Postmortem Interpretive Toxicology
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.
Who Should Attend:
Forensic toxicologists, pathologists, and medical examiners.
Travel and Lodging:
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 .
Course participants are responsible for making their lodging arrangements.
Penn's View Hotel (215-922-7600) is offering a reduced rate of $150.00 per night for this event.
Penn's View Hotel
14 N. Front Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
When booking, please provide the code #113833 or state that you are with the Center for Forensic Science Research & Education.
In order to receive this discounted rate, you must book your room by 5/26/17