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NJ State ID Team Training

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 | 9:00AM - 5:00PM | $155

All NJDA members, regardless of having previous forensic background and training, are welcome to attend this full day in-person continuing education program. Continental breakfast and lunch are included. This is the first of the annual required training to be eligible for the NJ State ID Team.
Delve into forensic pathology and forensic dentistry from regional and national experts on the front lines.

CEUs: 7

Course Description: 
This course is designed to teach the participant, the process by which the emergency response system, chain of command and morgue operations are initiated in an MFI. This course will familiarize the attendee on Dental Identification procedures within the Morgue operations including, Antemortem record collection, Postmortem data collection, DVI nomenclature and software systems. Participants will have a hands-on mock MFI incident in preparedness for the possibility of a real MFI.

Learning Objectives:

Understand Morgue operations in an MFI Understand the role of all the sections needed in morgue ops for DVI Understand how to chart and review Antemortem records Understand how to collect Postmortem evidence Understand Nomenclature and equipment and software systems associated with a DVI team.

Speaker Bios:

Dr. Jacqueline Reid- Captain and Chair, NJDA Disaster Victim ID Team, Forensic Consultant Middlesex Regional and Newark Regional Medical Examiners Offices, Diplomat and Current Vice President, ABFO. She is a fellow of The American Academy of Forensic Science and was President of The American Society Of Forensic Odontology from 2018-2019. Dr. Reid received her Forensic Training from The University of Texas Health Science Center's Center for Research in Forensics in San Antonio in 2007.

Robin A. Ainsworth, DDS, MS, D-ABGD, FAGD, CAPT (ret) USPHS, currently is an assistant professor at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. She served on active duty with the United States Public Health Service for 21 years, retiring in 2017. Her dental forensic career began in 2001 when she was deployed to aid in victim identification at the World Trade Center site in New York City. She was also deployed to Louisiana for Hurricane Katrina in 2005 for the same mission. Dr. Ainsworth augmented the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System with dental identifications of remains processed through Dover Port Mortuary/Dover Air Force Base. She is board certified with the American Board of Forensic Odontology and the American Board of General Dentistry. Dr. Ainsworth earned a MS in Oral Biology from Uniformed Services University of the Heath Sciences, in conjunction with completing a two-year Comprehensive Dental Residency. She completed a Fellowship in Forensic Odontology from the University of Texas Health Science Center, and earned her DDS from Ohio State University.

Dr. Larry Dobrin- Captain, NJDA Disaster Victim ID Team, Diplomat ABFO, Chief Forensic Dentist for 5 Boroughs of NYC (OCME) and Consultant to Regional Medical Examiner of the State of NJ and to the Union County Medical Examiner, Forensic Dentist for Rockland County NY (OCME) and a Consultant for the Philadelphia Medical Examiner: "When Disaster Strikes...The Forensic Dentists' Role in the World Trade Center Disasters, Plane Crashes, Hurricanes and other Incidences".

Evan Bird is the Director of Identifications and Forensic Anthropology for the Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators and instructor for both Rutgers University and the North East Crime Scene Institute. In his position with the Medical Examiner, he has acted as the state's regional Forensic Anthropology and clandestine grave recovery consultant for the FBI as well as the site supervisor for the state's Covid-19 mass fatality temporary morgue. In his career, he has aided in over 3,000 death investigations.

Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 @ 9:00am-5:00pm