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APPENDIX A WORKSHOP AGENDA Institute of Medicine Workshop on the Medicolegal Death Investigation System March 24-25, 2003 Day 1 NAS Auditorium 8:00-8:30 am Coffee and Registration 8:30 – 9:00 Welcome, Introductions, and Brief Discussion of Conference Goals R Bonnie (Chair) G Schmitt (NIJ) 9:00 – 11:15 Panel 1: Status, Infrastructure, and Training Chair: Richard Bonnie 9:00- 9:20 The Medicolegal Death Investigation Systems in the US R Hanzlick 9:20-9:50 The Infrastructure of ME System Especially ME/Coroner Facilities V Weedn 9:50-10:05 Training and Certification in Forensic Pathology R Zumwalt 10:05-10:20 Training, Registry and Certification of Investigators MF Ernst 10:20-10:35 Research Issues K Nolte 10:35- 10:50 Toxicology Issues and Infrastructure A Trachtenberg 10:50 – 11:15 Discussion (led by Panel 1 Chair) 11:15-12:15pm Panel 2: Professionalism, Standards, and Quality Chair: Bob Wallace 11:15-11:30 NAME Accreditation of Offices G Peterson 11:30-11:45 NIJ Guide for Death Scene Investigation S Clark
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11:45-12:00 Quality Assurance in Medical Examiner Practice R Zumwalt 12:00 – 12:30 Discussion (led by Panel 2 Chair) 12:30 – 1:30 Lunch in NAS cafeteria 1:30 – 2:10 Panel 3: Comparison of ME and Coroner Systems Chair: Tom Pearson 1:30-1:50 Advantages and Disadvantages of ME System M Fierro 1:50-2:10 Advantages and Disadvantages of the Coroner System C Parrott 2:10 – 2:45 General Discussion (led by Panel 3 Chair) 2:45 – 3:00 Break 3:00– 5:00 Panel 4: Medicolegal Death Investigation and the Criminal Justice System Chair: David Kaye 3:00-3:20 The Value of Medical Expertise in Death Investigation C Hirsch* 3:20-4:20 The Adequacy of Evidence Derived from DI Systems • Scientific Evidence in the Court Room (in General) D Kaye • The Prosecutor’s Perspective J Dusek • The Defense’s Perspective B Scheck 4:20-4:50 Adequacy of Expertise and Services Available to DI Systems • Crime Lab S Narveson • Other Consultants and Services MF Ernst 4:50-5:30 General Discussion (Led by Panel Chair) 5:30 pm Closing Remarks and Adjourn
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DAY 2 NAS Auditorium 8:30 – 9:00 am Coffee and Registration 9:00 – 9:15 Welcome and Brief Introduction R Bonnie 9:15 – 12:00 Panel 5: Medicolegal Death Investigation and Public Health and Health Care Chair: Tom Pearson 9:15-9:45 The Use of ME/C Data for Public Health Surveillance D Sosin, S Hargarten 9:45-10:00 Quality of the Death Certification Data B Anderson 10:00-10:15 ME/C Information Systems S Groseclose 10:15-10:30 Break 10:30-11:00 The Role of Medicolegal Autopsy in Healthcare (Medical Errors, Untoward Outcomes in Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Home Care, Hospice) G Lundberg 11:00-11:30 Medicolegal Death Investigation and Medical Malpractice and Other Civil Suits G Peterson 11:30-12:00 pm General Discussion (Led by Panel 5 Chair) 12:00-1:00 Lunch 1:00-3:00PM Panel 6: Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Chair: Kathleen Toomey 1:00-1:30 The Potential Role of ME/Cs in Responding to and Planning for Bioterrorism and Emerging Infectious Disease K Nolte 1:20-1:40 Terrorism and Mass Disaster C Hirsch* 1:40-2:30 The Federal Role in DI System) • OAFME (10-15 min C Mallack* • Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (10-15 min) P Sledzick • Overview (20-30 min) V Weedn 2:30-3:00 PM General Discussion (Led by Panel 6 Chair)
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3:00-3:30 Closing Remarks and Summation R Bonnie 3:30 PM Adjourn *Drs. Hirsch and Mallack were unable to attend the workshop.
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