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American College of Legal Medicine held its 56th Annual Meeting February 26-28, 2016, in Austin, TX

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American College of Legal Medicine held its 56th Annual Meeting on February 26 to 28, 2016, in Austin, Texas. The meeting was attending by over 200 people, including dental, medical, and legal professionals. The event featured many well-known and respected speakers, who are leaders in the medical-legal arena. The Presidential Dinner featured Dr. Kenneth Shine, the former president of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), which released the seminal report, “To Err is Human.” The report estimated that between 44,000 to 98,000 medical errors are made every year in the United States. The medical errors are preventable with systems-level changes. As a result of the report, it has significantly reduced preventable medical errors and improved patient safety.Additionally, the Stewart Reuter Ethics Lecture was given by Dr. Ruth Berggren. Dr. Berggren presented the social disparities during the evacuation of Charity Hospital after Hurricane Katrina.The moving account of the devastation and aftermath received a standing ovation by the audience.

The 57th Annual American College of Legal Medicine will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada in February 2017. The program will feature speakers from the state Supreme Court and many distinguished lecturers. American College of legal medicine’s Annual meetings are dedicated to focusing on the most current and critical issues confronting the field of legal medicine. Each annual program showcases an internationally recognized panel of expert faculty who address a diverse and compelling array of medical legal issues.

For more information, please visit the ACLM website at www.ACLM.org.