Abusive Head Trauma

Unveiling the Complexities of AHT for Prosecutors

November 16, 2023              10:00 am - 2:00 pm PST



This course breaks down the essentials of abusive head trauma as they relate to the legal field. We'll begin with an introduction to Abusive Head Trauma (AHT), and from there, navigate the key components of modern pediatric forensic autopsies. Topics covered include postmortem imaging, various injury types like scalp injuries, skull fractures, and intracranial hemorrhages. We'll tackle the complex subjects of ocular pathology, lucid intervals, short falls, and post-cranial fractures. It's all designed to enhance your prosecutorial strategies in court.

Program Outline:

  • AHT introduction
  • The modern pediatric forensic autopsy
  • Postmortem imaging in pediatric forensic autopsies
  • Scalp injuries
  • Skull fractures
  • Intracranial hemorrhages
  • Diffuse brain injury
  • The neck
  • Ocular pathology
  • Lucid intervals
  • Short falls
  • Post-cranial fractures


Dr. Evan Matshes MD FRCPC, Chief Forensic Pathologist, NAAG Forensic PC

Registration Details:

  • Lecture Format: Online
  • Duration: Each session runs from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM PST
  • Registration Fee: FREE
  • Seats Available: Unlimited

Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge in Abusive Head Trauma cases. Register now to secure your spot!