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Meeting NameIntroduction to Fingerprint Comparison
OrganizationHouston Forensic Science CenterStart Date 1/23/2017
Country United States of America End Date 1/27/2017
StateTexas
Meeting InformationThis course provides students with a short history on fingerprints,fingerprint pattern interpretation, classification systemsincluding AFIS, the basic physiology of friction ridge formation,the taking of inked fingerprints, basic tools/methodologyused in fingerprint comparison and basic courtroom testimonydealing with enhanced punishment (pen packet testimony).The bulk of this class will be devoted to comparing inkedprints to inked prints. Each student will need to bring a fingerprintmagnifier.This is a beginner course designed for criminal justice personnelwho may work with fingerprints. No experience is necessary.This class does not prepare...
Websitehttp://houstonforensicscience.org/training.php
 
Meeting NameForensic Facial Reconstruction Sculpture with Karen T. Taylor
OrganizationFACTSStart Date 2/6/2017
Country United States of America End Date 2/10/2017
StateTexas
Meeting InformationThis hands-on workshop presents the forensic techniques of sculpting a face based on the bony architecture of the skull. Attendees will learn step-by-step procedures for creating an accurate skull-to-face likeness along with the placement and function of head and neck muscles. Participants will build muscular facial features using oil-based pastiline clay. Anatomical skull models are provide for in-class use only. Participants will work on identical castings to incorporate elements of the Anatomical and the Tissue Depth Facial Reconstruction approaches using a Combination Method. Upon completion of the sculptures, attendees will see and compa...
Websitehttp://www.txstate.edu/anthropology/facts/workshops/forensic-art.html
 
Meeting NameCrime Scene Investigation
OrganizationHouston Forensic Science CenterStart Date 2/13/2017
Country United States of America End Date 2/17/2017
StateTexas
Meeting InformationThis class focuses on crime scene investigation, evidence collection and documentation, the key components of any criminal investigation. This course teaches students the importance of properly processing a scene and preparing cases for court. The course includes instruction on the legal considerations of a crime scene search, including approaching the scene, sketching, photographing, latent print processing, identification and evidence collection and preservation. It also includes instruction on the collection of DNA, digital and firearms evidence. Students who attend this course will process a mock crime scene at HFSC’s Crime Scene House, p...
Websitehttp://houstonforensicscience.org/training.php
 
Meeting NameThe 2nd Saudi international Conference of Forensic Medicine and Sciences.
OrganizationSaudi Society of Forensic MedicineStart Date 3/5/2017
Country Saudi Arabia End Date 3/8/2017
State
Meeting InformationThe 2nd Saudi International Conference ofForensic Medicine and Sciences will be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from March05-08, 2017. The conference will be the 2nd conference of ForensicMedicine and Sciences organized by Saudi Society of Forensic Medicine. The 1stconference was held on March 2012. The conference will discuss the recentadvance in the Forensic Medicine and Sciences via oral presentation, postersand workshops. All forensic scientists are invited to submit their research viathe conference website.
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Websitewww.sicfms.org
 
Meeting NameBasic Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Course
OrganizationJohnson County Sheriff's Office Criminalistics LabStart Date 3/6/2017
Country United States of America End Date 3/3/2017
StateKansas
Meeting Information
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Meeting NameMedicolegal Death Investigation Training Course
OrganizationCuyahoga County Medical Examiner's OfficeStart Date 3/6/2017
Country United States of America End Date 3/8/2017
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
 
Meeting NameTwo-Day Human Remains Recovery Course
OrganizationFACTSStart Date 3/25/2017
Country United States of America End Date 3/26/2017
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 at our 26-acre outdoor decomposition facility.

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.
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Websitehttp://www.txstate.edu/anthropology/facts/workshops/2daybodyrecovery.html
 
Meeting Name40 Hour Recognition and Recovery of Human Remains Course
OrganizationSuffolk Police DepartmentStart Date 3/27/2017
Country United States of America End Date 3/31/2017
StateVirginia
Meeting InformationThis 40 hour Recognition and Recovery of Human Remains School is for field forensic investigators, arson investigators, medico-legal death investigators, and detectives. At the end of this course, the student shall be able to properly locate, document, process, preserve, and analyze surface remains and clandestine grave sites. A practical dig from locating the site to recovering the remains will be included in training to utilize skills learned during the course.

