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39th Year

Endorsed by:

The Dearborn Inn

Dearborn, Michigan

is proud to present

Captain Gregoire P. Michaud Director, Forensic Science Division Michigan Department of State Police


Werner U. Spitz, MD

Consultant Forensic Pathology and Toxicology

Former Chief Medical Examiner, Wayne and Macomb Counties, Michigan Professor of Pathology, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Adjunct Professor of Toxicology, University of Windsor, Canada










Linda Kenney Baden, Esq.

Former Prosecutor currently in private practice with

concentration on litigation related to employment, civil rights, and criminal cases.

Ms. Kenney Baden has been involved in numerous high profile cases including former NBA basketball player Jayson Williams, Phil Spector and Casey Anthony. She is an active member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and has appeared as a legal guest commentator on various television networks. Michael Baden, MD

Former Chief Medical Examiner of New York City Fox News Contributor for Forensic Science

Dr. Michael Baden is a board-certified, forensic pathologist. He was chairman of the Forensic Pathology Panel of the US Congress Select Committee on Assassinations that investigated the deaths of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Baden has been involved as an expert in forensic pathology in many cases and trials of international interest including: Tsar Nicolas, Claus Von Bulow, Marlon Brando’s son, O.J. Simpson, Medgar Evers, Kobe Bryant, Robert Blake, the Twin Towers terrorist bombing and countless others. Stephen Cina, MD, FACP

Cook County Medical Examiner

Dr. Stephen J. Cina has 20 years of forensic autopsy experience. Prior to becoming the Chief Medical

Examiner of Cook County, he served as the Deputy Chief Medical Examiner of Broward County (Fort Lauderdale), Florida and on staff at the University of Miami School of Medicine. As a board-certified anatomic and forensic pathologist, Dr. Cina has authored over 100 scientific publications and book chapters and serves as the Forensic Pathology section editor for eMedicine. He also serves as a forensic consultant on medicolegal death cases. Bryan Kastelic

Special Agent, Division of Criminal Investigation, State of Wisconsin

Bryan Kastelic currently serves as a Special Agent at the Department of Justice and a Unified Tactical Trainer. Prior to his work with the State of Wisconsin, he was a Narcotics Investigator with the Brown County Sheriff’s Department. Henry Lee, PhD

Distinguished Chair Professor, University New Haven, Founder, Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science, Former Commissioner, Connecticut State Police

Dr. Henry Lee is a legendary investigator, known for finding the tiniest clues. Over the past 40 years Dr. Lee has assisted in the investigations of more than 6,000 cases, including war crimes in Bosnia and Croatia, the suicide of President Clinton’s former White House attorney Vince Foster, O.J. Simpson, Kobe Bryant, Casey Anthony, the review of the JFK assassination, and the death of JonBenét Ramsey.


Joe Navarro, MA, FBI (ret.) President, JNForensics.com

For 25 years, Joe Navarro worked with the FBI, both as an agent and supervisor in the areas of counterintelligence and counterterrorism. He is a founding member of the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Program and is a world renowned expert on the forensic use of nonverbal

communication. Mr. Navarro is the author of 11 books and has appeared on all major networks including Crossfire with Chris Matthews. Mr. Navarro continues to lecture throughout the world on nonverbal communications and is a visiting lecturer at the Harvard Business School. Werner Spitz, MD

Consultant, Forensic Pathology and Toxicology Former Chief Medical Examiner, Wayne and Macomb Counties, Michigan Professor of Pathology, Wayne State University School of Medicine Adjunct Professor of Toxicology, University of Windsor, Canada

Dr. Spitz is the author of over 90 scientific publications, author and editor of the authoritative and celebrated textbook “Medicolegal Investigation of Death.” He served on the House Committee on Assassinations, investigating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Spitz has served as an expert in many national cases including the California Night Stalker, Mary Jo Koepeckne, JonBennet Ramsey and O.J. Simpson. T. Paulette Sutton, MS, MT (ASC) CLS

