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Meeting NameArvind Chaturvedi Colloquium on Postmortem Forensic Toxicology in Aviation
OrganizationCivil Aerospace Medical InstituteStart Date 4/7/2020
Country United States of America End Date 4/9/2020
StateOklahoma
Meeting Information

The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA’s) Civil Aerospace Medical Institute is again organizing the Arvind Chaturvedi Colloquium on Postmortem Forensic Toxicology in Aviation to be held during April 7-9, 2020 at the FAA Mike Monroney Aeronautical Centerin Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.

The program will cover important topics such as sample processing; importance of chain of custody of samples; analyses of samples for combustion gases, ethanol, and drugs; analytical result interpretation; significance of quality control/quality assurance; prevalence of drugs in aviation accident pilot fatalities; postmortem drug pharmacology; and...
Websitehttps://cami-colloquium.evenbrite.com/
 
Meeting NameForensic Firearm and Toolmark Identification and Shooting Reconstruction
OrganizationSirchie - Command Every SceneStart Date 4/13/2020
Country United States of America End Date 4/17/2020
StateNorth Carolina
Meeting Information

This advanced course/seminar will introduce the students to the methods used by firearm and toolmark examiners in the examination of large caliber fired bullets such as .45 caliber, various rifle and various shotshell components; large caliber cartridge cases and various types of toolmarks including pry bars, screwdrivers, knives and cutting type tools.

The students will learn how examiners obtain class information that may aid investigators in searching for a firearm or tool that has been used in the commission of a crime including how a fired bullet, cartridge case or tool may be matched to a particular firearm or tool.

The course...
Websitehttps://www.sirchie.com
 
Meeting Name6th Annual Mayo Clinic Forensic Science Symposium
OrganizationMayo ClinicStart Date 4/17/2020
Country United States of America End Date 4/17/2020
StateMinnesota
Meeting Information
Join us for Mayo Clinic’s 6th Annual Forensic Science Symposium
Date: 4/17/2020
Registration Fee: $85

This course is designed for medical examiners, coroners, physicians, death scene investigators, attorneys, funeral directors, crime scene technicians, law enforcement officers, and others with an interest in forensic science.

7:00 - 8:00am: Breakfast and registration
8:00 - 8:05am: Welcome and Introduction (R. Ross Reichard, M.D.)
8:05 - 8:35am: What to Expect in the Courtroom and Testifying Terminology (Lauri Traub, J.D.)
8:35 - 8:55am: Attorney/Lawyer Communication (R. Ross Reichard, M.D.)
8:55 - 9:55am: Sudden Unexpected Infa...
Websitehttps://news.mayocliniclabs.com/6th-annual-forensic-science-symposium/
 
Meeting NameEvidence Collection and Processing Accelerated Training
OrganizationSirchie - Command Every SceneStart Date 4/20/2020
Country United States of America End Date 4/24/2020
StateNorth Carolina
Meeting Information

20-24 April, 2020

Our Evidence Collection Accelerated Training Program provides law enforcement professionals and crime scene investigators with hands on training using forensic tools that will help to execute the best crime scene investigation mission possible.

This class, commonly known as Crime Scene Technology, covers the scientific methods of collection, identification, evaluation, and preservation of physical evidence. It is the perfect Forensics training for any investigator from new detectives to police officers with more than 25 years on the force.

You need to attend this program if: You process crime scenes You want to ...
Websitehttps://www.sirchie.com/training.html
 
Meeting NameMedicolegal Death Investigation Training Course
OrganizationCuyahoga County Medical Examiner's OfficeStart Date 4/27/2020
Country United States of America End Date 4/29/2020
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 NameDrone Forensics
OrganizationSirchie and High Tech Crime InstituteStart Date 4/27/2020
Country United States of America End Date 5/1/2020
StateNorth Carolina
Meeting Information

This 5 day course is designed to take the investigator deep into the world of Drone Forensics. The use of Drones is growing rapidly and expanding to criminal enterprises and terrorist organizations. Police Corrections Facilities and deployed militaries are dealing with drones on a regular basis. Read the news today and you are likely to find an article discussing the malicious use of a Drone. Strategies and techniques to properly collect and examine these devices are not widely known, leaving investigators with the following challenges: How do you collect Drones? How do you extract data from these devices? How do you report the informatio...
Websitehttps://www.sirchie.com
 
