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, toxicolgists, 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 who complete this Basic Course are eligible to attend 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. 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 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 and pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree and
are interested in obtaining additional college credit toward their
To help offset the additional cost of college tuition for the 2 hours of college credit,
there is a limited number of MLDI Conference student spots
available at a reduced conference rate for those who qualify. Student
registrations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis, and
as registration capacity permits.
Interested SLU students
should contact the SLU CME Office at 314-977-7322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to discuss eligibility, fees, and to register. 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.
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 email@example.com. 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 would be accepted toward your degree. Fax to the SLU CME
Office at 314-977-4533 or scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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 email@example.com. The course is held at the Hyatt Hotel:
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
315 Chestnut St
St Louis, MO 63102