Associate Professor, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, University of TN Health Sciences Center

Ms. Sutton is a private consultant in the field of bloodstain pattern analysis and a Distinguished Member of IABPA. She entered private practice after a career as the Assistant Director of Forensic Services and Director of Investigations for the Division of Forensic Pathology at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. In 1998, Ms. Sutton was certified by Professor MacDonell and the Institute on the Physical Significance of Human Bloodstain Evidence. Honors include the Lecturer of Merit Award and Distinguished Faculty Award from the National College of District Attorney and Outstanding Service Award from the FBI. Steven A. Symes, PhD, DABFA

Associate Professor, Applied Forensic Sciences and Anthropology, Department of Applied Forensic Sciences, Mercyhurst University, Eric, PA

Dr. Symes is a US forensic anthropologist best known for his expertise in interpreting trauma to bone and a leading authority on saw and knife mark analysis. A sought-after consultant in criminal cases, his specialty in criminal dismemberment and mutilation has led to consultation on serial homicides and other criminal cases around the US and the world. Dr. Symes’s research includes human skeletal biology and trauma analysis with an emphasis on forensic tool marks and interpretation of fracture patterns in bone, saw and knife marks in cases of violent death, blunt force, ballistic, burn and healing bone trauma. He is the author of over 50 publications and has earned the Thomas Dale Stewart Award for lifetime achievement by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Dr. Symes is certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology and is an associate professor at Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute at Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA.


Target Audience

This program provides valuable training for any individual involved with death investigations: homicide investigators, criminalists, emergency medical service providers, evidence technicians, attorneys, prosecutors, medical examiners, coroners, traffic accident investigators, insurance adjusters, forensic nurses, clinical legal nurse consultants, private investigators and criminal justice professionals.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will have gained: - Increased knowledge of crime scene investigation

- Understanding of the necessity of collaborative working relationships between the various professionals responsible for death investigations

- Greater understanding of forensic crime scene investigation - Learn the latest on drug and weapons of mass destruction labs - Increased knowledge of bloodstain pattern analysis

- Understanding of postmortem changes, time and cause of death - Greater understanding of blunt and sharp injuries

- Improved knowledge of injuries by firearms

- Understand indications on bones of dismemberment and mutilation - Increased understanding of the non-verbals of interrogation Location

The program will be held at The Dearborn Inn (a Marriott Hotel). 20301 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, Michigan. Telephone (313) 271-2700 or 1-800-228-9290.

Web site www.marriott.com. Plenty of free parking is available. Lodging

Rooms have been reserved for participants at The Dearborn Inn. Our special convention rate is $143 single, double, triple or quad occupancy, plus 14% tax. Room reservations must be made on-line.

Room reservations must be made on-line at: www.marriott.com for The Dearborn Inn, A

Marriott Hotel. Please enter mdimdia into the “Group Code” box if not already entered

(on the left under “Special Rates and Awards”) to receive the discounted housing rate. Housing deadline is Friday, April 10, 2015. If for some reason you need to cancel your hotel arrangements, your reservation must be cancelled by 11:59 pm local time the day before check in. The full link may also be accessed at the CME website by clicking on the “Online Registration” button at cme.med.wayne.edu.

Registration Fee

The fee for this three day course is $495. Organizations paying three or more registrations (at the same time) are allowed a $45.00 discount for each registrant (i.e., $450 per registrant). Per day rate is $250. On-line registration is now available at

cme.med.wayne.edu. Fee includes continental breakfasts, lunches, breaks,

Wednesday evening reception and course materials. Payment may be made by purchase order, check, VISA or Mastercard by mail or fax, Discover and American Express online. Refund Policy

All requests for refunds must be made in writing by April 1, 2015. The registration fee minus a $50 processing fee will be refunded after the course. After April 1, 2015, a 50 percent refund of the registration fee will be granted to all written requests.