Meeting NameMid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting
OrganizationMid-Atlantic Association of Forensic ScientistsStart Date 5/12/2020
Country United States of America End Date 5/15/2020
StateVirginia
Meeting InformationJoin us for the 2020 MAAFS Annual Meeting. The meeting is open to both members and non-members of MAAFS. Workshops will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, with paper presentations on Thursday and Friday. Workshop options include, but are not limited to: Into to NGS for forensics single platform multi application package Becoming Trace Evidence Aware Emerging cell separation techniques for analysis of sexual assault evidence Analytical Considerations, Requirements and Methodologies for the Opioid Crisis Forensic Drug Chemistry Fundamentals Workflow Workshop Forensic Paint Resources and Analytical Techniques for Determining Automotive Make and M...
Websitehttps://www.maafs.org/annual-meeting
 
Meeting NameClandestine Grave Search & Recovery
OrganizationSirchie - Command Every SceneStart Date 5/18/2020
Country United States of America End Date 5/21/2020
StateNorth Carolina
Meeting Information

SIRCHIE is offering a 4-day “hands-on” training class on searching for and properly investigating and recovering remains from a clandestine grave site.

The legal term corpus delicti means no one can be charged of a crime if there is no evidence a crime has been committed. In a homicide, the key piece of evidence for the case is the body. Perpetrators will go to great lengths to conceal a body, dumping them in remote locations, hiding the body under cover, and many times burying the bodies to conceal the crime. This course will teach the various techniques for search and recovery of remains from clandestine graves. Principles of search ...
Websitehttps://www.sirchie.com/training.html
 
Meeting NameHuman Remains Recovery Course
OrganizationFACTSStart Date 6/1/2020
Country United States of America End Date 6/5/2020
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 NameCrime Scene Photography & Evidence Processing (Bethlehem, PA 1-5 June, 2020))
OrganizationSirchie-Command Every Scene (off-site Lehigh Univ)Start Date 6/1/2020
Country United States of America End Date 6/5/2020
StatePennsylvania
Meeting Information

With the cooperation of the Lehigh University Police Dept. Sirchie is offering a comprehensive “hands-on” CSI Photography and Evidence Processing Class at 321 Eat Packer Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18015.

This 5-day course covers state-of-the-art methods of identifying, recording, processing and preserving various types of evidence found at the scene of the crime. The program is geared for “Hands-on” use of equipment, materials and supplies necessary for a thorough and comprehensive evidence collection mission.

TOPICS and SCHEDULE

DAY 1 CSI Photography Terminology and legal aspects Review of camera and functions Exposure Triangle: ISO, f...
Websitehttps://www.sirchie.com
 
Meeting Name9th Annual Forensic Science Symposium
OrganizationGlobal Forensic and Justice Center at FIUStart Date 6/2/2020
Country United States of America End Date 6/4/2020
StateFlorida
Meeting InformationJoin more than 200 forensic science colleagues and aspiring scientists from Florida and beyond at the 9th Annual Forensic Science Symposium hosted by the Global Forensic and Justice Center at Florida International University. The symposium will be held June 2-4, 2020 on the FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus in Miami. This event brings together law enforcement agencies, industry and academia to share knowledge and training for laboratory professionals.

This year's symposium will showcase topics such as DNA, chemistry, toxicology, digital forensics and latent prints, and include expanded criminal justice subjects beyond the laboratory. Work...
Websitehttps://gfjc.fiu.edu/symposium/index.html
 
