Welcome to the National Association of Medical Examiners!

About NAME

The NAME is the premier professional organization for medical examiners, forensic pathologists, and medicolegal affiliates and administrators.  Since its founding in 1966 NAME has been committed to:

  • Providing leadership and advocacy for best practices and excellence in forensic pathology and death investigation;
  • Developing and promulgating forensic autopsy standards;
  • Offering and promoting accreditation of medicolegal death investigation systems in the United States and internationally;
  • Providing education to its members and stakeholders;
  • Promoting research and advancing knowledge;
  • Ensuring access to ethical, objective and impartial services, including testimony, to all stakeholders;
  • Representing medicolegal death investigation and its practicing professionals to the public and the government;
  • Enhancing public health through thorough and accurate death investigation and certification; and
  • Treating decedents and their survivors with dignity and respect.

NAME's vision is accomplished through leadership, education, collaboration, advocacy, outreach, publication, and research.  The NAME will continue to be the foremost authority promoting the highest quality forensic pathology practice and medicolegal death investigation in the world.  The application of excellence in this medical practice will enhance public health, public safety and the administration of justice.

The Benefits of Membership

  • Online Subscription to¬†American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
  • NAME Listserv Access
  • Reduced Meeting Registration Fees
  • Participation on Committees
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NAME 2018 Annual Meeting

In beautiful West Palm Beach, the NAME 52nd annual meeting will offer a full and wide range of forensic topics in the palm of your hand!   From natural disease to trauma, from opioids to artifacts and beyond,  all will be presented and debated in a bucolic, collegial setting. Please join us! 


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