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2017 - Advanced Medicolegal Forensic Series


TARGET AUDIENCE:
This program provides advanced training for Medicolegal Death Investigators, Coroners, Medical Examiners, Detectives, Crime Scene Investigators, Emergency Medical Service providers, and Firefighters.

ELIGIBILITY:
Law enforcement, physicians, nurses, emergency medical personnel, attorneys, forensic scientists and others working in a medical related field. If you have any questions about whether you qualify, please contact Christopher Harris (cbharris@cuyahogacounty.us) before registering.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This unique 5-day course covers specialized topics in medicolegal death investigation including death scene management, fire fatalities, electrocution deaths, forensic identification through odontology and DNA, heroin and opiate fatalities, motor vehicle accident reconstruction, investigation of use of deadly force/in-custody deaths, forensic photography, recognition, preservation, collection and documentation of trace evidence and effective court testimony.

Click here to download our brochure.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

After attending this course, participants will...

  1. Understand basic concepts used to approach, preserve and document a death scene
  2. Recognize pertinent information required in fire and electrocution fatalities
  3. List two to three different methods of scientific identification of incomplete human remains
  4. Describe trends in regional statistics on opiate deaths
  5. Understand the DAWN project and emergency room presentation of overdose deaths
  6. Describe the role of the Prosecutor’s Office and the Ohio High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas investigators in opiate overdose cases
  7. List the investigative information that is important to the determination of cause and manner of death in cases of use of deadly force or in-custody deaths
  8. Describe resources available to the family members effected by overdose deaths
  9. Understand the toxicology laboratory perspective on testing and trends in the opiate crisis
  10. Formulate a proper methodology for photographing a decedent and a death scene and identify probable causes of substandard images.
  11. List essential components of effective court testimony from the Medicolegal Death Scene Investigators
  12. Understand the process and utility of motor vehicle accident reconstructions as they apply to determining cause and manner of death.
  13. Recognize elements of trace evidence description, documentation and collection critical to determination of cause and manner of death

REGISTRATION: 
Click here for online registration. (June 12-16, 2017) 

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION 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 Case Western University School of Medicine and the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of (TBA) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The ABMDI accepts continuing education that is approved by the AMA, ANA, ABA, POST, and post-secondary institutions recognized by national educational accrediting agencies.

FEE:
The fee for this five day course is $450. The fee for participants who have already completed the basic three day program is $400. Fee includes refreshments, lunches, course materials, and Continuing Education Credits. If you have already completed the basic three-day program, please contact Christopher Harris (cbharris@cuyahogacounty.us) prior to purchasing your Advanced Medicolegal Forensic Series Ticket. 

PAYING BY PURCHASE ORDER:
If you need to pay by purchase order, please contact Christopher Harris (cbharris@cuyahogacounty.us) for details. Purchase order registrants have to be manually registered for the course by CCMEO.

REFUND POLICY:
All requests for refunds must be made in writing and received three weeks before the course (by Monday, May 20, 2017). The registration fee minus a $50 processing fee will be refunded after the course.

LOCATION:
The program is held at the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office
11001 Cedar Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
*FREE parking on-site

LODGING:
No group rate is available; however, two nearby hotels provide shuttle service. Ask for the Government Employee Rate.

  1. Courtyard ® by Marriott ® Cleveland University Circle (216.791.5678) 
    http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/clece-courtyard-cleveland-university-circle/
  2. The Tudor Arms Hotel Cleveland – a DoubleTree by Hilton (216.455.1260) 
    http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/ohio/the-tudor-arms-hotel-cleveland-a-doubletree-by-hilton-CLEUCDT/index.html

PROGRAM SCHEDULE*:

Sunday, June 11, 2017 ***OPTIONAL*** MEET & GREET*** 
18:00 - 20:00  Meet & Greet DoubleTree Tudor Arms
     
Monday, June 12, 2017 
07:30 - 08:00  Registration/Sign In  
08:00 - 08:30 Introduction TBD
08:30 - 10:30 Crime Scene Management Agent Chris Garnett, Erin Dulaney, Mike Wisniewski
10:30 - 12:00 Fatal Fire - Case Review Ken Papesh, Dave Sirl, Jeff Koehn
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch  
13:00 - 14:00 Fatal Fire - Case Review (cont.) Ken Papesh, Dave Sir, Jeff Koehn
14:00 - 16:00 Electrocutions Ralph Dolence
     
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 
07:30 - 08:00  Sign In  
08:00 - 10:00 Odontology Dr. Kent Casserta
10:00 - 12:00 DNA Kristina Lekova, Anjanette Fischer
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch  
13:00 - 15:00 Human Bones Dr. Linda Spurlock
15:00 - 16:00 Case Review/Questions  
     
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 
07:30 - 08:00 Sign In
08:00 - 09:00 Heroin Crisis Aaron Marks
09:00 - 10:00 Project D.A.W.N. Emily Metz
10:00 - 11:00 Heroin Deaths in the ER Dr. Joan Papp
11:00 - 12:00  Drug Identification and the Prosecutor's Role Scott Moran, Pat Lavelle
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch  
13:00 - 14:00 Robby's Voice TBD
14:00 - 15:00 Toxicology Dr. Harold Schuler
15:00 - 16:00 Case Review/Questions  
     
Thursday June 15, 2017 
07:00 - 08:00 Sign In  
08:00 - 10:00  Advanced Photography Kate Snyder, Jason Bielinski
10:00 - 12:00 Testimony Paul Soucie, Jen Wilson
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch  
13:00 - 15:00 MVA Reconstruction Detective Molten
15:00 - 16:00 Use of Deadly Force & In-Custody Deaths Detective John Morgan
     
Friday, June 16, 2017 
07:30 - 08:00  Sign In  
08:00 - 11:00 Trace Evidence Curt Jones
11:00 - 12:00 Wrap Up  

* course schedule subject to change

Have questions about Advanced Medicolegal Forensic Series 2017 (June 12-16)? Contact CCMEO.