28th Annual John R. Teggatz Forensic Science Seminar
This educational intervention is designed to provide education necessary in the field of pediatric death investigation; particularly in emerging trends in cannabinoid and opiate-related deaths. Opiate-related deaths of children increased approximately 400 percent in recent years, with 8 young children dying from opiate overdoses in less than 3 years in Milwaukee County. The majority of medico-legal death investigators and forensic pathologists work in jurisdictions defined by geographic boundaries as set by state statutes. Barriers to death investigations include lack of discussion and knowledge of emerging trends in surrounding geographic areas due to “silos” of information at each institution. This activity will enable practitioners to gather and disseminate information and learn from each other, including best practices, and foster relationships to continue further discussion and knowledge-sharing.
Allied Health Care Professionals
- Promote current best practices in medicolegal death investigations
- Identify the methods and processes used for investigating pediatric deaths, including drug-related fatalities
- Enhance awareness of the use of state and federal resources as they relate to comprehensive death investigations
Brian Peterson, MD - Activity Director
Brian Linert, MD - Planning Committee
Wieslawa Tlomak, MD - Planning Committee
Karen Domagalski, BA - Planning Committee
Marissa Ordinans, MS, D-ABMDI - Planning Committee
All persons in control of content have no relevant relationships to disclose.
ACCME Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The Medical College of Wisconsin and The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 14.5 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
- 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 14.50 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.