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This list includes national and international meetings, conferences, educational courses, and seminars of interest to forensic scientists. If you would like to submit a posting, please login to your AAFS Account Portal and Select "My Conference & Training Postings" Please contact Jeff Lubbers (jlubbers@aafs.org) if you need assistance.
Meeting NameMasters 17 - Advanced Medicolegal Death Investigators Training Course
OrganizationSaint Louis University SOM, Div. of Forensic Path.Start Date 7/17/2017
Country United States of America End Date 7/20/2017
StateMissouri
Meeting Information

This conference is designed for the instruction of experienced medicolegal death investigators, forensic pathologists, law enforcement officers, forensic scientists, physicians, attorneys, and investigative personnel who have previous been trained in a basic death investigation program.

This conference is designed to provide the veteran, trained medicolegal death investigator with the Latest Advancements in the forensic sciences.

Attendees are expected to be knowledgeable of basic death investigation techniques. Graduates of the Medicolegal Death Investigators Training Course sponsored by Saint Louis University School of Medicine wi...
Websitehttp://medschool.slu.edu/masters/
 
Meeting NamePattern Evidence and Blood Stain Analysis
OrganizationSoutheast Texas Applied Forensic Science (STAFS)Start Date 7/17/2017
Country United States of America End Date 7/20/2017
StateTexas
Meeting Information


This four day course will be broken into two sections. The first two days will cover Bloodstain Pattern Analysis including the fundamental physics of blood-staining, along with the recognition, processing, and analysis of blood stains at crime scenes. The third and fourth day will covers topics that deal with Pattern Evidence such as Latent Print Identification and Latent Print Processing.


Websitewww.cjcenter.org/stafs
 
Meeting NameFacial Reconstruction
OrganizationSIFS / SCS Tulane UniversityStart Date 7/24/2017
Country End Date 7/29/2017
StateLouisiana
Meeting Information
This course is a combination of lectures and laboratory exercises to demonstrate the techniques of facial reconstruction on a human skull.  This technique is used in the identification of unknown remains and in constructing facial likenesses of historical individuals. Special topics include characteristics of facial anatomy, photographic superimposition and age progression techniques. 

This course generates three (3) college hour credits.

Websitewww.tulane.edu
 
Meeting NameForensic Genetics Short Course
OrganizationUniversity of WashingtonStart Date 7/26/2017
Country United States of America End Date 7/28/2017
StateWashington
Meeting InformationJohn Buckleton and Bruce Weir will offer a short course in forensic genetics:
120

Complex DNA profilespresent challenges to interpretation. Traditional methods such as Combined Probability of Inclusion (CPI) and Random MatchProbability (RMP)struggle to handle these profiles and are being superseded by probabilistic genotyping methods.All of these are likelihood ratio (LR) based. Lack of familiarity with LRs leads to unnecessary concern about the transition from traditional methodto probabilistic genotyping methods.Key issues in- volve proposition setting, the mathematical structureof LRs and reportingand explaining them in court. Modern m...
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Meeting NameForensic Odontology National Conference: All That Remains
OrganizationUniv of Tennessee Graduate School of MedicineStart Date 7/30/2017
Country United States of America End Date 8/4/2017
StateTennessee
Meeting Information

The week-long forensic odontology course is offered by TheUniversity of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine July 30-Aug 4, 2017. The course is certified for 42.5 dental credit hours and covers methods required for individual and mass disaster casualty identification in medico-legal death investigations.Participants will have hands-on experiences with the dental identification process while performing antemortem and postmortem charting and radiographic capture and comparison techniques.

...
Websitehttp://gsm.utmck.edu/cme/AllThatRemains2017
 
Meeting NameStrategies for Investigating Violent Crime
OrganizationFL Inst. Forensic Anthropology & Applied ScienceStart Date 8/7/2017
Country United States of America End Date 8/11/2017
StateFlorida
Meeting Information Attention detectives, prosecutors and crime scene personnel: Specialized training in death investigation, sex crimes, forensics, cell phone records, and interview & interrogation!

