Mar
24
to Mar 31

Current Topics in Emergency and Forensic Medicine - Cruise Conference- Miami, Florida

Topics:

  1. Death Certification: What Killed my Patient?

    • Upon completion of this lecture attendees should be able to read a medical history for a patient and correctly determine the most likely cause of death in order to properly inform public health entities (vital records and medical examiners/coroners).

  2. Natural Death: What Forensic Science can teach us

    • Upon completion of this lecture attendees should be able to summarize the signs and symptoms of common natural diseases that precede sudden death, and how to address potentially fatal complications to prevent a lethal outcome.

  3. Medical & Forensic Toxicology: How overmedication can injure or kill

    • Upon completion of this lecture attendees should be able to assess patients on multiple analgesic medications to recognize the risk factors that predispose them to accidental overdoses.

  4. Suicide: the silent killer. How to recognize the signs, intervene, and counsel families.

    • Upon completion of this lecture attendees should be able to identify the not-so- obvious signs of suicide, communicate effectively with medical examiners and coroners about their patients, and with families about their grief following a suicide.

  5. Pediatric Injury & Death: Recognizing abuse and keeping kids safe

    • Upon completion of this lecture attendees should be able to describe the household risks to children that can be addressed to prevent accidental deaths; and also be able to recognize injuries in children that are signs of neglect or abuse.

  6. Medical Malpractice: How to avoid being sued and testify effectively if you are

    • Upon completion of this lecture attendees should be able to describe the common complications of therapy that can lead to untimely death and how to talk to families when their error results in a death. They will also learn to testify effectively when deposed.

  7. Trauma: Recognizing potentially lethal traumatic injuries in private practice

    • Upon completion of this lecture attendees should be able to assess patients with apparently minor traumatic injuries and determine whether those injuries could be lethal.

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.

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Mar
24
to Mar 25

Essentials in Sexual Offences Forensic Examination and Clinical Management (Adults & Adolescents) -Best Practice for Scotland

Essentials in Sexual Offences Forensic Examination and Clinical Management (Adults & Adolescents) -Best Practice for Scotland

Course aims and objectives: This course introduces the medical, psychological, social and legal aspects of rape and sexual assault. The course focuses on a trauma informed approach to appropriate management, forensic examination, evidence collection, documentation and preparation for presentation in a Scottish Court.

Contact Theresa Budge forensics@nes.scot.nhs.uk for further information

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Mar
25
to Mar 28

Conducting Unexplained Child Death Investigations - Minneapolis, MN

Learn how to utilize the evidence to support the proper conclusion in cases involving the death of a child. Discuss possible causes of death and gain best practices and tips including various investigative steps for first responders to evidence collection, witness and suspect interviews, and medical examination, and legal issues for prosecution.

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Apr
1
to Apr 5

Death Investigation Academy - Orlando, FL

About Death Investigation Academy

Explore strategies for conducting death investigations that occur from several origins. Learn how to evaluate the crime scene, conduct effective interviews and interrogations, develop case leads, utilize investigative resources (crime laboratories, medical examiners), and comprehend medical autopsies. 

 

The academy is a comprehensive five day training course designed to provide investigators with comprehensive death investigation methodology training.

Topics include:

  • Managing the death scene

  • Death scene evidence processing

  • Crime lab utilization

  • Crime scene analysis

  • Child death investigations

  • Major case management

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Apr
1
to Apr 2

CHild Homicide Investigations - Sacramento, CA

Join us for an intensive training focused on understanding and building relationships between the forensic pathologist, homicide investigator, and prosecutor in successfully investigating and prosecuting child homicide cases. Learn autopsy protocols, forensic essentials, and the criticality of determining the cause and manner of death. Understand the unique aspects of investigating a child homicide including interviewing and interrogation, suspect pool development and the role and importance of the prosecutor in gaining appropriate convictions.

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Apr
1
to Apr 5

Conducting Child Abuse Investigations - Memphis, TN

Gather up-to-date information for the investigation and prosecution of all types of child abuse cases utilizing a multidisciplinary team(MDT) approach. Learn about medical evidence, interviewing child victims/witnesses and adult suspects/witnesses, along with legal issues involved in the investigation and prosecution of child physical and sexual abuse cases.

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Apr
3
to Apr 4

Investigation and Prosecution of Cold Case Homicides - Sacramento, CA

Improve investigative techniques and efforts on long-term missing and cold case investigations. Learn from case studies, interactive case discussions, and specific techniques to improve the skill and capacities of law enforcement personnel assigned to long-term missing cases. Learn investigative and prosecutorial strategies for the investigator.


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Apr
8
to Apr 11

Conference on Crimes Against Women - Dallas, TX

About the Conference

 

The goal of the Conference on Crimes Against Women is to provide practical instruction, using current information, the newest ideas and most successful intervention strategies, to those professionals responsible for combating the many and varied forms of crimes against women. 

The conference is conducted for the sole purpose of providing training to only those people employed by governmental or non-profit agencies in the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, social work, victim's advocacy, therapy, probation/parole, campus safety and medicine who work directly with victims of crime. 

MISSION

To provide a national forum to disseminate the highest level of training, information and strategies to professionals who are responders and advocates to victims of crimes against women.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The goal of the Conference on Crimes Against Women is to provide practical instruction, using current information, the newest ideas and most successful intervention strategies, to those professionals responsible for combating the many and varied forms of crimes against women. 

The conference is conducted for the sole purpose of providing training to only those people employed by governmental or non-profit agencies in the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, social work, victim's advocacy, therapy, probation/parole, campus safety and medicine who work directly with victims of crime. 

The management of the conference reserves the right to refuse admission to any individual who does not meet this criteria. 

If you have any questions about whether you qualify to attend this conference, please contact Sarah Stubblefield at sstubblefield@genesisshelter.org or 214-389-7710

For more information: http://conferencecaw.org/

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Apr
8
to Apr 11

14th Annual Conference on Crimes Against Women - Dallas, TX

The Conference on Crimes Against Women in Dallas, Texas is a three-day training designed to provide the most effective, relevant, and up-to-date training available for allied justice system professionals responding to crimes of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and human trafficking.

