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Meeting NameInterFORENSICS
OrganizationBrazilian Academy of Forensic SciencesStart Date 5/22/2017
Country United States of America End Date 5/25/2017
StateOther
Meeting Information

InterFORENSICS is the conference held by the Brazilian Academy of Forensic Sciences and the Brazilian Society of Forensic Sciences that will gather professionals such as criminal experts, coroners, other Civil and Federal Police officers, judges, members of the Public Prosecutor’s Office,public defenders, lawyers, researchers and students from various areas of forensic sciences.

For additional information, please contact Joao Carlos Ambrosio via email at (joaocarlos.jcla@gmail.com) or Tanisha V. Henson (tanisha.henson@icloud.com) ...
Websitehttp://interforensics.com/en/
 
Meeting NameMercyhurst University Summer Short Courses
OrganizationMercyhurst UniversityStart Date 6/1/2017
Country United States of America End Date 6/30/2017
StatePennsylvania
Meeting Information
Mercyhurst University Forensic Anthropology is excited to announce their annual summer short courses will be held in June! Five courses, each 5 days, will be offered this year. Courses cover a range of topics including Death Scene Archaeology, Human Osteology, Biological Profile, Analysis of Bone Trauma, and Documentation and Interpretation of the Fatal Fire Scene. Each course provides extensive classroom and hands-on training that will give participants a thorough understanding of each topic. A flyer including registration information and course fees is posted on the Mercyhurst University Department of Applied Forensic Sciences website.
Websitehttps://www.mercyhurst.edu/ridge-college-intelligence-studies-and-applied-sciences/applied-forensic-sciences
 
Meeting NamePIONEERS of Forensic Science - Dr. HENRY LEE
OrganizationCyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and LStart Date 6/1/2017
Country United States of America End Date 6/2/2017
StatePennsylvania
Meeting Information

One of the world’s foremost criminalists, Dr. Henry Lee is known for his work on such matters as the Jon Benét Ramsey killing, the O.J. Simpson case, the D.C. sniper shootings, President Kennedy’s assassination, the death of Deputy White House Counsel Vincent Foster, and the Caylee Anthony investigation.

The Wecht Institute’s inaugural Pioneers of Forensic Science conference will honor Dr.

Lee’s career with scholarly presentations by current and former colleagues, panel discussions, and a Q&A during which Dr. Lee will share career highlights with an interdisciplinary group of experts. Featuring forensic pathologist Dr. Mich...
Websitewww.duq.edu/pioneers
 
Meeting NameSummer Institute in Anatomy for Undergraduates and Graduates
OrganizationJohns Hopkins Functional Anatomy and EvolutionStart Date 6/5/2017
Country United States of America End Date 6/30/2017
StateMaryland
Meeting Information
This is an intensive four week course in human anatomy. It is designed to give undergraduate and graduate students an introduction to all aspects of human anatomy, and includes demonstrations using human cadavers. It is taught by faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 
Websitehttp://esgweb1.nts.jhu.edu/fae/anatomyinstitute/
 
Meeting NameOutdoor Human Remains Recovery
OrganizationFACTSStart Date 6/5/2017
Country United States of America End Date 6/9/2017
StateTexas
Meeting InformationThis course is designed for persons that want to enhance their knowledge of forensic recovery techniques in an outdoor context. The course will include two days of lecture and three full days of hands on recovery at the Forensic Anthropology Research Facility. Participants of the course will gain practical knowledge and experience identifying, recording, and recovering scattered and buried human remains. Lecture topics will include basic methods for estimating the post mortem interval, basic human osteology, and the role of the forensic anthropologist in medicolegal death investigations. Please contact Sophia Mavroudas at FACTS@txstate.edu or...
Websitehttp://www.txstate.edu/anthropology/facts/workshops/fieldrecovery.html
 
Meeting NameForensic Anthropology Methods
OrganizationFACTSStart Date 6/12/2017
Country United States of America End Date 6/16/2017
StateTexas
Meeting Information

This is a laboratory based course held at the Grady Early Forensic Anthropology Laboratory using the Texas State Donated Skeletal Collection. The course is designed for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals interested in expanding their knowledge of forensic anthropological methods for developing a biological profile, establishing positive identification, and interpreting bone trauma. Topics include human versus non-human osteology, skeletal inventory, estimation of biological characteristics (age, sex, ancestry, stature), identification methods, and trauma interpretation. Participants will gain hands on training b...
Websitehttp://www.txstate.edu/anthropology/facts/workshops/FAmethods.html
 
Meeting NameForensic Photogrpahy
OrganizationMaples Center for Forensic MedicineStart Date 6/12/2017
Country United States of America End Date 6/13/2017
StateFlorida
Meeting Information

Two Day Photography workshop 2017

The purpose of this two-day (one afternoon) workshop is to introduce the many challenges facing crime scene personnel and law enforcement personnel in documenting crime scenes through photographic techniques and howto overcome these challenges.

