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Meeting NameAnimal Fighting Workshop
OrganizationUniversity of FloridaStart Date 12/6/2019
Country United States of America End Date 12/6/2019
StateFlorida
Meeting InformationAnimal fighting is the staged fighting between two or more animals and is used for the purposes of entertainment, gambling, or sport. While there are many types of animal fighting, two of the most common types of animal fighting in the United States are dog fighting and cockfighting. Dog fighting and cockfighting are federal crimes and are also crimes in all 50 states. The successful prosecution of these crimes depends, largely, on the documentation, collection, and analysis of the evidence.
The University of Florida will be hosting an 8-hour workshop on animal fighting. This workshop will be open to law enforcement, animal control, humane i...
Websitehttp://maples-center.ufl.edu/continuing-education/in-person-continuing-education-courses/animal-fighting-workshop/
 
Meeting NameIntroductory Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Workshop
OrganizationMiami-Dade Public Safety Training InstituteStart Date 12/9/2019
Country United States of America End Date 12/13/2019
StateFlorida
Meeting InformationThis is an introductory level bloodstain pattern analysis workshop.

The workshop objectives are: 1) Teach the investigator how to identify bloodstain pattern evidence at the crime scene. 2) Teach the investigator how to properly document bloodstain pattern evidence. 3) Teach the investigator how to properly preserve the bloodstain pattern evidence. 4) Teach the investigator how to reconstruct bloodstain patterns at the crime scene. 5) Provide the foundation for teaching the investigator how to interpret bloodstain pattern evidence. 6) Teach the investigator the safety and health issues associated with bloodstain pattern evidence.

The wo...
Websitehttps://www.noslowforensic.com
 
Meeting NameIntroductory Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Workshop
OrganizationMiami-Dade Public Safety Training InstituteStart Date 12/9/2019
Country United States of America End Date 12/13/2019
StateFlorida
Meeting InformationThis is an introductory level bloodstain pattern analysis workshop.

The workshop objectives are: 1) Teach the investigator how to identify bloodstain pattern evidence at the crime scene. 2) Teach the investigator how to properly document bloodstain pattern evidence. 3) Teach the investigator how to properly preserve the bloodstain pattern evidence. 4) Teach the investigator how to reconstruct bloodstain patterns at the crime scene. 5) Provide the foundation for teaching the investigator how to interpret bloodstain pattern evidence. 6) Teach the investigator the safety and health issues associated with bloodstain pattern evidence.

The wo...
Websitehttps://www.noslowforensic.com
 
Meeting NameComprehensive Advanced Latent Print Comparison Course
OrganizationSirchie - Command Every SceneStart Date 12/9/2019
Country United States of America End Date 12/13/2019
StateNorth Carolina
Meeting Information

How proficient are your individual comparison skills as pertaining to latent print casework? Are erroneous exclusions a problem in your skill set? If you are a manager are erroneous exclusions a problem in your latent print work unit? This class was developed to help improve latent comparison competency and knowledge whether you are already a Certified Latent Print Examiner or if you are preparing to take the exam in the near future. A broad and exhaustive level of complex latent print exercises were carefully compiled to improve the level of expertise for examiners. You will not find another class like this one anywhere.

Minimum Requi...
Websitehttps://www.sirchie.com/training.html
 
Meeting NameCourtroom Testimony for Fingerprint Examiners
OrganizationTri Tech ForensicsStart Date 12/11/2019
Country United States of America End Date 12/13/2019
StateCalifornia
Meeting InformationCourtroom Testimony for Fingerprint Examiners In this course, students will gain the knowledge and practical experience necessary to successfully and confidently testify in a court of law as a latent print examiner or tenprint examiner. Fingerprint examiners are frequently called upon to testify in court regarding their techniques, observations, and conclusions. In order to be accepted as an expert witness, the fingerprint examiner must display a current and in-depth knowledge of the science. Although fingerprint testimony was accepted with few judicial challenges for over one hundred years, challenges to fingerprint science as a method of hu...
Websitehttps://www.tritechtraining.com/121119-CourtroomTestimonyFE.html
 
Meeting NameSt. Louis University's 123rd Medicolegal Death Investigator Training Course
OrganizationSLU Department of PathologyStart Date 1/6/2020
Country United States of America End Date 1/9/2020
StateMissouri
Meeting Information

The ORIGINAL BASIC DEATH INVESTIGATOR TRAINING COURSE!

