41st Annual New England Seminar in Forensic Sciences

August 3–7, 2014
Location: Colby College, Waterville, Maine
Costs: MDs: $549. Hospital interns, residents, PA, RN, law enforcement officials and retired physicians: $375.
Who Should Attend: Full- and part-time medical examiners and coroners, family practice physicians, police officers, attorneys, and other death investigators.
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This course provides practical, up-to-date instruction primarily for full- and part-time medical examiners and coroners. Police officers, attorneys, forensic nurses, and other members of the death investigation team will benefit from acquiring in-depth understanding of current standard medical examiner/ coroner daily practices. The seminars are formulated with the intention of providing current and exhaustive coverage in forensic sciences on an annual recurring basis. Thus, the complexity of the topics presented will range from basic to advanced.

As a result of attending this conference, participants will understand:
  • injury patterns in blunt force trauma
  • the current concepts of SUDI (Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy)
  • the role of the medical examiner in gang related homicides
  • the mechanism of forensic recovery of bodies from water (fresh and salt)
  • the pathology found in bodies recovered from water (fresh and salt)
  • the varying presentations and interpretation of sharp force injury
  • the possibilities of identification of antemortem injuries and disease in the skeleton
  • the theories explaining the state and consequences of Excited Delirium
  • the role of a forensic radiologist as an aide to investigation
Participation by interactive voting and discussion regarding difficult manner of death determinations is always a lively and productive presentation. This course is well known for the informal give and take of these sessions, the perfect mixture of scholarship and congeniality for the close of each academic day at Colby. This entire educational program is relaxed and informal. Please come and join us in Maine this summer for what we feel will be a great experience.
Contact Information
Special Programs
4730 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8847
phone: 207-859-4730
fax: 207-859-4734
e-mail: summer@colby.edu
Room and Board

All meals and lodging are available at the College for an additional $315, a fee that also covers campus recreational facilities and the lobster bake. Charges for family members, covering all of the above except seminar tuition, are as follows: 

spouse $252

other adult $315

children ages 10-16 $189

children ages 3-9 $149


If you are living off campus, tickets to the lobster bake can be purchased at our Information Desk in Cotter Union and the prices are:

Lobster, $36 per person
Steak or Vegetarian, $28 per person

CO-DIRECTORS:

Edward David, M.D., J.D.
Deputy Chief Medical Examiner
State of Maine, Bangor

Gregory J. Davis, M.D.
Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
State Medical Examiner
Commonwealth of Kentucky, Lexington

Fred B. Jordan, M.D.
Deputy Chief Medical Examiner
State of Maine, West Poland

MODERATOR:

Richard T. Callery, M.D.
Chief Medical Examiner
State of Delaware, Wilmington

FACULTY:

Thomas A. Andrew, M.D.
Chief Medical Examiner
State of New Hampshire, Concord

Peter M. Cummings, M.D.
Medical Examiner
Director of Forensic Neuropathology,
Office of Chief Medical Examiner
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston

Joseph T. Davis, M.D.
Indiana University School of Medicine,
Department of Radiology (Fellow, Pediatric Diagnostic Radiology);
State of Indiana, Indianapolis

Jennie Duval, M.D.
Deputy Chief Medical Examiner
State of New Hampshire, Concord

Mark Flomenbaum, M.S.
Deputy Chief Medical Examiner
State of Maine, Augusta

Thomas Gilson, M.D.
Chief Medical Examiner
Cuyahoga County
State of Ohio, Cleveland

Margaret S. Greenwald, M.D.
Chief Medical Examiner
State of Maine, Augusta

Clifford C. Nelson, M.D.
Deputy State Medical Examiner
State of Oregon, Portland

Marcella H. Sorg, Ph.D., DABFA
Consultant in Forensic Anthropology
Research Associate Professor of Anthropology
Public Policy and Climate Change
University of Maine, Orono

The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association's Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) to physicians. The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this activity for a maximum of 25.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Certificates of attendance are awarded at the end of the course.

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations authorized to grant credit.

Nurses may claim credit for activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ in most states, for up to 50% of the nursing requirement for recertification. Please check with your state accrediting body for further clarification.

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the partnership of Maine Medical Education Trust and Colby College. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association's Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) to physicians.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3

11am - 1 pm
Registration
Diamond Building
Colby Campus

1:00 pm Welcome
Mr. Moore and Co-Directors

1:15 – 2:15 pm
Excited Delirium and Tasers
Jennie Duval, M.D.

2:15 – 3:00 pm
Firearms Injury
Gregory J. Davis, M.D.

3:15 pm
Break

3:30 – 4:30 pm
Forensic Radiology
Joseph T. Davis, M.D.

4:30 pm
Q & A

5:00 pm
Dinner

7:00 pm
Review of Current Thought on SUDI (Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy)
Jennie Duval, M.D.

8:00 pm
Forensic Radiology
Joseph T. Davis, M.D.

MONDAY, AUGUST 4

8:30 – 9:30 am
Exercises
Thomas A. Andrew, M.D. and Richard T. Callery, M.D.

9:45 am
Break

10:00 – 11:00 am
Identification
Thomas Gilson, M.D.

11:00 – 12:00 pm
Gangs and the ME
Peter M. Cummings, M.D.

12:00 pm
Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Myocardial Infarction
Thomas A. Andrew, M.D.

2:00 – 2:30 pm
An Interesting Maine Case
Edward David, M.D., J.D., Margaret S. Greenwald, M.D., Detective Leighton, Marcie Sorg, Ph.D., DABFA

2:30 pm
Break

3:00 – 4:30 pm
Thomas A. Andrew, M.D. and Richard T. Callery, M.D.

4:30 pm
Q & A

5:00 pm
Down East Lobster Bake

7:00 pm
Informal Presentations

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5

8:30 – 9:30 am
The Recoveries of Bodies from Water
Detective Michael Chavez

9:45 – 10:45 am
The Pathology Encountered In Bodies Recovered from Water
Margaret S. Greenwald, M.D.

10:45am
Break

11:00 – 12:00 pm
What Would You Do With This Case?
Clifford C. Nelson, M.D.

12:00 - 1:00 pm
What Would You Do With This Case? Continued
Clifford C. Nelson, M.D.

1:00 pm
Lunch

2:00 pm
Evidence Response Team Exercise
Dr. David, Maine State Police, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6

8:30 – 9:30 am
Gunshot Wounds, Sharp Force Blunt Force Trauma and Patterns: Part I
Mark Flomenbaum, M.D.

9:30 – 10:45 am
Gunshot Wounds, Sharp Force Blunt Force Trauma and Patterns: Part II
Mark Flomenbaum, M.D.

10:45 am
Break

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Common Non Homicide Pediatric Causes of Death in the ME Office
Clifford C. Nelson, M.D.

12:00 pm
Lunch

FREE AFTERNOON: Please enjoy Maine!

5:00 pm
Dinner

7:00 pm
Informal Presentations

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7

8:30 – 9:30 am
Dementia Workup
Peter M. Cummings, M.D.

9:30 – 10:30 am
Identifying Antemortem Injury and Disease from the Skeleton
Marcie Sorg, Ph.D., DABFA

10:30am
Break

10:45 am - 11:45 am
Suicide
Thomas Gilson, M.D.

11:45 am
Final Comments, Questions and Wrap Up

Noon
Lunch

41st Annual New England Seminar in Forensic Sciences

Sunday, August 3rd

Jennie Duval- Excited Delirium and Tasers 

Gregory Davis - Firearms Injury 

Joseph Davis- Forensic Radiology 

Jennie Davis - Review of the Current Thought on SUDI

Joseph Davis- Forensic Radiology 

Monday, August 4th

Thomas Gilson - Identification 

Peter Cumming- Gangs and the ME

Thomas Andrew- Myocardial Infarction 

Edward David, Margaret Greenwald, Detective Leighton, Marcie Sorg- An Interesting Maine Case

Tuesday, August 5th

Micheal Chavez - The Recoveries of Bodies from Water 

Margaret Greenwald - The Pathology Encountered in Bodies Recovered from Water 

Clifford Nelson- What Would You Do with This Case? 

Mark Flomenbaum- Gunshot Wounds, Sharp Force Blunt Force Trauma and Patterns: Part 1

Mark Flomenbaum -Gunshot Wounds, Sharp Force Blunt Force Trauma and Patterns: Part 2

Mark Flomenbaum- Wounds interpretation handout

Clifford Nelson: Common Non Homicide Pediatric Causes of Death in ME Office

Thursday, August 7th

Marcie Sorg -Identifying Antemortem Injury and Disease from the Skeleton 

Thomas Gilson -Suicide

Note: Handouts will be immediately uploaded to the website once made available by your instructor.