Postmortem Toxicology for Forensic Pathology Fellows and Toxicologists: In-Person 2024



Monday, October 7th, 2024 from 8:00am - 5:00pm ET

Tuesday, October 8th, 2024 from 8:00am - 5:00pm ET

Wednesday, October 9th, 2024 from 8:00am - 4:00pm ET

Thursday, October 10th, 2024 from 8:00am - 1:00pm ET

Registration: $1,800 per person, or $1,500 for groups discounts of 5 people or more.

*All presentations must be attended to receive credit


Onsite Training Course Description:

The course this year will be a HYBRID, in-person and simultaneous live online, program and will feature foundational learning opportunities on investigation of drug and toxin caused and related death, including the role of the toxicology laboratory in death investigation, best practices in collaboration between the Forensic Pathologist and Toxicologist, and review of the pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenetics, drug-drug interactions as they pertain to post-mortem toxicology. Toxicology sampling, testing, scope and limitations related to post-mortem cause and manner of death determinations will be discussed.

The faculty consists of experienced medicolegal death investigators, forensic pathologists and toxicologists, who will review the investigation process, indicators of drug involvement from scene examination, the forensic autopsy and review the forensic pharmacology and toxicology of the major drug classes involved in drug deaths in 2024. This year, we have packed the agenda with some of the best presenters, forensic pathologists, and forensic toxicologists in the world! We welcome back Dr. Jim Gill, Chief Medical Examiner with the Office of Chief Medical Examiner of Connecticut and Dr. Barry Logan, Forensic Toxicologist and Chief Scientist with NMS Labs and CFSRE. We also welcome a new presenter to this event, Dr. Ponni Arunkumar, Chief Medical Examiner with the Office of Chief Medical Examiner at Cook County, Illinois. The agenda is finalized, so take a look at all of the other presenters we will have join us during the week!

The Mutter Museum’s location in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia offers exceptional opportunity to enjoy the museum and late summer in the city. If, however, you are unable to personally join, the Postmortem Interpretive Toxicology Course is also offered through state of the art, hybrid technology. The Online Version will feature a live, simultaneous broadcast of the presentations from the podium at the Mutter Museum, with the opportunity for virtual interaction with on-site attendees and faculty through a Q&A window and chat feature. This mode is best suited to participants who are unable to travel to in-person meetings or attendees over the allowable capacity of the conference room.


This year we have secured a discounted block of rooms at the Motto by Hilton in heart of downtown Philadelphia. They are located two blocks from Rittenhouse Square, five blocks from Broad Street, and less than a mile from 30th Street (Amtrak) Station. The Convention Center, LOVE Park, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art are all within walking distance! Also be sure to savor vibrant Mexican dishes and cocktails at Condesa or swing by El Café for breakfast tacos, fresh pastries, and coffee. Their rooftop taqueria, El Techo, features handmade tortillas and great views of the Philadelphia skyline.


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Motto By Hilton Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square - Booking Link

31 S 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103


CFSRE offers this training opportunity only one time per year. The 2024 Postmortem Toxicology Training, with its world-leading experts and expertise, should not be missed! We look forward to your registration and attendance.


  1. The participants will be able to describe the complexities posed by drug-related deaths from the perspective of a Forensic Pathologist, Forensic Toxicologists, and a certified medicolegal death investigator.
  2. The participants will be able to apply their understanding of the interrelatedness, dependencies, and level of collaboration and communication that must be present for the Forensic Pathologist to reach accurate cause and manner of death findings.
  3. The Forensic Fellows and participants will be able to incorporate their understanding of analytical toxicology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenomics and Drug-Drug Interaction, into their practice, with incoporating the scope, type, and level of forensic toxicology required in their medicolegal death investigations.




Click the Enroll button below to register for the PM Tox for Forensic Pathology Fellows and Toxicologists Training course!

68 seats available.
Price: $1,800.00
Buy 5 or more for $1,500.00 each