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Meeting NameChild Death Investigation Presentation
OrganizationMethodist UniversityStart Date 11/1/2021
Country United States of America End Date 11/1/2021
StateNorth Carolina
Meeting Information
Methodist University will be hosting a presentation by NC OCME Investigator Trish Fore on Child Death Investigations. The presentation will be held Monday, November 1st at 7:00pm in the Medical Lecture hall on the campus of Methodist University. The Lecture Hall is located at 5107 College Center Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28311
Websitehttp://www.methodist.edu/forensic-science
 
Meeting Name2021 Autumn IACFT Virtual Meeting
OrganizationAlliance of Clinical and Forensic ToxicologistsStart Date 11/2/2021
Country United States of America End Date 11/5/2021
State
Meeting Information
The International Alliance of Clinical and Forensic Toxicologists (IACFT) is dedicating its Autumn 2021 Virtual Meeting to URINE.

Urine is the biological specimen with the multitude of both functionalities and pitfalls when used in the clinical or forensic toxicology decision making.

Join us for this three day virtual meeting that will be discussing urine-based topics including:• What Is a Urine Drug Screen and How Does It Work?• How Do False Positives and False Negatives Occur?• When and how to perform Urine Drug Confirmations?• Are Drug Quantitations in Urine Necessary or Could they be Misleading ?• What Interpretations can Confiden...
Websitehttps://www.iacft.online/future-virtual-meetings
 
Meeting NameCSI Certification Test Preparation Course
OrganizationTarrant County Sheriff's OfficeStart Date 11/15/2021
Country United States of America End Date 11/19/2021
StateTexas
Meeting InformationThis course is specifically designed with the goal of enabling students to pass whichever crime scene certification level examination that they are preparing for in the near future. This is a concentrated and fast-moving review of either two or three books depending on the examination that you are testing to pass. Every book review will have pre-testing and post-testing composed of hundreds of extracted questions covering every chapter so that students will know their areas of strengths and weaknesses. Whether novice or experienced, this class is a must for maximizing the chances of successfully passing the examinations to improve your creden...
Websitehttp://forensicpieces.com/lists/5-csi-and-recon-courses/items/473-iai-crime-scene-certification-preparation-ccsi-ccsa-cscsa
 
Meeting NameIntroductory Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Workshop
OrganizationMiami-Dade Public Safety Training InstituteStart Date 12/6/2021
Country United States of America End Date 12/10/2021
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://noslowforensic.com/new-page
 
Meeting NameHuman Remains Recovery Course
OrganizationFACTSStart Date 1/24/2022
Country United States of America End Date 1/28/2022
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 NameForensic Facial Reconstruction Sculpture
OrganizationFACTSStart Date 3/7/2022
Country United States of America End Date 3/11/2022
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 NameCourse for Expert in Disaster Victim Identification (DVI Expert)
OrganizationUniversity of Turin (Italy)Start Date 4/1/2022
Country Italy End Date 6/25/2022
State
Meeting Information

TRAINING OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the course is to provide knowledge and skills to those personnel involved in technical and forensic activities related to Disaster Victim Identification, for the purpose of identifying victims of mass disasters, major accidents and terrorist attacks. All human identification procedures and sample collection will be presented also illustrating Interpol principles and military dentistry of the STANAG2464. The course will have hands-on training, classes also in English and online.

LENGHT OF THE COURSE: 75 hours overall divided into 40 hours of frontal teaching, 10 hours of alternative teaching and 25 of...
Websitehttps://fb.me/e/3FZfG4yhf
 
Meeting Name3-Day Human Osteology Intensive
OrganizationFACTSStart Date 6/1/2022
Country United States of America End Date 6/3/2022
StateTexas
Meeting InformationThis 3-Day Osteology Intensive is for individuals interested in a briefer format than our 5-Day course. This 3-Day course is designed with participants of the week-long Human Remains Recovery Course in mind all are welcome to apply. We will cover human skeletal morphology including bone biology.

For more information on the course please visit our website: https://www.txstate.edu/anthropology/facts/workshops.html

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Websitehttps://www.txstate.edu/anthropology/facts/workshops/Osteology.html
 
Meeting NameHuman Remains Recovery Course
OrganizationFACTSStart Date 6/6/2022
Country United States of America End Date 6/10/2022
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 6/13/2022
Country United States of America End Date 6/17/2022
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 6/20/2022
Country United States of America End Date 6/21/2022
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 8/8/2022
Country United States of America End Date 8/12/2022
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 Name29th Congress of the International Society for Forensic Genetics
OrganizationISFG (International Society for Forensic Genetics)Start Date 8/29/2022
Country United States of America End Date 9/2/2022
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/
 
Meeting Name33rd International Symposium on Human Identification
OrganizationPromega CorporationStart Date 10/31/2022
Country United States of America End Date 11/3/2022
StateMaryland
Meeting Information

Meeting Information: The annual symposium attracts scientists from around the world and provides a forum to discuss and debate the latest advances in forensic science. Topics covered include: new technologies, forensic genetic genealogy, mixture interpretation, policy updates and legal issues. Focused topic workshops will be held in the days preceding and after the general session.

Website: www.ishinews.com

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