Dates: July 26 – 30, 2020

Tuition Costs: $675/Medical Doctors, $455/All Others or $150/day

Housing Costs: $340/Full Program On Campus, $400/Full Program Downtown Commons

Who Should Attend: Medical Examiners, Coroners, Physicians, Police Officers, and Attorneys


Course Information

This course provides practical, up-to-date instruction primarily for full- and part-time medical examiners and coroners. Police officers, attorneys, forensic nurses, and other members of the death investigation team will benefit from acquiring in-depth understanding of current standard medical examiner/coroner daily practices. The seminars are formulated with the intention of providing current and exhaustive coverage in forensic sciences on an annual recurring basis. Thus, the complexity of the topics presented will range from basic to advanced.

As a result of attending this conference, participants will understand:
• How to approach disaster scenes and examinations where there are multiple fatalities
• The current methods of forensic identification
• How death investigation contributes to the public health of the community
• How to approach consults when there are known forensic controversies
• How to evaluate pediatric fractures and unusual child deaths
• The current trends in fingerprint analysis at the scene
• How to interpret injuries in deaths where the motor vehicle injury was caused by wildlife
• An approach to deaths occurring in a mountainous setting
• An approach to the investigation of scuba related fatalities

Participation by discussion regarding difficult manner of death determinations is always a lively and productive presentation. This course is well known for the informal give and take of these sessions, the perfect mixture of scholarship and congeniality for the close of each academic day at Colby. This entire educational program is relaxed and informal. Please come and join us in Maine this summer for what we feel will be a great experience.


Housing Information

Accommodations for registrants are available in the campus residence halls in private rooms, or in the new air-conditioned apartment complex in downtown Waterville.

For attendees staying on campus, the lodging fee includes three daily meals, use of campus amenities, and a Down East lobster bake at the end of the program.

(If you plan to live off campus, you can attend the lobster bake for a fee by registering separately.)


Housing Rates

$340 or $85 per day on campus

$400 or $90 per day in the new apartments

Guest are encouraged to bring their family members for an additional fee which pays for 3 daily meals in the dining hall

$200 for adults 18+ (Includes lobster Bake)

$120 for children 17- (Does Not Include Lobster Bake)

Children 17 and under attending the lobster bake will be served fixings including Hot dogs, muscles & steamers, corn on the cob, coleslaw and dinner rolls.

Additional lobster bake meals can be purchased as part of your registration.


Wireless Internet is available throughout campus and in downtown Waterville.

Maid service, pillows, linen, blankets, and towels are provided.

Participants will be billed a fee of $50 for lost room keys.


Summer 2020 Schedule To Be Announced

Summer 2020 Faculty List To Be Announced



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