursday afternoon. We will need to know who the candidates are by June 1. Of course, if an attendee is not currently candidates already, they cannot take the exam.
- Barry K Logan, PhD, F-ABFT
- Charles F. Siebert, Jr., MD
- Lewis Nelson, MD
- Edward Barbieri, PhD
- Graham Jones, PhD, F-ABFT
- Bruce Goldberger, PhD, F-ABFT
- Laura Labay, PhD, F-ABFT, D-ABCC(TC)
- Robert Middleberg, PhD, F-ABFT, D-ABCC
- Lee Blum, PhD, F-ABFT
- Karen Scott, PhD
- Charles Siebert, MD
- James Gill, MD
- Sherri Kacinko, PhD, F-ABFT
- Wendy Adams, PhD, F-ABFT
- Lucas W. Zarwell, MFS, D-ABFT-FT
- Lionel Raymon, PharmD, PhD
- CNS Stimulants Related Fatalities
- Diabetic and Alcoholic Ketoacidosis
- Carbon Monoxide, Cyanide and Hydrogen Sulphide
- The Poisoned Patient: Diagnosis and Prognosis
- Death Scene Investigation and Indicators of Toxic or Drug Related Death
- Specimen Selection and Postmortem Redistribution of Drugs
- Acetaminophen Toxicity
- Esoterics: Deaths Related to Novel Psychoactive Substances
- Toxicology of Opioid Related Deaths
- Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics – A Review
- Cytochrome P450 System and Drug/Drug Interactions
- Structured Approaches to Forensic Toxicology Casework
- Heavy Metals Toxicology
- Antidepressants, Anxiolytics, and Antipsychotics
- Pediatric and Geriatric Toxicology
- Biologics and Bioequivalents
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for forensic toxicologists, pathologists, and medical examiners.
Course participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. The nearest airport is Philadelphia International Airport .
For public transportation from the airport to the hotel and course venue, take the SEPTA Regional Rail Airport Line to Market East Station.
Course participants are responsible for making their lodging arrangements.
This course offers 23 hours of CME credits.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Penn State College of Medicine and The Center for Forensic Science Research & Education. Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 23 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.