2018 IAC&ME Training Symposium

2018 IAC&ME Training Symposium

This year, the IAC&ME hosted a combined Basic and Advanced Medicolegal Death Investigation (MDI) course in addition to its general conference program in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year’s program provided another excellent opportunity to learn from some of the best speakers in their respective fields of expertise. IAC&ME partnered with NIJ’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCOE) to provide a portion of their symposium to an online audience.

The IAC&ME has over 80 years of experience in the presentation of educational seminars for the purpose of assisting coroners, medical examiners, and other forensic specialists in the performance of their duties. This commitment is engrained in the Association’s mission statement, “The International Association of Coroners & Medical Examiners is committed to advancing the accurate determination of the cause and the manner of death through the utilization of science, medicine and the law.” This training symposium brought together leaders in MDI to one location for training, education, and networking.

This presentation was recorded in its entirety at the time of the live event in order to capture the one on one interaction with the presenter. Funding for this collaborative IAC&ME and FTCOE event was provided by the National Institute of Justice.


Each individual archival is 1 hour long. For the best viewing experience, each individual session is designed to be watched in its entirety in one sitting.

5.5 ABMDI credits: These archived webinars are eligible for ABMDI credits. After you have completed all five sessions and accessed the certificates, please contact with your certificates to apply for the ABMDI credits.

Certificate of completion: Each individual session results in a certificate of completion. After watching the session, if you experience issues with accessing your certificate, please contact

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Session I: Death Scene Investigations: Roles & Responsibilities
- Ms. Barbara Butcher

Session II: Ethics & Report Writing
- Mr. Paul Parker

Session III: Update on Legalized Marijuana from the Mile High City
- Dr. James Caruso

Session IV: Census and Surveillance Efforts: Insight into the U.S. Medicolegal Death Investigation (MDI) System Process, Infrastructure, Trends and Challenges
- Dr. Jeri Ropero-Miller & Dr. Hope Smiley-McDonald

Session V: NIJ’s Role in Strengthening the Medical Examiner-Coroner System in the United States
- Mr. Gerry LaPorte



The views and opinions of the presenters are not those of the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators.