Michigan Association of Medical Examiners

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

Upcoming events

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

    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.

    Join MAME!
    Take advantage of the membership rate for the annual conference.

    Tentative Agenda

    Friday, November 5, 2021

    • State of Michigan Mass Fatality Management Planning; Jessica Gould, MDHHS
    • Swift Toxicology of Overdose-Related Mortalities Project & Enhanced Toxicological Screening and Opioid Detection Program; Chloe Bielby, MPH, WMed Pathology
    • Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analogues: Encounters, Interpretation, and Relevance in Postmortem Casework; Prentiss Jones, PhD, WMed Toxicology
    • Medical Examiner and Medical Examiner Investigator role in fatality review process, including Child Death Review and Overdose Fatality Review; Heidi Hilliard, Katie Hubbard, Melissa Brown, MPHI
    • The Lac M├ęgantic Disaster; Terry Vouyoukas, MD, Michigan Medicine
    • Evaluating Organs and Tissue for Transplant in Forensic Cases; Logan Miller, Gift of Life Michigan
    • Evidence Collection & Packaging; Todd Rathjen, Battle Creek Police Department
    • Complex Suicides; Catherine Perez, MD, Michigan Medicine

    Saturday, November 6, 2021

    • Positional Asphyxia in Opioid-Related Deaths; Joyce deJong, DO, WMed Pathology
    • Keynote: COVID-19 Experience in NYC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner; Melissa Pasquale, MD, NYC OCME
    • Forensic Odontology in Mass Disasters; Bill Lichon, DDS
    • Photography for Medical Examiners; Kelly Root, Michigan Medicine
    • Aerial Lift-Related Deaths; Christopher Ramos, MD, WMed Pathology
    • Utility of CDC Screening GUidelines and Autopsy Findings in Identifying Decedents Who Die of SARS-CoV-2 Infection
    • Interesting and Unusual Autopsy Cases; Stephen Cohle, MD, Kent County Medical Examiner's Office
    • Neuropathology for Investigators; Amanda Fisher-Hubbard, MD, WMed Pathology
    • Viral Hepatitis in Drug-Related Deaths; Omar Rayes, MD, Michigan Medicine

    Sunday, November 7, 2021

    • An Airplane Crash in Water: Lessons Learned; Jeffery Jentzen, MD
    • Oral Systemic Link and an Update on Bitemark Analysis; Gary Berman, DDS
    • Wellness Program Development at NYC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner; Melissa Pasquale, MD, NYC OCME
    • Stress Injury; Kate Dernocoeur, Scene Investigator, Ionia County

Past events

November 18, 2020 MAME 2020 Annual Conference

Michigan association of medical examiners

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