4th Annual Forensic Science Symposium, Mayo Clinic 2018

Rochester, MN US
March 9, 2018

Course Director: R. Ross Reichard, M.D., Peter T. Lin, M.D.

This year’s course covers advances in forensic science and medicolegal investigation from the basics to more developed segments including, heavy metal poisoning, motor vehicle crash reconstructions, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy with additional exposure to high consequence infectious disease readiness and biologically engineered blood vessels.

Target Audience

This course is designed for:  M.D. (Medical Examiner's/Coroner); Ph.D. (Toxicologists); Death Investigators; Law Enforcement; County Attorneys; Crime Technicians.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the difference between human and animal bones
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of Silo Filler's Lung disease
  • Apply information regarding prosecution/investigation of heroin deaths to their practice
  • Identify how and why biologically engineered blood vessels are created
  • Apply lessons learned form the West Mesa Murders to their practice
  • Recognize basic pathology in a few major organs
  • Describe the 3-D printing process and recognize the benefits to forensic pathology
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of chronic traumatic encephalopathy
  • Identify the various methods of scientific identification
  • Recognize when a forensic anthropological consult could be valuable on suspicious deaths
  • Recognize the amount of work involved in the Ebola response

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.00 ABMDI
  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 7.00 Attendance
  • 7.00 Mortuary Science
  • 8.00 POST
Event starts: 
03/09/2018 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
03/09/2018 - 5:30pm

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Assisi Heights
1001 14th Street NW
Rochester, MN 55901
United States

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement:

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA Credit Breakdown:
General Session Total: 7.00

ABMDI:  7.00

The Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner's Office is a continuing education sponsor as approved by the Board ofPeace Officer Standards and Training.  This live activity,  POST Course Number 10402-0004 has been approved by the POST Board for continuing education credit.  Peace Officers who successfully complete this course will receive 7.00 hours of continuing education.

Mortuary Science 
This live activity, has been approved by the Mortuary Secton of the Minnesota Department of Heatlh for continuing education credit for up to 7.0 hours of continuing education.

Other Health Care Professionals

A certificate of attendance will be provided to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here

Available Credit

  • 7.00 ABMDI
  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 7.00 Attendance
  • 7.00 Mortuary Science
  • 8.00 POST

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