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What is the IAFS?

The IAFS is the only worldwide association of academics and practicing professionals from various disciplines in forensic science, including:

 

  • Forensic pathologists and death investigators

  • Forensic scientists

  • Professionals working in police, government or private forensic laboratories dealing with fingerprints, DNA, drug analysis, toxicology, firearms, documents, trace evidence, accident reconstruction, etc.

  • Other branches of forensic science, such as forensic psychiatry, forensic anthropology, medical law and bioethics, forensic odontology, forensic scientific research, etc.

 

 

IAFS OBJECTIVES

 

  • Continued development of forensic sciences

  • Assist forensic scientists and other professionals to exchange scientific
    and technical information

  • Organize IAFS meetings every three years

 

 

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Michael S. Pollanen

 

MD, PHD, FRCPATH,
DMJ (PATH),

FRCPC FOUNDER,
FORENSIC PATHOLOGY

Chief Forensic Pathologist for Ontario

 

Professor, Department of Laboratory

Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto

 

President,  International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS), 2014–2017

 

 

Dr. Pollanen is interested in capacity development in the forensic sciences to support human rights and justice, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. He has worked with agencies such as the International Committee of the Red Cross and the United Nations in the Middle East, South Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.

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The theme, “Inter-Professional Collaboration in Forensic Science”,
will attract delegates practicing
in the disciplines of:


  • Forensic Pathology
    and Death Investigation

  • Forensic Sciences

  • Policing

  • Legal and Judicial Systems

  • Forensic Sciences/Policing/Legal
    and Judicial Education

International Advisory Committee (representative from a world region)

 

NORTH AMERICA


Dr. Frederick Bieber
Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School (Canadian but now lives in U.S.)


Dr. Jeff Jentzen
Professor, Forensic Pathology, Director, Autopsy and Forensic Services, University of Michigan School of Medicine, United States

 

 

UK


Professor Peter Vanezis
Professor of Forensic Medical Sciences, Director, Cameron Forensic Medical Services, United Kingdom

 

 

EU


Dr. Duarte Nuno Vieira

Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Portugal [also a past IAFS president (2008-2011)]

 

 

AFRICA


Professor Gert Saayman
Chief Specialist: Forensic Pathology Service: Pretoria, University of Pretoria, South Africa

 

 

SOUTHEAST/SOUTH ASIA


Dr. Sarathchandra Kodikara
University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

 

 

EAST ASIA


Dr. Phillip Beh
Associate Professor, University of Hong Kong,
Hong Kong

 

 

AUSTRALIA/OCEANIA


Dr. Noel Woodford

Director, Victoria Institute of Forensic Medicine, Victoria, Australia

 

 

SOUTH AMERICA


Dr. Soledad Martinez
University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

 

Luis Fondebrider, Lic

Forensic Anthropologist, Equipo Argentino de

Antropologia Forense, Buenos Aries, Argentina

 

 

MIDDLE EAST


Dr. Zaid Al-Yousif
Director, Medico Legal Directorate, Baghdad, Iraq

 

 

CARIBBEAN


Dr. Judith Mowatt
Executive Director, Institute of Forensic Science
and Legal Medicine, Ministry of National Security, Jamaica

 

 

Scientific Planning Committee

 

Dr. Christopher Milroy

Medical Director, Ottawa Forensic Pathology Unit, OFPS; Conference Vice-President, Forensic Medicine

 

Dr. Kathy Gruspier
Forensic Anthropologist, Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OFPS)

 

Mr. Tony Tessarolo
Director, Centre of Forensic Sciences (CFS) Conference Vice-President, Forensic Science

 

Dr. Jonathan Millman
Assistant Section Head- Biology, CFS

 

Dr. Marc Pelletier
Assistant Section Head- Toxicology , CFS

 

Aleksandra Stryjnik
Section Head- Chemistry, CFS

 

Dr. Michael Pickup
Forensic Pathologist, OFPS

 

Dr. Bob Wood
Forensic Odontologist, University Health Network

 

Duncan Way
Forensic Artist, Ontario Provincial Police

 

Dave Tovell
Program Manager- OPP Forensic Identification Services, OPP

 

Mary Park
Program Lawyer, Osgoode Hall Law School

 

Dr. Brian Yamashita
Research Chemist, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

 

Detective Thomas Greer
Forensic Identification Services, Toronto Police Service

 

Jeffrey R. Manishen
Criminal Lawyer/Partner, Ross & McBride LLP

 

Renee Kosalka

Forensic Anthropologist, Ontario Forensic Pathology Service

 

 

 

Executive Governance Commmitee

 

Dr. Michael Pollanen
Chief Forensic Pathologist, Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OFPS); President IAFS and Conference Chair

 

Mr. Tony Tessarolo
Director, Centre of Forensic Sciences;
Conference Vice-President, Forensic Science

 

Dr. Christopher Milroy
 Medical Director, Ottawa Forensic Pathology Unit, OFPS; Conference Vice-President, Forensic Medicine

 

Dr. Toby Rose
Deputy Chief Forensic Pathologist, OFPS; Conference Vice-President, Planning and Logistics

 

Drew Vanderduim
Director/CFO, Corporate Services, MCSCS; Conference Treasurer

 

Martin Chicilo
Director, Operational Services, OFPS;
Conference Financial and Controllership Support

 

Stuart McGetrick
Director, Communications Branch, MCSCS; Communications Liaison

 

Effie Waldie
OFPS Strategic Advisor;
Conference Executive Support

 

Sue Balaga
U of T Administrator;
Conference Executive Support

 

 

 

IAFS 2017 WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
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IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract Submission Opens

 

Registration &
Accommodation Opens

 

Abstract Submission Deadline

November 2016

 

November 2016

 

 

March 10, 2017

Abstract Notifications

 

Early Registration
Deadline

 

Regular Registration Deadline

April 24, 2017

 

May 19, 2017

 

 

July 21, 2017

Committees

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The new Forensic Services and Coroner’s Complex, a site of some pre-conference workshops.

Learn more about the FSCC and watch the virtual tour

CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

The IAFS 2017 Meeting is an excellent opportunity to interact with a diverse group
of medical, scientific, legal and policing communities to share data and information
that expands education and research in the core disciplines comprising forensic sciences.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

The IAFS 2017 Meeting is an excellent opportunity to interact with a diverse group of medical, scientific, legal and policing communities to share data and information that expands education and research in the core disciplines comprising forensic sciences.

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