July 18-20, 2022
The Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office in collaboration with Des Moines Area Community College are excited to host the Midwest Death Investigation Course (MDIC). The MDIC provides essential training for individuals new to medicolegal death investigation and individuals already in the field interested in continuing education. The curriculum is designed to provide the basic training and knowledge needed to assist medical examiners in scene investigations and gathering information critical for accurately determining cause and manner of death. The basic track instruction combines didactic lectures from experts in the fields of forensic pathology, medicolegal death investigation, and law with practical exercises of working up and documenting mock scenes. The master’s track combines introductory/refresher lectures on essential topics with more advanced lecture topics.
The curriculum provides training that is immediately applicable to work performed every day in medical examiner offices and knowledge that is helpful for preparation for the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigator (ABMDI) registry exam. The training is also valuable to physicians, nurses, law enforcement officers, attorneys, and emergency medical personnel. Nursing and EMT contact hours pending. The completion of this course meets the state requirements (IAC 641-127.7(2) county medical examiner investigator qualifications) that county medical examiner investigators attend the St Louis School of Medicolegal course or its equivalent.
This course will have two tracks:
The Basic Track is for individuals who are new to death investigation. The Advanced Track is for individuals who have several years in death investigation.
A block of rooms are being held at the Residence Inn by Marriott, 1515 SW Main St., Ankeny, IA 50023. The Midwest Death Investigation Course rate is $149 per night. To receive this rate please provide the group name: DMACC. Reservations must be made by June 26, 2022.
Interested in being a sponsor or having a booth? Please contact Jill Whitson at