Scene photography, alternate light source photography and working in low lit situations will be addressed.

Power point lectures and many hands on practicum’s will be provided to all those attending in order to achieve these objectives.

*Attendees must bring camera equipment and tripods and wear comfortable but appropriate clothing. Basic camera knowledg...
Websitehttp://maples-center.ufl.edu/activities/
 
Meeting NameBloodstain Analysis Workshop
OrganizationMaples Center for Forensic MedicineStart Date 6/14/2017
Country United States of America End Date 6/16/2017
StateFlorida
Meeting Information
Bloodstain Analysis Workshop June 14-16, 2017.



The purpose of this three day workshop is to introduce Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, as well as enhancement and detection of blood evidence at crime scenes.  Proper documentation of these types of scenes and the collection of biological evidence will be discussed.  Classroom lectures and hands-on practical exercises will be provided.  Attendees should bring their own camera equipment and tripods, and wear comfortable but appropriate clothing.  Basic DSLR camera knowledge is a plus. 




Websitehttp://maples-center.ufl.edu/activities/
 
Meeting NameIdentifying Human From Nonhuman Bone
OrganizationFACTSStart Date 6/17/2017
Country United States of America End Date 6/17/2017
StateTexas
Meeting Information

This course is designed for law enforcement agents, park rangers, wildlife managers, archaeologists, and others that need to be able to recognize the differences between human and nonhuman bone. This is a one day course consisting of lectures in the morning and hands on training in the afternoon. Histological differences between human and nonhuman bone will also be demonstrated.

This course is open to anyone interested in learning about the difference between human and nonhuman bone. Previous knowledge of skeletal anatomy is highly recommended.

TCOLE (Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education) credit avail...
Websitehttp://www.txstate.edu/anthropology/facts/workshops/nonhuman.html
 
Meeting NameForensic Taphonomy
OrganizationFACTSStart Date 6/19/2017
Country United States of America End Date 6/20/2017
StateTexas
Meeting Information

This course is designed to teach participants about the processes of human decomposition, estimation of the postmortem interval, forensic entomology, and the effect of scavengers and weather on bone. Participants will examine human remains in an outdoor context and be able to discuss the taphonomic processes that have occurred.

Participants of this workshop must have a background in forensic field or scene recovery methods, human osteology, or have previously taken the FACTS Forensic Anthropology Field Recovery Course.

ABMDI and TCOLE credits are available
...
Websitehttp://www.txstate.edu/anthropology/facts/workshops/taphonomy.html
 
Meeting NameThe 10th ISABS Conference on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Individualized Medicine
OrganizationInt. Society for Applied Biological SciencesStart Date 6/19/2017
Country Croatia End Date 6/24/2017
State
Meeting Information

The Tenth ISABS Conference on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Individualized Medicine is considered to be one of the most important scientific events during 2017.

The conference topics include: personalized and regenerative medicine, epigenetics, microbiome, pharmacogenetics, molecular diagnostics, stem cell therapy, forensic and anthropological genetics, etc.

During the conference 5 Nobel Prize Laureates including dr. Ada Yonath (Weizmann Institute of Science), dr. Robert Huber (Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry), dr. Avram Hershko (Technion), dr. Herald zun Hausen (University of Heildeberg) and d...
Websitewww.isabs.hr
 
Meeting Name10th ISABS on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Individualized Medicine
OrganizationInternational Society for Applied BiosciencesStart Date 6/19/2017
Country Croatia End Date 6/24/2017
State
Meeting Information
Websitehttp://isabs.hr
 
Meeting NameForensic Entomology
OrganizationSoutheast Texas Applied Forensic Science (STAFS)Start Date 6/26/2017
Country United States of America End Date 6/27/2017
StateTexas
Meeting Information

Entomology is a two day short course providing a foundation of insect biology with a concentration on forensically significant insects and how insects are used in forensic proceedings.


