Ten-Part Webinar Series


Tuesday, January 16th, 2024 from 1pm - 3pm ET
Tuesday, January 30th, 2024 from 1pm - 3pm ET
Tuesday, February 13th, 2024 from 1pm - 3pm ET
Tuesday, February 27th, 2024 from 1pm - 3pm ET
Tuesday, March 12th, 2024 from 1pm - 3pm ET
Tuesday, March 26th, 2024 from 1pm - 3pm ET
Tuesday, April 9th, 2024 from 1pm - 3pm ET
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024 from 1pm - 3pm ET
Tuesday, May 14th, 2024 from 1pm - 3pm ET
Tuesday, May 28th, 2024 from 1pm - 3pm ET

The Center for Forensic Science Research and Education, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) is pleased to offer a thought-provoking five-part series entitled, “The Intersection of Forensic Toxicology and Forensic Pathology Relating to Emerging Topics in Drug Death Certification”.  

This ten-part series will feature presentations from forensic pathology, forensic toxicology, and medical toxicology experts; followed by panel discussions and interactive Q&A sessions on emerging topics and challenges in drug toxicity in death in today’s challenging illicit drug environment. The series will involve a multitude of topics relating to drug and substance poisoning deaths that pose complexities and challenges in ensuring we are collecting accurate drug death certification data. Attendees will also gain an understanding of how forensic pathologists use autopsy findings and other evidence to determine the cause and manner of death in drug-related cases.

Each webinar in this series will explore the challenges and limitations of drug death certification, including issues related to the interpretation of toxicological results, the identification of drug-related deaths, and the potential for false-positive or false-negative results. We will also be exploring the emerging topics in drug death certification, such as the use of new psychoactive substances and the impact of the opioid epidemic on drug death rates.


*The webinar series content has been reviewed by the ABFT and ABC, and determined to be acceptable for submission to the ABFT or ABC for continuing education credit.  All content has also been approved for CME continuing education credit through Penn State University!