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This list includes national and international meetings, conferences, educational courses, and seminars of interest to forensic scientists. If you would like to submit a posting, please login to your AAFS Account Portal and Select "My Conference & Training Postings" Please contact Publications ( if you need assistance.

Meeting NameForensic Symposium for Educators
OrganizationSirchie - Command Every SceneStart Date 7/15/2020
Country United States of America End Date 7/17/2020
StateNorth Carolina
Meeting Information

Thanks to shows like CSI and Forensic Files, interest in forensic science has risen dramatically. We designed our Annual Forensic Symposium for Educators so you can get real-world experiences and interactive lessons to use in your classroom. Through a combination of lectures, exercises, and hands-on lab work, our workshops are created to be adapted to a 45-minute class and/or lab.

Topics and activities will include:

This year’s symposium will allow students to follow tracks according to their interests. Some workshops will be shared by everyone and others will be a choice. Each workshop will encompass a single lesson plan that can b...
Meeting Name2020 Forensic Online Symposium: Current Trends in Forensic Trace Analysis
OrganizationCenter for Forensic Science, Research & EducationStart Date 7/27/2020
Country United States of America End Date 7/31/2020
Meeting Information

Free Registration/CE Credits Available

Live at Your Computer!!

Last year 1200 participants from 63 countries took advantage of this learning opportunity either during the live event or by listening to the archived presentations:

Scientific Program established by Dr Tatiana Trejos (WVU) & Gerard van der Peijl (NFI) Internationally recognized speakers from 5 countries on 3 continents Hour long invited lectures are scientific, non-commercial, and vendor neutral Live panel discussions at the end of each day's presentations Recertification credits available from the American Board of Criminalists (ABC) Week-long poster session...
Meeting NameHuman Osteology
OrganizationFACTSStart Date 8/10/2020
Country United States of America End Date 8/14/2020
Meeting InformationThe Human Osteology Workshop is suitable for students or professionals working in medicolegal fields, rescue services, field archaeology, museums, or individuals that have an interest in learning more about human skeletal anatomy. During the five-day, hands-on workshop, participatants will gain a working knowledge of normal human skeletal anatomy. Participants will examine human skeletons from the Texas State University Donated Skeletal Collection and discuss both normal skeletal anatomy and common variations.

Topics Covered: Overview of the human skeleton, basic bone biology, anatomical terminology, anatomy of the skull, postcranial anato...
Meeting NameForensic Death Investigation: from Scene to Autopsy
OrganizationSirchie - Command Every SceneStart Date 8/31/2020
Country United States of America End Date 9/4/2020
StateNorth Carolina
Meeting Information

When an equivocal (questionable) - or unattended death occurs, what steps must be taken to properly and unequivocally determine a Manner and Cause of death? To what level should the relationship between detective/CSI and medical examiner be developed? What processes and knowledge will provide the detective, medical examiner, and prosecutor the best opportunity to resolve or solve a death investigation?

Of the 2.4 million deaths annually in the United States, 20% require investigation by a coroner or Medical Examiner. This course provides the necessary knowledge to assist in resolving even the most complex death investigations. Attendee...
Meeting NameForensic Facial Reconstruction Sculpture
OrganizationFACTSStart Date 9/14/2020
Country United States of America End Date 9/18/2020
Meeting InformationForensic Facial Reconstruction Sculpture with Karen T. Taylor
Attendees for the week of this forensic sculpture workshop will select one of two options: either the Basic or the Master Facial Reconstruction Sculpture programs, which will be held jointly. You should have previously taken a basic forensic sculpture workshop if you select the Master option. Many attendees opt to return for repeat instruction to hone their skills and in order to simulate more actual case experience. Forensic sculpture technique and accuracy are best refined through doing cases, seeing life photos of the individual and carefully comparing and assessing your work.
Meeting Name22nd Triennial Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Sciences
OrganizationIAFSStart Date 9/21/2020
Country Australia End Date 9/25/2020
Meeting Information

