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AFN Indy Regional Conference

Beyond the Bedside:
Increasing the Footprint of Forensic Nursing V
In Person & Virtual (On Demand)
July 20 – 21, 2023

July 20, 2023
8:00 am – 11:45 am ET

GFN-C and AFN-C Prep Course

Prepare for the Generalist Forensic Nurse Certified (GFN-C) or Advanced Forensic Nurse Certified (AFN-C) tests through the Forensic Nursing Certification Board.

11:45 am – 12:15 pm ET

Lunch will be provided to Pre-Conference attendees only

Day 1
11:45 am – 12:15 pm ET



12:15 – 12:30 pm ET

Welcome and Overview of Content

12:30 – 1:45 pm ET

Pediatric Mimics


Dr. Tara Holloran

Recognize common mimics of physical abuse and medical conditions which may be mistaken for genital trauma and/or sexual abuse in pediatric patients. Learners will know what resources are available for SANEs in the community.

1:45 – 2:45 pm ET
** This session not included in virtual replay **

Drug Facilitated Sexual Assaults


Dr. Timothy Ellender

Common agents associated with drug-facilitated assaults and common signs and symptoms associated with drug-facilitated sexual assaults will be discussed in this presentation — along with appropriate labs/testing for diagnostic and/or therapeutic evaluation.

2:45 – 3:00 pm ET


3:00 – 3:45 pm ET

Peer Review Process


Michelle Ditton, Natalie Calow, Brenna Joyce

Discussion of why peer review is necessary for your forensic program. Examples of Pediatric, Adult, and a free-standing clinic peer-review processes will be shared, then learners will try out their skills on an example peer-review document. 

3:45 – 5:15 pm ET

Nurse Serial Killers in Healthcare


Dr. Pamela Tabor

A discussion of healthcare serial killers' victims, methods, motivations, and healthcare responses will be presented. 

July 21, 2023
Day 2
9:30 – 9:45 am ET


9:45 – 11:15 am ET

Crime Lab Analysis

Alaina Kreger

A discussion to the SANE community about the Crime Lab's DNA section, to include CODIS and the new interpretation software which came online February 1, 2023.   Additionally, the current state of the Indiana Sexual Assault Kit backlog and common issues that have occurred in the past will be discussed.


11:15 am – 12:15 pm ET

Medical Mimics


Teresa Devitt-Lynch, Barbra Bachmeier, JD

A description of the importance of a thorough medical history, including medical conditions and medication that might impact the appearance of injury, will be discussed. Learner will be able to recite medical conditions that mimic injury after this presentation.

12:15 – 1:00 pm ET

Lunch will be provided to all in-person attendees

1:00 – 2:30 pm ET

Transgender SANE Exams


Dr. Amanda Townsend

Learners will increase their knowledge of gender affirming surgeries and how this impacts their exams. Also, acknowledge barriers associated with transgender survivors and learn how to address these barriers.


2:30 – 2:45 pm ET



2:45 – 3:45 pm ET

Death Investigations


Dr. Pamela Tabor, Dr. Annette Cannon

After engaging in this learning activity, the participants will understand the variety of roles and requirements for practicing in death investigations. Additionally, the participants will recognize the importance of utilizing the Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Investigation Reporting Form and case reviews/photographs.


3:45 – 4:00 pm ET

Closing Remarks / Evaluation

Continuing Education Disclosure:

Continuing education is available for those registered to attend the conference. The number of CE hours available will be based on your registration and attendance. Academy of Forensic Nursing is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

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