Websitewww.cjcenter.org/stafs
 
Meeting NameForensic Anthropology
OrganizationSIFS / SCS Tulane UniversityStart Date 6/26/2017
Country End Date 6/30/2017
StateLouisiana
Meeting Information
     This course is designed especially for students, medical examiners, and death investigators.  Topics include basic techniques to determine the sex, age ancestry and stature of an individual from skeletal remains.  Other topics include lectures on bone trauma, recovery techniques and time since death.  Instructors will also provide case studies from their own experiences. Laboratories allow the students hands-on experiences to reinforce lecture topics. This course carries three (3) hours college credit.







Websitewww.tulane.edu
 
Meeting NameBone and Soft Tissue Trauma
OrganizationSoutheast Texas Applied Forensic Science (STAFS)Start Date 7/10/2017
Country United States of America End Date 7/11/2017
StateTexas
Meeting Information

This two day course will explore fundamental biomechanics of bone and how body tissues respond to various types of forces. The course will cover sharp and blunt force trauma as well as thermal and gunshot wounds and their effect on soft tissue and bone.


Website
 
Meeting NameHuman Decomposition and TBS Methodology
OrganizationSoutheast Texas Applied Forensic Science (STAFS)Start Date 7/12/2017
Country United States of America End Date 7/12/2017
StateTexas
Meeting Information


This one day course will be located at the Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Facility (STAFS) and will provide the fundamental concepts surrounding human decomposition. The course will introduce the Total Body Scoring (TBS) methodology of forensic analysis of human decomposition currently in study.


Websitewww.cjcenter.org/stafs
 
Meeting NameFrom the Field: Case Presentations
OrganizationSociety of Medicolegal Death Investigators (SOMDI)Start Date 7/16/2017
Country United States of America End Date 7/16/2017
StateMissouri
Meeting Information
The Society of Medicolegal Death Investigators will hold its third annual educational meeting From the Field:  Case Presentations.  See the website for information regarding abstract submission.

Websitehttp://www.somdi.org
 
Meeting NameAquatic Death and Homicidal Drowning Investigations
OrganizationLifeguard Systems/ Bonneville County Sheriff's OffStart Date 7/17/2017
Country End Date 7/18/2017
StateIdaho
Meeting Information

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personnel including:

Detectives, Patrol Officers, Crime Scene Technicians,

Medical Examiners, Coroners, and Prosecutors.

?Two days classroom instruction

?HDI manual/workbook

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Websitewww.teamlgs.com
 
Meeting NamePattern Evidence and Blood Stain Analysis
OrganizationSoutheast Texas Applied Forensic Science (STAFS)Start Date 7/17/2017
Country United States of America End Date 7/20/2017
StateTexas
Meeting Information


This four day course will be broken into two sections. The first two days will cover Bloodstain Pattern Analysis including the fundamental physics of blood-staining, along with the recognition, processing, and analysis of blood stains at crime scenes. The third and fourth day will covers topics that deal with Pattern Evidence such as Latent Print Identification and Latent Print Processing.


Websitewww.cjcenter.org/stafs
 
Meeting NameMasters 17 - Advanced Medicolegal Death Investigators Training Course- July 17-20,2017- St. Louis U.
OrganizationSaint Louis University SOM, Div. of Forensic Path.Start Date 7/17/2017
Country United States of America End Date 7/20/2017
StateMissouri
Meeting Information

This conference is designed for the instruction of experienced medicolegal death investigators, forensic pathologists, law enforcement officers, forensic scientists, physicians, attorneys, and investigative personnel who have previous been trained in a basic death investigation program.

This conference is designed to provide the veteran, trained medicolegal death investigator with the Latest Advancements in the forensic sciences.

Attendees are expected to be knowledgeable of basic death investigation techniques. Graduates of the Medicolegal Death Investigators Training Course sponsored by Saint Louis University School of Medicine wi...
Websitehttp://medschool.slu.edu/masters/
 
Meeting NameFacial Reconstruction
OrganizationSIFS / SCS Tulane UniversityStart Date 7/24/2017
Country End Date 7/29/2017
StateLouisiana
Meeting Information
This course is a combination of lectures and laboratory exercises to demonstrate the techniques of facial reconstruction on a human skull.  This technique is used in the identification of unknown remains and in constructing facial likenesses of historical individuals. Special topics include characteristics of facial anatomy, photographic superimposition and age progression techniques. 

This course generates three (3) college hour credits.

