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 […]
January 23, 2012 | Leave a Comment
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.
August 18, 2011 | Leave a Comment
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 […]
In the US, the Department of Health and Human Services provides science-based healthcare objectives for the country in a document called Healthy People. Healthy People 2020 was released at the end of last year, and if you haven’t had a chance to see it (made easier by a pretty decent website), it’s worth looking at. Struggling to […]
The Defense Centers of Excellence are hosting a webinar June 23rd, from 1-2:30: Anatomical and Physiological Changes Secondary to PTSD. The session is free of charge, but preregistration is required. Even if you can’t attend, it’s worth checking out the enormous number of resources they list on the site’s page.
The Pulitzer Prizes were announced today, and the 2011 winner for featured photography is Barbara Davidson from the LA Times. She was awarded the prize for a series she did on the aftermath of gang violence, and the images are really quite moving.
For those of you who work with kids, check out today’s article in the NY Times. You’ll recognize Dr. Cindy Christian’s name in the article if you attended the 2010 Annual Assembly. It’s a very interesting read–I’ll look forward to hearing people’s opinions on it.