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Meeting NameAquatic Death and Homicidal Drowning Investigations Course
OrganizationIndiana State Coroners Association (ISCA)Start Date 9/19/2017
Country United States of America End Date 9/19/2017
State
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The Indiana State Coroners Association (ISCA) will be hosting the Aquatic Death and Homicidal Drowning Investigations on September 19, 2017 at the Allen County Sheriff, Reserve Hall, 3022 Easterday Road, Ft. Wayne, IN.  



The instructor is Andrea Zaferes who was the guest speaker at this year's conference.



There is a $75.00 fee for the 8-hour Aquatic Death training course from 8am - 5pm and a $50.00 fee for the 4-hour, U/W SARR & Forensic Investigative Procedures for the Next Millennium that will be held from 6pm-10pm. You may attend both courses (same day) for $100.00 ($25.00 savings).  
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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 NameBasic Forensic Pathology for Death Investigators and Law Enforcement
OrganizationSouthern Institute of Forensic ScienceStart Date 9/25/2017
Country United States of America 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.

This workshop will be held at LePavillon Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana in the Napoleon Room. SIFS is not responsible for parking or accommodations ...
Websitewww.southerninstituteofforensicscience.com
 
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...
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Meeting NameDiploma course in Forensic Medical Sciences
OrganizationAcademy of Forensic Medical SciencesStart Date 10/5/2017
Country United Kingdom End Date 3/8/2018
State
Meeting Information

This course was established by in the late 1980s and remains unique in the world. It is a part time evening course aimed at those interested in learning about a range of forensic topics. The Course will consist of 30, two hour sessions and will be available by completion in classroom and online. Students may also choose to complete the course as part attendance, part online; please contact the A.F.M.S. office for further details.

The DipFMS course will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5pm - 7pm starting on the 5th October 2017 through to 8th March 2018.

Students who successfully complete the course will be eligible to s...
Websitewww.afms.org.uk
 
Meeting NameAquatic & Equivocal Death Investigation Course
OrganizationFL Inst. Forensic Anthropology & Applied ScienceStart Date 10/10/2017
Country United States of America End Date 10/12/2017
StateFlorida
Meeting Information

***Attention Detectives, Crime Scene Personnel, Medical Examiners, and Prosecuters***

Homicides are going undetected!

The Florida Institute for Forensic Anthropology & Applied Sciences (IFAAS) and thePasco Sheriff’s Office at USF is hosting a 3-day course on methods and best practicesfor investigating equivocal deaths, with special attention on water-related deaths andhomicidal drownings. Numerous case studies will be presented throughout the course.

Drowning is the second leading cause of “accidental” death of children in the U.S., andthe third leading cause for adults. As many as 20% of these drownings are the result offoul...
Websitehttp://www.forensics.usf.edu/
 
Meeting NameForensic Odontology in a Medical Examiner's Office
OrganizationUniversity of Detroit School of DentistryStart Date 10/10/2017
Country United States of America End Date 10/14/2017
StateMichigan
Meeting Information
This newly structured five day interactive seminar held at one of the largest medical examiner's offices in the country will allow participants of all levels of knowledge and experience to interact with many forensic science disciplines. Participants who complete the five day program will have enough points to apply for full membership in the Odontology section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS).
Websitehttp://dental.udmercy.edu/ce
 
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.
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Websitehttp://www.txstate.edu/anthropology/facts/workshops/2daybodyrecovery.html
 
Meeting Name4th 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 NameInternational Forensic Photography Workshop
OrganizationMiami-Dade County Medical Examiner DepartmentStart Date 10/30/2017
Country United States of America End Date 11/3/2017
StateFlorida
Meeting Information

