Autopsy 101: At the Table

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Event Dates: 
January 16, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Presentation 1

Presentation Summary:

This presentation will introduce the audience to the many purposes for performing an autopsy beyond determining cause and manner of death. The autopsy procedure with gross dissection will take the viewer through the main steps of the gross postmortem examination. The importance of ancillary studies and proper procurement of specimens for such studies will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the routine procedure for an autopsy, the gross examination.
  2. Realize the importance of evidence collection for ancillary studies.
  3. Understand the goals of performing an autopsy.

Dr. Collins

Dr. Collins

Dr. Collins, serves as a forensic pathologist with Newberry Pathology Associates and is a Medical Director for SharingHope SC, the Organ and Tissue Donation Services for South Carolina. After receiving her BS in microbiology, magna cum laude Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Georgia, Athens, Dr. Collins earned her MD from the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta. Following medical school, Dr. Collins completed an anatomic and clinical pathology residency at Wake Forest University/Bowman Gray School of Medicine. After residency, she completed a forensic fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina where she remained on faculty as a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Director of Forensic and Autopsy Pathology, and Chief Medical Examiner. Dr. Collins is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pathology, board certified in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, and forensic pathology. She is a member of the College of American Pathologists and past Chair of the Autopsy Committee. She is past President of the South Carolina Society of Pathologists, and past Chair for the Pathology/Biology section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. She serves on the Board of Directors and is President-elect for the National Association of Medical Examiners.

Autopsy 101: At the Table

Speakers: Kim A. Collins, M.D.
Day: January 16, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST