NAME 2020 Annual Meeting Program


NAME Invitation to Submit Abstracts to the 2020 Annual Meeting
Deadline: May 11, 2020 May 26, 2020 11:59:59PM (Eastern U.S. time)

All participants at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the National Association of Medical Examiners are invited to submit abstracts. Complete abstracts must be submitted online no later than 11:59 PM (Eastern) on Monday, May 26, 2020. Faxed, emailed or mailed abstracts are not acceptable. All accepted abstracts will be published in the NAME Annual Meeting Program Book. Abstracts that are eligible for publication (see “Eligibility for Publication” section) will be published in The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology (AJFMP)First authors of accepted abstracts are expected to present at the Annual Meeting summarizing their studies. All authors of abstracts must adhere to the NAME Scientific Integrity Policy.

Theme: Bringing Forensic Pathology to New Heights

Prospective presenters are encouraged to propose topics that encompass both personal interest and value to the death investigation community. Presentations are particularly welcome regarding new techniques, cutting edge technologies, administrative innovations, and novel partnerships in forensic pathology. We seek excellent proposals on any relevant topic. The Program Chair will organize related topics into sessions of similar content. 


1) Workshop. Workshops will be greater than one hour in length. Use of multiple presenters within a workshop is encouraged. Presenters will have sufficient time for a detailed discussion of a death investigation topic.

2) Long Platform Presentation. These will be one hour or less in length. Use of more than one presenter is welcome, if appropriate to the topic.

3) Short Podium Presentation. These will be 20 minutes or less in length and recognizable as the more common format at NAME meetings. Presenters must focus on a narrow topic. Most presentations will be based on an individual case or small case series.

4) Poster Presentation.


  1. Product or service advertisements are not appropriate for presentation. NAME reserves the right to exclude abstracts that promote commercial interests inappropriately or are viewed as unethical in content.
  2. Complete abstracts must be submitted online no later than 11:59PM (Eastern) on Monday, May 26, 2020. No changes can be made to abstract content or authors after the submission deadline.
  3. All abstracts must be submitted online. Faxed, emailed or mailed abstracts are not acceptable.
  4. Once an abstract is accepted, additional authors cannot be added.
  5. The Presenting (First) Author should be the primary contact.
  6. Notification of acceptance or rejection and all future correspondence will be e-mailed to the Presenting (First) Author from the NAME office by June 30, 2020.
  7. NAME reserves the right to withdraw a presentation at any time.
  8. Accepted abstracts will be available online and in print.
  9. The Presenting (First) Author is required to register and attend the NAME Annual Meeting and present the paper or poster at the assigned time on the assigned day. He/she must be available to answer questions. If the Presenting Author is unable to attend the NAME Annual Meeting to present the paper or poster, every effort should be made to arrange for one of the other authors to present. Tara Snethen ([email protected]) must be notified of any change in presenters. The Presenting Author verifies that all authors agree to the publication of the abstract in AJFMP and the NAME Meeting Program Book. The Presenting Author verifies that all authors agree, and any supervisors have given permission, to the presentation of a scientific poster at the annual meeting.
  10. The Presenting (First) Author is responsible for notifying all other authors of acceptance, rejection, scheduling and any other information provided by NAME. The Presenting Author is responsible for compliance with the NAME Scientific Integrity Policy.