International Forensic Photography Workshop

Tuition: $825.00

October 30 – November 3, 2017

A comprehensive workshop, consisting of lectures andhands-on sessions designed for those in the forensic and law enforcement fields.You'll learn to: properly photograph an autopsy and related gross specimens,photograph a crime scene properly, utilize basic lighting and exposuretechniques, use close-up photography as a tool, record images too fast for thehuman eye in the High-Speed Gun range, use alternate light sources and reflectiveUV/IR techniques to record images normally invisible to the human eye. Participantswill learn how to choo...
Websitehttp://www.miamidade.gov/medicalexaminer/forensic-photography-training.asp
 
Meeting NameSymposium on Synthetic Opioids and the Overdose Epidemic
OrganizationCaymanStart Date 10/30/2017
Country United States of America End Date 10/31/2017
StateMichigan
Meeting Information

To address the growing issues with synthetic opioids such as fentanyl and carfentanil, experts in the field will discuss current issues, responses and plans forward. The symposium titled; "Synthetic Opioids and the Overdose Epidemic" will be held in Ypsilanti, Michigan during October 30-31, 2017. Additional information will be released on May 20th, 2017.
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Websitehttps://www.caymanchem.com/Opioids2017
 
Meeting NameMedicolegal Death Investigation Training Course
OrganizationCuyahoga County Medical Examiner's OfficeStart Date 11/13/2017
Country United States of America End Date 11/15/2017
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 Name2017 29th Annual NHIA Conference
OrganizationNational Association Of Homicide InvestigatorsStart Date 11/13/2017
Country United States of America End Date 11/17/2017
StateFlorida
Meeting InformationThe annual National Homicide Investigators Association conference was created to expose all investigators, detectives, crime scene investigators, medical examiner investigators, etc…to a wide variety of interesting and unusual cases. There will be depth reviews of high profile cases with the hopes of assisting agencies in overcoming the challenges cases of this magnitude present during the entire judicial process. The 2017 N.H.I.A. Annual Homicide Conference will be November 13-17, 2017 at the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary, 1501-International Parkway, Lake Mary, FL 32746 Phone: 407-995-1100.
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Websitehttp://nationalhomicideinvestigators.org/conference/
 
Meeting NameI Annual Scientific Meeting
OrganizationItalian Academy of Forensic SciencesStart Date 11/14/2017
Country Italy End Date 11/15/2017
State
Meeting Information
I ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING

ITALIAN ACADEMY OF FORENSIC SCIENCES




The Reliability, Significance and Importance of Forensic Sciences:

the past, the present, and the future of scientific evidence



Unioncamere, Piazza Sallustio 21
Websitewww.acisf.it
 
Meeting NameGCC Forensic Science Conference
OrganizationStart Date 11/14/2017
Country United Arab Emirates End Date 11/15/2017
State
Meeting InformationFully supported by Abu Dhabi Police, the GCC Forensic Science Conference & Exhibition 2017 is the must attend event for the entire forensic sector and supply chain in the Middle East. The event will showcase the latest equipment and services, as well as providing the definitive source of education, best practice, training, and networking. The GCC Forensic Science Conference will take you on a journey starting at the scene of crime and finishing in the courtroom. The conference will offer a unique 360 degree viewpoint of the entire forensics industry; whether your interest is in laboratory equipment, scene of crime, digital investigation, ...
Websitehttps://www.gccforensic.com/welcome
 
Meeting NameIntroductory Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Workshop
OrganizationMiami-Dade Public Safety Training InstituteStart Date 12/4/2017
Country United States of America End Date 12/8/2017
StateFlorida
Meeting Information

This is an introductory level bloodstain pattern analysis workshop.

The workshop objectives are: 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 evidence.

Th...
Websitehttp://noslowforensic.com/new-page/
 
Meeting NameSolving Cold Case Homicides
OrganizationFL Inst. Forensic Anthropology & Applied ScienceStart Date 12/4/2017
Country United States of America End Date 12/8/2017
StateFlorida
Meeting Information

***Attention Detectives, CSI Personnel, Medical Investigators, and Prosecutors***

Annual USF cold case training with advanced topics to cover the latest methodologies techniques and investigative strategies.

