COMEC News and Events

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COMEC Monthly Virtual Seminar Series

COMEC hosts a seminar series focusing on medicolegal death investigation and public health. The virtual seminar takes place on the second Tuesday of every other month from 3:00PM– 3:50PM ET via Zoom.

Register here for the series and stay up to date with the latest information from COMEC

Upcoming topics and speakers
  • May 14, 2024
    Title: The WHO Recommended International Medical Certification of Cause of Death Form and How It Relates to WHO and Coding
    Presenter: Dr. Olga Joos, Public Health Consultant
  • July 9, 2024
    Title: MDI Connect Showcase: A panel of MDI offices working on data modernization projects
    Presenters: Anne Waisanen, Alaska State Medical Examiner’s Office; Bobbi Jo O’Neal, Charleston County Coroner’s Office; Michelle Fox, Office of the Medical Examiner at Sparrow Forensic Pathology
    Moderated By: Michele Trofatter, CDC Foundation Technical Advisor
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What is COMEC?

The Collaborating Office for Medical Examiners and Coroners (COMEC) provides broad support for public health activities to professionals who conduct medicolegal death investigations (MDIs). COMEC was established in 2022 at CDC in recognition of the important role of medicolegal death investigation for public health and CDC.

Goals of COMEC

  • Help foster coordination among public health surveillance efforts and the MDI community
  • Promote quality and consistency in death investigations and death certification
  • Promote collection, automation, and distribution of MDI data
  • Analyze and compile information about MDI infrastructure
  • Facilitate information sharing

COMEC collaborators

  • State, district, and county medical examiners and coroners
  • Professional associations of medical examiners, coroners, and other forensic sciences
  • Public health and public safety government agencies
  • Federal partners

Contact us

Inquiries can be directed to MDI@CDC.GOV for any of the follow:

  • Programmatic questions and upcoming events questions
  • To be placed on the list for our monthly mailing
  • To receive access to our SharePoint site for archived seminar recordings and other resources