National Association of Medical Examiners
2018 Annual Meeting
West Palm Beach, FL

Hilton West Palm Beach
October 12-16, 2018

NAME is now accepting abstracts for the NAME 2018 Annual Meeting

Deadline May 14, 2018

Theme "Forensic Pathology in the Palm of Your Hand"

The theme is meant to stimulate ideas for submissions and allow us to organize some topics into section blocks.  It should not discourage one from submitting an abstract that falls outside of these themes.


We invite you to submit your abstracts online at


Please read the instructions provided online carefully. Mailed, faxed, or emailed abstracts will not be considered by the selection committee. Deadline for submission of abstracts is 11:59pm Eastern Time, May 14th.


Presentation options will be short platform (20 minutes or less), long platform (one hour or less), workshop (greater than one hour), and poster.  If submitting an abstract for a platform presentation, the submitter will indicate the estimated duration of his/her program. Each abstract submission will require companion questions for self-assessment modules (SAMs).  Specific directions will be available on the abstract submission site.
Awards will recognize outstanding papers and posters; specific instructions and judging criteria will be available on the abstract submission site. 


The award categories are:
•        Mary Fran Ernst Best Affiliate Paper/Poster Competition (one award for Paper or Poster)
•        John Pless Best Student Paper/Poster Competition (one award for Paper and one award for Poster)
•        John Smialek Best Resident Paper/Poster Competition (one award for Paper and one award for Poster)
•        Susan P. Baker Public Health Impact Award (one award for Paper)


A note on SAMs: 
Completion of SAMs is a component of ABP recertification for an increasing number of NAME Fellows.  Every submitted abstract will require accompanying SAMs questions and, later, supportive documentation such as a handout or a PowerPoint.  The handout or PowerPoint (not necessarily the actual presentation ppt) must answer the SAMs questions.  Directions will be on the abstract submission site.  On behalf of NAME Fellows in the ABP Maintenance of Certification program, thank you for contributing to the NAME SAMs program – a component of NAME’s educational mission.


ABMDI credits available

Those needing ABMDI credits who attend the NAME Conference can request a certificate of attendance.  The certificate will indicate how many hours were available however it is up to the individual to report only the number of hours attended along with the certificate to the ABMDI. 

We look forward to an excellent NAME meeting in West Palm Beach!


Hotel Reservations

The Hilton West Palm Beach is offering a reduced group rate of $186 US (single/double).  The reduced group rate is available until Friday, September 9, 2018.  After this date, you may reserve rooms based on availability.  Reserve your room HERE


Barbara A. Sampson, MD, PhD
Program Chair, 2018 Annual Meeting


Sally Aiken, MD
Chair, NAME Program Committee

National Association of Medical Examiners

362 Bristol Rd
Walnut Shade, MO 65771