This course is approved for IAI Crime Scene Certification through the IAI....
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Meeting NameForensic Anthropology - Skeletal Recovery
OrganizationHouston Forensic Science CenterStart Date 4/3/2017
Country United States of America End Date 4/7/2017
StateTexas
Meeting Information

This comprehensive, 40-hour course is designed for crime sceneinvestigators and teaches participants to use anthropology to investigate acrime scene. The course is a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises. Itincludes a review of human skeletal anatomy, distinguishing non-human remains,recogniz­ing artifacts of skeletonization _ or the final stages ofdecomposition _ and environmental effects on bone. Students will also learn tosearch for, document and recover skeletal remains and associated physical evidencefound at a crime scene. The course will discuss fundamental methods used byanthropologists to create a biological profile...
Websitehttp://houstonforensicscience.org/training.php
 
Meeting NameSt. Louis University's 117th Medicolegal Death Investigator Training Course
OrganizationSt. Louis UniversityStart Date 4/3/2017
Country United States of America End Date 4/7/2017
StateMissouri
Meeting Information

The ORIGINAL Medicolegal Death Investigator Training Course providing high quality death investigator training since 1978. Now in our 38th year!

Offered three times each year, this five (5) day program teaches individuals how to conduct scientific, systematic and thorough death scene and telephone investigations for Medical Examiner and Coroner offices. The course offers didactic lectures as well as small, hands-on and workshop settings.

This training is equally valuable to police officers, physicians, nurses, emergency medical personnel, attorneys, forensic scientists and others who are involved with the investigation of violent, s...
Websitehttp://medschool.slu.edu/mldi/
 
Meeting NameThe Arvind Chaturvedi Colloquium On Postmortem Toxicology In Aviation
OrganizationFAA, Civil Aerospace Medical InstituteStart Date 4/4/2017
Country United States of America End Date 4/6/2017
StateOklahoma
Meeting Information

The FederalAviation Administration's (FAA's) Civil AerospaceMedical Institute (CAMI) is organizing the Arvind Chaturvedi Colloquium on PostmortemAviation Toxicology. The symposium will be held April 4–6,2017 at the FAA's MikeMonroney AeronauticalCenter in Oklahoma City. Thisthree-day colloquium, named in honor of long-time research toxicologist atCAMI, Dr. Arvind Chaturvedi, will include presentations focusing on recentadvances in the field of postmortem aviation toxicology including currentresearch interests at CAMI. Topics will include postmortem sample processing, importance of chain of custody ofsamples, analyses of sample...
Websitehttp://www.faa.gov/go/toxmeeting
 
Meeting NameK9 Human Remains Detection
OrganizationFACTSStart Date 4/8/2017
Country United States of America End Date 4/10/2017
StateTexas
Meeting Information
Three days of field and classroom training will provide dogs and handlers exposure to surface and buried human remains in varying stages of decomposition.
Websitehttp://www.txstate.edu/anthropology/facts/workshops/K9.html
 
Meeting NameBasic Crime Scene Investigation, Online Training (Spanish Version)/ Manejo Básico de Escena del Crimen, Training Online (Version en Español)
OrganizationTrue Forensic ScienceStart Date 4/17/2017
Country United States of America End Date 5/28/2017
StateHawaii
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Basic Crime Scene Investigation Online Training (SpanishVersion)/ Manejo Básico de Escena del Crimen Training...
Websitewww.trueforensicscience.com
 
Meeting NameIntermediate Latent Print Comparison
OrganizationHouston Forensic Science CenterStart Date 4/17/2017
Country United States of America End Date 4/21/2017
StateTexas
Meeting InformationIn this 40-hour course, students learn latent print comparison by applying Analysis,Comparison, Evaluation and Verification (ACE-V) methodology. Theyexplore comparison considerations, such as determining suitability, distortionfactors and finger orientation clues. Students are also introduced to palm orientationclues. Participants will examine the history of comparison automationand learn best practices for searching the Automated Fingerprint IdentificationSystem (AFIS). Students will apply lessons learned about comparison of latentprint impressions developed by various methods. A prerequisite for enrollmentis completion of FBI Fingerprint Sc...
Websitehttp://houstonforensicscience.org/event/584963f8wQyWWl%202017.pdf
 
Meeting NameClandestine Burial & Forensic Anthropology
OrganizationSoutheast Texas Applied Forensic Science (STAFS)Start Date 5/15/2017
Country United States of America End Date 5/18/2017
StateTexas
Meeting Information


This four day, intense, hands-on, short course teaches the anthropology and geo-mapping principles used in the search for clandestine burials and the recovery and analysis of human skeletal remains. The course will include lectures and practical applications in anthropology and hands–on recovery activities. Endurance in the recovery of the remains is required. Open To: Graduate Students and Law Enforcement only.


Websitewww.cjcenter.org/stafs
 
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 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
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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 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.


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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 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 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 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 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
 
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