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Michigan Regional Poison Center director to discuss ‘Murder by Poison’

Media Contact: Dave Lavallee, 401-874-5862

KINGSTON, R.I. - October 2, 2007 - John Trestrail, director of the Michigan Regional Poison Control Center will discuss “Murder by Poison” Oct. 12 at the University of Rhode Island Forensic Science Seminar Series.

The event will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Pastore Hall, 51 Lower College Road, Room 124 and is free and open to public.

Trestrail has been honored as a Fellow by the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, and is a Diplomat, by examination, of the American Board of Applied Toxicology. He founded the Center for the Study of Criminal Poisoning, as well as the Toxicological History Society, and has been featured in several episodes of "The New Detectives" on the Discovery Channel.

He is a visiting instructor at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA. Since 1976, he has served as the managing director of one of the nation's certified regional poison centers. Since 1990, Trestrail's seminars on "Murder by Poison!" and "Poisoners Throughout History" have been received with wide acclaim by audiences throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.