Masters 17 for Advanced Death Investigators Conference

Date & Location
Monday, July 17, 2017 7:00 AM - Thursday, July 20, 2017 4:00 PM   St. Louis, MO, St. Louis, MO


Location: Hyatt Regency at the Arch

315 Chestnut Street
St. Louis, MO 63102



The ORIGINAL Advanced Medicolegal Death Investigator Training Course.  This conference is designed for the instruction of experienced medicolegal death investigators, forensic pathologists, law enforcement officers, forensic scientists, physicians, attorneys, and investigative personnel that have previously been trained in a basic death investigation program.

Attendees are expected to be knowledgeable of basic death investigation techniques.  Graduates of the Medicolegal Death Investigators Training Course, sponsored by Saint Louis University School of Medicine, will have been provided this background.

The 2017 Masters Conference topics have been chosen with the practical educational needs of the medicolegal death investigator in mind.  A nationally recognized faculty will present subject matter that will be useful to the attendees. 

The Masters Conference is conducted every two years during the late summer to provide a regular colloquium for those who wish to keep current on issues in the field of death investigation.  The topics change in each Masters Conference to reflect new information developing at that time.  This specific program will not be repeated again at any future Masters Conference.


Attendance at this conference qualifies for 2 hours of college credit through Saint Louis University for those currently enrolled at SLU and pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree and are interested in obtaining additional college credit toward their degree and to be eligible for the student rate.

To help offset the additional cost of SLU tuition for the 2 hours of college credit, there is a limited number of reduced MLDI conference student spots available at a reduced conference rate for those who qualify.  Student registration will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis, and as registration capacity permits.

Non-SLU students interested in obtaining college credit for attending this course may also receive a reduced student conference rate.  Inquiries regarding fees and eligibility requirements may be directed to the SLU CME Office at 314-977-7322 or   You will be required to submit a letter of request, on appropriate school letterhead, from your advisor or department chair stating that this course would be beneficial to your studies and SLU credits would transfer and be accepted toward your degree.  Fax to the SLU CME Office at 314-977-4533 or scan and email to  Please be sure to include your email address.  After your school letter has been received and reviewed, we will email you a MLDI Conference Student Registration Form.  Completed forms may be returned by mail, fax, or email.  We will register you and send you a registration confirmation which will reflect the conference fee balance due.  Conference fees must be paid in full before the conference in order to hold your spot.

Separate registration with Saint Louis University for college credit will be completed on the first day of the conference, and you will be billed for the college tuition fees.

Click here for additional information on SLU College Credit; for any questions or to express your intent to ENROLL for college credit, please contact Barb Weekley at

Course Directors:
Mary Case, MD Course Co-Director
Professor and Co-Director Forensic Education
Department of Pathology
Saint Louis University

Maria Teresa A. Tersigni-Tarrant, PhD, D-ABFAC, Course Co-Director
Associate Professor - Center for Anatomical Science and Education
Director of Morgue and Human Anatomy Lab Operations
Adjunct Associate Professor - Department of Pathology
Director of Forensic Education
Saint Louis University
School of Medicine -Center for anatomical Science and Education (CASE)
1402 S. Grand Blvd.  M306
St. Louis, MO  63104

Registration Fees:Individual Basic Conference Course Fee:  $750.00

Basic Conference Fee includes:

  • Admission to conference sessions (four days)
  • Conference folio which includes:  Lanyard and name badge, pad of paper, pen, flash drive
  • Course Syllabus Material will be made available to registered participants on a Google shared site for participants to review/download prior to the activity
  • Welcoming Reception (Monday):  Heavy appetizers and drinks
  • Course Dinner (Wednesday) 
  • A Certificate of Attendance will be provided to all attendees on the last day of the course
  • One (1) Continuing Education certificate, if needed.  Please refer to the Accreditation information below to review list of professional continuing education certifications for which this activity has been approved.  It is the responsibility of the participant to understand their board's requirements for continuing education credits.  
  • Daily light breakfast and afternoon snack 
  • Coffee, hot tea, soft drinks and water provided throughout each day of the conference

 Single Day Listen & Learn Fee

  • Register to attend 1 or 2 days only
  • Must indicate at time of registration which 1 or 2 day(s) you will be attending
  • No certificates of attendance or CME/CE credit certificates will be awarded for attendees registered at this level
  • No course material will be given to attendees registered at this level
  • Fee includes participation to listen and learn in classroom sessions for days indicated
  • Fee includes light breakfast and afternoon snack for day(s) indicated
  • Registrants at this level are not eligible to attend the networking reception or dinner

1 day fee - $75.00
2 day fee - $150.00

Attendance at the course will only be allowed if you have pre-registered and paid-in-full by June 15, 2017 (no walk-in registrations will be taken) AND if you have a course name badge. Badge is required for admittance to course and must be worn at all times throughout the week.

Optional Items:

Additional Dinner Party Guest(s):    $50.00 each

  • All registered participants and guests are invited to attend the Welcome Reception on Monday at no additional charge.
  • All registered participants are invited to attend the Course Dinner on Wednesday evening.  If you would like to bring additional guests to the dinner, you may purchase additional Guest(s) Dinners at $50.00 per person at the time of registration.

Additional Continuing Education Certificate:  $50.00 each

  • If more than one Continuing Education Certificate is desired, payment of additional continuing education certificate fee is required.


Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received before June 1, 2017, will be issued a refund minus a $100.00 administrative fee. 
After June 1, 2017 no refunds will be issued.


Information regarding the types of continuing education approvals will be updated as they are received.