The third annual Medical Examiners Conference will take place on Zoom on Wednesday May 17th 2023.

This meeting will be of interest to anyone involved in the care of the bereaved, including (but not limited to):

  • Medical Examiners
  • Medical Examiner Officers
  • Coroners
  • Coroners Officers
  • Registrars
  • Bereavement Officers
  • Crematorium Medical Referees
  • Faith groups
  • Patient groups

The final programme is still to be confirmed but will be available soon. The day will run from 9.15am (registration for a prompt 9.30am start) to 5pm at the latest. 


Medical Examiner Annual Conference

Wednesday May 17th 2023

Via Zoom

Please note the Programme is subject to minor changes.






  • Dr Suzy Lishman, Chair, Medical Examiners Committee, The Royal College of Pathologists



  • Prof Mike Osborn, President, The Royal College of Pathologists



Launch of the National Medical Examiner’s Annual Report 2022

  • Dr Alan Fletcher, National Medical Examiner


Impact of Medical Examiners on the Coronial Service

  • His Honour Judge Thomas Teague KC, Chief Coroner


NHSE/National Patient Safety update

  • Dr Matthew Fogarty, Deputy Director of Patient Safety, NHS England




Strategic update from the Department of Health and Social Care

  • William Vineall, Director of NHS Quality, Safety and Investigations


Community roll-out: success stories and top tips




Panel scenario discussion*




Panel Q&A session*


Closing remarks

  • Dr Suzy Lishman


Event close


*Following previous events delegates requested more time to ask questions. This year delegates have the opportunity to submit questions and challenging scenarios in advance, for discussion by an expert panel including senior coroners, representatives of registration services and experienced medical examiners. If you have a question or short scenario that you would like the panel to consider, please email it to meetings@rcpath.org as soon as possible. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions live on the day if time allows.

Registration Fees

Online Bookings

RCPath Members rate: £173.00
Non-members rate: £279.00
Concession rate: £92.00 (Includes Medical Examiner Officers, trainees, Biomedical Scientists, non-consultant Clinical Scientists, retired & nurses)

Please note that an administrative charge of £20.00 will be made on all cancellations and the total registration fee is forfeited if cancelled within 48 hours before the event.



This meeting will be held via Zoom. Details of the meeting with accompanied guidance will be sent to attendees before the meeting. We strongly suggest you download Zoom to your computer/laptop to make the most of the meeting, however if this is not possible just simply click on the link provided. To Find out more about Zoom and how it works please visit the website

Please note: If you experience any problems when connecting to your Zoom meeting, such as lagging or freezing, then this may indicate that there is an issue with your internet connection, or the device you are using. We suggest that you try to move to an area with a more stable connection and then re-join the meeting. We unfortunately will not be able to provide you with a refund or transfer you onto another event if you happen to encounter these problems on the day.