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Meeting NameNew Mexico Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators 2018 Annual Training Conference
OrganizationStart Date 2/26/2018
Country United States of America End Date 3/2/2018
StateNew Mexico
Meeting InformationTo be held at the White Rock Fire Station #3
129 NM-4

CLASS SCHEDULE: MONDAY: Wildland Fire Pattern Indicators/Operation High Desert by Alan Carlson, Carlson & Assoc. TUESDAY: ATF Forensic Auditor/Arson for Profit by ATF Thomas Hearns Advanced RV & Heavy Equipment Fire Investigations by Brian Beasley, Unified Invest. Basic Electricity, Residential Wiring & Arc Mapping by Derek Young, Unified Invest.
WEDNESDAY: Los Alamos Labs/Field Trip
THURSDAY: What to look for in Fire Suppression & Detection Systems after the fire.
FRIDAY: LP Gas/Natural Gas Related Fires by Clay Bailey, State of New Mexico

HOTEL INFORMATION Hampt...
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Meeting Name7th Annual Conference
OrganizationAfrican Society of Forensic Science (ASFM)Start Date 3/7/2018
Country Senegal End Date 3/10/2018
State
Meeting Information

It is with a lot of pleasure that we wish you welcome to the site of the annual Conference of African Society of Forensic Medicine planned in Dakar in March, 2018, where we are welcomed by the Department Medicine and Areas of medical specialization of the Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Odontology of University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, First French-speaking of Africa.

This will be the second time that this congress will be held in French speaking countries after Yamoussoukro in 2016. We are delighted with the great interest in this congress. Forensic medicine has grown under the aegis of the African Society of Forensic Medicine and...
Websitehttps://www.sosemedleg.com/en/7th-conference-asfm-dakar-2018/
 
Meeting NameAdvanced Fabrics Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Training Course
OrganizationForensic Science Training InstituteStart Date 3/19/2018
Country United States of America End Date 3/23/2018
StatePennsylvania
Meeting Information80-Hour Advanced Fabrics Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Training Course

Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pennsylvania
March 19th to 23rd, 2018

Course Instructors:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Mr. Edmund Silenieks

This course is designed primarily for practitioners who routinely examine blood stained clothing and other textiles and are required to assess, interpret, and report on bloodstain patterns as part of those examinations. The course is delivered through a combination of “face to face” instruction and self-directed learning. A minimum 80 hours of structured learning activities is required, inclusive of a 40 hour “face to face” residential ...
Websitehttp://www.cedarcrest.edu/forensic/16/1.htm
 
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 NameEvidence Collection and Processing
OrganizationSirchie - Command Every SceneStart Date 4/10/2018
Country United States of America End Date 4/12/2018
StatePennsylvania
Meeting Information
April 10-12, 2018 
Websitehttp://www.sirchie.com/training/evidence-collection.html
 
Meeting NameInvestigating Staged Crime Scenes (2 Day Course)
OrganizationSecond Look Training and Forensic Consulting, LLCStart Date 4/11/2018
Country United States of America End Date 4/12/2018
StateTexas
Meeting Information

Hosted by the Randall County Sheriff’s Office

Randall County Fire Station Event Center

1111E. Loop 335 S.

Amarillo, TX 79118

A great deal of contemporary police professional literature tends to focus upon limited areas of crime scene staging such as the purposeful staging or posing of a sexual homicide victim within a crime scene. Another type of staged scene encountered, but not well publicized, is "where the perpetrator changes elements of the scene to make a death appear to be a suicide or accidental in order to cover up a murder; thereby, altering the scene and often providing false statements in support of the altera...
Websitehttps://www.secondlooktraining.com/training-schedule
 
Meeting NameMedicolegal Death Investigation Training Course
OrganizationCuyahoga County Medical Examiner's OfficeStart Date 4/23/2018
Country United States of America End Date 4/25/2018
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
 
Meeting Name131st California Association of Criminalists (CAC) Seminar
OrganizationContra Costa County Crime LaboratoryStart Date 5/7/2018
Country United States of America End Date 5/11/2018
StateCalifornia
Meeting Information
131st California Association of Criminalists (CAC) Seminar

Spring 2018 Seminar

Hosted by the Contra Costa County Crime Laboratory

May 7-11, 2018

Hilton Hotel, Concord, California



Websitehttp://www.cacnews.org/events/seminar/seminarcurrent.shtml
 
Meeting NameAdvances in Forensic Medicine & Pathology
OrganizationMichigan MedicineStart Date 5/10/2018
Country United States of America End Date 5/11/2018
StateMichigan
Meeting Information

Join us on Thursday, May 10 & Friday, May11, 2018, for the 9th Annual Advances in Forensic Medicine and Pathology Conference organized by Dr. Jeffrey Jentzen, Professor and Director of Autopsy and Forensic Services in the Department of Pathology at Michigan Medicine.

This year's conference will address topics related to cutting edge technology, techniques, advances, and current controversies in the field of forensic medicine and pathology and is intended to meet the educational needs of Pathologists, Medical Examiners, Coroners, Health Care Professionals, Police Officers, and Prosecutors.

At the end of this course, participa...
Websitehttps://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/forensics
 
Meeting NameInternational Workshop on Forensic Photography
OrganizationUniversity Hospital of Montpellier, FranceStart Date 5/16/2018
Country France End Date 5/17/2018
State
Meeting InformationThe objectives of this workshop are to:
acquire the basics of photography and apply them to forensics in order to obtain quality photographs for functional use, and develop mechanical reflexes in order to be able to adapt to the variety of situations faced by forensics

DAY 1 Basic knowledge in photography: luminosity, shutter speed, sensitivity, diaphragm control Range of lenses (prime and zoom), functionalities of the flash Handling and understanding the camera. Which settings and modes to choose? (shutter speed or aperture priorities, manual or automatic) Crime scene photography recommendations Photographing lesions Bring your own slide...
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Meeting NameInternational Workshop on Clinical Forensic Medicine
OrganizationUniversity Hospital of Montpellier, FranceStart Date 5/18/2018
Country France End Date 5/19/2018
State
Meeting Information
Topic: Domestic Violence
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Meeting Name2018 Summer Short Courses: Forensic Archaeology
OrganizationMercyhurst Dept. of Applied Forensic SciencesStart Date 6/4/2018
Country United States of America End Date 6/8/2018
StatePennsylvania
Meeting InformationForensic Archaeology: Field Methods for the Search, Recovery & Interpretation of Human Remains from Outdoor Contexts with Dennis Dirkmaat, PhD, D-ABFA.

This course provides lecture and lab-based instruction in the methods and theory of Forensic Archaeology. Lectures cover the documentation and recovery of physical evidence, including human remains, from a variety of outdoor contexts, including surface scatters, burials, fatal fires, and mass disasters. Mock outdoor scenes will provide experience in the search for, recovery, and documentation of surface scattered and buried remains. Additional indoor and outdoor exercises will provide e...
Websitewww.ForensicAnthCourses.com
 
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 NameTrauma Analysis in Forensic Anthropology
OrganizationSouthern Institute of Forensic ScienceStart Date 6/11/2018
Country United States of America End Date 6/15/2018
StateLouisiana
Meeting Information

This intensive, hands –on short course will provide an overview of trauma analysis in the medico-legal setting, with an emphasis on the contribution of forensic anthropology to the recognition and interpretation of trauma involving the skeleton. Participants in the course will gain knowledge through hands-on examination of skeletal remains showing ante-mortem, peri-mortem and postmortem trauma as well as through case studies presented by the course instructors, who have extensive experience in trauma analysis in both the archaeological and forensic contexts.

