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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." Institute of Medicine. 2003. Medicolegal Death Investigation System: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10792.
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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

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." Institute of Medicine. 2003. Medicolegal Death Investigation System: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10792.
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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

 

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." Institute of Medicine. 2003. Medicolegal Death Investigation System: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10792.
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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)

 

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." Institute of Medicine. 2003. Medicolegal Death Investigation System: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10792.
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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.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." Institute of Medicine. 2003. Medicolegal Death Investigation System: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10792.
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The US Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice (NIJ) asked the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of The National Academies to conduct a workshop that would examine the interface of the medicolegal death investigation system and the criminal justice system. NIJ was particularly interested in a workshop in which speakers would highlight not only the status and needs of the medicolegal death investigation system as currently administered by medical examiners and coroners but also its potential to meet emerging issues facing contemporary society in America. Additionally, the workshop was to highlight priority areas for a potential IOM study on this topic.

To achieve those goals, IOM constituted the Committee for the Workshop on the Medicolegal Death Investigation System, which developed a workshop that focused on the role of the medical examiner and coroner death investigation system and its promise for improving both the criminal justice system and the public health and health care systems, and their ability to respond to terrorist threats and events. Six panels were formed to highlight different aspects of the medicolegal death investigation system, including ways to improve it and expand it beyond its traditional response and meet growing demands and challenges. This report summarizes the Workshop presentations and discussions that followed them.

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