USF, CWY 206
4202 E. Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620

The investigation of violent crime is one of the most challenging yet critical duties in law enforcement. This 40-hour week-long course is designed for detectives with less than five years’ experience who investigate crimes against persons. The course covers how to conduct death investigations, strategies for interviewing, homicide protocols, and assisting and dealing with living victims, among other to...
Websitehttp://www.forensics.usf.edu/
 
Meeting NameInterview and Interrogation Principles
OrganizationFL Inst. Forensic Anthropology & Applied ScienceStart Date 8/9/2017
Country United States of America End Date 8/10/2017
StateFlorida
Meeting Information

***Attention Detectives***

USF C.W. Bill Young Hall (CWY 206)
4202 E, Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620

This 12-hour course (8 hours of instruction on August 9 and 4 hours on August 10) will cover the following topics:

- History of the detection of deception
- Physiological basis of detection of deception
- Proxemics (relationship of interviewer to individual)
- Neuro-linguistic programming
- Qualities of a good interviewer/interrogator
- Verbal and non-verbal traits
- Introduction to statement analysis
- Diagnostic interviewing
- Steps of the interrogation
- Theme development
- Cognitive interviewing
- Role playing (pra...
Websitehttp://www.forensics.usf.edu/
 
Meeting NameInternational Conference on Evidence Law and Forensic Science
OrganizationInt'l Association of Evidence ScienceStart Date 8/14/2017
Country United States of America End Date 8/16/2017
StateMaryland
Meeting InformationOn August 14-16, the Sixth International Conference on Evidence Law and Forensic Science will be held in Baltimore The previous conferences have been held in Australia and China. The sixth conference is cosponsored by the University of Maryland, the Offices of the Chief Medical Examiner and Attorney General of the State of Maryland, China University of Political Science and Law, and Dian Diagnostics The first day of the program will focus on the relationship between evidence law and forensic science, the second day on the judicial standards for admitting expert testimony, and the third day on bridging the gap between science and law Abstract ...
Websitehttp://www.icelfs2017.theiaes.com
 
Meeting NameHuman Osteology
OrganizationFACTSStart Date 8/14/2017
Country United States of America End Date 8/18/2017
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 NameCHI's 2nd Annual NGS for DNA Forensics Symposium
OrganizationCambridge Healthtech InstituteStart Date 8/18/2017
Country United States of America End Date 8/18/2017
StateDistrict of Columbia
Meeting Information

While current technologies being used in the field of forensics are effective and efficient, next-generation sequencing is capable of ushering in a new era of DNA forensics. Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 2nd Annual Next-Generation Sequencing for DNA Forensics forum will address this new technology, covering a comparison of platforms, how they work, and its advantages. Because NGS provides different and large quantities of data, this forum will also cover how to interpret the data, validate tests, and prepare libraries. Advantages and challenges in using NGS for mixtures, degraded samples, and various sample types will be discussed, as ...
Websitehttp://www.nextgenerationdx.com/dna-forensics
 
Meeting Name27th Congress of the International Society for Forensic Genetics
OrganizationISFG (International Society for Forensic Genetics)Start Date 8/28/2017
Country United States of America End Date 9/2/2017
State
Meeting Information
This congress in dedicated to human and non-human forensic genetics and will be preceeded by two days of workshops on Autosomal STR and Mixture Interpretation, RNA Typing, NGS Panels, Kinship Statistics, Haplotype Markers, Forensic DNA Phenotyping and other topics. Several invited speakers like Manfred Kayser and David H. Kaye will present in addition to many posters and talks to current research from across the globe.
Websitehttp://www.isfg2017.org/
 
Meeting NameMedicolegal Death Investigation (Investigación Médico Legal - Versión en Español)
OrganizationTrue Forensic Science AcademyStart Date 9/4/2017
Country United States of America End Date 10/15/2017
StateHawaii
Meeting Information

Instructor: Charlotte Carter, M.S., D-ABMDI

Version: Online, Español

Duración: Seis semanas en total; una Clase por Semana + Material de Estudio Individual

Valor Curricular: Los estudiantes debieran emplear en promedio 20 horas (clases y evaluaciones) para completar el curso

INTRODUCCIÓN

En este curso se estudiará la investigación médico-legal y su rol dentro del sistema judicial y de salud pública. Este curso está enfocado en la importancia de la identificación de los fallecidos y de la comunicación con sus familiares. Para lograr estos objetivos se enfatizará en la co...
Websitehttps://tfsacademyusa.com/courses/6/about
 
Meeting NameDigital Police Photography
OrganizationSouthern Institute of Forensic ScienceStart Date 9/6/2017
Country United States of America End Date 9/8/2017
StateLouisiana
Meeting InformationThis is a hands-on course designed to teach the basic fundamentals, as well as forensic applications, of digital photography at various types of scenes. each participant will be taught how to use their department camera equipment, focusing on manual modes, automatic modes, digital SOP's, flash operation and many other practical applications. A variety of photographic assignments will be covered to challenge each student and help prepare them for any situation they may encounter as a crime scene specialist, crime scene investigator or forensic scientist involved in investigative photography.

