Welcome to the National Association of Medical Examiners!

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 Listserv Access
  • Reduced Meeting Registration Fees
  • Participation on Committees
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NAME 2019 Annual Meeting

Please join us in Kansas City for the NAME 53rd Annual Meeting.  A wide variety of topics in forensic pathology and related fields will be presented, with plenty of continuing education opportunities including self-assessment module (SAM) credits.  We hope to see you there!

 

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