Conference Circuit: Forensic Sciences

The International Association of Forensic Sciences' 21st Triennial Meeting takes places in Toronto next week. Around 1,500 are expected to attend.

Close to 1,500 forensic pathology and sciences professionals, as well as nurses and legal experts, will make their way to Toronto in the upcoming days to hear about the latest advancements in the fields of death investigations and autopsies and to make connections with colleagues.

Organization: International Association of Forensic Sciences

Conference: 21st Triennial Meeting

Venue: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

City: Toronto

Following preconference workshops, IAFS 2017 will begin on Tuesday evening with a welcome reception at the Art Gallery of Ontario, where attendees can take in the 90,000 works of art while enjoying local wine and appetizers. Also on the agenda:

Read all about it. Attendees will receive daily morning emails, providing them with an update highlighting the best sessions and presentations—as well as exciting things to do in Toronto. The Highlight of the Day eBlast will also include any speaker or room updates.

Conference theme. The theme of IAFS 2017, “Inter-Professional Collaboration in Forensic Science,” reflects an interest in promoting forensic best practices worldwide through a multidisciplinary approach to support human rights and justice. To carry the theme throughout, plenary sessions will address the humanitarian aspects of forensic science and medicine.

Travel assistance. To increase forensic science capabilities in lower-income countries, IAFS is helping their promising forensic scientists, doctors, and practitioners travel to Toronto. The association is offering a lower registration fee for these delegates, thanks to donations from corporate sponsors and fellow attendees.

More meeting details can be found on Facebook and Twitter (#IAFS2017).

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Samantha Whitehorne

By Samantha Whitehorne

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