2019 Meeting

Welcome to the National Association of Medical Examiners!

NAME Protocol for Deaths occurring after COVID-19 Vaccination 
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)
Join Today


While Forensic Pathology is indeed Virtually Fascinating, seeing your smiling face in West Palm Beach for the NAME 55th Annual Meeting will be Fantastic! The meeting will offer a broad range of interesting and educational forensic topics for your enjoyment and edification!   See you there friends!

Jennifer Hammers, D.O.
2021 Program Chair
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