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Medicolegal Death Investigation Basic Training Course 2020 (March 9-11) | Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office | Monday, 09. March 2020

This program provides basic training for Medicolegal Death Investigators, Coroners, Medical Examiners, Law Enforcement, Firefighters, Paramedics/EMT, Physicians, Nurses, Attorneys, Forensic Scientists, Funeral Directors and Embalmers. If you have any questions about whether you qualify, please contact Joseph Stopak (jstopak@cuyahogacounty.us) before registering. Limited to 24 participants.
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. 
Click here to download our brochure.
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 provider ship 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 21.25 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.
CLE credits are available and pre-approved by the Ohio Supreme Court and sponsored by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
The fee for this 3-day course is $300. Fee includes refreshments, lunches, course materials, and Continuing Education Credits. 
If you need to pay by purchase order, please contact Christopher Harris (cbharris@cuyahogacounty.us) 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. 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, four nearby hotels provide shuttle service.  Ask for the Government Employee Rate. 

     Courtyard ® by Marriott ® Cleveland University Circle (216.791.5678)


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


   InterContinental Cleveland (877.707.8999) 


   Holiday Inn Cleveland Clinic (877.707.8999) 

Monday, March 9, 2020
Introduction to the Medical Examiner’s OfficeDeath Reporting & Death CertificationPostmortem Changes and Forensic IdentificationNatural DiseaseFingerprinting for Forensic Identification (Hands-on)Blunt and Sharp Force TraumaAsphyxiaEnvironmental InjuriesPostmortem ArtifactsGunshot and Shotgun woundsHead Trauma/NeuropathologyIntoxicationIn-Custody Deaths 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Water-Related DeathsDemonstration AutopsyMedicolegal Death Investigations/Field GuideSUIDI IntroductionSudden Unexpected Infant Death InvestigationsInfant and Child DeathsChild Fatality Case Review with Demonstration
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Investigation of Specific Scene TypesMinimum Standards for PhotographyScene Demonstration Using Body CameraReport WritingTour of FacilitiesMock Scenes (Hands-on)Trace Evidence/DNA DemonstrationScene Discussion (Group)
*course schedule subject to change