Meeting NameAdvanced Medicolegal Forensic Series
OrganizationCCMEOStart Date 6/8/2020
Country United States of America End Date 6/12/2020
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 Anthropology Methods
OrganizationFACTSStart Date 6/8/2020
Country United States of America End Date 6/12/2020
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 NameComparative Osteology
OrganizationWestern Carolina UniversityStart Date 6/13/2020
Country United States of America End Date 6/14/2020
StateNorth Carolina
Meeting InformationUnderstanding the difference between human and non-human skeletal elements is crucial for forensic anthropologists, law enforcement, and death investigators, as well as archaeologists. This course introduces participants to the field of osteology, or the study of the skeleton. During this course, participants will learn various methods for distinguishing human bone from non-human bone, using both human and non-human skeletons as hands-on teaching tools. This course is geared towards law enforcement, medicolegal professionals and undergraduate- and graduate- level university students. No previous knowledge is required. Recommended Text: Compar...
Websitehttps://www.wcu.edu/engage/professional-enrichment/profdev/forensic-anthropology.aspx
 
Meeting NameComparative Osteology
OrganizationWestern Carolina UniversityStart Date 6/13/2020
Country United States of America End Date 6/14/2020
StateNorth Carolina
Meeting InformationUnderstanding the difference between human and non-human skeletal elements is crucial for forensic anthropologists, law enforcement, and death investigators, as well as archaeologists. This course introduces participants to the field of osteology, or the study of the skeleton. During this course, participants will learn various methods for distinguishing human bone from non-human bone, using both human and non-human skeletons as hands-on teaching tools. This course is geared towards law enforcement, medicolegal professionals and undergraduate- and graduate- level university students. No previous knowledge is required. Recommended Text: Compar...
Websitehttps://www.wcu.edu/engage/professional-enrichment/profdev/forensic-anthropology.aspx
 
Meeting NameForensic Entomology and Taphonomy of Texas
OrganizationFACTSStart Date 6/18/2020
Country United States of America End Date 6/19/2020
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 NameFragmentary Osteology
OrganizationWestern Carolina UniversityStart Date 6/22/2020
Country United States of America End Date 6/26/2020
StateNorth Carolina
Meeting Information

Human osteology, or the study of the skeleton, provides the basis for biological anthropology. Having an intricate understanding of all 206 bones as well as the micro- and macroscopic properties of bones is essential for professionals and students tasked with skeletal analysis. Throughout this hands-on, five-day course participants will learn to identify and side skeletal elements in whole and fragmented form; understand the basics of bone biology and bone mechanics; and be able to recognize normal human variation from abnormal variation caused by pathology, trauma, or taphonomy. Participants will be tested on their knowledge through dail...
Websitehttps://www.wcu.edu/engage/professional-enrichment/profdev/forensic-anthropology.aspx
 
Meeting NameForensic Symposium for Educators
OrganizationSirchie - Command Every SceneStart Date 7/15/2020
Country United States of America End Date 7/17/2020
StateNorth Carolina
Meeting Information

Thanks to shows like CSI and Forensic Files, interest in forensic science has risen dramatically. We designed our Annual Forensic Symposium for Educators so you can get real-world experiences and interactive lessons to use in your classroom. Through a combination of lectures, exercises, and hands-on lab work, our workshops are created to be adapted to a 45-minute class and/or lab.

Topics and activities will include:

This year’s symposium will allow students to follow tracks according to their interests. Some workshops will be shared by everyone and others will be a choice. Each workshop will encompass a single lesson plan that can b...
Websitehttps://www.sirchie.com
 
Meeting NameHuman Osteology
OrganizationFACTSStart Date 8/10/2020
Country United States of America End Date 8/14/2020
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 NameForensic Death Investigation: from Scene to Autopsy
OrganizationSirchie - Command Every SceneStart Date 8/31/2020
Country United States of America End Date 9/4/2020
StateNorth Carolina
Meeting Information

When an equivocal (questionable) - or unattended death occurs, what steps must be taken to properly and unequivocally determine a Manner and Cause of death? To what level should the relationship between detective/CSI and medical examiner be developed? What processes and knowledge will provide the detective, medical examiner, and prosecutor the best opportunity to resolve or solve a death investigation?