Websitewww.tulane.edu
 
Meeting NameForensic Odontology National Conference: All That Remains
OrganizationUniv of Tennessee Graduate School of MedicineStart Date 7/30/2017
Country United States of America End Date 8/4/2017
StateTennessee
Meeting Information

The week-long forensic odontology course is offered by TheUniversity of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine July 30-Aug 4, 2017. The course is certified for 42.5 dental credit hours and covers methods required for individual and mass disaster casualty identification in medico-legal death investigations.Participants will have hands-on experiences with the dental identification process while performing antemortem and postmortem charting and radiographic capture and comparison techniques.

...
Websitehttp://gsm.utmck.edu/cme/AllThatRemains2017
 
Meeting NameInternational Conference on Evidence Law and Forensic Science
OrganizationInt'l Association of Evidence ScienceStart Date 8/14/2017
Country United States of America End Date 8/16/2017
StateMaryland
Meeting InformationOn August 14-16, the Sixth International Conference on Evidence Law and Forensic Science will be held in Baltimore The previous conferences have been held in Australia and China. The sixth conference is cosponsored by the University of Maryland, the Offices of the Chief Medical Examiner and Attorney General of the State of Maryland, China University of Political Science and Law, and Dian Diagnostics The first day of the program will focus on the relationship between evidence law and forensic science, the second day on the judicial standards for admitting expert testimony, and the third day on bridging the gap between science and law Abstract ...
Websitehttp://www.icelfs2017.theiaes.com
 
Meeting Name6th International Conference on Evidence Law and Forensic Science
OrganizationStart Date 8/14/2017
Country United States of America End Date 8/16/2017
StateMaryland
Meeting Information
This conference is sponsored by the China University of Political Law and Science, Beijing, China, and the George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA.  The theme will be The Relationship of Evidence Law and Forensic Science.  
Websitehttp://www.icelfs2017.theiaes.com
 
Meeting NameHuman Osteology
OrganizationFACTSStart Date 8/14/2017
Country United States of America End Date 8/18/2017
StateTexas
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...
Websitehttp://www.txstate.edu/anthropology/facts/workshops/Osteology.html
 
Meeting Name27th Congress of the International Society for Forensic Genetics
OrganizationISFG (International Society for Forensic Genetics)Start Date 8/28/2017
Country United States of America End Date 9/2/2017
State
Meeting Information
This congress in dedicated to human and non-human forensic genetics and will be preceeded by two days of workshops on Autosomal STR and Mixture Interpretation, RNA Typing, NGS Panels, Kinship Statistics, Haplotype Markers, Forensic DNA Phenotyping and other topics. Several invited speakers like Manfred Kayser and David H. Kaye will present in addition to many posters and talks to current research from across the globe.
Websitehttp://www.isfg2017.org/
 
Meeting NameDigital Police Photography
OrganizationSOUTHERN INSTITUTE OF FORENSIC SCIENCEStart Date 9/6/2017
Country End Date 9/8/2017
StateLouisiana
Meeting Information
This is a hands-on course designed to teach the basic fundamentals, as well as forensic applications, of digital photography at various types of scenes.  each participant will be taught how to use their department camera equipment, focusing on manual modes, automatic modes, digital SOP's, flash operation and many other practical applications.  A variety of photographic assignments will be covered to challenge each student and help prepare them for any situation they may encounter as a crime scene specialist, crime scene investigator or forensic scientist involved in investigative photography.
Websitewww.southerninstituteofforensicscience.com
 
Meeting Name2017 MAFS/SAFS/ASTEE Conference
OrganizationMidwestern Association of Forensic ScienceStart Date 9/17/2017
Country United States of America End Date 9/22/2017
StateOhio
Meeting Information

2017 Combined MAFS/SAFS/ASTEE Conference

Meeting and Accommodations:

The Westin Cincinnati

21 E 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Room rate: $132/night

http://www.westincincinnati.com

Hosted by the Hamilton County Coroner's Office

Kelly Ashton-Hand, Program Chair, Kelly.Ashton-Hand@hamilton-co.org

Rachel Hamilton, Local Arrangements Chair, Rachel.Hamilton@hamilton-co.org

Emily Weber, Exhibit Coordinator & Local Arr Chair, Emily.Weber@hamilton-co.org

Mike Trimpe, Workshop Coordinator, Michael.Trimpe@hamilton-co.org...
Websitewww.mafs.net
 
Meeting NameBasic Forensic Pathology for Death Investigators and Law Enforcement
OrganizationSOUTHERN INSTITUTE OF FORENSIC SCIENCEStart Date 9/25/2017
Country End Date 9/27/2017
StateLouisiana
Meeting Information

    This workshop is designed for Death Investigators, Law Enforcement and Interning Medical Examiners.  Presentations will include Blunt and Sharp Force Trauma, Gunshot Wounds, Motor Vehicle Deaths, Child Abuse and Death in Children, Postmortem Changes and the Determination of Time of Death, Investigation of the Death Scene and Case presentations.

