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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 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 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 NameSt. Louis University's 119th Medicolegal Death Investigator Training Course
OrganizationSLU Department of PathologyStart Date 1/8/2018
Country United States of America End Date 1/11/2018
StateMissouri
Meeting Information

The ORIGINAL Medicolegal Death Investigator Training Course providing high-quality death investigator training since 1978. Now in our 40th year

Offered only TWO times each year, this four to 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 ...
Websitehttp://medschool.slu.edu/mldi/
 
Meeting Name2018 Impression, Pattern and Trace Evidence Symposium
OrganizationNational Institute of Justice's FTCOEStart Date 1/22/2018
Country United States of America End Date 1/25/2018
StateVirginia
Meeting Information

This symposium was specifically designed to bring together practitioners and researchers to enhance information-sharing and promote collaboration among the impression, pattern, and trace evidence analysts, law enforcement, and legal communities.

NIJ and FTCoE are committed to improving the practice of forensic science and strengthening its impact through support of research and development, rigorous technology evaluation and adoption, effective knowledge transfer and education, and comprehensive dissemination of best practices and guidelines to agencies dedicated to combating crime. The future of forensic sciences and its contribution ...
Websitehttp://forensiccoe.org/workshop/18-IPTES/
 
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 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 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 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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