Annual Conference in Forensic and Pediatric Pathology

Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Group picture of annual conference
Third Annual Conference in Forensic and Pediatric Pathology

"The Controversial, the Subtle and the Obscure"

Presented by the
Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association
and the
University of Ottawa
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

June 14-16, 2018
8:00 am to 5:00 pm


The Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, 200 Coventry Road, Ottawa

 

Online registration

 

This three (3) day conference aims to provide Continuing Professional Development/Continuing Medical Education for Forensic Pathologists, Anatomical Pathologists who perform medicolegal post mortem examinations, Pediatric Pathologists, Fellows-in-training in Forensic Pathology, Neuropathology and Pediatric Pathology, Residents in Anatomical Pathology, Pathologist Assistants/Anatomical Pathology Technologists/Morgue Technicians, Forensic Scientists, Investigating and Regional Coroners, Crown Attorneys, Defence Lawyers, Police Homicide Investigators, Forensic Identification Officers, Crime Scene Examiners and Scenes of Crime Officers

The educational content of the programme will address controversial topics in forensic pathology, entities with subtle or no findings at post mortem examination and those with uncertain/unknown pathophysiological mechanisms of death in both adult and pediatric forensic pathology, under the thematic title of “The Controversial, the Subtle and the Obscure.” The didactic content of the programme will be delivered by an international faculty of expert speakers of diverse backgrounds, experience and interests from the United Kingdom, the USA, St Lucia and Canada as below.

Additionally, there will be a panel discussion on“Death Investigation Systems: Comparison of the Coroner and Medical Examiner Systems” and will feature a panel of coroners and forensic pathologists from Ontario, the UK and the USA.

United Kingdom
St Lucia
USA
Canada

The full complement of speakers and lecture topics can be found on the link below:

PROGRAM OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA CONFERENCE IN FORENSIC AND PEDIATRIC PATHOLOGY

Accreditation

The event will be accredited by the Office of Continuing Professional Development (OCPD) of the University of Ottawa and will provide Section 1 RCPSC and/or CFPC Mainpro + CME/CPD Credits from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and the College of Family Practitioners of Canada (CFPC). A certificate of attendance will be issued to registered participants to reflect the amount of CME/CPD credits accrued.

The CME/CPD credits are recognized by the American Medical Association as AMA PRA Category 1 Creditsthrough reciprocal recognition.

It is the responsibility of the participant to understand their regulatory body’s requirements for CME/CPD credits.

Organization
Credits

The College of Family Physicians of Canada

This Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the Office of Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa for up to 21.75 Mainpro+ credits.

Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by the Office of Continuing Professional Development,Faculty of Medicine,University of Ottawa. You may claim a maximum of 21.75 hours.

The American Medical Association

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. More information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit is available at American Medical Association website

European Union of Medical Specialists

Live educational activities occurring in Canada and recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1), are deemed by the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) eligible for ECMEC®.”

The conference will provide Other Learner Certificates for non-medical attendees and will also state the number of credits accrued.

American Academy of Physician Assistants: AAPA

The AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. PAs may receive a maximum of   TBD AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing this activity.

American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI)

The American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators will accept Section 1 RCPSC Mainpro + and AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for medicolegal death investigators.

Validation of Content

The University of Ottawa requires that the educational content of the programme be free from bias and conflicts of interest.

Disclosure Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Ottawa to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor are maintained in its continuing medical education programmes. Presenters and planning committee members participating in accredited activities are required to disclose any conflicts of interest or financial relationships with “for-profit entities” such as pharmaceutical organizations, medical device companies, communications firm, or other for-profit funders of the programme.

The Office of Continuing Professional Development (OCPD) of the University of Ottawa therefore requires that all presenters and members of the planning committee complete a Disclosure of Conflict of Interest form in compliance with Section 24 of the 2007 CMA Guidelines for Physicians in Interaction with Industry which states that “CME/CPD organizers and individual physician presenters are responsible for ensuring the scientific validity, objectivity and completeness of CME/CPD activities. Organizers and individual presenters must disclose to the participants at their CME/CPD events any financial affiliations with manufacturers of products mentioned at the event or with manufacturers of competing products.”

Conference Registration Fees

The conference registration is dependent on the status of the registrant at the time of registration as outlined below.

An Early Bird Discount Fee will be applicable for all registration made by midnight on April 13, 2018.

The Full Registration fee will be applicable for registrations from April 14, 2018 to May 27, 2018.

A late registration penalty will be added to the Full Registration fee for registrations made after May 27, 2018.

Designation of Registrant

Early Bird Registration

(by April 13, 2018)

Full Registration
(after April 13, 2018)
Late Registration Fee

(after May 27, 2018)

Forensic Pathologists

Police Officers

Forensic Identification Officers

Crime Scene Examiners

Medical Examiners

Anatomical Pathologists

Neuropathologists

Pediatric Pathologists

Coroners

Crown Attorneys

Defence Criminal Bar

CAD$450

CAD$600

CAD$750

Fellows and Residents

Pathologist Assistants

Anatomical Pathology Technologists

Morgue Technicians

CAD$350

CAD$425

CAD$500

Withdrawal of registration will refunded minus a 10% cancellation fee of up until May 28, 2018. After May 28, 2018, no refund of registration fees will be granted on requests for cancellation.

Conference Registration:

Early registration is encouraged to avoid disappointment as attendance will be capped at 90 registrants.

Conference Hotel and Accommodation

The Courtyard Marriott Ottawa East Hotel, 200 Coventry Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1K 4S3 (www.marriott.com/yowoe) is the official conference hotel and is annexed to the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre. A block of 25 hotel rooms has been reserved for registrants at the negotiated discounted nightly rate of CAD$159 per night  until May 13, 2018 with the event group code of FPP.

Online room reservations can be made at: Forensic & Pediatric Pathology Conference

Telephone room reservations can be made by calling +1 613-741 9862 and quoting the event group code FPP.

Courtyard® by Marriott Ottawa East
200 Coventry Rd
Ottawa, ON, K1K 4S3
Tel: +1 613-741-9862

Sponsored Exhibitors

A variety of exhibitors will be at the conference and will include Lodox, NMS Labs, Academic Forensic Pathology.

Conference Dinner:

A dinner for speakers and registrants will be held on the evening of Thursday June 14, 2018 at the Baton Rouge Ottawa, 360 Albert Street, Ottawa, ON K1R 7X7. Participation in the dinner will attract a separate registration fee of CAD$ 48 and will feature the Baton Rouge Menu. Free return transportation will be provided for paid dinner guests from the conference hotel to the restaurant. The suggested attire for the conference dinner is elegantly casual.

Ottawa Weather

In June, the temperatures in Ottawa range between 18C to 23C with highs of 24C and lows of 13C. Summer wear is advised.

Sightseeing

Ottawa is the capital city of Canada which is situated in the National Capital Region and is very lovely in June. There are many tourist attractions to partake of that include Parliament Hill, a tour of the parliament building, the ByWard Market and the Rideau Canal in the downtown core of Ottawa. The Rideau Centre is one of two major malls in the National Capital Region along with Bayshore Shopping Centre in the western neighbourhood.

The conference venue and hotel are located close to the St Laurent Shopping Centre which is one of the larger shopping centres in Ottawa.

Contact Information
Conference Directors:
  1. Dr Alfredo E Walker MB.BS, FRCPath, DMJ (Path), MFFLM, MCSFS, Dip Teach Train
    Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa
    Eastern Ontario Forensic Pathology Unit
    Email: aewalker@eorla.ca
  2. Dr Charis Kepron MD, FRCPC.
    Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa
    Eastern Ontario Forensic Pathology Unit
    Email: ckepron@eorla.ca
Conference Program Director:

Dr Alfredo E Walker MBBS, FRCPath, DMJ (Path), MFFLM, MCSFS, Dip Teach Train
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa
Eastern Ontario Forensic Pathology Unit
Email: aewalker@eorla.ca

CME/CPD Credits

Dr Charis Kepron MD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa
Eastern Ontario Forensic Pathology Unit
Email: ckepron@eorla.ca

Conference Secretariat:
  1. Conference Registration
    Mrs Sheila Schnupp
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
    451 Smyth Road, Room 4155
    Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8M5
    Telephone:+ 1 613 562 5422
    Email: sschnupp@uottawa.ca
  2. Mrs Rachael Armstrong
    Executive Assistant
    Office of the Department Head
    Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory (EORLA)
    The Ottawa Hospital General Campus
    501 Smyth Road
    Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8L6
    Telephone: + 1613 737-8294
    Fax: + 1 613 737 8853
    Email:racarmstrong@toh.ca
     
  3. Hotel Accommodation:
    Mrs Nikki Lister
    Administrative Assistant
    Division of Anatomical Pathology
    Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory (EORLA)
    The Ottawa Hospital General Campus
    501 Smyth Road
    Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8L6
    Telephone: + 1613 737 8899 ext. 72261
    Fax: + 1 613 737 8853
    Email: nlister@eorla.ca
  4. Conference Dinner:
    Mrs Mickey Hooper
    Administrative Assistant
    Eastern Ontario Regional Forensic Pathology Unit
    Division of Anatomical Pathology
    Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory (EORLA)
    The Ottawa Hospital General Campus
    501 Smyth Road
    Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8L6
    Telephone: + 1613 737 8899 ext. 78996
    Fax: + 1 613 737 8853
    Email: mhooper@eorla.ca
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