UM Conference to Explore Death Investigation Topics

June 15, 2016

MISSOULA – Registration is now open for the 2016 Montana Medicolegal Death Investigation Conference, which will be held Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 10-12, on the third floor of the University Center at the University of Montana. The conference is hosted by UM’s School of Extended and Lifelong Learning.

The target audience for the conference is coroners, medical examiners, death investigators and other police and public safety officers, forensic scientists, physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians and others involved with the investigation of violent, suspicious or unexpected deaths.

Events include an evening welcome reception on Wednesday, Aug. 10, followed by two days of presentations delivered by medical examiners, coroners, UM law professors, investigators, forensic scientists, attorneys and other professionals. Conference topics include cause, manner and mechanism of death; crime scene photography; forensic science in the courtroom; technology in death investigations; and more. There also will be breakout sessions on forensic anthropology and bloodstain reconstruction.

Early-bird registration for the full conference is available until Sunday, July 31, and costs $295. To register online or learn more about the conference, visit


Contact: Ginger Claussen, conference and events manager, UM School of Extended and Lifelong Learning, 406-243-2047,