REGISTER NOW! LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE.
The purpose of this 5 day course is to provide training in medicolegal death investigation. Prior to the institution of this course 37 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 37 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 have completed the 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 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.
ABMDI Registry Exam
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 those who have taken prior steps toward ABMDI certification, Saint Louis University will provide an opportunity to take the ABMDI registry exam at the conclusion of this MLDIC Basic Course. The exam will be offered on Friday, 08/26/16, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. For additional information and requirements for ABMDI certification, please check ABMDI.org. No one will be allowed to sit for the exam without proper notification from the ABMDI. Deadline for the approval to sit for the exam must be received at SLU 10 days prior to the start of the activity. (email from ABMDI is sufficient)
ABMDI Phone: 410-807-3007 Website www.abmdi.org
For additional information and details regarding the Medicolegal Death Investigator Training Course, please view our website:
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 degree.
To help offset the additional cost of college 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 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 email@example.com 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.
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 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 would 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 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 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