IAFS 2017

21st Triennial Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Sciences 2017

August, 21-25, 2017
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

The 21st Triennial Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS ) in Toronto, Canada, August 2017, is now accepting registrations and abstract submissions!

What is the IAFS?

The IAFS is the only worldwide association of academics and practicing professionals from various disciplines in forensic science, including:

  • Forensic pathologists
  • Forensic scientists
  • Professionals working in police, government or private forensic laboratories dealing with fingerprints, DNA, drug analysis, toxicology, firearms, documents, trace evidence, accident reconstruction, etc.
  • Other branches of forensic science, such as forensic psychiatry, physical anthropology, medical law and bioethics, forensic odontology, forensic scientific research, etc.

Dear Friend of IAFS,

I am honoured to be President of the International Association of Forensic Sciences, 2014-2017, and to be organizing the 21st Triennial Meeting of IAFS in Toronto in August 2017, together with our partners, the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, the University of Toronto and Tourism Toronto.

The IAFS encompasses academics and practicing professionals in the forensic specialties. Since 1957, the IAFS has delivered an international conference every three years to allow the forensic community to meet and exchange ideas.

We recognize that forensic sciences have an important truth-seeking role to support human rights and justice. Your IAFS 2017 organizing committees are working hard to deliver a scientific program that will be relevant, cross-cutting and future-focused through the theme, Inter-Professional Collaboration in Forensic Science. Topics have been selected to highlight humanitarian aspects of forensic science, and reflect our interest in promoting evidence-based practices.

We hope to attract young forensic physicians and scientists from all over the world, particularly from developing nations, who can strengthen forensic capacity in their own countries.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada is ranked as one of the best cities in the world to live in because of its attractions, safety and diverse population. IAFS 2017 will take place during the 150th anniversary of Canada and Ontario. We are excited to introduce our international guests to our beautiful city, province and country and our wonderful people.

IAFS 2017 will be a remarkable opportunity for continuing education, professional development, and making connections and lasting friendships. I am looking forward to greeting all of you in Toronto in August 2017!


Michael S. Pollanen
Chief Forensic Pathologist for Ontario
Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto
President, International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS), 2014–2017

Please follow the links below and visit our website (www.iafstoronto2017.com) to find details about IAFS 2017, including scientific content, areas of special interest, international faculty, awards, networking opportunities, travel assistance, hotel accommodations and tourism information.

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IAFS 2017

V International Conference on Novel Psychoactive Substances

October, 23-24, 2017
Vienna, AUSTRIa

Dear all,

We are pleased to announce the Fifth International Conference on NPS to be held from 23 to 24 October 2017 at the United Nations in Vienna, Austria. The conference is jointly organised by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), University of Hertfordshire and Sapienza University of Rome.

The first four International Conferences on NPS, held in Budapest (2012; 2015) Swansea (2013) and Rome (2014), were extremely successful events to share knowledge and strengthen collaboration on NPS among multidisciplinary professionals at the international level.

The main objectives of this fifth event are to share evidence-based information on NPS and latest trends of misuse; improve the understanding of clinical treatment and management of NPS use; explore policy and legislative responses to NPS; develop innovative prevention measures for vulnerable individuals; identify public health implications of NPS and explore motivations and socio-cultural factors underlying NPS use. To attend this conference please register on the conference webpage. Abstract submissions will close on Sunday, 30th April 2017.

For additional information, please see:

The Global SMART Team
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