Of the 2.4 million deaths annually in the United States, 20% require investigation by a coroner or Medical Examiner. This course provides the necessary knowledge to assist in resolving even the most complex death investigations. Attendee...
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Meeting NameJoint Forensic Associations Meeting
OrganizationSAFS, MAFS, SWAFSStart Date 9/14/2020
Country United States of America End Date 9/18/2020
StateGeorgia
Meeting Information

Please join the Southern, the Midwestern, and the Southwestern Associations of Forensic Science in a combined hosting of their annual meeting in beautiful and historical Atlanta, GA,  from September 14 to September 20, 2020.


Meeting planning is in progress and there will be some fantastic workshops available to those who would like to enhance their knowledge in their particular field of forensic science or step outside of their comfort zones and learn something new.

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Meeting NameForensic Facial Reconstruction Sculpture
OrganizationFACTSStart Date 9/14/2020
Country United States of America End Date 9/18/2020
StateTexas
Meeting InformationForensic Facial Reconstruction Sculpture with Karen T. Taylor
Attendees for the week of this forensic sculpture workshop will select one of two options: either the Basic or the Master Facial Reconstruction Sculpture programs, which will be held jointly. You should have previously taken a basic forensic sculpture workshop if you select the Master option. Many attendees opt to return for repeat instruction to hone their skills and in order to simulate more actual case experience. Forensic sculpture technique and accuracy are best refined through doing cases, seeing life photos of the individual and carefully comparing and assessing your work.
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Websitehttp://www.txstate.edu/anthropology/facts/workshops/forensic-art.html
 
Meeting Name22nd Triennial Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Sciences
OrganizationIAFSStart Date 9/21/2020
Country Australia End Date 9/25/2020
State
Meeting Information

To be held at the International Convention Centre in Sydney, Australia. IAFS 2020 is the only worldwide association bringing together academics and practitioners across all forensic science disciplines including forensic medicine. The 2020 Meeting aims to contribute to developing forensic sciences and assist forensic scientists and others to exchange scientific and technical information. The meeting theme is: WHERE TO FROM HERE? The theme asks the forensic science community to review contemporary practices and consider strategies to improve operational contributions and effectiveness in the light of both current and future challenges....
Websitehttps://iafs2020.com.au/
 
Meeting NameForensic Fire Death Investigation
OrganizationForensic Anthropology Center at Texas StateStart Date 9/21/2020
Country United States of America End Date 9/25/2020
StateTexas
Meeting InformationThis course is run through the cooperation of the Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State, Collin County Fire Investigators Association, and the Texas State Fire Marshal's Office.

This course is of interest to fire investigators, anthropologists, law enforcement, lawyers, and medicolegal professionals interested in learning about fire scene investigation.

This unique course offers hands-on investigation techniques utilizing live-burn training aids. Participants will gain considerable knowledge of how to approach a multiple-death fire scene.

Five days of dynamic instruction including classroom lessons, live field burning demon...
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Meeting NameBloodstain Pattern Documentation Class by BEVEL, GARDNER & ASSOCIATES INC
OrganizationSirchie - Command Every SceneStart Date 10/19/2020
Country United States of America End Date 10/23/2020
StateNorth Carolina
Meeting Information

Throughout the United States, and certainly in smaller departments, the crime scene technician faces the complexities of homicide scenes without the proper support or training. Like all forensic disciplines, Bloodstain Pattern Analysis is only useful if the patterns are captured and sampled properly. Students of our other popular Crime Scene Technology and fingerprint classes have requested this training; therefore, SIRCHIE, in conjunction with BEVEL, GARDNER & ASSOCIATES INC., is pleased to offer this bloodstain analysis curriculum. Class size is limited, so register as soon as possible.

“This 5-day, hands-on course is intended fo...
Websitehttps://www.sirchie.com
 
Meeting NameIntroduction to Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Workshop
OrganizationMiami-Dade Public Safety Training InstituteStart Date 12/7/2020
Country United States of America End Date 12/11/2020
StateFlorida
Meeting Information

This is an introductory level bloodstain pattern analysis workshop.

Workshop objectives:

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 eviden...
Websitewww.NoslowForensic.com
 
Meeting Name29th Congress of the International Society for Forensic Genetics
OrganizationISFG (International Society for Forensic Genetics)Start Date 8/23/2021
Country United States of America End Date 8/28/2021
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.
Websitehttps://www.isfg2021.org/
 
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