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Events and News for the PA IAFN Chapter


Please join us for a FREE presentation:


Forensic Nurses’ Role in Legal Proceedings

Presented by: Jonathan Kurland, Esquire, Aequitas

Friday, November 2, 2022 10:00 – 12:00 p.m.


·        Creating a CV for court

·        Overview of the criminal justice process

·        Fact vs. Expert witness

·        Prep for testimony by case type: DV, SA, Stalking, HT, and Strangulation

·        In the courtroom: direct questioning; cross-examination; judge’s instructions

·        Testimony using research and statistics

·        Overcoming typical defenses

·        SANE as a defense witness

·        Expert testimony regarding victim behavior


This activity has been submitted to the International Association of Forensic Nurses for approval to award 2 contact hours.  The International Association of Forensic Nurses is accredited as an approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

To receive a CEU certificate, participants must be present for the entire webinar and complete a course evaluation.

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On Wednesday, August 3, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m, the PA Chapter of the IAFN, in coordination with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR), will be hosting a meeting for Pennsylvania SANE program coordinators (or their designees). Click for more details.

July 22

The chapter board is excited to announce that the following members have been awarded scholarships to the 2022 IAFN Conference:

Virtual conference recipients:
  • Rachel Clark, UPMC North Central PA
  • Lydia Beers, Meadville Medical Center    
In-Person conference in Dallas, TX:
  •  Lacey Hartman, Geisinger Lewistown Emergency Department
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