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We are now accepting applictions for the 2024 workshop!

Death at Altitude: From Field to Lab

When: August 8-9, 2024

Where: 911 Clark St, Fairplay CO

Instructors: David Kintz, Christiane Baigent, Melissa Connor, Kim Look, Robert Kurtzman

Cost: $300

A 16-hour course focusing on the challenges specific to high altitude body recovery and analysis. Colorado’s mountain areas have death investigation challenges that include extremely rugged terrain, extreme weather, the potential for high altitude illness as a cause of death, and a high percentage of decedents that do not live in the county. Course instructors will discuss field logistics, recovery tactics, body decomposition, signs of High-Altitude Illness (HAI) in the deceased, and body identification. A portion of the course will be held at the decomposition facility run jointly by Colorado Mesa University and Park County Coroner’s Office.

Approved for 15 CE hours for the IAI Crime Scene Certification. Continuing education credits have also been requested from ABMDI.

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