AEquitas has been an official training partner since 2011 and hosted several workshops designed to explore the complex issues faced by prosecutors through practical case evaluation, mini-lectures, demonstrations, and group discussions. This past year's topics included Serial Murder, Sexual Assault, Stalking, Domestic Violence, Trafficking, Technology, Investigative Techniques, Prosecution Strategies, and Prostitution.

The 14th Annual Conference on Crimes Against Women will open its registration in September 2018. Please mark your calendars!

 

Click here to register: http://www.aequitasresource.org/trainingDetail.cfm?id=317

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Apr
12
8:00 AM08:00

Basic Forensic Photography - Anaheim, CA

This course is geared for Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners. This program is sponsored by California Clinical Forensic Medical Training Center in conjunction with our training partner, the California District Attorneys Association. This one-day course offers basic instruction and hands-on experience related to the fundamental techniques of forensic photography.   It focuses on the basic forensic photography skills needed for documenting bodily injuries for victims of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, child physical and sexual abuse, and elder abuse.  The course is designed for healthcare professionals who have completed Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Training or Pediatric Sexual Abuse Forensic Examiner Training, to increase basic skills, knowledge and competence.

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Apr
13
to Apr 14

Adult/Adolescent SANE Clinical Course - Richmond, IN

This clinical training will feature hands-on skills sessions, practice with “live” patient models and training facilitated by experienced and board certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners.

Prerequisites: Participants must have previously completed the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Adult/Adolescent Didactic Training program.

Hoosier nurses working in rural and under served communities may be eligible for financial assistance through the Indiana SANE Training Project

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Apr
16
to Apr 19

Advanced Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Training - Las Vegas, NV

Training Topics

Introduction to Human Trafficking • Preventing the Sexual Assault of Children • The Effects of Trauma on Memory and Behavior • Identifying Signs of Strangulation • Making Sure that Orders for DV Protection Work • Stalking/Cyber Stalking • Family Related Homicide/Suicide Awareness and Prevention • Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault • DV in Law Enforcement and Military Families • Law Enforcement and Victim Service Providers Liability • The Nexus between Animal Abuse and Violence Against Humans • Do Batterers’ Intervention Programs Work? • Bystander Intervention in DV “How You Can Help”

Who Should Attend

Law Enforcement Officers, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Victim Advocates, Prosecutors, Native American Leaders, Social Workers, Mental Health Workers, Educators, Substance Abuse Counselors, Rape Treatment Center Workers, Nurses, Batterers’ Intervention Counselors, Military Police, SHARPs, and SARCs.

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Apr
22
to Apr 24

End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) - San Diego, CA

EVAWI Presents an

International Conference on Sexual Assault, Intimate Partner Violence and Increasing Access

Our annual conferences focus on sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, human trafficking and elder abuse. We consistently bring together law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, health care professionals, faith community members, educators, researchers and others in this three day conference highlighting promising practices and emerging issues to effectively respond to these crimes in all of our communities.

Register by January 4, 2019, and save $100.00 off the full conference fee!

For more information:http://www.evawintl.org/conferences.aspx

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Apr
23
to Apr 26

Bode Cellmark Forensics’ Annual Forensic DNA Conference - Pheonix, AZ

The Annual Forensic DNA Conference provides training on the latest techniques and technologies to the forensic science community and gives scientists the opportunity to share experiences from their laboratories. Leaders from various law enforcement and federal agencies will provide lectures, demonstrations, and mini-workshops about new technologies, concepts, and challenges in the DNA identification field.

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Apr
25
to Apr 27

8th Annual Alabama IAFN Conference - Orange Beach, Alabama

8th Annual AL_IAFN Conference: Gathering the Pieces - Without You We cant’ Finish the Puzzle

The conference is presented annually by the Alabama Chapter of the International Association of Forensic Nurses. It is conducted to provide training to those employed by government or nonprofit agencies, who work directly with child and adult victims of assault. Speakers from various disciplines will share their expertise, providing information and suggestions about best practice in the care of survivors of assault and their families.

Note: All disciplines won't be presenting.

Conference Fees

AL-IAFN Member................................. $175 ($58.33/day)

Non- member....................................... $200 ($66.70/day)

No CE’s ................................................. $150 ($50.00/day)

Payment Contact: Brenda Maddox: (ALIAFN Treasurer)

brenda@tuscaloosasafecenter.com

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May
6
to May 9

Multidisciplinary Team Response to Child Sex Trafficking (MDT to CST) - Portland, OR

Improve multidisciplinary team(MDT) responses to child sex trafficking (CST) cases. Gather information about improving or establishing a formal MDT in your community. Identify gaps and develop short and long term response plans with the help of subject matter experts.

Registration Deadline: March 11, 2019. This 3.5 day team-based training will guide existing Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDT) to improve their response to Child Sex Trafficking (CST) and assist those seeking to establish a formal MDT in their communities to effectively respond to CST cases.  Subject matter experts will work with teams to identify gaps and develop short and long-term response plans.

Prerequisite: Attendance at a course such as System Response to High Risk Victims-Child Sex Trafficking (HRV CST) or Investigative Strategies in Child Abduction Cases (ISCAC), or have a working knowledge of child sex trafficking.

What's In It For You
Upon completion of this training, you will be able:

  • Differentiate between responses to traditional child abuse and CST cases

  • Utilize the components of an effective MDT for CST

  • Recognize and locate youth at risk victimization

  • Create a plan that encompasses strengths, challenges and a direction for your MDT response to CST

Is this training for you?The following would benefit from this training:• Law Enforcement• Prosecutors• Social Workers• Tribes/Tribal Partners• Victim Service Providers

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May
9
to May 11

Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine Conference - Cardiff

FFLM 13th Annual Conference 2019

We’re pleased to announce that bookings for our 13th Annual Conference in Cardiff are now open! 

