Forensic pathology is a subspecialty of anatomic pathology. The major responsibility of the forensic pathologist is determining the cause of a death and the major diagnostic approach to this problem is the autopsy examination. However, forensic pathologists also attempt to provide information on the means and circumstances of death, and may employ a variety of techniques such as crime scene analysis, toxicology and molecular analysis. They are involved most often in sudden, suspicious, unnatural or unexpected deaths. In British Columbia, forensic pathologists do most their work for the BC Coroners Service.
Forensic Pathology Science Section Chair: Dr. Carol Lee
See BCALP Annual Meeting