Call for Abstracts

Regular Abstract Submission is now closed

Abstract notifications have been sent out to the presenting author on Monday April 24, 2017. Please check your spam folder if you have not received your notification. For more information please contact IAFS2017-speakers at

Abstract Submission Categories

Five areas of special interest for oral presentations have been identified. Attendees are encouraged to submit abstracts relating to these areas:

  1. Miscarriages of justice and wrongful convictions
  2. New forensic technologies, digital evidence and cybercrime
  3. New drugs, new issues, new doping methods
  4. Violence against women and vulnerable persons
  5. Terrorism and armed conflict

In addition to these five areas of interest, we invite both oral and poster presentations in all areas of forensic science, forensic medicine, and the law as it engages forensics.

  1. Anthropology
  2. Criminalistics
  3. Digital and Multi-media sciences
  4. Engineering sciences
  5. General
  6. Jurisprudence
  7. Odontology
  8. Forensic Pathology
  9. Biology
  10. Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences
  11. Questioned Documents
  12. Toxicology
  13. Clinical Forensic Medicine
  14. Forensic Nursing
  15. *NEW TOPIC: Management/Quality Assurance

Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • Maximum title limit: 100 characters
  • Maximum word limit: 400
  • Abstracts accepted in English only
    – CSFS members who wish to submit abstracts in French as well may do so separately. Please check the applicable box.
  • Indicate which of the five areas of special interest it best aligns with
  • No tables and figures are allowed
  • No references
  • There is no fee to submit an abstract
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts you can submit
  • There is no limit to the number of authors per abstract

Submission Timeline

Abstract Submission Opens November 2016
Abstract Submission Deadline March 10, 2017

March 13, 2017 (23:59 PST)

Author Notification of Acceptance April 24, 2017
Presenting Author Registration Deadline May 19, 2017



Other Organizations Accepting Abstract Submissions

Abstracts can also be submitted for special sessions being organized within IAFS 2017 by:

  • Canadian Society of Forensic Science (CSFS)
  • World Police Medical Officers (WPMO), with a focus on:
    1. Torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment
    2. Care in custody
    3. Integrity of forensic sampling
    4. Domestic and interpersonal violence
    5. Substance misuse in the custodial setting


For any inquiries, please contact the Speaker & Program Manager at IAFS2017-Speakers at

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