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Feb 24, 2022 2:30:00 PM / by Brooke Kochanski

This activity is geared toward medical examiners, forensic practitioners, law enforcement, EMT, attorneys, as well as medical providers on all levels with the aim of improving knowledge around forensically relevant topics.

This year's conference will feature presentations about pediatric death investigations and common causes of death, changes to the State and Local Medical Examiner systems including the new LIS systems, sudden cardiac deaths and toxicology trends within the State of North Carolina.

Western North Carolina Death Investigation Conference 2022


April 30, 2022 - Live Webinar - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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Conference Topics

  • Working with Primary Care Providers to Facilitate Death Certification - Jeffrey Leach
  •  State of the State - Michelle Aurelius, MD
  • Toxicology Trends in North Carolina - Jason Hudson, PhD
  • Sudden Cardiac Death - Mehrnoosh Ghandili, MD
  • Pediatric Death Investigation: The Basics - Mark Giffen, DO
  •  Deaths in the Pediatric Population - Mark Giffen, DO

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe common causes of death in pediatric populations and how to investigate them. 
  • Identify appropriate techniques and information gathering in cases of pediatric deaths.
  • Describe the investigation of deaths due to sudden cardiac causes.
  • Define current trends related to toxicology and overdose deaths in North Carolina.
  • Cite upcoming changes within the medical examiner system and how it will effect practices.

Registration Fee:
$ 110 - Physicians, Dentist, Attorneys
$ 80 - Nurses and Advanced Practice Practitioners
$ 60 - First Responders and Law Enforcement 
$ 25 - Students

Download Activity Brochure

Available Credits

  • 6 Hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM
    The Wake Forest School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    ACCREDITATION: The Wake Forest School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 6 Hours Contact Hours
    This activity is acceptable for 6 contact hours from Northwest AHEC.
  • 6 Hours CLE Credit
    Application has been made to the NC Board of Continuing Legal Education. Approval pending.
  • 6 Hours Nursing Contact Hours
    6.0 Nursing Contact Hours. Northwest Area Health Education Center (NWAHEC) is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


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Tags: Webinar, law enforcement, death, medical examiner, forensic, medical provider

Brooke Kochanski

Written by Brooke Kochanski

Marketing & Communications Specialist at Northwest AHEC

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