14, 15, 16 September 2017 – Leuven – Belgium –
International IOFOS Congress
In just two months the Triennial IOFOS Conference on Forensic Odontology, Leuven 2017 will start.
This is one of the largest Forensic Odontology conferences in the world. We invite you to participate in the 2017 IOFOS International Conference on Forensic Odontology, organized at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) (Belgium), September 14-15, 2017.
The scientific program will cover all aspects of forensic odontology research and practice. It intends to include participations from all those working in the field, ranging from trainees to junior and senior specialists. Over recent years, numerous developments in Forensic Odontology created a need for debates and discussions. The conference program will provide a forum for discussing and debating such controversies in a distinctive format. Pre and post conference workshops will be organized September 13 and 16, 2017.
The conference aims, not only to introduce and disseminate knowledge, but also to facilitate communication with colleagues from the 33 IOFOS member countries and those from the rest of the world. It will be the ideal opportunity to establish international friendships, partnerships and networks between colleagues. The social program will allow participants to get to know each other better. Moreover, Leuven offers with a rich academic history, a particular culture, a rich architecture, typical food/drinks and booked good weather the ideal conference venue.
Welcome to the 2017 IOFOS International Conference on Forensic Odontology in Leuven, Belgium!
The pre and post conference workshop schedule, the scientific program and the list of selected poster presentations are available on www.leuvenmeeting.be.
Remember that registration is possible until and including September 1, 2017 (on-site registration is not possible).
21 – 25 August 2017 – Toronto Canada –
21th Triennal Meeting of IAFS – International Association of Forensic Sciences
The relationships between the IAFS and IOFOS have been very fruitful for many years and the participation of many IOFOS members to IAFS meetings is a consolidated tradition. Registration and Abstract Submission for IAFS 2017 are now open! For more conference information, including scientific content, areas of special interest, international faculty, awards, networking opportunities, travel assistance, hotel accommodations and tourism information, check out the IAFS 2017 website at www.iafstoronto2017.com and follow them on Facebook (International Association of Forensic Sciences) and Twitter (@IAFS2017).
22 August 2017 Department of Forensic Medicine GLEBE NSW 2037 Australia – Course “The Role of the Dentist in Disaster Management and Identification
The Australian Dental Association (New South Wales Branch) Centre for Professional Development, in conjunction with the NSW Forensic Dental Unit, are pleased to present the annual Forensic Odontology and Forensic Anthropology course. This four-day course will introduce participants to the scope and practice of forensic odontology with particular emphasis on disaster victim identification.
- The history of forensic dentistry
- Identification methods
- Mass casualty incidents
- Mortuary procedures
- Medical and Dental Autopsies
- Dental radiology
- Forensic pathology
- Dental records and nomenclature
- Giving evidence in court
- Post traumatic stress
- Race, age, sex and stature determination
- Age estimation
- Identification of bite marks and child abuse
- Computerised dental & bite mark identification
Presenters: Dr Denise Donlon, Associate Professor Alex Forrest, Dr Pamela Gower, Professor Chris Griffiths, Dr Russell Lain, Dr Alain Middleton, Associate Professor Bill O’Reilly, Associate Professor Jane Taylor
October 30th to November 3rd 2017 – Department of Forensic Medicine – Aarhus [Denmark]
Disaster Victim Identification Course (Forensic Odontology)
This IOFOS patronaged course will be hosted by the Department of Forensic Medicine, Aarhus University, which is located in the modern facilities of Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby, Denmark http://www.en.auh.dk/about-the-hospital/
An international panel of recognized lecturers with in depth experience within the forensic odontology field – including engagement in national and international DVI-operations – will act as teachers in this course.
The course is structured as an interaction between lectures covering the theoretical background, and hands-on exercises including PM-examination and registrations in the morgue, AM-registrations, and a mock-accident providing introduction to data entry and search strategies in DVI software system.
- PM-examination; PM radiology, clinical photography, special investigations
- Aspects of age estimation
- Anthropological aspects of identification
- Introduction to other primary identifiers (fingerprints, DNA)
- DVI principles; reconciliation and conclusion
- DVI, major accidents, mass graves
- Occupational aspects of forensic odontology
- Short introduction to entomology in forensic sciences
For further information and pre-registration please visit the course homepage: