Postmortem Interpretive Toxicology
Apr. 23, 2019 - Apr. 26, 2019
Science History Institute
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315 Chestnut St, Philadelphia PA
Tuition Cost: $1,200Register Now
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.
There will also be an optional FREE tour of the new NMS Labs facility on Thursday night, complete with walk through and dinner!
*** Presentation materials will be available 1 week prior to the course on a Box.com platform. We STRONGLY encourage attendees to bring laptops. If this will be an issue, please contact Chelsea Opperman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for forensic toxicologists, pathologists, and medical examiners.
Travel and Lodging
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.
The CFSRE is offering attendees a special rate of $189/night in the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, located a mere block away from the venue, The Science History Institute.
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia – 433 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
CME credit approved for 24 hours:
Day 1 – 6.25
Day 2 – 6.5
Day 3 – 6.5
Day 4 – 4.75
NMS Lab Tour
There will also be an optional FREE tour of the new NMS Labs facility on Thursday night (4/25), complete with walk through and dinner! Paperwork for tour will be in your registration folder you will pick up the morning of Tuesday at the event.