Mark your calendar: the inaugural Forensic Journal Club is coming up 12 February. Find all the information you need to participate here. Clearly, I needed the weekend to recover, which is exactly what I did. Surrounded myself with loved ones (and my pup) and played down in Charlottesville with good friends. I held a few new […]

I am a bit late on getting an Articles of Note post up, but hopefully what I lack in timeliness I make up for in volume. There’s some really interesting research to be found in the current journals, so I encourage you to peruse the list and see what looks relevant to your practice. Not […]

Our next valued resource offered up by an FHO reader comes from our colleague Michelle Ortiz, who runs the SANE program at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Here’s what Michelle tells me about a resource they developed, the bruise color bars:

Time once again for this month’s Articles of Note, a review of some of what has caught my eye from the recently published peer-reviewed literature. Please keep in mind this is not exhaustive, just some of what I am currently reading this month. You’ll note that there are several free full-text articles in this month’s […]

I receive a lot of questions about determining the age of bruises. Although the research has shown that determining the age of bruising by clinicians based on color provides consistently inaccurate results, with poor interrater reliability, I still find that some are loathe to turn their backs on this highly unreliable assessment technique. So I […]

For those of you not able to make the live presentation of The Science Base for Prevention of Injury and Violence, it is now available as a webcast on the CDC’s site. You can also download a print-friendly PDF of the slides.

Tuesday, January 17th, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is offering the next in their Grand Rounds series: The Science Base for the Prevention of Injury and Violence. The live webcast will also be archived for 48 hours after the event. And if you’re interested in CEs, you can register for them here.

I spend a great deal of time on the issue of strangulation: teaching, writing, reviewing cases and testifying in court. A common defense that I personally hear routinely presented is that the strangulation of the victim was consensual. That is to say the victim consented to it as a part of a sexual encounter with […]

The CDC is hosting a webinar Friday, November 4th at 2pm ET, The CDC’s Response to Injury: Update for Partners from the Division of Injury Response. The session will focus on traumatic brain injury, terrorism and disaster response. Register for the session here.

The Defense Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury has an upcoming webinar: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Natural Disasters. The session will be held August 25th from 1-2:30 pm ET.  Speakers include Dr. Robert Ursano, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress director, and Dr. Valerie Cole, American Red Cross, Disaster Mental Health senior […]

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