Methamphetamine Caused and Related Death: Grand Rounds 2022


When: This event originally occurred on January 21st, 2022.

Presenter: Dr. Mary Ann Sens, Professor and Chair of Pathology at UNDSMHS, Grand Forks, ND

Presenter: Dr. Nik Lemos, Director, Cameron Forensic Medical Sciences & Professor of Forensic Medical Sciences, London, UK

In this event, a series of cases will be discussed where methamphetamine made its guest appearance on the toxicology reports and have the Medical Examiner (Mary Sens) and the Toxicologist (Nikolas Lemos) discuss how easy or difficult it was for it to be included on the Death Certificate. The webinar will then conclude with a brief overview of the drug's pharmacology.

Detailed Learning Objectives:


  • To appreciate the importance of methamphetamine forensic toxicology determinations in a wide variety of postmortem cases.
  • To recognize the challenges a methamphetamine finding presents in the determination of a cause and manner of death.
  • To gain a good understanding of methamphetamine’s pharmacology.


    *Funding for this training was made possible by a cooperative agreement between the National Network of Public Health Institutes and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [6 NU38OT000303-03-02]. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


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