Obtained MD in 1990. Anatomical pathology residency at University of Western Ontario 1992-96. Forensic Pathology Fellowship Hamilton Regional Forensic Pathology Unit 1996-97. Anatomical and Forensic Pathologist at London Health Sciences Centre since 1997. Currently Director of the Southwestern Ontario Regional Forensic Pathology Unit. Current surgical pathology practice limited to cardiovascular pathology.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
Describe methods of identifying deceased persons
Recognize common artefactual postmortem changes.
Recognize injuries due to blunt trauma, sharp force trauma, firearms, fire.
Identifying causes of sudden natural death based on gross findings at autopsy.
Explain when and how to obtain samples for toxicological analysis
This will be a presentation of images of typical autopsy findings pertinent to: – Identification – Postmortem changes – Asphyxial deaths – Drowning – Hypothermia – Blunt force injury – Pedestrain/motor vehicle deaths – Craniocerebral trauma – Sharp force injury – Drugs and alcohol – Firearms – Electrocution – Fire deaths – Child abuse/ elder abuse – Natural disease in death investigation.
**Due to the sensitive nature of the presentation, a recording will not be shared.