Coroners convene at GHSU meeting

More than 100 coroners and deputy coroners from Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama are expected to attend the third annual Coroner’s Symposium on Jan. 25 at Georgia Health Sciences University.

Because the university sponsors the event, there is no charge for participants.

The symposium – from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. – will offer a presentation on mass fatality and disaster victim recovery from the National Transportation Safety Board; discussion with Joseph Scott Morgan, a criminal justice and forensic professor and author of Blood Beneath My Feet: The Journey of a Southern Death Investigator; a session on recognizing child maltreatment from Child Enrichment Director Dan Hillman; and sensitivity and compassion training from GHSU’s chaplain, Brennan Francois.

The symposium was developed by Augusta-Richmond County Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen, who serves as the District 2 director for the Georgia Coroners Association. His duties include providing training and support for coroners in 32 counties.