PA-AHDI & Susquehanna Valley Chapter Meeting

March 13, 2010

St. Luke’s Hospital: Priscilla Payne Hurd Education Center Lecture Room 2

801 Ostrum Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015

(updated 2/12/2010 with final AHDI CEC approval)

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Networking and Sign-In
(Continental Breakfast provided)

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. “Detection of Deception”
1 CEC – Medicolegal

Corporal Robert Whitbeck, Pennsylvania State Police Polygraph Unit
Corporal Whitbeck is a Forensic Psychophysiologist with the PA State Police. During his 22 year career, he has served in Patrol, Motorcycle Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Liaison to the Philadelphia Police Department, Dignitary Protection, Fugitive Task Force, Field Training Officer, Troop Education Officer, & Polygraph Unit. He will be speaking on polygraphs, interrogation, police documentation, & more!

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. “Healthcare Serial Killers: Red Flags”
1-1/2 CEC – Medicolegal or Clinical Medicine

Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D.
Dr. Ramsland has a master’s degree in forensic psychology, a master’s degree in clinical psychology, & a PH.D. in Philosophy. She has published 37 books & written over 800 articles on serial killers, criminology, & criminal investigation (see In the past 30 years, there have been over 80 cases of healthcare serial killers in civilized societies (half in the US), with more suspected & several that cannot be fully investigated. Dr. Ramsland will discuss personality traits & behavioral red flags useful for institutional risk assessment.

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch (self-pay at cafeteria)

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. “Forensic Death Investigation”
1 CEC – Medicolegal or Clinical Medicine

Zachary R. Lysek, Northampton County Coroner
Mr. Lysek will speak on a variety of medical and legal aspects of forensic death investigation including estimating time of death, lividity, rigor mortis, decomposition, DNA extraction, & physical evidence.

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. “Every 15 Minutes”
1 CEC – Medicolegal or Clinical Medicine

Marie C. Dieter, MSN, RN, PHRN, CEN
Using the strength, talent and resources of business and industry, this program offers real-life experience without the real-life risks to dramatically instill teenagers with the potentially dangerous consequences of drinking alcohol. It involves coordination of hospital personnel, medical personnel, district attorney, police & fire departments, to stage a simulated accident and subsequent events.

2:30 p.m. Door Prizes

PA-AHDI/SVC members: No charge Nonmembers: $10 Students: $5

Please RSVP to Judy Lichtenberger at


There is a covered parking lot under the Priscilla Payne Hurd Education Center. There are also 3 patient/visitor parking lots on campus.

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