ACMT Seminars in Forensic Toxicology:
Consultation in the Civil & Criminal Arenas
November 12 - 13, 2013
Utilizing lectures, small group and panel discussions, many of which will be case-based, this practical course will allow the participant to:
- Understand the various types of toxicological opinions requested in cases of drug and alcohol impairment, medical malpractice, product liability, and other toxic torts.
- Differentiate the expectations of toxicological consultation in the criminal vs civil context.
- Discuss principles of causation and expert qualification.
- Describe scientific rational for impairment thresholds, and the interpretation and extrapolation of drug and alcohol concentrations.
- Discuss the meaning of such terms as "standard of care", “intent”, "more likely than not", "'strict' and 'limited' liability".
- Improve the quality of forensic consultation by optimizing case selection, improving report writing, and deposition and trial testimony.
Continuing Medical Education: Hartford Hospital is accredited by the Connecticut State Medical Society to sponsor Continuing Medical Education for Physicians. Hartford Hospital designates this educational activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category1 credit (s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
|7:00-8:00am||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
|8:00-8:05am||Welcome and Introductions|
So You Think You Are an Expert?
Brian N. Hail, JD, Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP, Dallas, TX
Stacey L. Hail, MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Elements of a Civil Case
Brian N. Hail, JD
Elements of a Criminal Case
Joel R. Meyers, JD, Assistant United States Attorney New Mexico
Elements of Workers' Compensation and the IME Evaluation
Brent T. Burton, MD, FACMT, Private Practice Consulting Medical Toxicologist, Portland, OR
Admissibility of Evidence: Frye and Daubert
Brian N. Hail, JD
What Is Causation?
Jeffrey Brent, MD, PhD, FACMT, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO
Initial Case Management and Starting/Building a Forensic Practice
Moderator: Charles A. McKay, MD, FACMT
Panel: A. Nelson Avery, MD, FACMT; Jeffrey Brent, MD, PhD, FACMT; Brent T. Burton, MD,MPH, FACMT; Michael G. Holland, MD, FACMT
Courtroom Pearls from the Medical Examiner
James R. Gill, MD, Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner, Farmington, CT
The Toxicology Expert Written Report
Coordinator: Lewis S. Nelson, MD, FACMT, New York University School of Medicine, New York NY
Discussants: A. Nelson Avery, MD, FACMT; Michael G. Holland, MD, FACMT; Brent T. Burton, MD, FACMT
Brian N. Hail, JD and ACMT Members
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Retrograde Extrapolation and other ETOH Calculations
Impairment of Driving Related Abilities by Alcohol vs. "Visible Impairment" (the Dram Shop Quandary)
|9:20-10:00am||Breakout Sessions: Ethanol Cases|
Issues in Post-Mortem Xenobiotic Measurements
Mass Toxic Tort and Product Liability Cases
Environmental Toxic Tort Cases
A. Nelson Avery, MD, FACMT
|12:05-1:05pm||Lunch - on your own|
Potpourri of Criminal Cases
Stacey L. Hail, MD; Barry K. Logan, PhD, DABFT; Joel R. Meyers, JD
Potpourri of Civil & Malpractice Cases
Lewis S. Nelson, MD, FACMT, New York University School of Medicine, New York NY
Charles A. McKay, MD, FACMT, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Hartford, CT
Paul M. Wax, MD, FACMT, University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, Dallas, TX
Potpourri of Workers' Compensation and IME Cases
Brent T. Burton, MD, MPH, FACMT and Michael G. Holland, MD, FACMT
|4:00-4:30pm||Panel Discussion and Open Questions|
Conflict of Interest Policy: All planning committee members responsible for planning CME activities sponsored by Hartford Hospital are required to disclose any actual or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of the presentation via the CME program application. In addition, program planners have an obligation to resolve any actual conflicts by recusing themselves from planning this program so as not to appear to influence the content.
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