2019 Meeting

Welcome to the National Association of Medical Examiners!

COVID Joint Statement of IACME and NAME
Special Diversity and Inclusivity Statement from NAME

About NAME

The NAME is the premier professional organization for medical examiners, forensic pathologists, and medicolegal affiliates and administrators.  Since its founding in 1966 NAME has been committed to:

  • Providing leadership and advocacy for best practices and excellence in forensic pathology and death investigation;
  • Developing and promulgating forensic autopsy standards;
  • Offering and promoting accreditation of medicolegal death investigation systems in the United States and internationally;
  • Providing education to its members and stakeholders;
  • Promoting research and advancing knowledge;
  • Ensuring access to ethical, objective and impartial services, including testimony, to all stakeholders;
  • Representing medicolegal death investigation and its practicing professionals to the public and the government;
  • Enhancing public health through thorough and accurate death investigation and certification; and
  • Treating decedents and their survivors with dignity and respect.

NAME's vision is accomplished through leadership, education, collaboration, advocacy, outreach, publication, and research.  The NAME will continue to be the foremost authority promoting the highest quality forensic pathology practice and medicolegal death investigation in the world.  The application of excellence in this medical practice will enhance public health, public safety and the administration of justice.

The Benefits of Membership

  • Online Subscription to American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
  • NAME-L Access (networking with colleagues)
  • Reduced Meeting Registration Fees
  • Participation on Committees
  • Your Forensic Pathology Voice in Washington (CFSO) and other Organizations (AMA, ABPath, NMA, APC, CAP, IPC, WAML)
  • Educational Activities on NAME-L
  • Access to Educational Teaching Material (Images, Presentations)
  • FP Fellowship Support (Sample application materials, in-service exam)
  • Practice Support (Mass Disaster Plan, Talking points for workforce issues)
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NAME 2020 Annual Meeting

Unfortunately, after much deliberation and discussion by the NAME leadership, the in-person NAME 2020 annual meeting in Denver has been cancelled, as the health and safety of all attendees, of Denver citizens, our offices, and our practice cities is paramount.  Fortunately, we have decided upon holding the annual meeting in a virtual on-line format.  The Denver meeting chair, Laura Knight, along with NAME’s Professional Meeting Planner, Tara Snethen, and the EPP-program committee, chaired by Brian Peterson have shifted their focus to a virtual meeting to be held Friday, October 16th and Saturday, October 17th, 2020.  NAME plans on returning to Denver in the near future for our annual meeting in 2024.


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