It is estimated that there are more than 240,000 unsolved homicides in the United States since 1980! This course is intended to provide attendees with information that could assist in organizing,investigating, prosecuting, and bringing these cases to a successful resolution. The seminar will bring together some of the nation’s leading experts in cold case investigation and prosecution. Topics will include how to form and sustain...
Websitehttp://www.forensics.usf.edu/
 
Meeting NameAdvanced Training For Cold Case Sex Assault
OrganizationFL Inst. Forensic Anthropology & Applied ScienceStart Date 12/4/2017
Country United States of America End Date 12/7/2017
StateFlorida
Meeting Information

Attention Detectives, Campus Police, CSI

Personnel, ME Investigators, and Prosecutors!

This course is designed to provide attendees with the best practices and standards for developing cold case investigative strategies, including case management, cold case review, crime scene interpretation, case linkage, forensic evidence, CODIS hit follow up,interviewing strategies, proper case closure, and court preparation/prosecution.Attendees will participate in a cold case review/table top activity to practically apply the knowledge gained throughout the sessions. The training will also provide critical information on victim impact in and ho...
Websitehttp://www.forensics.usf.edu/
 
Meeting NameHuman Remains Recovery Course
OrganizationFACTSStart Date 1/8/2018
Country United States of America End Date 1/12/2018
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 Art: Drawing to Depict the Deceased for Identification
OrganizationFACTSStart Date 2/5/2018
Country United States of America End Date 2/9/2018
StateTexas
Meeting Information

This drawing workshop provides an intensive five days of advanced 2D techniques to facilitate identification of unknown deceased persons. Two primary methods will be covered: postmortem depiction based on deceased facial photos and 2D craniofacial reconstruction based on skull photos. The first part of the workshop addresses postmortem changes in physical remains as they effect an artist’s ability to accurately depict the face. The remainder of the week will be devoted to facial reconstruction drawing from the skull. Each class exercise is designed to simulate actual case experience in a compressed time frame. Cases will vary regarding ca...
Websitehttp://www.txstate.edu/anthropology/facts/workshops/forensic-drawing.html
 
Meeting NameTwo-Day Human Remains Recovery
OrganizationFACTSStart Date 3/24/2018
Country United States of America End Date 3/25/2018
StateTexas
Meeting Information
This hands-on workshop covers basic methods for locating,mapping, and excavating buried bodies. The course includeslectures on search and excavation techniques and 1.5 days ofhands on training in body excavation at the Forensic AnthropologyResearch Facility on Freeman Ranch at Texas State University. Theworkshop is designed for professionals, graduate students, andadvanced undergraduates. Previous knowledge of anthropologyand basic skeletal anatomy is highly recommend.
Websitehttp://www.txstate.edu/anthropology/facts/workshops/2daybodyrecovery.html
 
Meeting NameAdvanced Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Workshop with and Introduction to BPA on Fabrics, Textiles, and Clothing
OrganizationMiami-Dade Public Safety Training InstituteStart Date 4/9/2018
Country United States of America End Date 4/13/2018
StateFlorida
Meeting InformationThis is an advanced bloodstain pattern analysis workshop with anintroduction to BPA on fabrics, textiles, and clothing. Participants must have had a minimum of anintroductory level BPA workshop prior to attending advanced training.

Workshop participants will participate in practical exercises to enhancetheir ability to interpret complex bloodstain patterns deposited on fabrics,textiles and clothing. This will be accomplished by the participant’sdripping, splashing and transferring liquid blood onto fabrics,textiles, and clothing and observing the macroscopic and microscopicinteraction of the blood with the substrate. Workshop participants ...
Websitehttp://noslowforensic.com/new-page/
 
Meeting NameHuman Remains Recovery Course
OrganizationFACTSStart Date 6/4/2018
Country United States of America End Date 6/8/2018
StateTexas
Meeting InformationThe 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 512-245-1900 for details. This field recovery course is primarily designed for law enforcement agents, death investigators, med...
Websitehttp://www.txstate.edu/anthropology/facts/workshops/fieldrecovery.html
 