Websitewww.southerninstituteofforensicscience.com
 
Meeting NameInternational Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts 2017 Training Conference
OrganizationIABPAStart Date 9/25/2017
Country United States of America End Date 9/29/2017
StateCalifornia
Meeting Information


Go to www.iabpa.org for all information


Websiteiabpa.org
 
Meeting Name2017-2018 National Firearms Examiner Academy
OrganizationBureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, FIrearms and ExplosiveStart Date 10/1/2017
Country United States of America End Date 9/14/2018
StateMaryland
Meeting Information

The application period for admission to the 2017-2018 session of theBureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) National FirearmsExaminer Academy (NFEA) is open to all qualified candidates. It is important to note that in addition topersonal qualifications, trainees must be assigned to an established firearmssection within the State and local agency laboratory. Agencies must also have an experiencedfirearm and toolmark examiner on staff to mentor and continue training uponcompletion of the NFEA.

The NFEA provides training for apprentice/entry level firearm andtoolmark examiners from Federal, state and local law enforcemen...
Website
 
Meeting Name2016-2017 National Firearms Examiner Academy
OrganizationBureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & ExplosivesStart Date 10/1/2017
Country United States of America End Date 10/1/2017
StateMaryland
Meeting Information

The application period for admission to the 2016-2017 session of theBureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) National FirearmsExaminer Academy (NFEA) is open to all qualified candidates. It is important to note that in addition topersonal qualifications, trainees must be assigned to an established firearmssection within the State and local agency laboratory. Agencies must also have an experiencedfirearm and toolmark examiner on staff to mentor and continue training uponcompletion of the NFEA.

The NFEA provides training for apprentice/entry level firearm andtoolmark examiners from Federal, state and local law enforcemen...
Website
 
Meeting NameTwo-Day Human Remains Recovery Course
OrganizationFACTSStart Date 10/21/2017
Country United States of America End Date 10/22/2017
StateTexas
Meeting Information

The two-day course is designed for individuals interested in learning basic methods for locating and excavating buried human remains. The course will include lectures on search and excavation techniques and 1.5 days of hands on training in body excavation.

This course is open to professionals, citizen academy members, graduate students, and advanced undergraduate students. Previous knowledge of anthropology and skeletal anatomy is recommended.

ABMDI and TCOLE credits are available.
...
Websitehttp://www.txstate.edu/anthropology/facts/workshops/2daybodyrecovery.html
 
Meeting Namethe 4th International Congress of Forensics & Police Tech Expo-2017 (WCF-2017)
OrganizationWorld High-Tech SocietyStart Date 10/27/2017
Country China End Date 10/29/2017
State
Meeting Information

The 4th International Congress of Forensics & Police Tech Expo 2017 will be held in Dalian, China during October 27-29, 2017. The aim of the conference is to bring together forensic medicine experts, toxicologists, forensic scientists and other experts primarily working in the field of forensic medicine, toxicology, forensic pathology, forensic science, criminology, forensic psychiatry and other allied subjects and demonstrate the advances in the field of forensic science. Through this special platform, we hope to showcase technologies and products which have practical applications in forensic science and move the forensic R & D f...
Websitehttp://www.bitcongress.com/wcf2017/default.asp
 
Meeting NameMedicolegal Death Investigation Training Course
OrganizationCuyahoga County Medical Examiner's OfficeStart Date 3/6/2018
Country United States of America End Date 3/8/2018
StateOhio
Meeting Information
This unique 3-day course covers fundamental topics of forensic pathology, examination, photographing and documentation of death scenes; evidence recognition, fingerprint, preservation and collection; DNA and decedent identification. Participants will enhance their knowledge by conducting investigations of dynamic mock scenes. The mock scenes are interactive and require participants to role play. This course will also include a demo autopsy. 21 CME Credits Offered.
Websitehttp://medicalexaminer.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/ME-Law-Enforcement-TrainingProgram.aspx
 
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