The conference programme will follow in the coming weeks as our Conference Secretary and Conference Subcommittee finalise all the details. The themes for 2019 will include Miscarriages of Justice and Vulnerable Victims. Currently, our confirmed list of speakers include:

  • Dr Juliet Cohen, Head of Doctors, Freedom from Torture;

  • Judge Leslie Cuthbert, Crown Court Recorder, Police Misconduct Panel Chair for the Metropolitan Police and Tribunal Judge of the First Tier Tribunal (Mental Health);

  • Mr Neil Dalton, Police Misconduct Panel Chair;

  • Catrin Evans, IOPC Regional Director for Wales;

  • Dr Peter Green, Consultant Forensic Physician and Designated Doctor for Child Safeguarding, St George's Hospital, London;

  • Sally Holland, Children's Commissioner for Wales.

Please contact 029 2045 4045 to reserve your room and advise that you are attending the FFLM Annual Conference May 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact forensic.medicine@fflm.ac.uk.

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Jun
3
to Jun 4

2019 FORENSIC SCIENCE - Berlin, Germany

3rd World Conference on Forensic Science

The aim of the Forensic Science-2019 is to promote quality research and real-world impact in an atmosphere of true international cooperation between scientists and engineers by bringing together again the world-class researchers, International Communities, and Industrial heads to discuss the latest developments and innovations in the fields of Forensic Science.

for more information, please email forensic-science-2019@scientificfederation.com

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Jun
3
to Jun 4

Child Homicide Investigations - Las Vegas, NV

Join us for an intensive training focused on understanding and building relationships between the forensic pathologist, homicide investigator, and prosecutor in successfully investigating and prosecuting child homicide cases. Learn autopsy protocols, forensic essentials, and the criticality of determining the cause and manner of death. Understand the unique aspects of investigating a child homicide including interviewing and interrogation, suspect pool development and the role and importance of the prosecutor in gaining appropriate convictions.

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Jun
3
to Jun 7

Conducting Child Abuse Investigations - Phoenix, AZ

Gather up-to-date information for the investigation and prosecution of all types of child abuse cases utilizing a multidisciplinary team(MDT) approach. Learn about medical evidence, interviewing child victims/witnesses and adult suspects/witnesses, along with legal issues involved in the investigation and prosecution of child physical and sexual abuse cases.


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Jun
5
8:00 AM08:00

2019 Minnesota World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference - Brooklyn Park, MN

The 2019 WEAAD Conference will be held on Weds June 5, 2019 at Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Park, MN. This full day conference is geared towards professionals working to prevent and effectively intervene in the abuse, neglect and financial exploitation of older and vulnerable adults. CEU, CLE and POST credits will be offered.

We are thrilled to announce Kathy Greenlee as this year’s keynote speaker. After a 25 year career in public service, Kathy has developed a deep expertise in the areas of aging, long-term care, disability, elder abuse, health care and community service innovation, and LGBT health.  Her goal is to engage with local, regional, national, and international partners to advance programs, policies and system reforms aimed at improving people’s lives.  She is particularly attuned to the relationships between health, independence, and security.

Registration for individuals and exhibitors will be live on March 5, 2019

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Jun
5
to Jun 6

Investigation and Prosecution of Cold Case Homicides - Las Vegas, NV

Improve investigative techniques and efforts on long-term missing and cold case investigations. Learn from case studies, interactive case discussions, and specific techniques to improve the skill and capacities of law enforcement personnel assigned to long-term missing cases. Learn investigative and prosecutorial strategies for the investigator.


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Jun
13
to Jun 16

20TH NOR­DIC CON­FER­ENCE ON FORENSIC MEDI­CINE - Helsinki, Finland

This joint event comprises the 20th Nordic Conference on Forensic Medicine (NCFM) and the 4th Annual Meeting of the Nordic Association of Forensic Toxicologists (NAFT). The conference will present the latest developments in forensic medicine, toxicology, genetics, odontology and related disciplines.

The theme of the conference, "Getting ready for new challenges in the society", represents new thinking within forensic medicine. In the rapidly changing society, the role of highly educated forensic experts is increasingly important. The experts are needed for the investigation of the consequences of terrorism and the refugee matter as well as for the everyday casework on cause of death and crime.

A challenge within forensic medicine is the continuity and progress of research and education while occupied university posts are decreasing in number. Consequently, the present conference strives to promote networking of professionals from the academia, national institutions, private sector and vendors, in order to make innovations possible together. Numerous lectures, posters and workshops encourage sharing new research results, but the enjoyable social programme is equally important for mutual contacts.

We are happy to host this Joint Conference in the lively city of Helsinki with more than two hundred participants from all the Nordic Countries, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, as well as from other countries. In addition, we have eleven exhibitors/sponsors supporting our conference with their products and know-how.

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Jun
24
to Oct 16

Gulf Coast Elder Abuse Conference

THE GULF COAST ELDER ABUSE CONFERENCE IS EXPANDING TO THREE DAYS –

JUNE 24-26, 2019.

THE FIRST TWO DAYS WILL BE THE SAME STRUCTURE AS THE LAST FEW YEARS, FOUR CLASSROOMS OPERATING FOR SIX HOURS EACH DAY WITH A VARIETY OF TOPICS AND PRESENTERS.

THE THIRD DAY WILL BE THE GULF COAST FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION CONCLAVE FEATURING EXPERTS FROM THE PROFESSIONS WHO HAVE GREAT POTENTIAL TO IMPACT THIS PROBLEM.  WE WILL ADDRESS THE TOPIC IN A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT FORMAT:  A ONE HOUR PLENARY SESSION TO START AND END THE DAY, AND TWO CLASSROOMS OPERATING FOUR HOURS EACH THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY.  THE CONCLAVE WILL INCLUDE EXPERTS FROM THE AMERICAN BANKING ASSOCIATION, THE US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, THE CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU, THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION AND OTHERS FROM DISCIPLINES THAT WILL HELP YOU UNDERSTAND DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES AND TECHNIQUES TO HELP PREVENT THE EXPLOITATION THAT ACCOUNTS FOR ABOUT 65% OF ALL ELDER ABUSE CASES.

