Forensic Medicine Section

The practice of emergency medicine has encountered with increasing frequency the specialty of forensic science. Emergency physicians are now expected to know how to gather and preserve evidence from our patients that are victims of gun shot/stab wounds, pediatric sexual assault, physical abuse or neglect. Patients that are victims of sexual assault (including drug facilitated), domestic violence, and elder abuse also require unique skills for competent medico-legal evaluation.

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April 28, 2021

April 2021 - Message from the Chair

Welcome from the Forensic Medicine Section Chair, Dr. Sally Henin.

April 28, 2021

Newsletter Editor Updates

Dr. Miya Smith   The information for the section meeting for ACEP2021 will be announced at a later date. Please do not forget to join the ACEP Forensic Medicine Section Facebook group if you haven’t a...

April 28, 2021

Memories of 2020 – An Interview with the Medical Examiner

Dr. Monika Pitzele interviews the Cook County Chief Medical Examiner (ME), Dr. Ponni Arunkumar.

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