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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
Paul M. Wax, MD, FACMT, Professor, Emergency Medicine, UT-Southwestern; Executive Director, American College of Medical Toxicology
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
Lessons from History: the Profile of Poisoners
Gregory B. Saathoff, MD, Critical Incident Analysis Group, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
9:15 - 10:00 AM
Threat Assessment
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
10:00 - 10:45 AM
Common Analytical Challenges in Criminal Poisoning Cases
Michelle Peace, MFS, PhD, Past President, Society of Forensic Toxicologists; Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Science, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
10:45 - 11:00 AM
Break
11:00 - 11:45 AM
Cremains & Hair Analysis
Robert A. Middleberg, PhD, DABCC(TC), F-ABFT, Laboratory Director, NMS Labs, Willow Grove, PA
11:45 - 12:30 PM
Orville Lynn Majors: Lessons Learned
Brent Furbee, MD, FACMT, Indiana Poison Center, Indianapolis, IN
12:30 - 1:45 PM Lunch
1:45 - 2:30 PM
Dr. Deborah Green: Prosecutorial Challenges in a Ricin Poisoning
Stephen M. Howe, JD, Johnson County District Attorney, Olathe, KS
2:30 - 3:15 PM
Joseph Michael Swango: Investigative Challenges with a Medical Poisoner
Tom Neer, Special Agent (Ret.), Forensic Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC
3:15 - 3:30 PM
Break
3:30 - 4:15 PM
The Amerithrax FBI Investigation
Scott T. Stanley, PhD, Special Agent, Forensic Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC
4:15 - 5:00 PM
Panel Discussion: Threat Assessment and Lessons Learned
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
FBI and Center for Disease Control and Prevention Joint Criminal Epidemiologic Investigations Initiative
Bridgette M. Trela, Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, Biological Countermeasures Unit, Washington, DC
8:45 - 9:30 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
9:30 - 9:45 AM
Break
9:45 - 10:30 AM
"Drugs Made Me Do It"
Ken Kulig, MD, FACMT, FACCT, Medical Toxicologists, Toxicology Associates Prof LLC, Denver, CO
10:30 - 11:15 AM Emerging Analytics Technology
Roman Karas, Forensic Examiner, Technical Lead / Toxicology, Chemistry Unit, FBI Laboratory, Washington, DC
11:15 - 12:30 PM Lunch Break
12:30 - 1:15 PM
Forensic Tox Issues Related to Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault
Cynthia Morris-Kukoski, Forensic Examiner, Chemistry Unit, FBI Laboratory, Washington, DC
1:15 - 2:00 PM
Sex Trafficking & Forced Drug Addiction
Beth Klein, Attorney, Klein & Frank, Boulder, CO
2:00 - 2:15 PM Break
2:15 - 3:00 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
3:00 - 4:00 PM Panel Discussion: War Stories from the Courtroom