REGISTRATION STARTS APRIL 1st, SO BE READY TO SIGN UP AND GET THE EARLY REGISTRATION RATE!

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Jul
10
to Jul 12

2019 National Sexual Health Conference - Chicago IL

Sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality.  It is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or illness — it requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence.

The 2019 National Sexual Health Conference aims to create opportunities to share information, efforts, and best practices around sexual health across the lifespan by bridging the varied disciplines of education, advocacy, and clinical care, among others. Join us as we bring together clinicians, researchers, educators, social workers and healthcare administrators from around the United States.

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Jul
22
to Jul 25

Multidisciplinary Team Response to Child Sex Trafficking (MDT to CST) - St. Louis, MO

Registration Deadline: May 27, 2019. This 3.5 day team-based training will guide existing Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDT) to improve their response to Child Sex Trafficking (CST) and assist those seeking to establish a formal MDT in their communities to effectively respond to CST cases.  Subject matter experts will work with teams to identify gaps and develop short and long-term response plans.

Prerequisite: Attendance at a course such as System Response to High Risk Victims-Child Sex Trafficking (HRV CST) or Investigative Strategies in Child Abduction Cases (ISCAC), or have a working knowledge of child sex trafficking.

What's In It For You
Upon completion of this training, you will be able:

  • Differentiate between responses to traditional child abuse and CST cases

  • Utilize the components of an effective MDT for CST

  • Recognize and locate youth at risk victimization

  • Create a plan that encompasses strengths, challenges and a direction for your MDT response to CST

Is this training for you?The following would benefit from this training:• Law Enforcement• Prosecutors• Social Workers• Tribes/Tribal Partners• Victim Service Providers

REGISTER HERE

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Jul
22
to Jul 23

2019 National Elder ABuse Conference - Brisbane, Australia

The Federal Government’s announcement of a Royal Commission into the aged care sector  illuminates the national conversation on elder abuse and amplifies our shared expectation that it must lead to positive change.

The 2019 National Elder Abuse Conference will harness this momentum, energy and  commitment to make change happen faster.

Themed rock the boat, and proudly hosted by ADA  Australia and Caxton Legal Centre, the conference will take place on 22 and 23 July 2019 at the  Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Many older Australians from a diverse range of backgrounds experience abuse, whether it be financial, legal, emotional, physical or neglect, with much of the abuse hidden in families where victims do not know how to seek help.

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Jul
29
4:30 PM16:30

Conducting Unexplained Child Death Investigations - Baltimore, MD

Learn how to utilize the evidence to support the proper conclusion in cases involving the death of a child. Discuss possible causes of death and gain best practices and tips including various investigative steps for first responders to evidence collection, witness and suspect interviews, and medical examination, and legal issues for prosecution.

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Aug
5
to Aug 8

Masters Conference 2019-Death investigation

This conference is designed for the instruction of experienced medicolegal death investigators, forensic pathologists, law enforcement officers, forensic scientists, physicians, attorneys, and investigative personnel who have previously been trained in a basic death investigation program.

This conference is designed to provide the veteran, trained medicolegal death investigator with the latest advancements in the forensic sciences.

Attendees are expected to be knowledgeable of basic death investigation techniques. Graduates of the Medicolegal Death Investigators Training Course sponsored by Saint Louis University School of Medicine are provided this background.

The 2018 Masters Conference topics have been chosen with the practical educational needs of the medicolegal death investigator in mind. A nationally recognized faculty will present subject matter that will be useful to the attendees.

The Masters Conference is conducted every two years during the late summer, to provide a colloquium on a regular basis for those who wish to keep current on issues in the field of death investigation. The topics change in each Masters Conference to reflect new information developing at that time and are not repeated  at any future Masters Conference. Registration is not open yet. If you need to put the fees into your budget to get approval the fees for 2019 are $750.00. (If three or more attend from the same office there is a $50.00 discount for each registration.)

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Aug
7
to Aug 9

12th National Doctors of Nursing Practice Conference - Washington, D.C.

Contributions of the DNP Prepared Nurse: Policy Influencing Outcomes

August 7-9, 2019

2019 Conference Objectives

By the end of this conference participants will be able to:

  1. Identify processes of developing and implementing policy to improve healthcare outcomes.
  2. List examples of how the DNP prepared nurse participates in policy development and implementation in academia, clinical practice, administration, research and informatics.
  3. Describe ways that DNP prepared nursing professionals collaborate to influence change.

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Aug
8
to Aug 10

The American Association of Nurse Attorneys - Minneapolis, MN

2019 Annual Meeting and Education Conference

Who Should Attend?

  • Attorneys

  • Nurses and other healthcare professionals

  • Risk Managers

  • Administrators

  • Legal Nurse Consultants

  • Students

Don’t Miss This Meeting!

  • Hear nationally recognized special guest speakers share their expertise

  • Augment your practice and skills

  • Network with colleagues from across the country

Registration information will be forthcoming - please go to this link

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Aug
11
to Aug 17

International Association for Identification - Reno, NV

Education and Professional Development are core aspects of the IAI mission. To meet this mission the IAI holds an annual educational conference that offers a week of high quality, cutting-edge education and hands on training in the fields of forensic physical evidence and crime scene investigation.


The IAI Conference is the largest in the world for Forensic and Crime Scene Professionals and offers a full week packed with scientific, technical and operational lectures, as well as hands-on workshops focused on a wide variety of topics. Topics include Crime Scene Investigation and Processing, Photography, the collection and examination of Latent Print, Footwear and Tire Track, and Bloodstain Pattern Evidence, Biometrics, and many other types of impression and identification evidence disciplines.