To be held at the International Convention Centre in Sydney, Australia. IAFS 2020 is the only worldwide association bringing together academics and practitioners across all forensic science disciplines including forensic medicine. The 2020 Meeting aims to contribute to developing forensic sciences and assist forensic scientists and others to exchange scientific and technical information. The meeting theme is: WHERE TO FROM HERE? The theme asks the forensic science community to review contemporary practices and consider strategies to improve operational contributions and effectiveness in the light of both current and future challenges....
Meeting NameForensic Fire Death Investigation
OrganizationForensic Anthropology Center at Texas StateStart Date 9/21/2020
Country United States of America End Date 9/25/2020
Meeting InformationThis course is run through the cooperation of the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State, Collin County Fire Investigators Association, and the Texas State Fire Marshal's Office.

This course is of interest to fire investigators, anthropologists, law enforcement, lawyers, and medicolegal professionals interested in learning about fire scene investigation.

This unique course offers hands-on investigation techniques utilizing live-burn training aids. Participants will gain considerable knowledge of how to approach a multiple-death fire scene.

Five days of dynamic instruction including classroom lessons, live field burning demon...
Meeting NameBloodstain Pattern Documentation Class by BEVEL, GARDNER & ASSOCIATES INC
OrganizationSirchie - Command Every SceneStart Date 10/19/2020
Country United States of America End Date 10/23/2020
StateNorth Carolina
Meeting Information

Throughout the United States, and certainly in smaller departments, the crime scene technician faces the complexities of homicide scenes without the proper support or training. Like all forensic disciplines, Bloodstain Pattern Analysis is only useful if the patterns are captured and sampled properly. Students of our other popular Crime Scene Technology and fingerprint classes have requested this training; therefore, SIRCHIE, in conjunction with BEVEL, GARDNER & ASSOCIATES INC., is pleased to offer this bloodstain analysis curriculum. Class size is limited, so register as soon as possible.

“This 5-day, hands-on course is intended fo...
Meeting Name2020 IACFT Virtual Autumn Meeting
OrganizationIACFTStart Date 11/2/2020
Country Ireland End Date 11/4/2020
Meeting Information

INVITATION: The world's clinical and forensic toxicologists will meet online from the comfort and safety of their own computers, smart tablets or smart telephones to present their research, interesting case studies, new analytical methods and other related topics helping share knowledge in every corner of our planet.

You are invited to join this revolutionary virtual conference and to submit an abstract for presentation for our 2020 Autumn Scientific Meeting which will take place from 2 to 4 November 2020.

For those IACFT members who will not be able to attend the 'live' event due to time zone differences, recordings wil...
Meeting NameIntroduction to Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Workshop
OrganizationMiami-Dade Public Safety Training InstituteStart Date 12/7/2020
Country United States of America End Date 12/11/2020
Meeting Information

This is an introductory level bloodstain pattern analysis workshop.

Workshop objectives:

1) Teach the investigator how to identify bloodstain pattern evidence at the crime scene.

2) Teach the investigator how to properly document bloodstain pattern evidence.

3) Teach the investigator how to properly preserve the bloodstain pattern evidence.

4) Teach the investigator how to reconstruct bloodstain patterns at the crime scene.

5)Provide the foundation for teaching the investigator how to interpret bloodstain pattern evidence.

6) Teach the investigator the safety and health issues associated with bloodstain pattern eviden...
Meeting Name29th Congress of the International Society for Forensic Genetics
OrganizationISFG (International Society for Forensic Genetics)Start Date 8/23/2021
Country United States of America End Date 8/28/2021
StateDistrict of Columbia
Meeting Information
This congress in dedicated to human and non-human forensic genetics and will be preceded by two days of workshops on Autosomal STR and Mixture Interpretation, Evidence evaluation, Ethics, NGS Panels,  Haplotype Markers, Forensic DNA Phenotyping and other topics. Prominent key note speakers will present in addition to researchers from across the globe presenting their work as talks or posters.
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