The MAME annual conference will be held Wednesday, November 18 and Thursday, November 19, 2020, as a virtual conference. Our primary theme for this year is COVID-19, and the full agenda can be viewed here. This conference is good for medical examiners, deputy medical examiners, and additional medical examiner personnel including investigators (MEIs), forensic scientists, administrators, and other professionals working within or affiliated with a county.
Take advantage of the membership rate for the annual conference.
Our featured speaker is Francisco J. Diaz, MD, FACP, the Deputy Chief Medical Examiner at the Washington D.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Dr. Diaz received his medical degree in his native country, Dominican Republic. After receiving his medical degree, Dr. Diaz trained in Anatomic Pathology at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, Pennsylvania/Temple University. In 2000, Dr. Diaz accepted a fellowship in forensic pathology with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in affiliation with Hahnemann University (now Drexel University).
After completing the forensic pathology fellowship, Dr. Diaz joined the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Wayne County, Michigan as an Assistant Medical Examiner. In January 2012, in affiliation with the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office, Dr. Diaz was appointed to the faculty of the University of Michigan, Department of Pathology as Assistant Professor.
During his career, Dr. Diaz has performed more than 8500 autopsies and testified hundreds of times in circuit, district and federal courts. He has also provided numerous civil depositions. Dr. Diaz is the author of 35 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, and presentations and has been invited on numerous occasions to speak at regional, national, and international conferences.
He is board certified in Anatomic Pathology as well as Forensic Pathology. He is a fellow of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME); where he serves on the membership, death in custody and government affairs committees.
After joining DC OCME, Dr. Diaz was appointed to the faculty of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and holds the rank of Assistant Professor.
Dr. Diaz will be giving a keynote presentation on his experience during the COVID-19 pandemic at the Washington D.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. We are thrilled to have him joining us this year, and hope that you will be joining us, as well!