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Michigan Association of Medical Examiners

Fostering the highest professional standards in the performance of the duties of the county medical examiners of Michigan.

MAME 2021 Annual Conference

  • November 05, 2021
  • 8:00 AM
  • November 07, 2021
  • 12:00 PM
  • Lansing, Michigan

Registration

  • This inclusive conference registration fee provides access to the full event, including the Saturday banquet, and CE credits.

    You may register a guest to join you at the banquet for an additional fee.
  • This inclusive conference registration fee provides access to the full event, including the Saturday banquet, and CE credits.

    You may register a guest to join you at the banquet for an additional fee.
  • This inclusive conference registration fee provides access to Friday presentations and CE credits. This does not include any events or presentations on Saturday or Sunday.
  • This inclusive conference registration fee provides access to the full event, including the Saturday banquet, and CE credits.

    You may register a guest to join you at the banquet for an additional fee.
  • This inclusive conference registration fee provides access to the full event, including the Saturday banquet, and CE credits.

    You may register a guest to join you at the banquet for an additional fee.
  • This inclusive conference registration fee provides access to the full event, including the Saturday banquet, and CE credits.

    You may register a guest to join you at the banquet for an additional fee.

    Apply to be a MAME member for a reduced conference fee!
  • This registration category is for event exhibitors only; no attendees.

The MAME annual conference will be held Friday, November 5, through Sunday, November 7, 2021, at the Radisson Lansing at the Capitol in Lansing, Michigan. The full agenda will be released closer to the conference date.

Our featured speaker is Melissa Pasquale, M.D., Deputy Chief Medical Examiner at the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner (NYC OCME). Dr. Pasquale is a board-certified anatomic and forensic pathologist for Brooklyn and Staten Island at the NYC OCME.

Originally from Edwardsburg, Michigan, Dr. Pasquale is a graduate of Hillsdale College and Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed pathology residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, followed by completion of forensic pathology fellowships at the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Office in Miami, Florida, and at the Wayne County Medical Examiner Office in Detroit, Michigan. She has also worked as a medical examiner in Detroit and Atlanta. Her alliances are with the Wolverines (by marriage), and she never leaves Michigan without a few jars of Sanders dark chocolate hot fudge.

Dr. Pasquale will be giving a keynote presentation on her experience during the COVID-19 pandemic at the NYC OCME. Additionally, Dr. Pasquale will be presenting on NYC's experience trying to build a health and wellness program for employees at the OCME.

We are thrilled to have Dr. Pasquale joining us this year, and hope that you will be joining us, as well!

The Radisson Lansing at the Capitol is in a great location with plenty of entertainment options just a short walk away, including the beautiful Michigan state capitol building, the Impression 5 Science Center, and the Lansing City Market. Book your room now at our conference rate with the code MAME21.

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.

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Agenda

Friday, November 5, 2021

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.         Registration, check-in & breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.         Welcome
                                          
Jo Catania, MPA, D-ABMDI
                                           WMU School of Medicine

                                          
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.       Updated Mass Fatality Plan
                                           
Jessica Gould; MDHHS
                                          

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.     STORM Project & Drug-Related                                            Death Surveillance
                                          
Chloe Bielby, MPH
                                           WMU School of Medicine

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.     Break with Exhibitors

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    Fentanyl & Fentanyl Analogues
                                          
Prentiss Jones, PhD, F-ABFT, TC-NRCC
                                           WMU School of Medicine

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.      Lunch (provided)

1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.        CME Credit Instructions
                                          
Jo Catania, MPA, D-ABMDI
                                           WMU School of Medicine


1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.        ME & MEI Role in Death Review                                            Processes                                                                                Heidi Hilliard, MPH; MPHI                                                                                                                               Katie Hubbard, MA; MPHI
                                                         Melissa Brown, BS; MPHI

                                            

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.        The Lac Mégantic Disaster
                                          
Eleftherios Vouyoukas, MD                                                                   Michigan Medicine

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.        Break with Exhibitors

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.        Evaluating Organs & Tissue for                                            Transplant in Forensic Cases
                                           Logan Miller Gift of Life Michigan
     

3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.        Evidence Collection and Handling
                                           Sgt. Todd A. Rathjen
                                           Battle Creek Police Department


4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.        Complex Suicides
                                          
Catherine Perez, MD
                                           Michigan Medicine


5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.        Affiliates/Investigator Forum

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.        Gift of Life Reception

Saturday, November 6, 2021


7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.        
Registration, check-in & breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.         Welcome
                                          
Carl Schmidt, MD; Michigan Medicine

8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.         Positional Asphyxia in Opioid-                                                    Related Deaths                                                                                     Joyce deJong, DO
                                           WMU School of Medicine


9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.         COVID-19 Experience in NYC
                                           Medical Examiner’s Office  
                                                            Melissa Pasquale, MD
                                           OCME, City of New York
                                            

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.       Break with Exhibitors

10:00 a.m.– 10:45 a.m.     Forensic Odontology in Mass
                                           Disasters

                                          
Bill Lichon, DDS; MIFSM
                                            

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.     Photography for Medical Examiners
                                          
Kelly Root; Michigan Medicine

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.    Aerial Lift-Related Deaths
                                          
Christopher Ramos, MD
                                           WMU School of Medicine

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.      Lunch (provided)

1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.        CDC Screening & Autopsy Findings                                            in SARS-CoV-2 Deaths                                                                     Carl Schmidt, MD; Michigan Medicine

2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.        Break with Exhibitors

2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.        Interesting & Unusual Cases
                                          
Stephen Cohle, MD
                                           Kent County Medical Examiner


3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.        Fall & Bleed or Bleed & Fall?
                                          
Amanda Fisher-Hubbard, MD
                                           WMU School of Medicine

 

3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.        Break with Exhibitors

 

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.        Viral Hepatitis Cases in Drug-                                                      Related Deaths of Wayne County
                                          
Omar Rayes, MD
                                           Michigan Medicine


5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.        MAME Annual Business Meeting
                                            

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.        Annual Banquet & MAME Moments

Sunday, November 7, 2021

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.             Breakfast (provided)

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.             An Airplane Crash in Water:
                                               Lessons Learned
                                                                                 Jeffrey Jentzen, MD
                                               Michigan Medicine


9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.           The Oral Systemic Link & an                                                        Update on Bitemark Analysis                                                        Gary M. Berman, DDS
                                               Wayne County ME Office
                                            

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.         NYC’s Experience Trying to Build                                                a Health & Wellness Program for                                                Employees at the Medical
                                               Examiner’s Office                                                                              
Melissa Pasquale, MD
                                               OCME, City of New York

10:45 a.m.—11:30 a.m.          Stress Injury
                                                 Kate Dernocoeur
                                                 MEI, Ionia County
                

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.          CME Credits Review & Wrap-up
                                                 Omar Rayes, MD                                                                                      Michigan Medicine

12:00 p.m.                               Departure


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