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Forensic Medicine



Saturday, March 6, 2010
Evans Hall – Zedeck Family Amphitheater
4170 City Avenue Philadelphia, PA

Gregory McDonald, DO
Program Chairman

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7:45 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Asphyxia Deaths
Gregory McDonald, D.O., Vice Chairman and Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology and Forensic Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
9:00 a.m. Excited Agitated Delirium and Deaths in Custody Part One
Gregory McDonald, D.O.
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Excited Agitated Delirium and Deaths in Custody Part Two
Gregory McDonald, D.O.
11:15 a.m. Pathology of Drug Abuse
Gregory McDonald, D.O.
12:15 - 1:15 p.m Q&A / Discussion

Objective & Description

This program is designed for health care professionals, medical legal death investigators, coroners and law enforcement professionals who deal with deaths associated with asphyxiation, agitated delirium and drug abuse.

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the various forms of asphyxia.
  • Describe excited agitated delirium and its implications to medical and law enforcement personnel.
  • Compare and contrast deaths do to excited delirium, asphyxia and adverse reactions to drugs.
  • Identify the major illegal drugs of abuse.
  • Describe the mechanisms by which illegal drugs can cause death.

Continuing Education Credit
Physicians: "The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for five hours of AOA Category 1-A CME credits. Approval is currently pending." Sign-in and full day attendance of program is required for credit. All faculty participating in continuing medical education programs sponsored by PCOM are expected to disclose to the program audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s).

On-campus parking is available in our garage, please enter on Stout Road. All-day parking is $5.00. Please note: the automated gate takes quarters or one, five and ten dollar bills. Enter Evans Hall through the front entrance across from the parking garage.

Fee Policies
Physicians $125.00, Physician Assistants and other Health Care Professionals, $75.00. Registration fees for Saturday and Sunday programs are not refundable, nor can they be credited to future programs.

Emergency Messages
Call PCOM Rowland Hall Security Desk at (215) 871-6351 ask the guard to transfer your call to ext. 5350 which is the phone in Evans Hall.