Conference: Crimes Against Vulnerable Victims

Jamie Downs, MD (forensX, LLC) and The Shaken Baby Alliance, in cooperation with the National Institute of Justice and its Forensic Technology Center of Excellence at RTI International, are hosting a two-day conference focusing on crimes against our most vulnerable victims—children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.

The conference will be held October 27-28, 2016 in Savannah, Georgia.

Conference topics will provide more than 13 hours of continuing education opportunities and will include:

  • Tiffany’s Story: The Impact of Abusive Head Trauma on the Family
  • Forensic Pathology of Child Abuse
  • The Poison of A Mother’s Love: The Hope Ybarra Investigation
  • Elder Abuse, Domestic Violence and Special Needs Victims
  • Vulnerable Victims: Forensic Investigative Techniques and Case Consultations
  • Optional Add-On Workshop: Death Scene Investigation—A Forensic Entomology Field Training
  • And Much More

The targeted audience will be law enforcement, first responders, death scene, investigators, legal personnel, child & adult protection, dentists, prevention specialists, coroners, medical providers, domestic violence specialists, medical examiners, and social workers.

Click here for more information.

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Forensic Podiatry (Part Two of Two)

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