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Meeting NameCurrent Trends in Forensic Trace Analysis (2021)
OrganizationCurrent Trends Symposium in conjuction with CFSREStart Date 7/26/2021
Country United States of America End Date 7/30/2021
Meeting Information

Registration is now open for the 2021 Current Trends Symposium on Forensic Trace Analysis (June 26 - 30). Now in its 4th year, this On-line Symposium has gained a reputation for creating a sense of community for forensic practitioners across the globe while disseminating timely and impactful information from recognized experts in their respective discipline – a feat accomplished with no registration fee and no travel costs. The event is free of charge and the content has been deemed appropriate for submission for recertification credits by the American Board of Criminalistics. Register at the webiste above for both the live event as well ...
Meeting NameCore Principles and Practices of Forensic Odontology
OrganizationHD Forensics and Mercyhurst UniversityStart Date 8/2/2021
Country United States of America End Date 8/4/2021
Meeting InformationThis 3-day In-Person short course will focus on human dental and maxillofacial anatomy, dental age estimation in sub-adult and adult individuals, the process of dental identification, the use of dental identification software, the role of the odontologists in a mass disaster scenario, dental and maxillofacial trauma and the analysis of burnt remains, and bite mark examination. The course will be taught by experts in the field of forensic odontology, including Sakhar AlQahtani who developed the now ubiquitous London Atlas. Lectures, demonstration materials and hands-on sessions will take place throughout the course. Actual forensic cases will ...
Meeting Name2021 Virtual Meeting
OrganizationCalifornia Association of ToxicologistsStart Date 8/4/2021
Country United States of America End Date 8/5/2021
Meeting Information

This FREE event includes presentations from drug prevalence and trends, new analytical techniques, quality assurance, new methods, oral fluid testing, interesting casework, DUID experiences, testimony tips, and excel tricks. Plus, a Virtual Trivia event at the end of Day 1.

Meeting Agenda
August 4-5, 2021

Day 1- August 4: 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Day 2- August 5: 8:00am - 12:30 pm

If you would like to participate in the Virtual Trivia at 5 pm on August 4th (limited to 100 participants), please fill out the following form:

If you would like to be a spectator to cheer on your team, please fil...
Meeting NameEssential Quality Practices for Friction Ridge Examiners
OrganizationTarrant County SOStart Date 8/16/2021
Country United States of America End Date 8/20/2021
Meeting InformationCourse location: 1500 Circle Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76119

Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will gain an understanding of the effects of human factors, as well as the causes and consequences of human error, in latent print analysis. Likewise, participants will gain an understanding of a variety of factors that may directly and indirectly affect latent print examiners, which will allow for the provision and establishment of quality control methods to defend against bias and other significant sources of error.

Schedule: Day One: Latent Print Comparison - Science vs. Art Scientific Law and Theory Philosophies of th...
Meeting NameMid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting
OrganizationMid-Atlantic Association of Forensic ScientistsStart Date 9/21/2021
Country United States of America End Date 9/24/2021
Meeting InformationJoin us for the 2021 annual meeting for the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists. The meeting is open to anyone who wishes to attend, and discounted rates are offered for members of other regional organizations. We are also holding this meeting in partnership with the American Society of Trace Evidence Examiners (ASTEE) so those members receive discounted rates as well!

Workshops in DNA/Serology, Criminalistics, and Questioned Documents will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, with paper presentations, vendor presentations, and our keynote speaker held on Thursday and Friday. You can learn more at

Meeting NameCSI Certification Test Preparation Course
OrganizationTarrant County Sheriff's OfficeStart Date 11/15/2021
Country United States of America End Date 11/19/2021
Meeting InformationThis course is specifically designed with the goal of enabling students to pass whichever crime scene certification level examination that they are preparing for in the near future. This is a concentrated and fast-moving review of either two or three books depending on the examination that you are testing to pass. Every book review will have pre-testing and post-testing composed of hundreds of extracted questions covering every chapter so that students will know their areas of strengths and weaknesses. Whether novice or experienced, this class is a must for maximizing the chances of successfully passing the examinations to improve your creden...
Meeting NameIntroductory Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Workshop
OrganizationMiami-Dade Public Safety Training InstituteStart Date 12/6/2021
Country United States of America End Date 12/10/2021
Meeting InformationThis 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.

The wo...
Meeting NameCourse for Expert in Disaster Victim Identification (DVI Expert)
OrganizationUniversity of Turin (Italy)Start Date 4/2/2022
Country Italy End Date 6/25/2021
Meeting Information

TRAINING OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the course is to provide knowledge and skills to those personnel involved in technical and forensic activities related to Disaster Victim Identification, for the purpose of identifying victims of mass disasters, major accidents and terrorist attacks. All human identification procedures and sample collection will be presented also illustrating Interpol principles and military dentistry of the STANAG2464. The course will have hands-on training, classes also in English and online.

LENGHT OF THE COURSE: 75 hours overall divided into 40 hours of frontal teaching, 10 hours of alternative teaching and 25 of...
Meeting Name29th Congress of the International Society for Forensic Genetics
OrganizationISFG (International Society for Forensic Genetics)Start Date 8/29/2022
Country United States of America End Date 9/2/2022
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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