The purpose of this 5 day course is to provide training in
medicolegal death investigation. Prior to the institution of this course
40 years ago, there was NO training available for medicolegal death
investigators. Mary Fran Ernst and Dr. Gantner
developed this training course to provide training for those who were
tasked with investigating deaths. Fast forward 40 years, we are still
the premier basic trainer for medicolegal death investigators. Anyone
who plays a role in the investigation of medicolegal deaths, whether
they be coroners, police officers, homicide detectives or medicolegal
death investigators can benefit from this course. It provides basic
information on the key players in a medicolegal death investigation by
providing lectures from practitioners such as medical examiners,
toxicologists, anthropologists, odontologists,
crime scene investigators, and homicide investigators on what type of
information from the scene should be collected by the death investigator
and how that information can help them with the determination of cause
and manner of death. The participants are then given training on how to
gather information at various types of death scenes. The week ends
with a review of courtroom techniques and a discussion on social media's
impact on next of kin notification. This week long course can prepare
both novice and seasoned investigators to more effectively and
efficiently process a death scene and gather all of the information
Participants need to be currently
employed in a position such as funeral director, coroner, death
investigator, law enforcement, or other medicolegal field to register
for this course.
Participants who complete this Basic Course are eligible to take the Masters Course held every other year.
This is a case-based course which covers new techniques and high profile
cases. These lectures provide training on what to do in unique
situations and how new techniques can assist with obtaining evidence
These courses are training courses, not certification courses or degree courses. We offer
continuing education certificates to those wanting to turn in the
credits to their professional board to maintain certification. Please refer to the accreditation
tab for a list of approved types of CE. We will also provide a
certificate of attendance at the completion of the course to all that attend that can be
used for your employee portfolio.
Please note, we are not affiliated with the American Board of
Medicolegal Death Investigators. Saint Louis University staff will not
answer question on their behalf. Please contact the ABMDI regarding
requirements, exam, and fees.
For additional information and details regarding the Medicolegal Death Investigator Training Course, please view our website: http://medschool.slu.edu/mldi/
COLLEGE CREDIT NOW AVAILABLE!
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 your degree and
to be eligible for the student conference 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
interested in obtaining SLU 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. Please be sure
to include your email address. After your school letter has been
received, reviewed, and approved, 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The course is held at the Hyatt Hotel:
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
315 Chestnut St
St Louis, MO 63102