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Hurricane Katrina Response, Identifying Human Remains and Mass Murder Among Conference

The nation's top experts and scholars will reconvene for the seventh annual Wecht Conference, Preserving Evidence, Saving Lives: The Roles of Forensic Science, Medicine and the Law in Mass Disaster Response .  

Highlights of the day include:

Handling Mass Disaster Fatalities: An Inside Look at the Hurricane Katrina Response
8 a.m.
Frank Minyard, M.D., coroner, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Identifying Human Remains using TrueAllele® Technology
10:55 a.m.
Mark Perlin, M.D., Ph.D., CEO of Pittsburgh-based Cybergenetics, and consultant to the New York City Medical Examiner's Office

Panel Discussion: Issues and Challenges in the Identification and Management of Mass Disaster Victims
1:45 p.m.
Victor W. Weedn, M.D., J.D., state medical examiner, New Jersey, and former staff pathologist, Armed Forces Medical Examiner System
Jack Snyder, M.D., J.D., Ph.D., adjunct faculty, George Washington University Schools of Law and Medicine
Cyril Wecht, M.D., J.D., forensic pathology consultant and former coroner/acting medical examiner, Allegheny County
Karl E. Williams, M.D., M.P.H. , medical examiner, Allegheny County
Douglas H. Ubelaker, Ph.D., curator, Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Lowell Levine, D.D.S. director of forensic operations, New York State Police
Robert Shaler, Ph.D. director, forensic science program, Pennsylvania State University and former director of forensic biology, New York City Medical Examiner's Office

Behavioral Analysis of Mass Murder: From the D.C. Sniper Case to the Seattle Rave Party Case
4:15 p.m.
Ann W. Burgess, DNSc., R.N., professor, Connell School of Nursing
Allen Burgess, DBA, president and founder, Data Integrity

For complete details and a schedule for Preserving Evidence, Saving Lives: The Roles of Forensic Science, Medicine and the Law in Mass Disaster Response, visit http://www.duq.edu/massdisasters.  

Friday, March 30

Room 203, Law School, Duquesne University

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