Advances in Forensic Medicine and Pathology 2019 Conference

By Lynn McCain | June 18 2019

Prof. Ian BurneyThe University of Michigan hosted nearly 100 forensic pathologists, medical examiners, death investigators, coroners, and others at Weber’s Inn in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for its 10th Annual Advances in Forensic Medicine and Pathology, May 9-10, 2019, for two full days of continuing education.  Speakers and attendees from across the globe gathered to learn and contribute to this exceptional conference. 

Topics included serial and mass murders, illicit drug deaths, child homicides, and deaths from accidents, epilepsy, asphyxia, gunshots, head injuries, sudden death, and environmental disasters.  In addition, a variety of cases were presented and a special interactive “You be the Judge” session on rules governing admittance of newer scientific techniques in court engaged the audience.  Dr. Milad Webb won the Best Poster Award for his poster entitled “Kratom: An Herbal Overdose” at the poster session and reception on Thursday afternoon.  The evening was capped by dinner and the Dolores M. and John E. Finger, MD Forensic Lecture, presented by award winner, Dr. Ian Burney, director for the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine; Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at the University of Manchester, England, whose presentation on “Spatters and Lies:  Contrasting Forensic Cultures in the Trials of Sam Sheppard, 1954-66” was well received.

For a more detailed summary of the presentations, please visit the Advances in Forensic Medicine and Pathology 2019 Summary.

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