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Preliminary Agenda

Day 1: Monday, December 9, 2019

7:00 - 8:00 AM
Registration
8:00 - 8:15 AM
Welcome & Introductions
Charles McKay, MD, FACMT, FACEP, President, American College of Medical Toxicology; Connecticut Poison Control Center, Hartford, CT
Bryan Judge, MD, FACMT, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, Grand Rapids, MI
8:15 - 9:15 AM
Profiling the Poisoner: How to Determine if a Criminal Poisoning Has Occurred
Gregory B. Saathoff, MD, Critical Incident Analysis Group, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
9:15 - 9:45 AM
Forensic Tox Analysis Issues: Cremains, Hair Analysis, and GHB
TBA
9:45 - 10:15 AM
When You Disagree with the Medical Examiner
Lewis Nelson, MD, FACMT, Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, New York, NY
10:15 - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 - 11:00 AM
Ethos, Pathos, and Logos: Rhetoric at Play in the Courtroom
Bryan Judge, MD, FACMT, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, Grand Rapids, MI 
11:00 - 11:30 AM
Courtroom Challenges: Identifying Qualified Experts
Stephen M. Howe, JD, Johnson County District Attorney, Olathe, KS
 
11:30 - 12:15 PM
Teaching Tox to a Jury: The Orville Lynn Majors Case
Brent Furbee, MD, FACMT, Indiana Poison Center, Indianapolis, IN
12:15 - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 - 2:15 PM 
"Drugs Made Me Do It"
Ken Kulig, MD, FACMT, FACCT, Medical Toxicologists, Toxicology Associates Prof LLC, Denver, CO
2:15 - 3:00 PM
Ricin Poisoning: The Case of Dr. Deborah Green
Stephen M. Howe, JD, Johnson County District Attorney, Olathe, KS
3:00 - 3:45 PM
Joseph Michael Swango: Serial Killing with Poison
TBA
3:45 - 4:00 PM
Break
4:00 - 4:45 PM
Investigating Cases of Anthrax with the FBI
TBA
4:45 - 5:30 PM
Cyanide in Three Cases: Challenges in Analytics
Christopher P. Holstege, MD, FACMT, FAAEM, FACEP, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics; Chief, Division of Medical Toxicology; Executive Director, Elson Student Health Center, University of Virginia; Director, Blue Ridge Poison Center, Charlottesville, VA
5:30 - 6:30 PM Reception
 

Day 2: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

7:00 - 8:00 AM
Registration
7:55 - 8:00 AM
Housekeeping & Announcements
8:00 - 8:45 AM
Forensic Tox Issues Related to Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault
Cynthia Morris-Kukoski, Forensic Examiner, Chemistry Unit, FBI Laboratory, Washington, DC
8:45 - 9:30 AM
Emerging Analytics Technology
Roman Karas, Forensic Examiner, Technical Lead / Toxicology, Chemistry Unit, FBI Laboratory, Washington, DC
9:30 - 10:00 AM
The Dark Web & How To Get Illicit Toxins
Steven Massada, Assistant Attorney, United States Department of Justice, Seattle, WA
10:00 - 10:15 AM Break
10:15 - 11:00 AM
Reasonable Degree of Medical/Scientific Certainty
TBA
 
11:00 - 11:45 AM
Complexities of Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault Cases: How to Set Up an Investigation
Susan Davis, University Attorney for Student Affairs, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
11:45 - 12:15 PM
Victim Witness Assistance
TBA
12:15 - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 - 2:00 PM
Sex Trafficking & Forced Drug Addiction
Beth Klein, Attorney, Klein & Frank, Boulder, CO
2:00 - 2:30 PM
Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault: A Series of Cases
Stacey Hail, MD, FACMT, Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
2:30 - 4:00 PM Mock Trial Case