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Medicolegal Death Investigation Training Course 2017 (September 18-20)


Monday, September 18, 2017 at 7:30 AM - Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 4:30 PM (EDT)

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This program provides basic and recurrent training for Medicolegal Death Investigators, Coroners, Medical Examiners, Detectives, Crime Scene Investigators, Emergency Medical Service providers, and Firefighters.



Law enforcement, physicians, nurses, emergency medical personnel, attorneys, forensic scientists and others working in a medical related field. If you have any questions about whether you qualify, please contact Christopher Harris ( before registering.



This unique 3-day course covers fundamental topics of forensic pathology, examination, photographing and documentation of death scenes; evidence recognition, preservation and collection; and decedent identification.  Participants will enhance their knowledge by conducting investigations of dynamic mock scenes.  The mock scenes are interactive and require participants to role play.   

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After attending this course, participants will...  

  1. Define types of death that must be reported to the Coroner or Medical Examiner in Ohio.
  2. Distinguish types of trauma and explain the mechanisms of injury. 
  3. Understand basic concepts used to distinguish entrance from exit gunshot wounds and determine range of fire.
  4. Describe investigative information that is important to the determination of cause and manner of death in cases of asphyxia, drowning, environmental exposure, in-custody, sudden unexpected infant deaths, and intoxication. 
  5. Recognize natural disease processes that present as violent or suspicious deaths.
  6. Distinguish early and late phase postmortem changes and identify variables used in the assessment of postmortem interval including limitations.
  7. List categories of decedent identification and describe methods and limitations. 
  8. Recognize trace evidence that may be present on a body and apply procedures to preserve or collect evidence.  
  9. Formulate a proper methodology for photographing a decedent and a death scene and identify probable causes of substandard images. 
  10. Investigate a simulated death scene in accordance with national guidelines.



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Case Western University School of Medicine and the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

The ABMDI accepts continuing education that is approved by the AMA, ANA, ABA, POST, and post secondary institutions recognized by national educational accrediting agencies.


The fee for this three day course is $200. Fee includes refreshments, lunches, course materials, and Continuing Education Credits. 



If you need to pay by purchase order, please contact Christopher Harris ( for details. Purchase order registrants have to be manually registered for the course by CCMEO. 



All requests for refunds must be made in writing and received three weeks before the course (by Monday, August 28, 2017).  The registration fee minus a $50 processing fee will be refunded after the course.  



The program is held at the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office

11001 Cedar Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio 44106

*FREE parking on-site



No group rate is available; however, two nearby hotels provide shuttle service.  Ask for the Government Employee Rate. 

  1.      Courtyard ® by Marriott ® Cleveland University Circle (216.791.5678)

  1.       The Tudor Arms Hotel Cleveland – a DoubleTree by Hilton (216.455.1260)



Monday, September 18, 2017

07:30 - 08:00

Registration / Sign In

08:00 - 08:30

Introduction and ME Criteria

08:30 - 09:00

Postmortem Changes and Forensic Identification

09:00 - 10:30

Cause and Manner / Natural Disease / Gunshot and Shotgun Wounds

10:30 - 11:00

Blunt and Sharp Force Trauma

11:00 - 12:00

Head Trauma / Neuropathology / Intoxication

12:00 - 13:00


13:00 - 14:00

Medicolegal Death Scene Investigation

14:00 - 15:00

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Investigation

15:00 - 16:00

Infant and Child Deaths


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

07:30 - 08:00

Sign In

08:00 - 09:50

Drowning / Asphyxia / In-custody Deaths / Enviornmental Injuries

09:50 - 10:00


10:00 - 12:00

Demonstration Autopsy

12:00 - 13:00


13:00 - 14:00

Forensic Identification

14:00 - 15:00

Forensic Photography

15:00 - 16:00

Trace Evidence


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

07:30 - 08:00

Sign In

08:00 - 09:30

Investigation of Specific Types of Scenes

09:30 - 10:20

Report writing and Instructions

10:20 - 10:30


10:30 - 12:00

Mock scenes

12:00 - 12:45


12:45 - 15:00

Mock scenes (cont'd)

15:00 - 15:15


15:15 - 16:00

Mock scene discussions

16:00 - 16:30  

Course Evaluations / Certificates

*course schedule subject to change

Have questions about Medicolegal Death Investigation Training Course 2017 (September 18-20)? Contact CCMEO

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Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office
11001 Cedar Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

Monday, September 18, 2017 at 7:30 AM - Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 4:30 PM (EDT)

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