The IAI Conference is a cost-effective and time-efficient investment in your career as well as your standing in the profession. This is your opportunity to stay in tune with professional standards, certification, and the latest issues related to forensic science and crime scene evidence.

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Aug
13
to Jan 24

Advanced Course on Strangulation Prevention - Fort Worth, TX

pending approval as of 3/4/19

This course has been specifically created for professionals seeking to improve the investigation and prosecution of strangulation cases in their communities. The course will equip attendees with strategies to properly assess for non-fatal strangulation, advocate for the specific medical and safety needs of strangulation survivors, and provide you with the tools you need to testify as an expert witness. The course will provide an in-depth examination of:

  • The most current research on domestic violence and sexual assault strangulation crimes

  • Medical signs and symptoms of strangulation assaults

  • Long term consequences, delayed death, and fatal strangulation

  • Investigative strategiesreport writing and interviewing witnesses

  • Clinical documentation of strangulation signs and symptoms

  • Development of local experts

  • Use of experts in court, including tips for testifying

  • Strategies for advocacy and working with traumatized victims

  • Best practicesresources, and implementation strategies 

This course consists of 3 full days of training. To receive full credit for the course,attendees must attend all 3 days, complete mandatory assignments, and sign-in daily.

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Aug
19
8:30 AM08:30

30th National Adult Protective Services Association Conference - Denver CO

30th Annual National Adult Protective Services Association Conference
and
1st National “Bridges to Justice” Conference
August 19 – 21, 2019

Bringing together Adult Protective Services, Criminal Justice, Disability Advocates, and Victim Advocates to address issues of abuse of elders and persons with disabilities.

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Aug
19
to Aug 20

Child HOmicide Investigations - New Orleans, LA

Join us for an intensive training focused on understanding and building relationships between the forensic pathologist, homicide investigator, and prosecutor in successfully investigating and prosecuting child homicide cases. Learn autopsy protocols, forensic essentials, and the criticality of determining the cause and manner of death. Understand the unique aspects of investigating a child homicide including interviewing and interrogation, suspect pool development and the role and importance of the prosecutor in gaining appropriate convictions.

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Aug
21
to Aug 22

Investigation and Prosecution of Cold Case Homicides - New Orleans, LA

Improve investigative techniques and efforts on long-term missing and cold case investigations. Learn from case studies, interactive case discussions, and specific techniques to improve the skill and capacities of law enforcement personnel assigned to long-term missing cases. Learn investigative and prosecutorial strategies for the investigator.


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Sep
4
to Sep 6

National Center for Victims of Crime 2019 National Training Institute - Denver, CO

Registration is open for the National Center for Victims of Crime 2019 National Training Institute (NTI). Register by April 30th to receive an early registration discount.

Improve your response to victims of crime through promising practices, current research, and effective programs and policies. Our multidisciplinary institute offers more than 80 victim-centered, practice-based, research-informed trainings to sharpen your skills, connect with peers, and reach across professions, including:

law enforcementvictim service professionalsattorneyscounselorsallied practitionersresearchers

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Sep
5
to Sep 8

24th Intl Summit on Violence, ABuse & Trauma across the lifespan - San Diego, CA

This Summit is a unique forum for professionals across all disciplines and philosophies to gather for in-depth exchange of current information on all facets of violence, abuse and trauma prevention, intervention and research. We are one of the very few events that include researchers, practitioners, advocates, survivors, and front-line workers from all disciplines to share information, discuss controversial issues, and engage in difficult dialogues. Evident in our uniquely comprehensive programming, the Summit focuses on linking research, practice, policy and advocacy to promote violence-free living for all. Opportunities for networking, continuing education, specialty certifications, and more make this an event you don’t want to miss.


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Sep
16
to Sep 20

Conducting Child Abuse Investigations - Wilmington, DE

Gather up-to-date information for the investigation and prosecution of all types of child abuse cases utilizing a multidisciplinary team(MDT) approach. Learn about medical evidence, interviewing child victims/witnesses and adult suspects/witnesses, along with legal issues involved in the investigation and prosecution of child physical and sexual abuse cases.


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Oct
7
to Oct 8

ICFNS 2019: International Conference on Forensic Nursing Studies - Tokyo Japan

The International Research Conference is a federated organization dedicated to bringing together a significant number of diverse scholarly events for presentation within the conference program. Events will run over a span of time during the conference depending on the number and length of the presentations.

ICFNS 2019: International Conference on Forensic Nursing Studies aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Forensic Nursing Studies. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Forensic Nursing Studies.

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Oct
18
to Oct 22

National Association of Medical Examiners - Annual Meeting

The National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) is the national professional organization of physician medical examiners, medicolegal death investigators and death investigation system administrators who perform the official duties of the medicolegal investigation of deaths of public interest in the United States. NAME was founded in 1966 with the dual purposes of fostering the professional growth of physician death investigators and disseminating the professional and technical information vital to the continuing improvement of the medical investigation of violent, suspicious and unusual deaths. Growing from a small nucleus of concerned physicians, NAME has expanded its scope to include physician medical examiners and coroners, medical death investigators and medicolegal system administrators from throughout the United States and other countries.

Registration information will be forthcoming; please link here

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Mar
21
1:00 PM13:00

WEBINAR: Child Interviewing 2019: Update on Research and PracticE

Brief Overview: Dr. Lyon will discuss the major research advances in 2018/2019 that help interviewers to do a better job when they question children, and whenever possible, provide videotaped examples of the novel procedures.

Expert Presenter: Thomas D. Lyon, JD, PhD, is the Judge Edward J. and Ruey L. Guirado Chair in Law and Psychology at the University of Southern California. His research interests include child abuse and neglect, child witnesses, and domestic violence. He is the Past-President of the American Psychological Association’s Section on Child Maltreatment (Division 37) and a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. His work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the United States Department of Justice, the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, the California Endowment, and the Haynes Foundation.

