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ACS Webinar [Rebroadcast]: The Chemistry of Death

October 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Determining the cause of death is not a straightforward process because after death drug movements within the body cause time-dependent variations in blood and tissue drug concentrations prior to an autopsy.

Join speaker Lucas Zarwell of the District of Columbia’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and moderator Darren Griffin of the University of Kent in the U.K. for this special interactive recording to celebrate Halloween as they discuss postmortem redistribution in terms of chemistry, pharmacology, and forensic interpretation using a case scenario where you will have to determine the cause of death.
* Please note that autopsy images shown during this presentation may be graphic to some audience members and because this is a rebroadcast of a recording we will be unable to answer your questions during the presentation. 
What You Will Learn
  • An overview of the pharmacology of ionization
  • A brief introduction to the process of postmortem drug redistribution
  • Why we must recognize limitations when interpreting postmortem results


October 31
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


American Chemical Society