Fifth Annual Conference in Forensic and Pediatric Pathology 2020

Posted on Tuesday, October 8, 2019

 

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Fifth Annual Conference in Forensic and Pediatric Pathology

"A View of Forensic and Pediatric Pathology from the Hill: Exploring Issues in the Determination Cause, Mechanism and Manner of Death"

presented by

the Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association

the University of Ottawa Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Washington, DC

Time and Location

June 19-21, 2020

7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD, 20745-1135

 

Online registration

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This three (3) day conference aims to provide Continuing Professional Development/Continuing Medical

Education for Medical Examiners, Forensic Pathologists, Coroners, Anatomical Pathologists who perform medicolegal post mortem examinations, Cardiac Pathologists, Neuropathologists, Pediatric Pathologists, Fellows-in-training in Forensic Pathology, Cardiac Pathology, Neuropathology and Pediatric Pathology, Residents in Anatomical Pathology, Medical Students, Pathologists' Assistants, Anatomical Pathology Technologists, Medical Laboratory Technologists, Morgue Technicians, Forensic Scientists, Undergraduate and Postgraduate students of Forensic Science, Prosecutors (District Attorneys/Crown Counsels/Crown Attorneys/Office of the Director of Public  Prosecutions), Criminal Defence and Civil Litigation Attorneys, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Law Students, Homicide Investigators, Medicolegal Death Investigators, Crime Scene Examiners and Scenes of Crime Officers.

The educational content of the programme will address topical issues in both adult and pediatric forensic pathology under the thematic title of "A View of Forensic and Pediatric Pathology from the Hill: Exploring Issues in the Determination Cause, Mechanism and Manner of Death". The didactic content of the programme will be delivered by an international faculty of expert speakers of diverse backgrounds, experience and interests.

Conference Registration Fees

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

Conference Registration Fees

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

Designation of Registrant

Pre-Program Registration Fee

 

(by January 31, 2020)

Early Bird Registration

(by March 31, 2020)

Full Registration

(after March 31, 2020)

Medical Examiner

Forensic Pathologist

Coroner

Anatomical Pathologist

Cardiac Pathologist

Neuropathologist

Pediatric Pathologist

Forensic Scientist

Prosecutor (District Attorney/Crown Counsel/Crown Attorney/Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions)

Criminal Defence Attorney

Civil Litigation Attorney

Homicide Investigator

Medicolegal Death Investigator

Crime Scene Examiner

Scenes of Crime Officer

USD$450

USD$475

USD$625

Fellows (Forensic Pathology, Cardiac Pathology, Neuropathology, Pediatric Pathology)

Residents in Anatomical Pathology

Medical Student

Law Student (Undergraduate and Postgraduate)

Forensic Science Student (Undergraduate and Postgraduate)

Pathologists' Assistant

Medical Laboratory Technologist

Anatomical Pathology Technologist

Morgue Technician

USD$350

USD$375

USD$450

Withdrawal of registration will be refunded minus a 10% cancellation fee of up until May 24, 2020. After May 24, 2020, no refund of registration fees will be granted on requests for cancellation.

Submission of Abstracts

The deadline for the online submission of abstracts is on February 28, 2020 at 11:59 pm.  Abstracts can be submitted as either Long Platform (30 mins), Short Platform (15 mins) or Poster Presentation. Notifications on the decisions of abstracts will be sent out to submitters by March 20, 2020. Please click here for instructions on how to submit your abstract.

Accreditation

Accreditation, CME/CPD Credits and Certificates

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 who attend.  However, certificates with CME/CPD credits will only be issued to those who require it and complete the online speaker and programme evaluations through Survey Monkey.

The CME/CPD credits are recognized by the American Medical Association as AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™through 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 TBD 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 TBD 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.

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 TBD Mainpro+ credits.

Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada

This event will be 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 TBD 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 the2007 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.”

Hotel Information


Room blocks have obtained for the following hotel https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasgn-gaylord-national-resort-and-convention-center/ at a reduced rate of $199.00 (additional resort fee of $22 per night) for the night of June 18, 19 and 20, 2020 until April 19, 2020.Please note, all reservation cancellations must occur at least 72-hours prior to arrival to avoid a one night’s room and tax penalty charge.

You can book by either calling  877-491-0468 or on line with our personalized website: https://book.passkey.com/go/ForensicPediatricMeeting

Conference Dinner 

The conference dinner will be a three (3) hour dinner cruise on the Potomac River on the evening of Saturday 20 June, 2019 on the Spirit of Washington at a cost of US$100 per person. The Spirit of Washington is a traditional-style yacht with three interior decks and a rooftop deck. Dinner guests will enjoy a buffet dinner menu and live DJ entertainment whilst traveling south on the river. Seating will be provided through a reserved section of tables on the deck. There will also a series of games on board that include Shuffleboard, Foosball, Jenga and Connect 4.  It will be an evening of laughter, fun and entertainment that should not be missed. 

The Spirit of Washington will depart from Washington DC. Bus transportation will be provided from the Gaylord National Harbor to and from the site of boarding.  The boat boards at 7:00 pm and cruises from 8:00-11:00 pm.


Contact Information


Conference Directors:


Ottawa
Dr Alfredo E Walker MB.BS, FRCPath, DMJ (Path), MFFLM, MCSFS, Dip Teach Train
Forensic Pathologist/Coroner - Eastern Ontario Forensic Pathology Unit
Vice Chair and Director of Education - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Email:aewalker@eorla.ca

Dr Charis Kepron MD, FRCPC, MSc
Forensic Pathologist/Coroner - Eastern Ontario Forensic Pathology Unit
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Email:ckepron@eorla.ca

Washington DC
Roger A. Mitchell Jr. MD
Chief Medical Examiner 
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner - Washington DC
Clinical Professor of Pathology – the George Washington University
Associate Professor of Surgery – Howard University
Email: roger.mitchell@dc.gov

Francisco J. Diaz MD FCAP FASCP
Deputy Chief Medical Examiner
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner - Washington DC
Email: francisco.diaz@dc.gov

Sasha Breland MD
Medical Examiner
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner - Washington DC
Email: sasha.breland@dc.gov

Conference Program Directors:
Dr Alfredo E Walker MB.BS, FRCPath, DMJ (Path), MFFLM, MCSFS, Dip Teach Train
Forensic Pathologist/Coroner - Eastern Ontario Forensic Pathology Unit
Vice Chair and Director of Education - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Email:aewalker@eorla.ca

Roger A. Mitchell Jr. MD
Chief Medical Examiner - Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Clinical Professor of Pathology – the George Washington University
Associate Professor of Surgery – Howard University
Email: roger.mitchell@dc.gov

CME/CPD Credits
Dr Charis Kepron MD, FRCPC, MSc
Forensic Pathologist/Coroner - Eastern Ontario Forensic Pathology Unit
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Email:ckepron@eorla.ca

Conference Secretariat:
Conference Registration
Ms 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

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@eorla.ca

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

Exhibitors and Sponsors
Mrs Joanne Hodgins
Regional Administrative Coordinator
Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory (EORLA)
The Ottawa Hospital General Campus
501 Smyth Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8L6
Tel: +1 613 737 8899 ext 79080
Fax: +1 613 737 8461
Email: johodgins@eorla.ca
 

Conference Dinner:
Dr. Sasha Breland MD
Medical Examiner
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner - Washington DC
Email: sasha.breland@dc.gov

Conference Photographer:

Ms. Mary Susan Smith
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association
The Ottawa Hospital
501 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON
K1H 8L6
613-737-8899 ext 79089
Email: mssmith@eorla.ca

 

 

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