Dates: July 26 – 30, 2020

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

Housing Costs: $350/Full Program On Campus, $400/Full Program Downtown Commons

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


Course Information

Led by distinguished faculty and staff from across the country, attendees will benefit from acquiring an in-depth understanding of current standard practices in the medical examiner/coroner and death investigation fields. Practicing and retired medical examiners, coroners, law enforcement personnel, attorneys, forensic nurses, and other members of the death investigation team are encouraged to attend! Conference sessions are formulated with the intention of providing current and exhaustive coverage in forensic science on an annual recurring basis. Thus, the complexity of the topics presented will range from basic to advanced. This course is well known for the informal give and take of its five daily sessions (three on Wednesday), which makes for the perfect mixture of scholarship and congeniality.


ACCME Credit

This activity is 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 the Maine Medical Education Trust (MMET) and Colby College. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

ABMDI Credit

This course is also planned in accordance with the accreditation requirements of The American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI) to offer continuing education ABMDI credit hours for certification and recertification with the ABMDI.

SAMs Credit

This course is also planned in accordance with the accreditation requirements of The American Board of Pathology (ABP) through the ACCME to offer Self-Assessment Module (SAMs) Credits for the purpose of meeting the American Board of Pathology requirements for Maintenance of Certification. Registrants must take and pass the post-session tests in order to claim SAMs credit.

More specific information regarding our 2020 credit offerings will be available soon!


Program Highlights

  • Excellent program focused on current research and trends
  • Outstanding faculty
  • CMEs
  • Beautiful campus and casual learning environment
  • Summer in Maine (one of the most popular and beautiful destinations)
  • Affordable on-campus or off-campus Colby housing and meals
  • Free campus facilities and programs, including the Museum of Art, the athletic complex and the Atlantic Music Festival
  • Family friendly
  • Outstanding networking opportunities
  • Lobster bake


2020 Course Topic & Objectives

Coming Soon!


2019 Guest – “An excellent and fun conference!”





Housing Information

Accommodations are available in the campus residence halls. Private rooms on campus or in the new Alfond Commons building in downtown Waterville can be secured when you register for the course. All attendees staying on campus or in the downtown commons will receive three daily meals in our dining hall, use of campus amenities such as the athletic center and pool, and a meal at our lobster bake reception on Monday night. Guests may choose to stay for the full program or for select days. See our housing page for more details about our dorms.


Bring Your Family and Friends!

Conference guests staying on campus for the full 5-day program may bring their family or friends for an additional fee. Your family and friends will have access to the same campus amenities listed above, as well as a meal at the lobster bake reception. Please note that only registered adults 18 and older will be provided a full meal option of lobster steak or vegetarian at the lobster bake reception. Kids ages 17 and under will be served Hot dogs and sides off the buffet unless and additional lobster bake meal is purchased for them. Add family and friends or additional lobster bake meals when you register for the conference or give our office a call to make these changes to your existing registration!


2020 Housing Rates

Full Program: $350/Registrant Check-in July 26th, 9 AM. Check-out July 30th, 2 PM.

Daily Rate: $75/Day Check-in 3 PM. Check-out 10 AM the morning after your last night.

Family And Friends: $200 for adults 18+ and $120 for children 17- full program only

Lobster Bake: $40/plate additional meals can be purchased when you register


Though the conference begins on Sunday, guests are permitted to arrive on Saturday (check-in beginning at 3:00 PM) at no additional cost. Please indicate whether or not you plan to arrive on Saturday in your registration to ensure your room will be ready.


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


Lobster Bake

If you plan to stay off-campus, you can attend the lobster bake for a fee of $40/plate. Please sign up when you register for the conference.

















Summer 2020 Faculty List To Be Announced


















2020 Handouts

Handouts for the conference will be posted here as they are provided to us by the faculty. Please note that we cannot guarantee handouts for every presentation.


















2019 Guests


“A very good year for a very good conference.”


“A lot of valuable information, Amazing speakers, I will definitely be returning!”


“Overall a great meeting. As good as the talks were, they are only part of what made this such a great meeting.  The informal sessions and the interaction in the lobby and in the dining hall were also spectacular.  Unforgettable.  Maybe the best medical meeting I have ever attended.”


“Case studies and discussions were valuable!”


“An excellent and fun conference!”


“Excellent sessions, better every year!”




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