Meeting NameForensic Anthropology Methods
OrganizationFACTSStart Date 6/11/2018
Country United States of America End Date 6/15/2018
StateTexas
Meeting InformationThis 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 by ex...
Websitehttp://www.txstate.edu/anthropology/facts/workshops/FAmethods.html
 
Meeting NameAdvanced Medicolegal Forensic Series
OrganizationCCMEOStart Date 6/11/2018
Country United States of America End Date 6/15/2018
StateOhio
Meeting Information
This unique 5-day course covers specialized topics in medicolegal death investigation including death scene management, fire fatalities, electrocution deaths, forensic identification through odontology and DNA, heroin and opiate fatalities, motor vehicle accident reconstruction, investigation of use of deadly force/in-custody deaths, forensic photography, recognition, preservation, collection and documentation of trace evidence and effective court testimony.
Websitehttp://medicalexaminer.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/Advanced-Medicolegal-Forensic-Series.aspx
 
Meeting NameForensic Entomology and Taphonomy of Texas
OrganizationFACTSStart Date 6/18/2018
Country United States of America End Date 6/19/2018
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 identify and collect common insect species as well as describe taphonomic processes that have occurred.

It is recommended that participants of this workshop have a background in forensic field or scene recovery methods, human osteology, or have previously taken the FACTS Outdoor Human Remains Recovery Course....
Websitehttp://www.txstate.edu/anthropology/facts/workshops/taphonomy.html
 
Meeting NameHuman Osteology
OrganizationFACTSStart Date 8/13/2018
Country United States of America End Date 8/17/2018
StateTexas
Meeting Information

The 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, participants will gain a working knowledge of normal human skeletal anatomy. Participants will examine human skeletons from the Texas State Donated 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 anatomy, common anatomi...
Websitehttp://www.txstate.edu/anthropology/facts/workshops/Osteology.html
 
Meeting NameANZFSS 24th International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences
OrganizationAustralian & New Zealand Forensic Science SocietyStart Date 9/9/2018
Country Australia End Date 9/13/2018
StateOther
Meeting InformationThe Australian & New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS) holds an international symposium every two years. The conference and its disciplines cover the major areas of forensic science: biological and chemical criminalistics, illicit drugs, pathology and clinical medicine, blood pattern analysis, fires and explosives, science and justice, firearms and toolmarks, education and training, archaeology and anthropology, entomology, odontology, wildlife forensics, electronic evidence, document examination, fingerprint examination, management and quality assurance, toxicology and pharmacology, crime scene investigation, and biometrics.

T...
Websitehttp://www.anzfss2018.com
 
Meeting NameIntroductory Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Workshop
OrganizationMiami-Dade Public Safety Training InstituteStart Date 12/3/2018
Country United States of America End Date 12/7/2018
StateFlorida
Meeting Information

This is anintroductory level bloodstain pattern analysis workshop.

The workshop objectives are: 1) Teach the investigator how to identifybloodstain pattern evidence at the crime scene. 2) Teach theinvestigator how to properly document bloodstain patternevidence. 3) Teach the investigator how to properly preserve the bloodstainpattern evidence. 4) Teach the investigator how to reconstructbloodstain patterns at the crime scene. 5) Provide the foundationfor teaching the investigator how to interpret bloodstain patternevidence. 6) Teach the investigator the safety and health issuesassociated with bloodstain pattern evidence.

The worksho...
Websitehttp://noslowforensic.com/new-page/
 
Meeting NameJuly 201917th International Conference on Evidence Law and Forensic Science
OrganizationMax Planck Institute for Foreign and InternationalStart Date 7/1/2019
Country Germany End Date 7/1/2019
State
Meeting Information

The Seventh International Conference on Evidence Law and Forensic Science

is tentatively scheduled for July 2019 in Feiburg, Germany,

hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law.

Forensic scientists and evidence scholars from throughout the world are welcome.

Additional details will be forthcoming....
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