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Timing Considerations for Sexual Assault Examinations

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Just a quick reminder: you have until Wednesday at noon ET to enter the Sexual Assault Quick Reference giveaway. Head over to the post and leave your comment to be eligible!

SAFE-TA (a project of IAFN) is offering a free webinar December 15th at 2pm, ET: Timing Considerations for Sexual Assault Examinations. Presented by Jack Ballantyne, Ph.D. and Pam Marshall, M.S., this webinar will offer advanced education to practitioners on issues involving timing of evidence collection, advances in forensic DNA technology, and factors affecting time since intercourse intervals.

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Written by Jenifer

November 24, 2009 at 8:06 am

Weekly Wrap-Up & Giveaway Reminder

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This week over at the sustainability site, a few things for you to peruse:

  • A great handwashing poster that made me smile, particularly timely since my house is currently germ-central
  • A look at the challenges of asking for help and some of the opinions out there on how best to do it
  • And of course, a reminder about our current giveaway here at FHO.

Speaking of which, please don’t forget to add your comment to the giveaway post to be eligible for the Sexual Assault Quick Reference, courtesy of G.W. Medical Publishing. It’s a perfect size for use in the clinical arena (did I mention it has photos?), or a fantastic gift to giveaway to a member of your team (say, the person who did the most cases in ’09 or took the most call). And please keep in mind, eligibility is not limited to US and Canadian readers, so for all of my international readers (I see you in my stats, so I know you’re out there), please include your comments, too. Deadline to enter is November 25th at 12pm ET.

Bonne chance and have a great weekend!

Written by Jenifer

November 20, 2009 at 9:21 am

Welcome G.W. Medical Publishing

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THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

There are a lot of changes coming down the pike here at FHO. Last week we began working on a brand new website that will update our look and offer more content and more options for readers (I’m hoping for a smooth launch by end of the month–more on that soon). And this week I’m happy to announce a new partnership with G.W. Medical Publishing.

New partnerships are a cause for celebration. Given the nascent collaboration between Forensic Healthcare Online and G.W. Medical Publishing (soon to be STM Learning, Inc.), we are making merry by offering a free giveaway of a very useful resource. The only thing you have to do is offer your insight by answering this simple question:

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Written by Jenifer

November 19, 2009 at 9:19 am

A Call to Men

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Prevention Connection‘s latest newsletter is pretty fantastic. It includes audio recordings from the 4th Annual A Call to Men conference (PDF), held last spring in NYC. If you’re not familiar with the project, A Call to Men “challenges men to reconsider their long held beliefs about women, in an effort to create a more just society. We achieve this by encouraging change in the behaviors of men through a re-education and training process that challenges sexism.”

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Recent Medscape Offerings

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Medscape has a couple new offerings of interest. The 1st is a CME article on the connection between psychiatric disorders, sexual trauma and urinary tract symptoms. Physicians can receive 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credit for reading the article and completing the posttest.

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Written by Jenifer

November 11, 2009 at 2:08 pm

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

Articles of Note: November Edition

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Time once again for a run down of some of the new and noteworthy articles in the current literature. All of these are from the October/November issues. As always, please keep in mind this in no way a comprehensive list; simply items that have caught my attention from a selection of peer-reviewed journals. Links lead to PubMed abstracts; from there you can choose what’s worth a.) paying for; b.) a pilgrimage to your nearest medical library;  or c.) downloading via the full-text access you possibly have at your disposal. To be honest, it was kind of a light month; not nearly so much grabbed me in my rounds of the recent stuff.

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