The course will cover the following topics:

à The Role of Trauma Analy...
Websitewww.southerninstituteofforensicscience.com
 
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 NameCurso Universitario en Español "Crime Scene Investigation/Criminalística"
OrganizationTrue Forensic Science-Chaminade UniversityStart Date 7/15/2018
Country United States of America End Date 7/26/2018
StateHawaii
Meeting InformationThis 90-hour Spanish course is designed to cover the theoretical and practical aspects of modern crime scene investigation and analysis of evidence in the laboratory. During this course the participant will learn about Anthropology and Forensic Micro-anthropology, Footprints, Forensic Ballistics, Analysis of Patterns of Bloodstains, DNA, Forensic Entomology, and Medical Legal Research, among other techniques for the investigation of the current crime scene, as well as the appropriate documentation, collection, and preservation of evidence, laboratory work and other aspects related to the admissibility of evidence in court. This course also in...
Websitewww.trueforensicscience.com
 
Meeting NameCurso Universitario: “Crime Scene Investigation/Criminalística"
OrganizationTrue Forensic Science-Chaminade UniversityStart Date 7/15/2018
Country United States of America End Date 7/26/2018
StateHawaii
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Estecurso en Español de más de 90 horas académicas, es único en ...
Websitewww.trueforensicscience.com
 
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 Name8th European Academy of Forensic Science Conference
OrganizationEAFSStart Date 8/27/2018
Country France End Date 8/31/2018
State
Meeting InformationA few words about EAFS 2018: •Main topics: 2020 - The Forensic Odyssey - the new European Forensic Science Area. The title of the conference directly referred to the European Forensic Science 2020 plan. •The EAFS Conference is a leading meeting for forensic science, gathering the major global experts in the field. This rotating European congress takes place every 3 years. We expect more than 1,000 delegates and over 50 exhibiting companies in Lyon in 2018. •More of 1000 experts are expected including forensic scientists, pathologists, forensic stakeholders, researchers, practitioners, students in forensic science.
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Websitehttp://www.eafs2018.eu/
 
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 NameLatent Fingerprint Processing
OrganizationSouthern Institute of Forensic ScienceStart Date 9/10/2018
Country United States of America End Date 9/12/2018
StateLouisiana
Meeting Information
This course is intended for law enforcement officers, investigators, technicians and crime lab personnel responsible for processing crime scenes and / or physical evidence for latent print evidence. this course stresses hands on practice with latent print development materials and methods; including conventional, florescent and magnetic powder processing, adhesive materials processing, basic chemical processing and cyanoacrylate fuming. Participants will learn to collect and preserve latent print evidence using tape lifting techniques, photography and impression casting materials.
Websitewww.southerninstituteofforensicscience.com
 
Meeting NameBasic Forensic Pathology for Death Investigators and Law Enforcement
OrganizationSouthern Institute of Forensic ScienceStart Date 9/24/2018
Country United States of America End Date 9/27/2018
StateLouisiana
Meeting Information
This course is intended for law officers, investigators, technicians and crime lab personnel responsible for processing crime scenes and / or physical evidence.
Websitewww.southerninstituteofforensicscience.com
 
Meeting NameBasic Criminal Investigation
OrganizationSouthern Institute of Forensic ScienceStart Date 10/8/2018
Country United States of America End Date 10/12/2018
StateLouisiana
Meeting Information
This course is intended for new detectives and investigators.
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Meeting Name2018 ACVP & ASVCP Annual Meeting
OrganizationACVP & ASVCPStart Date 11/3/2018
Country United States of America End Date 11/7/2018
StateDistrict of Columbia
Meeting Information
Mark your calendar and join us in Washington, DC, for the 69th Annual Meeting of the ACVP and the 53rd Annual Meeting of the ASVPC!



The meeting will  be held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.



Whether you are new to the field of veterinary pathology or an experienced veteran, you will enjoy the diverse and exciting program being offered at this year's meeting.



Abstract submission deadline: July 2, 2018.
Websitewww.acvp.org or www.asvcp.org
 
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 2019 7th 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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