Iowa Association of County Medical Examiners

Record attendance at IACME Fall Meeting

Medical examiners and medical examiner investigators from around Iowa gathered November 1 and 2 for a weekend of education and networking at the IACME Fall Meeting and Education Expo. Attendance was significantly increased this year. Presentations covered investigating fatal fires, pediatric asphyxial deaths, the 9-11 attack on the Pentagon, death scene photography and working with DCI agents at a crime scene. This year’s banquet speaker was Robert Monserrate, whose topic was “Are we really handling our work-related stress?”

Next year’s IACME Fall Meeting will be Friday-Saturday, November 6-7, 2020 at the West Des Moines Marriott.


Former Iowa Chief Medical Examiner dies in hospice

Dear Colleagues,

It is with great sadness to inform you that our former Chief State Medical Examiner, Dr Julia Goodin, died while in hospice this past Friday. Dr. Goodin served for 17 years in Iowa, leading the Iowa Medical Examiner’s Office through many critical accomplishments including NAME accreditation, construction of a new facility, and adoption of much need laws and rules. After retiring from her position in Iowa, Dr. Goodin became the Chief State Medical Examiner in Tennessee.

On a personal level she was not only a supportive and generous mentor, but a kind friend that will always be remembered and missed. Below is a link to Dr. Goodin’s obituary.


Dennis Klein MD
Iowa Chief State Medical Examiner