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20 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Miss a Local Conference on Death
Electrocution by lightning. Death by retort pressure cooking. AND MORE.
Wow. The National Association of Medical Examiners is in town this weekend to throw its annual conference, and the program of events is a doozy.

We selected a number of items from a long, long list showing the sort of humor and dare we say morbid curiosity that develops when you operate a bone saw 60 hours a week.

And I suppose we should all be glad there are qualified professionals out there doing this kind of work. That's what I tell myself, anyway.


8:00 to 8:10 a.m.

Deaths resulting from cyanide-containing jewelry cleaner in the Hmong Population

Butch M. Huston, M.D., Ramsey County Medical Examiner, St. Paul, Minn.

11:30 to 11:40 a.m.

Re-hydrating Mummified hands for fingerprint identification: The Pima County experience

Gene Hernandez, B.S., Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner, Tucson, Ariz.


7:00 to 8:00 a.m.

Rigor Run/Walk (optional)

*additional payment required*

9:40 to 9:50 a.m.

Lightning Deaths: A retrospective review of New Mexico's cases

Jennifer L. Pincus, M.D., University of New Mexico School of Medicine

11:40 to 11:50 a.m.

Comparison of homicides in the gangster era to modern-day Chicago

Zachary Michalicek, D.O., University of Chicago

12:00 to 12:10 p.m.

Sudden death following conducted electrical weapon discharge

Jennie V. Duval, M.D., New Hampshire Office of Chief Medical Examiner

12:20 to 12:30 p.m.

Electrocution deaths: A retrospective review of New Mexico's cases, 1977-2012

Michelle B. Aurelius, M.D., New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator

1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Cadaver Open Golf Tournament (optional)

*additional payment required*


12:00 to 1:20 p.m.

Femme Fatale Luncheon (optional)

*additional payment required*

1:40 to 1:50 p.m.

Autoerotic asphyxiation: A rare case with an unusual inhalant

Linda Kocovski, M.B.B.S., McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

2:50 to 3:00 p.m.

Fatal occlusive foreign body granulomatous pulmonary embolization due to crystalline precipitation in total parenteral nutrition: A case report and review of the literature

Sarah Strickland, M.D., Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario


8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Session 8: Inspections, placentas and more

Moderator: Van Vo, M.D., Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office

8:10 to 8:30 a.m.

Newborn abduction by Cesarean section: A case presentation

Wieslawa Tlomak, M.D., Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office

2:00 to 4:10 p.m.

Session 10: Technology is your friend

Moderator: Agnieszka Rogalska, M.D., Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office

3:10 to 3:30 p.m.

Autopsy and laboratory findings in 20 patients with fungal infections associated with contaminated steroid injections

Jeffrey M. Jentzen, M.D., PhD, University of Michigan

Posters on display:

Accidental ingestion of a grill brush wire bristle resulting in death: A case report

Marisa Jacob, M.D., University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Death by retort pressure cooking: A case study

Brian Hutchins, M.D., Los Angeles County Department of Coroner

The use of human remains in Palo Mayombe rituals in Utah

Jill Haslam, M.S., Utah State Medical Examiner's Office

Examination of human remains encased in concrete

Jessica A. Forcucci, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina

Accidental Russian roulette?

Diana French, B.A., University of Michigan

(images via Shutterstock)

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schlitz_man_666 Posted: 10/12/2013 10:39:58 PM
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is this open to the public? i would like to sit in.
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