Dates: July 28-August 1, 2019

Tuition Costs: $675/Medical Doctors, $455/All Others or $150/day

Housing Costs: $340/Full Program On Campus, $400/Full Program Downtown Commons

Who Should Attend: Medical Examiners, Coroners, Physicians, Police Officers, and Attorneys

 

Accredited for 25.25 credits for CME and ABMDI and 10 SAMS credits in Forensic Pathology!

 

Course Information

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:
• How to approach disaster scenes and examinations where there are multiple fatalities
• The current methods of forensic identification
• How death investigation contributes to the public health of the community
• How to approach consults when there are known forensic controversies
• How to evaluate pediatric fractures and unusual child deaths
• The current trends in fingerprint analysis at the scene
• How to interpret injuries in deaths where the motor vehicle injury was caused by wildlife
• An approach to deaths occurring in a mountainous setting
• An approach to the investigation of scuba related fatalities

Participation by 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.

 

Housing Information

Accommodations for registrants are available in the campus residence halls in private rooms, or in the new air-conditioned apartment complex in downtown Waterville.

For attendees staying on campus, the lodging fee includes three daily meals, use of campus amenities, and a Down East lobster bake at the end of the program.

(If you plan to live off campus, you can attend the lobster bake for a fee by registering separately.)

 

Housing Rates

$340 or $85 per day on campus

$400 or $90 per day in the new apartments

Guest are encouraged to bring their family members for an additional fee which pays for 3 daily meals in the dining hall

$200 for adults 18+ (Includes lobster Bake)

$120 for children 17- (Does Not Include Lobster Bake)

Children 17 and under attending the lobster bake will be served fixings including Hot dogs, muscles & steamers, corn on the cob, coleslaw and dinner rolls.

Additional lobster bake meals can be purchased as part of your registration.

 

Wireless Internet is available throughout campus and in downtown Waterville.

Maid service, pillows, linen, blankets, and towels are provided.

Participants will be billed a fee of $50 for lost room keys.

 

Sunday, July 28, 2019

11 a.m.
Registration

1 p.m.
Welcome

1:15-2 p.m.
I-35W Bridge collapse in Minneapolis
Andrew M. Baker, MD FCAP

2-3 p.m.
Identification in Forensic Medicine
Thomas P. Gilson, M.D.

3-3:30 p.m.
Break

3:30-4:30 p.m.
An Interesting Maine Case
Marcella Sorg, Ph.D.

4:30 p.m.
Q&A

5-6 p.m.
Opening Reception, Diamond Building

6-7 p.m.
Dinner

7 p.m.
Forensic Pathologist as Public Health Officer
Thomas P. Gilson, M.D.

8 p.m.
Vehicle vs. Wildlife: Life In Rural New England
Kim Fallon, Chief Forensic Investigator, NH

 

Monday, July 29, 2019

8:30-9:30 a.m.
Case Studies in Forensic Pathology
Richard Callery, M.D. and Thomas P. Gilson, M.D.

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Interesting Controversies in Consult Cases
Gregory J. Davis, M.D.

10:30-11 a.m.
Break

11 a.m.-Noon
A Review of Historic Scandals Involving U.S. Medical Examiners from the Latter 20th century and the early 21st century. Lessons to be learned.
Richard Callery, M.D.

Noon-1 p.m.
Lunch

1-2:30 p.m.
Evaluation of Pediatric Fractures at Autopsy
Andrew M. Baker, MD, FCAP

2:30-3 p.m.
Break

3-5 p.m.
Case Studies in Forensic Pathology: Answers and Discussion
Richard Callery, M.D and Thomas P. Gilson, M.D.

5-5:15 p.m.
Q&A

5:15 p.m.
Lobster Bake

7 p.m.
Informal Presentations

 

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

8:30-9:30 a.m.
Concealed Homicides
Jennie V. Duval, M.D.

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Unusual Child Deaths
Andrew M. Baker, M.D., FCAP

10:30-11 a.m.
Break

11 a.m.-Noon
Trauma vs. Taphonomy
Marcella Sorg, Ph.D.

Noon-1 p.m.
Examination of Hyoid for Injury and COD
Margaret S. Greenwald, M.D.

1 p.m.
Lunch

2-5 p.m.
Evidence Response Team Exercise: Fingerprints, Crime Van, and Evaluation of Scene
Edward David, M.D, Maine State Police ERT, and Crime Laboratory

5 p.m.
Dinner

7 p.m.
Informal Presentations

 

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

8:30-9:30 a.m.
The Pathology of the AA Flt 77 Crash into Pentagon
Andrew M. Baker, M.D., FCAP

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Death in the White Mountains
Jennie V. Duval, M.D.

10:30-11 a.m.
Break

11 a.m.-1 p.m.
What do I do with this Case Now? It Seemed Clear at Autopsy…
Clifford C. Nelson, M.D.

1 p.m.
Lunch

Free afternoon – ENJOY!

7 p.m.
Informal Presentations

 

Thursday, August 2, 2018

8:30-10 a.m.
Complications of Therapy
Mark Flomenbaum, M.D., Ph.D.

10-10:30 a.m.
DX: Grieving. We Can Help
Fred Jordan, M.D.

10:30-11 a.m.
Break

11 a.m.-Noon
The Investigation of Scuba Fatalities
Detective Michael Chavez, Maine State Police, Major Crimes Unit South

 

Faculty List

 

CO-DIRECTORS:

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

Edward David, M.D., J.D. (Emeritus Director)
Deputy Chief Medical Examiner
State of Maine, Bangor

 

MODERATOR:

Richard T. Callery, M.D.
Retired,  Chief Medical Examiner and Director of Forensic Science Laboratory
State of Delaware, Wilmington

 

FACULTY:

Andrew M. Baker, MD, FCAP
Chief Medical Examiner – Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

Jennie V. Duval, M.D.
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

Thomas P. Gilson, M.D.
Medical Examiner of Cuyahoga County and Regional Crime Laboratory Director
Cleveland, Ohio

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

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

Marcella H. Sorg, Ph.D., DABFA
Consultant in Forensic Anthropology
Research Professor, Department of Anthropology
University of Maine Orono, Maine

 

 

 

 

Questions about the Course

207-859-4730

summer@colby.edu

 

 

 

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