5th Annual Forensic Science Symposium Mayo Clinic 2019

Rochester, MN US
April 26, 2019

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

This year’s forensic science course at Mayo Clinic covers multidisciplinary approaches to a regional murder case as well as work-related deaths.  Blood spatter analysis, wound interpretation and psychological first aid will be reviewed in addition to forensic pathology and anthropology basics.  The forensic science course program includes case examples and hands-on sessions from some of Mayo Clinics and the surrounding area experts.

Target Audience

This course is designed for M.D. (Medical Examiner, Coroner), Ph.D., PA(ASCP), Death Investigator, County Attorney, Funeral Director, Crime Technicians, Law Enforcement Officers interested in forensic science.

Learning Objectives

The Learning Objectives for the 5th Annual Forensic Science Symposium, Mayo Clinic 2019

-Recognize the signs and symptoms of psychological illness as a responder in the capacity of medicolegal death investigations.
-Apply the tools and techniques of psychological first aid.  
-Identify and recognize the basics of forensic pathology and its application to medicolegal death investigations.
-Define the functions and responsibilities of OSHA in work-related deaths.
-Distinguish between human and non-human remains.
-Perform basic analysis of blood spatter patterns in relation to death scene investigations.
-Apply the lessons learned in presented case examples to current and future medicolegal death investigations.  
-Differentiate between a variety of wound types and their origins. 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 ABMDI
  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.50 Attendance
  • 6.50 Mortuary Science
  • 8.00 POST
Event starts: 
04/26/2019 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
04/26/2019 - 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 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABMDI:  6.50

The Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner's Office is a continuing education sponsor as approved by the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training.  This live activity,  POST Course Number 10402-0005 has been approved by the POST Board for continuing education credit.  Peace Officers who successfully complete this course will receive 8.00 hours of continuing education.

Mortuary Science 
This live activity, has been approved by the Mortuary Section of the Minnesota Department of Health for continuing education credit for up to 6.5, General, 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

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

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