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Postmortem Interpretive Toxicology

The Center for Forensic Science Research & Education

Monday, June 26, 2017 at 8:00 AM - Friday, June 30, 2017 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

Postmortem Interpretive Toxicology

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Early Registration May 28, 2017 $1,500.00 $0.00
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About the Course: 

The Center for Forensic Science Research & Education presents its 5th annual in-depth course in interpretive postmortem toxicology. This is one of the most challenging areas of forensic science, given the complex range of considerations that need to be applied in performing analysis, and reporting and interpreting results. 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. 



Past speakers:


  • Barry K Logan, PhD, F-ABFT
  • Charles F. Siebert, Jr., MD
  • Lewis Nelson, MD
  • Edward Barbieri, PhD
  • Graham Jones, PhD, F-ABFT
  • Bruce Goldberger, PhD, F-ABFT
  • Laura Labay, PhD, F-ABFT, D-ABCC(TC)
  • Robert Middleberg, PhD, F-ABFT, D-ABCC
  • Lee Blum, PhD, F-ABFT
  • Karen Scott, PhD
  • Charles Siebert, MD
  • James Gill, MD
  • Sherri Kacinko, PhD, F-ABFT
  • Wendy Adams, PhD, F-ABFT


Topics include:

CNS Stimulants Related Fatalities

Diabetic and Alcoholic Ketoacidosis

Carbon Monoxide, Cyanide and Hydrogen Sulphide

The Poisoned Patient: Diagnosis and Prognosis

Death Scene Investigation and Indicators of Toxic or Drug Related Death

Specimen Selection and Postmortem Redistribution of Drugs

Acetaminophen Toxicity

Esoterics: Deaths Related to Novel Psychoactive Substances

Toxicology of Opioid Related Deaths

Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics – A Review

Cytochrome P450 System and Drug/Drug Interactions



Who Should Attend:

Forensic toxicologists, pathologists, and medical examiners



Postmortem Toxicology Tuition, Travel and Lodging


Tuition is $1,500 PAYMENT FOR TUITION IS DUE PRIOR TO THE COURSE. You may pay via credit card or check using the Eventbrite Registration page. Checks should be made out to “The Fredric Rieders Family Foundation.”


Course participants are responsible for making their lodging arrangements.

The Franklin Hotel at Independence Park is offering a reduced rate of $189.00 per night for this event.  Please click here to access the group discount:

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In order to receive this discounted rate, you must book your room by 5/26/17


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.

Questions? Please call (215) 366-1591 or fill out this contact form .

Have questions about Postmortem Interpretive Toxicology? Contact The Center for Forensic Science Research & Education

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Chemical Heritage Foundationge
315 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Monday, June 26, 2017 at 8:00 AM - Friday, June 30, 2017 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

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The Center for Forensic Science Research & Education

The Center for Forensic Science Research and Education, based in Willow Grove, PA provides continuing professional development for forensic scientists, law enforcement, and legal professionals. The Center offers state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation, supporting grant-funded research and academic scholarship.

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