Program Schedule

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

8:30 AM Advanced Wound Recognition - Forensic Cases I

Werner U. Spitz, MD

10:15 AM Break

10:45 AM Bloodspatter Pattern Analysis T. Paulette Sutton, MS

12:15 PM Lunch (provided)

1:00 PM 2015 Update on Drugs and

Weapons of Mass Destruction Labs

Bryan Kastelic

2:45 PM Break

3:15 PM Advanced Wound Recognition - Forensic Cases II

Werner U. Spitz, MD

5:00 PM Reception

Thursday, April 30, 2015

8:30 AM Advanced Crime Scene Techniques

Henry Lee, PhD

10:00 AM Break

10:30 AM Nonverbal Communication in a Forensic Setting Joe Navarro, MA, FBI (ret.)

12:00 PM Lunch (provided)

12:45 PM Bone Trauma: Criminal Dismemberment and Mutilation

Steven A. Symes, PhD

2:15 PM Break

2:45 PM Controversies in Forensic Pathology

Stephen Cina, MD

3:45 PM Current Cases: Medicolegal

Michael Baden, MD, Linda Kenney Baden, Esq.

Friday, May 1, 2015

8:30 AM Advanced Gun Shot Wounds & Forensic Jeopardy

Stephen Cina, MD

10:00 AM Break

10:30 AM Bloodspatter Cases T. Paulette Sutton, MS 12:00 PM Closing and Evaluation



AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

The Wayne State University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Wayne State University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Law Enforcement

This program is certified by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards for 17 hours. This program meets the criteria for the use of 302 funds. Wayne State University is recognized by the Law Enforcement Training Board of the State of Indiana as a certified training provider. Provider #38-6028429. This program is approved for credit by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). A brochure and certificate should be sent in for credit.

Nursing Continuing Education

“Continuing Education (CE) credits are available for Nurses under Regulation 338.10602 Acceptable Continuing Education Rule 2 (a).”

Continuing Legal Education

This course is approved by the MCLE Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois for 16.50 general CLE hours.

This course is approved by the Indiana Commission on Continuing Legal

Education as follows: Participating attorneys are eligible to receive up to 16.5 hours of CLE credit which includes .0 hours of Ethics. Additionally, newly admitted attorneys may receive 16.5 hours of new lawyer CLE. Course #183596 and Sponsor #0100736. The New York State Continuing Legal Education Board’s

Approved Jurisdiction policy applies to this course IC #20798.

This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 16.5 total CLE hour(s) of instruction. This course is approved for use toward the Wisconsin mandatory continuing legal

education requirement for 16.5 hours, by the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, Board of Bar Examiners.

This course is approved by the Missouri Bar of the Supreme Court of Missouri for a maximum of 19.8 credit hours. Hours of attendance can be reported on his or her Annual Report of Compliance, Form 1 by the required filing date. This course is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal

Education Board for a maximum of 16.50 PA CLE.

This course is approved by the Bar of the Supreme Court of Vermont for a maximum of 17.0 hours general credits of continuing legal education.

Continuing Education Board for Emergency Medical Services This continuing education activity is approved by the Continuing Education

Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS).

American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI) ABMDI accepts the 16.5 hours of AMA Category I Credit towards AMBDI recertification.

Clinical Legal Nurse Consultants

Clinical Legal Nurse Consultants may submit certificate and brochure to the National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants for credit after course completion.


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Fees are payable to Wayne State University by check, VISA or Mastercard. Purchase orders are also acceptable. WSU will accept fax registrations for participants wishing to pay by charge card or purchase order. For payment by purchase order, please include name and address of person to be invoiced for payment.

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Wayne State University School of Medicine Division of Continuing Medical Education 4201 St. Antoine, 9A-UHC

Detroit, MI 48201

Telephone (313) 577-1180; Fax (313) 577-7554; email: dcme@med.wayne.edu

Conference Registration

Medicolegal Investigation of Death

April 29 - May 1, 2015

Online registration is now available at







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Continuing Medical Education 4201 St.

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April 29- May 1, 2015


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