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Mar
19
to Mar 21

19th Annual International Family Justice Center Conference

AFN members will receive a 15% discount!

Please use the discount code noted below; as an AFN Member, you will then receive a 15% discount to your registration upon registering for the conference. Thank you to the Strangulation Institute!

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The 19th Annual International Family Justice Center Conference will host a unique and powerful convening of professionals working in the fields of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, elder abuse in San Diego, CA on March 19-21, 2019!

The International Family Justice Center Conference will address what trauma-informed practices look like in child abuse, sexual assault, elder abuse, human trafficking, and domestic violence for:

• Prosecutors
• Law enforcement officers
• Advocates
• Therapists
• Civil Attorneys
• Doctors
• Nurses
• Judges
• Survivors
• Parole and Probation Officers
• Court Professionals

The International Family Justice Center Conference is the only national and international violence prevention conference focused on the development of multi-agency, multi-disciplinary teams in every community in America and around the world!

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Mar
18
to Mar 21

35th International Symposium on Child Abuse - Huntsville, AL

It’s a new look, but it’s still the premiere conference for child maltreatment professionals.

For 35 years, child maltreatment professionals have come together at the Symposium to share knowledge, stories, and a passion.

 


IT’S MORE THAN A LOGO!
In our new logo, the winding ribbon binds us to our humble beginnings and yet shows us how the mission to protect children now unites our entire planet. It reminds us that child abuse is not limited to one country, one economic status, one gender, one race. We must all work together to create a world where children can grow up, free from abuse.

The 35th International Symposium on Child Abuse

The International Symposium on Child Abuse is the premiere conference that provides expert training and networking opportunities to professionals in the child maltreatment field. This conference is unique in addressing all aspects of child maltreatment, including but not limited to physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, exposure to violence, poly-victimization, exploitation, intervention, trafficking, and prevention. Child abuse professionals also learn important techniques to manage the impact of vicarious trauma.

The 35th International Symposium on Child Abuse offers more than 160 workshops. The tracks are designed with specific fields in mind, including Administration, Child Protective Services, Forensic Interviewing, Human Trafficking/Sexual Exploitation, Law Enforcement, Medical, Mental Health/Treatment, Prevention, Prosecution/Legal, Secondary Traumatic Stress, Victim Advocacy and Youth-Serving Organization.

Save The Date

Clear your calendar for the 35th International Symposium on Child Abuse, March 18-21, 2019 in Huntsville, AL.

More information is coming soon including workshops, presenters, hotel information, and more!  For more information: https://www.nationalcac.org/symposium-about/

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Mar
18
to Mar 21

35th International Symposium on Child Abuse - Huntsville, Alabama

The International Symposium on Child Abuse is a premiere conference that provides expert training and numerous networking opportunities to professionals in the child maltreatment field, and is one of the few conferences that addresses all aspects of child maltreatment, including, but not limited to, physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, exposure to violence, poly-victimization, exploitation, intervention, trafficking, and prevention.

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Mar
13
to Mar 14

Investigation and Prosecution of Cold Case Homicides - Miami, FL

Improve investigative techniques and efforts on long-term missing and cold case investigations. Learn from case studies, interactive case discussions, and specific techniques to improve the skill and capacities of law enforcement personnel assigned to long-term missing cases. Learn investigative and prosecutorial strategies for the investigator.


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Mar
6
2:30 PM14:30

WEBINAR: HEAL DS - Healthcare Clinics Specialized in Caring for Human Trafficking Survivors

This is registration info for anyone and everyone who wants to join!

 When: Mar 6, 2019 2:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Topic: HEAL DS - Healthcare Clinics Specialized in Caring for Human Trafficking Survivors 

 

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/8d3ef9f8006d2d1b7c24e00bf0acd2b8 

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

 

Regards,

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Lucy Mahaffey

www.lucymahaffey.com

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Online Technical Assistant

HEAL Trafficking, Inc.

Health Education, Advocacy, Linkage

Because Human Trafficking is a Public Health Issue

www.HEALtrafficking.org

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Mar
3
to Mar 6

13th Annual Gang Training Conference - Hanover, MD

Conference Topics 
Break-Out Sessions (Certified Gang Specialist**,  Class TBD) – Monday – March 4
Chicago Violence Reduction Strategy
Verbal De-Escalation: How to talk to Juvenile Gang Members
Predictive Analytics: Gang Migration Leading to Violence
Gang Stop: From the Street to Thorough Report WritingGang Intervention and Prevention Strategies: Ron "Cook" BarrettBuilding a RICO CaseWestern Region Hybrid Gangs

** Certification Program – March 3 - 2:30 – 3 pm registration, class begins promptly at 3 pm (ends at 6pm) and continues Monday 
March 4 from 8 am until 11 am (includes test)**

****Presentation Topics are subject to change*****

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Feb
25
to Feb 26

Criminal Connections: Child Pornography and Child Sexual Abuse - Bellingham, WA

Many offenders who sexually abuse children also possess child pornography. In 2012, over 80% of men arrested for child sexual abuse were in possession of child pornography, with 60% having pornographic images or video of children under the age of five. During this training, you will learn about the additional trauma victims experience when child pornography is involved. Explore investigative strategies that address the relationship between child sexual abuse and child pornography to supplement an investigation and corroborate victim statements. Gather the right tools and resources to investigate sexual abuse cases and produce the most comprehensive case outcomes.

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Feb
15
8:00 AM08:00

Responding to an Unexplained Child Death

Learn about the roles of law enforcement, first responders, investigators, and child protective services when investigating the death of a child. Receive an overview of the important investigative tips and information related to the causes of death, and the duties and investigative needs of the medical examiner/coroner. Need a specific date or location? Request this training.

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Feb
11
to Feb 13

Patient Focused! (Medical Photography Course for Clinicians) 2019 - London, England

Patient Focused! (Medical Photography Course for Clinicians) is organized by Patient Focused! and will be held from Feb 11 - 13, 2019 at Premier Inn London Clapham hotel, London, England, United Kingdom. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 18 CPD points.