The purpose of this 4 day course is to provide training in medicolegal death investigation. Prior to the institution of this course 40 years ago, there was NO training available for medicolegal death investigators. Mary Fran Ernst and Dr. Gantner developed this training course to provide training for those who were tasked with investigating deaths. Fast forward 40 years, we are still the premier basic trainer for medicolegal death investigators. Anyone who plays a role in the investigation of medicolegal deaths, whether they be coroners, police officers, homicide detectives or medi...
Websitehttps://slu.cloud-cme.com/APH.aspx?P=5&EID=10409
 
Meeting NameHuman Remains Recovery Course
OrganizationFACTSStart Date 1/13/2020
Country United States of America End Date 1/17/2020
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 NameAquatic Abuse, Death and Homicidal Drowning Investigations
OrganizationLifeguard SystemsStart Date 1/15/2020
Country United States of America End Date 1/16/2020
StateFlorida
Meeting Information

Aquatic Abuse, Death and Homicidal Drowning Investigations

Tragic accident or homicide?
For anyone who would work an aquatic abuse, death, or homicide case.

Law enforcement-Patrol through Detectives, Crime Scene Technicians, Medicolegal Death Investigators, Forensic Pathologists, Prosecutors, Attorneys, Child Advocacy & Domestic Violence Workers, Dive Teams, First Responders, Marine Patrol

Missing more than we’re catching?

It’s time we turn the tide

Instructor: Andrea Zaferes

What were you taught about Body-Found-In-Water Investigations?
Is it a post-mortem body disposal or a drowning? Nonfatal aquatic abuse & ...
Websitehttp://teamlgs.com/training-programs/other-programs/homicidal-drowning-investigations/
 
Meeting NameAdvanced Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Workshop
OrganizationMiami-Dade Public Safety Training InstituteStart Date 2/10/2020
Country United States of America End Date 2/14/2020
StateFlorida
Meeting Information

This advanced level course is designed for practitioners who have successfully completed basic instruction in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis and desire to build on that fundamental knowledge while working toward expertise in the discipline. This workshop will begin with a brief review of the basic concepts and will continue with the student applying those concepts in the analysis of bloodstain pattern crime scenes with report generation and verbal defense of findings.

Mock crime scenes with the associated clothing and physical evidence, will also be completely analyzed from documentation and stain selection through report writing. In doin...
Websitewww.NoslowForensic.com
 
Meeting Name72nd AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting
OrganizationAmerican Academy of Forensic SciencesStart Date 2/17/2020
Country United States of America End Date 2/22/2020
StateCalifornia
Meeting Information

Meeting Theme: "Crossing Borders"





The 72nd AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.



Go to: 
https://www.aafs.org/aafs-abstract-submission-information/ for Abstract Submission Information.


Website
 
Meeting NameBloodstain Pattern Analysis on Textiles with an Introduction to Digital Casework Analysis
OrganizationMiami-Dade Public Safety Training InstituteStart Date 3/16/2020
Country United States of America End Date 3/20/2020
StateFlorida
Meeting Information

This is an advanced bloodstain pattern analysis workshop examining the interaction of liquid blood with fabrics,textiles and clothing. Coupled with an introduction to the analysis of bloodstain casework that has been provided in a digital format. Participants must have had a minimum of an introductory level BPA workshop prior to attending this workshop.

Workshop participants will participate in practical exercises to enhance their ability to interpret complex bloodstain patterns deposited on fabrics, textiles and clothing. This will be accomplished by the participant’s dripping, splashing and transferring liquid blood onto fabrics, tex...
Websitewww.NoslowForensic.com
 
Meeting Name80th Annual Meeting
OrganizationThe Society for Applied AnthropologyStart Date 3/17/2020
Country United States of America End Date 3/21/2020
StateNew Mexico
Meeting Information
The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers, and posters) for the Program of the 80th Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, NM, March 17-21, 2020.



The theme of the Program is "Cultural Citizenship and Diversity in Complex Societies."



The Society is a multidisciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution. Papers from all disciplines are welcome. The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2019.
Websitewww.sfaa.net/annual-meeting/
 
Meeting NameTwo-Day Human Remains Recovery Course
OrganizationFACTSStart Date 3/28/2020
Country United States of America End Date 3/29/2020
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
...
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 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
 
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