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Maximizing the Potential for DNA Technology

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NCVC is hosting a webinar November 18th at 1pm ET: Maximizing the Potential for DNA Technology. “The goals of this webinar are to expose participants to the “big picture” of how forensic DNA came to be the potent crime-fighting tool that it is today, and for participants to learn about today’s most extensive and innovative applications of forensic DNA in the United States and abroad. The speaker will highlight the importance of DNA databasing for identifying offenders and solving and preventing crimes and will present intriguing cases and innovative techniques using forensic DNA.”

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Written by Jenifer

November 9, 2009 at 7:38 am

Is It Injury or Neglect?

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The Federal Interagency Workgroup on Child Abuse and Neglect has an archived webinar from August 2008 available for review: Is It Injury or Neglect? Improving Our Knowledge to Better Protect Children. The session discusses “efforts to better define neglect in the context of accidental injury and described models of child death case reviews that will lead to improved understanding, reporting, and prevention strategies.” The presenters represent public health, advocacy and fatality review organizations. A complete transcript of the webinar is also available.

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July 28, 2009 at 9:30 am

Death Investigation: The Basics

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IAFN is hosting a webinar Tuesday, July 28th from 2-3pm ET on the basics of death investigation. Cost for members is $20 ($30 for non-members); 1.0 CEUs will be awarded upon completion. Deputy Coroner Bobbie Jo O’Neal is be the featured presenter.

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July 20, 2009 at 10:51 pm

New Online Courses at IAFN

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Two new online courses have been announced at IAFN: SANE Dialogues: Focus Group on the Use of nPEP in SANE Programs and Patterns of Injury in Non-Accidental Childhood Fatalities. They’re free for members; non-members pay $10 each. It would appear that there are CEUs attached, but I could not find any specifics related to how many for either course. If you’re a Firefox user, be forewarned: you may not be able to complete the posttest to get credit for the course, so Internet Explorer is really the only way to access this content (which frankly sucks for Mac users like me).

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July 10, 2009 at 6:41 am

Child Maltreatment

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The California Clinical Forensic Medical Training Center has recently posted 7 lectures with slides from the 23rd Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment, held this past January. If you weren’t able to get out to the conference, or you just didn’t get a chance to see everything you wanted to while you were there, here’s your chance. Lectures are $1 a piece to access (yup, one dollar–not a typo).

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Death Investigation Basics

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IAFN is hosting a webinar July 28th from 2-3pm ET on Death Investigation: The Basics. Bobbie Jo O’Neal, RN, BSN, F-ABMDI, the Deputy Coroner with the Charleston County North Carolina Coroner’s office will be the featured presenter. She will cover coroner versus medical examiner systems, organizations whose influence can impact death investigations, the role of and skills used by a death investigator and suggestions for those interested in entering the field of death investigation. Members can register for $20 (non-members pay $30).

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Written by Jenifer

June 4, 2009 at 7:41 am

Cause of Death

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The National Association of Medical Examiners has 5 cause of death tutorials on their web site. They were published in 2005, so not being a death investigator myself, I’m not sure if there is more current info available on the topic (if you know will you tell us?). The offerings include:

  • Writing Cause of Death Statements–Basic Principles
  • Writing Cause of Death Statements in SIDS
  • Writing Cause of Death Statements Involving Injury or Poisoning
  • Quick Tips on Writing Cause of Death Statements
  • Writing Cause of Death Statements

They’re free of charge and printable, should you decide to share information with other team members.

Written by Jenifer

May 26, 2009 at 7:07 am