Forensic toxicologists are often called upon to determine whether drug or alcohol intoxication was a contributing factor to a vehicle crash, workplace injury, or other fatal incident. In this webinar video, toxicologist Vanessa Fitsanakis, Ph.D., discusses the process of conducting a postmortem toxicological analysis to determine drug and/or alcohol concentrations.
Dr. Fitsanakis will consider processes such as postmortem redistribution, the similarities and differences between postmortem and antemortem analysis, and the importance of evaluating the medical and prescription history of the deceased.
Postmortem Toxicology - Expert Webinar [VIDEO]
This video was recorded from the webinar on October 29, 2020.
Dr. Fitsanakis is a nationally recognized scientist with research, teaching and administrative experience. She has training, expertise and experience in the disciplines of toxicology, pharmacology, neuroscience, neuroanatomy and pathology, and environmental toxicology with specialized expertise in neurotoxicology, neurodegeneration, and traumatic brain injury.