This workshop is to be held at LePavillon Hot...
Websitewww.southerninstituteofforensicscience.com
 
Meeting NameAquatic Death and Homicidal Drowning Investigations
OrganizationBoynton Beach Police Dept.Start Date 9/11/2017
Country United States of America End Date 9/13/2017
StateFlorida
Meeting Information

This course is designed to teach special tactics for drowning investigations, largely focusing on the possibilities of child drownings and near drownings

The second part of the course involves homicide victim bodies being dumped in the water postmortem, and teaches several signs that might lead us to determine the possibility that the victim did not die in the water, and that the case is not one of an accidental drowning fatality

The third part of the course involves helping responding personnel who are subjected to the risk of physical and liability attack as the result of a perpetrator attempting to escape by way of water, and dis...
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Meeting Name16th Annual DNA & Investigators Conference – Bode East
OrganizationBode Cellmark ForensicsStart Date 9/11/2017
Country United States of America End Date 9/14/2017
StatePennsylvania
Meeting Information
The Annual DNA Conferences provide DNA training on the latest techniques and technologies to the forensic science community and give scientists the opportunity to share experiences from their laboratories.  Leaders from various law enforcement and federal agencies will provide lectures, demonstrations, and mini-workshops about new technologies, concepts and challenges in the DNA identification field.
Websitehttps://www.bodecellmark.com/articles/16th-annual-dna-conference-bode-east-2017
 
Meeting Name2017 MAFS/SAFS/ASTEE Conference
OrganizationMidwestern Association of Forensic ScienceStart Date 9/17/2017
Country United States of America End Date 9/22/2017
StateOhio
Meeting Information

2017 Combined MAFS/SAFS/ASTEE Conference

Meeting and Accommodations:

The Westin Cincinnati
21 E 5th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Room rate: $132/night

http://www.westincincinnati.com

Hosted by the Hamilton County Coroner's Office

Kelly Ashton-Hand, Program Chair, Kelly.Ashton-Hand@hamilton-co.org

Rachel Hamilton, Local Arrangements Chair, Rachel.Hamilton@hamilton-co.org

Emily Weber, Exhibit Coordinator & Local Arr Chair, Emily.Weber@hamilton-co.org

Mike Trimpe, Workshop Coordinator, Michael.Trimpe@hamilton-co.org...
Websitewww.mafs.net
 
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 NameDem Bones Workshop
OrganizationFL Inst. Forensic Anthropology & Applied ScienceStart Date 9/26/2017
Country United States of America End Date 9/28/2017
StateFlorida
Meeting Information

Bone Identification and the Latest Lab Techniques in Human Identification

The Florida Institute for Forensic Anthropology & Applied Sciences (IFAAS) and the Pasco Sheriff’s Office at USF is hosting a 3-day workshop (20 hours) for medical examiners, death investigators, detectives, crime scene personnel, and prosecutors, as well as other forensic specialists who work in the area of violent crime investigations.

This course is an introduction to forensic anthropology and human osteology. We will explore basic bone identification,the latest techniques for skeletal and dental analysis in human identification,and trauma analysis. Par...
Websitehttp://www.forensics.usf.edu/
 
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...
Website
 
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 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 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***

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

Andrea Zaferes is a noted innovator in aquatic death investigation procedures. She is a medicolegal death investigator with the Dutchess County Medical Examiner's office. She has over 100 publications o...
Websitehttp://www.forensics.usf.edu/
 
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.
...
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.
...
Websitehttps://www.caymanchem.com/Opioids2017
 
Meeting NameSearch Strategies for Clandestine Burials
OrganizationFL Inst. Forensic Anthropology & Applied ScienceStart Date 11/1/2017
Country United States of America End Date 11/3/2017
StateFlorida
Meeting Information

Ever have to search for a buried body?

USF Forensic Anthropology Lab
SOC 21
4202 E. Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620

FIRST Outdoor Forensic Facility
Central Avenue
Land O'Lakes, FL

The Florida Institute for Forensic Anthropology & Applied Sciences (IFAAS) and the Pasco Sheriff’s Office at USF is hosting a 3-day course (24 hours) to provide detectives and crime scene technicians with the skills necessary to locate human remains from surface scatter and clandestine burials. This course will provide classroom instruction and hands-on fieldwork; participants will search an area in the FIRST Outdoor Forensic Facility and lea...
Websitehttp://www.forensics.usf.edu/
 
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 Code 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 NameMedicolegal Death Investigation Training Course
OrganizationCuyahoga County Medical Examiner's OfficeStart Date 3/6/2018
Country United States of America End Date 3/8/2018
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 NameAdvanced Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Workshop with and Introduction to BPA on Fabrics, Textiles, and Clothing
OrganizationMiami-Dade Public Safety Training InstituteStart Date 3/19/2018
Country United States of America End Date 3/23/2018
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 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 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 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/
 
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