Photography Summit

I know, I know: this is a site devoted to web-based info and education. But here’s the thing–photography is not one of those areas that gets covered much online. So the IAFN’s Photography Summit, coming up this March, is probably a pretty good use of resources. Best practices, research, clinical issues–it’s all there. And it’s in San Diego, which is not a bad place to travel to, particularly if you’re in one of the snowier or colder parts of the world.

It’s a great-looking agenda (full disclosure: I’m on it, moderating, not teaching). And the speakers include military and civilian professionals, so there’s definitely something for everyone. It’ll be held at the Westin, March 14th and 15th. You can register for the Summit here.

Monday, March 14, 2011

9:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m. Welcome

9:15 a.m.-9:35 a.m. Purpose of Photography Symposium

9:35 a.m.-9:50 a.m. Break

9:50 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Panel Discussion

  • • What is the purpose of photography in forensic nurse practice?
  • • Are we traumatizing patients with photography?
  • • Are we getting informed consent and is it valid?
  • • What level of technology do we need to be using?

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Keynote Address

  • • Clarity of medical vs. forensic photography
  • • Value of genital photos from a nursing point of view
  • • Determining quality of photos
  • • Racial disparities of documenting injury with photographs

12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Forensic Photography: Techniques

3:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Security Issues in Forensic Photography

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Registration Open

9:00 a.m.-9:10 a.m. Welcome

9:10 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Legal Aspects of Forensic Photography

10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. The Patient’s Perspective

11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Small Table Work

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Legal Panel

2:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Audience Questions and Facilitated Discussion

4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Symposium Wrap-up

You can see the detailed agenda with speakers here (PDF).