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Controversies and Challenges in Forensics

Holland America Line's Classic  Rotterdam
Holland America's Rotterdam

7-Day Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Tampa, Florida
January 7 - 14, 2018

11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
11 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Forensic Pathologist, Attorney, Medical Legal Consultant

Cyril H. Wecht is one of the country's leading forensic pathologists. He has been a consultant in numerous high-profile cases, but is perhaps best known for his criticism of the Warren Commission's findings concerning the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Primary Care Physicians, Dermatologists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Contoversies in Forensics
  1. Medical Cause and Manner of Death - Breadth and depth of investigations requires a "team attack"
  2. Consulting Forensic Pathologist and Manner of Death - Opinion? Pending? Convincing? Conclusive? Medical Certainty? Incontrovertible?
  3. The Autopsy and The Naked Corpse - Should the pathologist deal with a naked corpse and nothing more or should he wait a couple days until we have a story with all the circumstances?
  4. DNA - Caveats and Cautions
  5. Toxicology Conundrums
    • Time lag to the toxicology reporting
    • Massive costs of "back up"- non definitive autopsies
    • Cause and Manner of Death
    • Firm foundation : Stand alone Toxicology Report
  6. Virtual Autopsies: Pitfalls and Pratfalls or Fancy CT's? - "Screening" tool only?
  7. Responsibilities and Implications
    • Criminal Case Scenarios
    • Preservation of Autopsy Findings
    • Interface and Accommodations: Organ Recovery and Donation
    • "Team" Consensus (police, district attorney, pathologist, coroner, medical examiner)
  8. Certification of "Fact of Death Considerations"
    • Protocol Variations
    • Ethics Committees
    • Integrity of Findings/Opinions/Conclusions
  9. Today: Justice for One
  10. Tomorrow: Justice for Others
  11. Future: Justice for all
  12. 2 or 3 Additional Topics for Consideration
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
The American College of Legal Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Cruise Itinerary
Sun Jan 07 Tampa, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Mon Jan 08 Key West, Florida
11:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Jan 09 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Jan 10 Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan, Honduras
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Jan 11 Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Jan 12 Costa Maya, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Jan 13 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jan 14 Tampa, Florida
7:00 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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