Diabetes mellitus has a high prevalence in affluent societies and is a common disease encountered at autopsy. Sudden death due to ketoacidosis is frequently encountered at autopsy, principally due to diabetic and alcoholic ketoacidosis. Often diabetic ketoacidosis occurs in people not known to have a history of diabetes. This webinar discusses approaches to the identification of deaths from diabetic and alcoholic ketoacidosis at autopsy, including macroscopic and microscopic features and use of ancillary testing including blood and vitreous biochemistry

This event will take place at 1:00pm and last approximately 1 hour.


This meeting is worth 1 CPD point (self credited).

Autopsy webinar series - Diabetes

  • Dr Chris Milroy

    Christopher Milroy is a Forensic Pathologist based in Ottawa, Canada and a Full Professor at the University of Ottawa. He  qualified in medicine from the University of Liverpool and was on the  Home Office Register of Forensic Pathologists from 1991 until 2008 and was Professor of Forensic Pathology at the University of Sheffield. He has law degrees (LLB, LLM) from the University of London. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists and the Royal College of Physicians of Canada as well as being a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine. He serves on the Board of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and is the President of the newly formed Canadian Association of Forensic Medicine.  

    He is the curent editor of Academic Forensic Pathology has published widely on pathology and forensic pathology and has a particular interest in investigating deaths from ketoacidosis at autopsy 

    He was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2023 for services to Forensic Pathology

  • Dr Esther Youd

    Dr Esther Youd is the Chair of the RCPath Death Investigation Committee and autopsy pathologist at the University of Glasgow.