• Each course is conducted by experienced photographers, doctors and make-up artists.
• All equipment is provided, including one external flashlight and one Nikon D3400 SLR camera per student.
• Eligibility for Licentiate of BIPP, with LBIPP post-nominal.
• Maximum of 12 students per course.
• Delegates may complete the 3 days over separate courses if this is more convenient. The three days must be completed within 6 months to be eligible for the assessment for LBIPP.

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.

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Feb
6
to Feb 8

Violence Intervention and Prevention Summit - Orlando, FL

2019 Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Summit

February 6–8, 2019 | Rosen Centre Hotel—9840 International Drive, Orlando, FL 72758

About

As a leader in the field of child protection, Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center has developed advanced courses in forensic interviewing, prevention, addressing the spiritual needs of maltreated children and reforming undergraduate training of future child protection professionals.

Offering a broad variety of session topics, the VIP Summit is an opportunity for professionals in child protection services, law enforcement, forensic interviewing, legal, healthcare, education, faith communities, victim advocacy, and youth serving organizations to advance their skills with best practices from their respective fields.

Topics

  • When Words Matter - Emerging Issues in the Field of Forensic Interviewing
  • Prevention - Implementing effective abuse prevention programs
  • Advocacy - Building champions for victims of trauma or maltreatment
  • Trauma-Informed Care - Supporting those who have experienced adverse childhood experiences and traumatic events
  • National Forensic Interview Peer Review - This is an opportunity to discuss and provide feedback on forensic interviews.

Areas of Interest

Trauma Informed Care, Adverse Childhood Experience research, Bullying, Sexual, Emotional or Physical abuse, Medical neglect, Vicarious trauma, Corporal punishment, Online safety, Domestic violence, Multidisciplinary teams, LGBTQ issues, Veteran and military family trauma, Advocacy, Juvenile justice, Human trafficking, Abuse in athletics, Missing children, Forensic Interviewing, Trial preparation, Prevention program implementation, Crisis intervention, Ethics, Child development, Cultural context of abuse

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Jan
28
to Jan 29

Global Summit on Toxicology and Forensic Science - Osaka, Japan

Theme: Extension of Toxicology Research in Criminal Affairs

Toxicology and Forensic Science is highly interdisciplinary fields encompassing several fields like researches Forensic Toxicology, Pharmacology, Occupational toxicology, Human risk assessment, Forensic Pathology and Forensic Medicine, etc., Main analyses are made by conducting several lab works and field environment i.e., exposure and risk assessment.

Toxicology Summit 2019 aims to bring together major academic scientists, research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and results on particular forensic science. It also provides a leading interdisciplinary dais for forensic researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges occurred and solutions created in the fields of Forensic Science.

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Jan
26
to Jan 27

Child Homicide Investigations - San Diego, CA

oin us for an intensive training focused on understanding and building relationships between the forensic pathologist, homicide investigator, and prosecutor in successfully investigating and prosecuting child homicide cases. Learn autopsy protocols, forensic essentials, and the criticality of determining the cause and manner of death. Understand the unique aspects of investigating a child homicide including interviewing and interrogation, suspect pool development and the role and importance of the prosecutor in gaining appropriate convictions.

$395

Click here for registration:https://ncjtc.fvtc.edu/training/details/TR00000077/TRI0007144/child-homicide-investigations

What's In It For You


Upon completion of this training, you will:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the forensic pathologist, law enforcement investigator, and prosecutor in a child homicide investigation
  • Work with multi-disciplinary teams more collaboratively to make the case stronger
  • Plan and conduct child homicide investigations more effectively by adopting best practices
  • Understand forensic evidence’s role and function and how technology can be leveraged in your homicide investigation
  • Prepare child homicide cases for trial jury and judge presentations more efficiently and determine how grand jury presentations differ

The following would benefit from this training:

• Court System Personnel

• Law Enforcement

• Prosecutors

• Social Workers

• Tribes/Tribal Partners

• Victim Service Providers

Is this training for you?

 

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Jan
26
to Jan 27

Child Homicide Investigations - San Diego, CA

Join us for an intensive training focused on understanding and building relationships between the forensic pathologist, homicide investigator, and prosecutor in successfully investigating and prosecuting child homicide cases. Learn autopsy protocols, forensic essentials, and the criticality of determining the cause and manner of death. Understand the unique aspects of investigating a child homicide including interviewing and interrogation, suspect pool development and the role and importance of the prosecutor in gaining appropriate convictions

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Jan
24
8:00 AM08:00

Forensic Issues Impacting Our Communities - Harrison, AR

Increasing violence and litigation are rampant in our society requiring us to have a concrete concept of the prevalent types of violence and abuse in order to respond and prosecute. The forensic training includes a plethora of pictures and case studies on the following topics:

abusive head trauma, SIDS, infanticides, stalking, sexual assault, human trafficking, child abuse, intimate partner violence vicarious trauma

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Jan
17
to Jan 18

Creating a Community Action Plan for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse - Franklin, TN

Join other child-serving professionals to create a plan of action for preventing child sexual abuse of youth in your care. Learn the signs and symptoms of child sexual abuse, mandated reporter and stakeholder responsibilities. Identify strengths and weaknesses of current prevention practices, and develop an action plan for your organization.

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Jan
17
to Jan 18

Beyond Awareness Summit - Tulsa, OK

Crimes Against Children & Sex Trafficking

The Demand Project proudly announces the 3rd annual Beyond Awareness Summit 2019! We're honored to be partnering with Homeland Security Investigations and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children again to bring you this 2 day Summit that focuses on stopping the sex crimes against children and working to restore the lives of sex trafficking victims.

The Beyond Awareness Summit is designed to empower, educate and equip a broad group of people that are committed to the preservation of innocence and that have strong motivation to stop the people that exploit and harm children. Whether you're in the Law Enforcement Community investigating crimes or a First Responder first on the scene or helping a victim in the emergency room or you're in the area of Mental Health, Non-Profit or Social Work - there will be sessions that will be of interest to you.

