The International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS) has a long history of collaboration with other professional associations worldwide. We are pleased that the following organizations will be contributing to the scientific program at IAFS 2017:
|AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FORENSIC SCIENCES (AAFS)
The American Academy of Forensic Sciences is a multi-disciplinary professional organization that provides leadership to advance science and its application to the legal system. The objectives of the Academy are to promote professionalism, integrity, competency, education, foster research, improve practice, and encourage collaboration in the forensic sciences.
|CANADIAN SOCIETY OF FORENSIC SCIENCE (CSFS)
CSFS promotes the study of and enhances the stature of forensic science to maintain its professional standards. Membership is open to professionals with an active interest in the forensic sciences and is organized into sections representing diverse areas of forensic examination: Anthropology, Medical, Odontology, Biology, Chemistry, Documents, Engineering, Firearms and Toxicology. Special committees of the CSFS address educational, scientific and legal issues within forensic science and act as advisory bodies to provincial and federal justice ministries.
| HONG KONG FORENSIC FOUNDATION (HKFF)
The Hong Kong Forensic Foundation (HKFF) was established as a charitable organization after the 17th Triennial Meeting of the IAFS, held in Hong Kong in 2005. HKFF promotes, supports and advances the development, education and application of forensic sciences by sponsoring conferences, seminars, workshops, projects or other enterprises anywhere in the world. Specifically, the Foundation supports IAFS conferences by funding the Hong Kong Forensic Foundation Lecture.
|INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR FORENSIC ODONTO-STOMATOLOGY (IOFOS)
The International Organization for Forensic Odonto-Stomatology (IOFOS) was born in 1987 with the objective of providing a liaison between the national societies of forensic odontology, the establishment of a worldwide network of properly trained forensic odontology professionals, and to promote goodwill, advancement and research in forensic odontology.
Since its foundation, the IOFOS has held a dedicated session during the IAFS conference and it looks to continue its strong and mutually-beneficial relationship through IAFS 2017.
|WORLD ASSOCIATION FOR MEDICAL LAW (WAML)
WAML’s mandate is to encourage the study and discussion of health law, legal medicine and ethics, for the benefit of society and the advancement of human rights. WAML promotes study of the consequences of the developments in medicine, health care and related sciences to jurisprudence, legislation and ethics. It was established and the first Congress was held in Ghent, Belgium in 1967.
|WORLD POLICE MEDICAL OFFICERS (WPMO)
Established in 1984 by Dr. Ivor Doney, a member of the former Association of Police Surgeons in the UK, WPMO represents practitioners of Clinical Forensic Medicine. The first World Meeting of Police Surgeons was held in Wichita, Kansas, in 1987; subsequent conferences have been held in conjunction with IAFS. The current President is Professor John Gall, a forensic physician in Melbourne, Australia. At IAFS 2017, WPMO will change its name to the International Association of Clinical Forensic Medicine (IACFM).