Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-Conference Workshops

Payment for the pre-conference workshops should be paid in full prior to attending. Please contact our registration department at iafs2017-registration at for more information.

You will be entering a secured building and will need to bring government issued ID to access the workshops. Please note you will be given a security and workshop badge and will need to wear this at all times. If your organizer has provided workshop handouts, please locate your workshop below.

For more information on the Registration Hours and Transportation for the Workshop, please go to the bottom of the page.

Pre-Conference Venue:

Forensic Services and Coroner’s Complex (FSCC)
25 Morton Shulman Avenue
Toronto, ON M3M 0B1

Registration Hours

08:15 – 09:00

You will pick up your pre-conference workshop badge at the FSCC.


A light lunch and refreshments are included at the FSCC:
Coffee – 08:15 – 09:00
Lunch – 12:00 – 13:00


There is a complimentary bus pickup from the Sheraton Downtown Hotel to the FSCC and from the FSCC to the Sheraton, please see the schedule below:

Date Bus Pickup from Sheraton Bus Pickup from FSCC
Monday, August 21, 2017 07:15 16:30
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 07:15 15:30

The bus will be departing from the corner of York and Queen Street, outside the Sheraton Centre Downtown, Toronto. Please note that the bus will not be looping throughout the day and will not wait if you are late.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Full Day Workshops 09:00 – 16:00 (1 hour lunch break)

Half Day Workshops 09:00 – 12:00

  • WS02 – 3D Forensic Art in Death Investigation
  • WS04 – Inter-Professional Collaboration for the Investigation of Sudden Cardiac Death – click here to download the handout
  • WS05 – Forensic Imaging Workshop
  • WS06 – Humanitarian and Human Rights Applications of Forensic Science – click here to download the handout
  • WS10 – Identifying Missing Migrants: The National Institute of Justice’s Interdisciplinary Working Group and Missing Persons Program
  • WS11 – Expert Witness Workshop
  • WS13 – Forensic Histopathology
  • WS14 – Medicolegal Autopsy Techniques

Half Day Workshops 13:00 – 16:00

  • WS15 – Dental Age Assessment in Adults
  • WS16 – Streamlined Collection and Processing of Biological Evidence in Sexual Assaults and Sexual Assault Homicides
  • WS17 – Classifying By What Means (BWM) Death Occurred: Common Dilemmas
  • WS18 – Crossing Data on Missing Migrants and Unidentified Remains across the Central American-Mexico-U.S. Border – click here to download the handout
  • WS19 – Medicolegal Autopsy Techniques

Tuesday August 22, 2017

Full Day Workshops 09:00 – 15:00 (1 hour lunch break)

Half Day Workshops 09:00 – 12:00

  • WS21 – Better Law Through Science: How Cooperation can Improve the Presentation of Forensic Evidence in Court
  • WS24 – Evidence Management: From the Crime Scene to the Courtroom – please click here to download the handout
  • WS25 – Cultural, Legal, and Forensic Challenges in the Prosecution of Sexually Violent Crimes
  • WS28 – Human Rights- Engineering Sciences, Electrical Shock, Torture, Electrocution, Human Test Subjects, Explosives, Biomechanics, Forensic Linguistics – click here to download the handout
  • WS29 – Bloodstain Pattern Analysis in Canada and the Implementation of Artificial Fluids as Blood Substitutes for Education and Training in Forensic Science – click here to download the handout
  • WS31 – Forensic Histopathology
  • WS32 – Medicolegal Autopsy Techniques

Half Day Workshops 12:30/13:00 – 15:00

  • WS34 – The Uses of Cross-Polarized Light Sources and Infrared Wavelengths During Post-Mortem Examinations and Documentation of Forensic Evidence
  • WS35 – 3D Documentation Technologies for Medical Examinations
  • **CANCELLED**Application of Quality Tools in the Practice of Forensic Medicine
  • WS37 – Using Forensic Anthropology
  • WS38 – Medicolegal Autopsy Techniques

For those people making their own way to the FSCC, please find the following directions:

  • Driving (approximately 40 minutes): Sheraton Downtown Centre, Toronto to FSCC – click here for  a map
  • Take Avenye Road and ON-401 W to Sir William Hearst Avenue in North York. Take the Keele Street exit from ON-401 W (16.7km)
  • Continue on Sir William Hearst Avenue Drive to Morton Shulman Avenue (400m)
  • Arrive at FSCC

Public Transport (approximately 50 minutes): Sheraton Downtown Centre, Toronto to FSCC – click here for the map

  • From the Sheraton Walk 400 m to the Osgoode Station and take Line 1 (Yonge-University) towards Sheppard West Station
  • Get off at Wilson and walk about 1 minute to the Wilson station bus terminal (inside the station)
  • Take any Westbound 96 Wilson bus or Westbound 165 Weston Rd North bus.
  • Get off at Wilson Ave at Agate Road West Side
  • Walk 170 m towards the FSCC


  • If you are driving to the FSCC, you are able to park in 2 different locations.
  • Government lot you will need a code to enter and pay. Government Parking Lot
  • Hospital parking lot: (1235 Wilson Avenue). Humber River Hospital




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