The 2019 Beyond Awareness Summit will be open to the General Public this year to allow college students, concerned citizens/parents etc...to attend and learn from some of the best teachers and speakers in the area of protecting children and teaching on key areas to protect children and restore the lives of victims affected by sex crimes and sex trafficking.

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Jan
2
3:30 PM15:30

2019 Trauma-Informed Pediatric Provider Course: Addressing Childhood Adversity and Building Resilience - San Antonio, TX

Description & Learning Objectives

Many children and youth are exposed to traumatic events and adverse experiences that, if left unaddressed, can lead to toxic stress and other issues that affect lifelong health, wellness and development.

 

The 2019 Trauma-Informed Pediatric Provider Course will assist health care providers and those working in or with child servicing agencies to identify children who have experienced adversity, trauma and toxic stress and will discuss their presentation and the risk factors involved. This three and one-half day course includes the recent science, evidence base and treatments of adversity, resiliency and toxic stress and is presented by experts in the field.

 

American Academy of Pediatrics President, Dr. Colleen Kraft, will deliver the keynote presentation “Pediatricians as Leaders in Addressing Toxic Stress and Trauma in Children.”

 

COURSE TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • The Biology of Adversity and Resilience

  • Trauma in Immigrant and Refugee Children

  • Routine Practices to Promote Healthy Adolescent Relationships

  • Corporal Punishment: Parent and School Discipline as Sources of Trauma

  • Supporting Children and Youth After School Violence

  • And many more

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Dec
13
to Dec 14

ACMT 2018 Seminar in Forensic Toxicology

Opiods, Toxicology and the Law: Medical-Legal Aspects of the Opioid Epidemic

This seminar will focus on the forensic and medical-legal aspects of opioid use, abuse, prescribing, and addiction by presenting real cases encountered by medical toxicology experts. The seminar will be tailored to the interests of physicians and other scientists involved in numerous disciplines, including medical toxicology, forensic & laboratory medicine, addiction medicine, and the legal community.

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Dec
10
to Dec 14

Death Investigation Academy - South Milwaukee, WI

Explore strategies for conducting death investigations that occur from several origins. Learn how to evaluate the crime scene, conduct effective interviews and interrogations, develop case leads, utilize investigative resources (crime laboratories, medical examiners), and comprehend medical autopsies.

$595

Click here for registration:https://ncjtc.fvtc.edu/Training/search-results?terms=death%20investigation%20academy&utm_source=CC&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2018-08-30%20-%20BUCKET%20-%20VARP%20-%20August

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Dec
10
to Dec 14

National Criminal Justice Training Center: Death Investigation Academy - South Milwaukee, WI

Explore strategies for conducting death investigations that occur from several origins. Learn how to evaluate the crime scene, conduct effective interviews and interrogations, develop case leads, utilize investigative resources (crime laboratories, medical examiners), and comprehend medical autopsies.

The NCJTC Death Investigation Academy is designed to provide investigators with comprehensive death investigation methodology training.

Past participants had this to say...
"The passion of the presenter is infectious. This is a hard job and exhausting. The energy they bring is reinvigorating for exhausted detectives"
"The team of instructors was excellent. Their experience and knowledge are incredible. Great speakers!"
“Excellent information and strategies”
“I will be able to apply all of the topics towards my role”
“Great presentation- much needed for law enforcement!”

 

What's In It For You


Upon completion of this training, you will be able to:

  • Leverage new techniques when coordinating and conducting death investigations
  • Consider types of deaths and apply concepts for investigating each
  • Apply techniques related to conducting interviews
  • Develop strategies for working with a medical examiner during investigations

The following would benefit from this training:

• Law Enforcement

• Prosecutors

Is this training for you?

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Dec
9
5:00 PM17:00

Conducting Child Abuse Investigations - Chicago, IL

Gather up-to-date information for the investigation and prosecution of all types of child abuse cases utilizing a multidisciplinary team(MDT) approach. Learn about medical evidence, interviewing child victims/witnesses and adult suspects/witnesses, along with legal issues involved in the investigation and prosecution of child physical and sexual abuse cases.

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Dec
9
4:30 PM16:30

Child Homicide Investigations - Miami, FL

Join us for an intensive training focused on understanding and building relationships between the forensic pathologist, homicide investigator, and prosecutor in successfully investigating and prosecuting child homicide cases. Learn autopsy protocols, forensic essentials, and the criticality of determining the cause and manner of death. Understand the unique aspects of investigating a child homicide including interviewing and interrogation, suspect pool development and the role and importance of the prosecutor in gaining appropriate convictions.

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Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

California Homicide Investigators Association Conference - Las Vegas, NV

The mission of the California Homicide Investigators Association (CHIA) is to provide investigative support, training and networking opportunities to homicide investigators, crime scene investigators, prosecutors and death investigation professionals throughout the Western United States

For more information, click here

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Dec
2
to Dec 5

1st ISPCAN - International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect - Montego Bay, Jamaica

ISPCAN’s mission is to prevent cruelty to children in every nation, in every form: physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, street children, child fatalities, child prostitution, children of war, emotional abuse, and child labor. We are committed to increasing public awareness of all forms of violence against children, developing activities to prevent such violence, and promoting the rights of children in all regions of the world.

  • To improve the quality of current efforts to detect, treat and prevent child abuse
  • To disseminate academic and clinical research to those in positions to enhance practice and improve policy
  •  To increase awareness of the extent, the causes and possible solutions for all forms of child abuse
  • To facilitate the exchange of best practice standards being developed by ISPCAN members throughout the world
  • To support international efforts to promote and protect the Rights of the Child
  • To design and deliver comprehensive training programs to professionals and concerned volunteers engaged in efforts to treat and prevent child abuse

Click here to register: https://www.ispcan.org/caribbean2018/registration/

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