43rd Annual New England Seminar in Forensic Sciences

July 31–August 4, 2016
Location: Colby College, Waterville, Maine
Costs: MDs: $576. Hospital interns, residents, PA, RN, law enforcement officials and retired physicians: $394.
Who Should Attend: Full- and part-time medical examiners and coroners, family practice physicians, police officers, attorneys, and other death investigators.

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:

  • current concepts in Maternal and Infant Death investigations
  • the difficulties associated with investigating Elder Abuse
  • anthropologic models and time since death in decomposed and skeletonized remains
  • how the ME's office can learn to work with the Media
  • identification of classic transportation injuries and cause of death
  • review of deaths from gunshot wounds
  • investigate and review the pathology of sudden, unexpected but natural deaths in neuropathology
  • pathology and documentation of cardiac deaths beyond the usual MI
  • household explosives cause and effect
  • current forensic controversies
  • how a prosecutor, defense attorney and judge evaluate an expert witness
  • the best techniques to evaluate indoor scenes for trace evidence
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 $331, 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 $265

other adult $331

children ages 10-16 $198

children ages 3-9 $156


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

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


MODERATOR:

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


FACULTY:


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

Clare Bryce, M.D.
Deputy Chief Medical Examiner
State of Maine, Augusta

Detective Michael Chavez
Maine State Police, Major Crimes Unit, South

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

Kim Fallon

Chief Forensic Investigator
State of New Hampshire, Concord


Mark Flomenbaum, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief Medical Examiner
State of Maine, Augusta

Jan Garavaglia, M.D.
Retired Chief Medical Examiner
Orange and Osceola Counties in FL, "Dr. G"
State of Washington

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

Special Agent Michael Murray
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston

 

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 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.

This course is an ABP-approved SAMs Provider. Documentation will be provided to each attendee stating that this activity awards CME credits that are SAMs eligible.

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, July 31, 2016

11:00 AM
Registration

1:00 PM
Welcome

1:15-2:00 PM
Live Birth vs Stillbirth, Forensic evaluation
Gregory J. Davis, M.D.

2:00-3:00 PM
Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Investigation
Kim Fallon, Chief Forensic Investigator, NH

3:00-3:15 PM Break

3:30-4:30 PM
An Interesting Maine Case
Marcella Sorg, PhD; Detective Tom Pickering, Maine State Police, Major Crimes North; Mark
Flomenbaum, M.D; Maine State Police Canine Unit.

4:30 PM Q & A

5:00—6:00 PM
Opening Reception, Diamond

6:00-7:00 PM Dinner

7:00 PM
Maternal Deaths
Thomas A. Andrew, M.D.

8:00 PM
Domestic Violence
Margaret Greenwald, M.D.


Monday, August 1, 2016

8:30-9:30 AM
Exercises I
Richard Callery, M.D. and Jennie V. Duval, M.D.

9:30-10:30 AM
Transportation Injuries and Deaths
Clare Bryce, M.D.

10:30-11:00AM Break

11:00AM-12:00 Noon
Aquatic Homicides
Detective Michael Chavez, Maine State Police, Major Crimes Unit, South

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:00 PM
Household Explosives or What do I have under my sink?
Special Agent Michael Murray, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

2:00-3:00 PM
Gunshot Wounds as Cause of Death
Gregory J. Davis, M.D.

3:00-3:30 PM Break

3:30-5:00 PM
Exercises II: Answers and Discussion
Richard Callery, M.D and Jennie V. Duval, M.D.

5:00-5:15 PM Q & A

5:15 PM Lobster Bake

7:00 PM Informal Presentations


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

8:30-9:30 AM
Natural Deaths in Neuropathology
Clare Bryce, M.D.

9:30-10:30 AM
The Media in the Medical Examiner’s Office
Jan C. Garavaglia, M.D.

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00AM-12:00 Noon
Why We Do What We Do, History and Case Review
Jan C. Garavaglia, M.D.

12:00-1:00 PM
Elder Abuse
Thomas A. Andrew, M.D.

1:00 Lunch

2:00-5:00 PM
Evidence Response Team Exercise: Indoor Trace Evidence including chemical, lights and photography Edward David, M.D and Maine State Police ERT

5:00 PM
Dinner

7:00 PM
Informal Presentations


Wednesday August 3, 2016

8:30-9:30 AM
Forensic Controversies, Part II
Jennie V. Duval, M.D.

9:30-10:30 AM
Cardiovascular Surprises
Mark Flomenbaum, M.D.

10:30-11:00 AM
Break

11:00 AM-1:00 PM
What Would You Do? Interactive Presentation
Clifford C. Nelson, M.D.

1:00 PM Lunch

FREE AFTERNOON AND EVENING - ENJOY!!


Thursday, August 4, 2016

8:30-10:00 AM
Panel on Expert Testimony:
Deputy Attorney General-Chief Criminal Division, Lisa Marchese; Defense Attorney, Jeffrey
Silverstein; Justice William Stokes

10:00-10:30 AM
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Families and How the Medical Examiners can help
Fred Jordan

10:30 – 11:00 AM
Break

11:00-12:00 Noon
Time Since Death from the Anthropologic Perspective
Marcella Sorg, PhD

 

43rd Annual New England Seminar in Forensic Sciences