Important dates and deadlines

Abstract submission:
March 1, 2002

Early registration:
March 31, 2002

Abstract notification:
May 2002

Cancellation of registration:
June 1, 2002

Accommodation réservations:

Self registration

Conference secretariat
Institut de Médecine Légale
Place Théo Varlet
59000 Lille, France
Phone: + 33 3 20 62 12 23
Fax: + 33 3 20 62 12 29

Congress location
Hôtel Le Méridien Etoile
81, boulevard Gouvion Saint-Cyr
75017 Paris, France
Phone: + 33 1 40 68 34 34
Fax: + 33 1 40 68 31 31

Connected meeting
Please note that the 16th world conference of the International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS) will take place the week after our meeting, in Montpellier, which is about 780 km to the south of Paris. All information is available through Internet at

Places and locations
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· Registration fees :

Please note!
On-site registration will cost:
· Full participants: 650 euro
· Accompanying persons: 350 euro
So, register before arriving in Paris.

to those who are not registered yet (Aug. 8, 2002) the organizing committee can not guarantee the participation to the social events on wednesday (tour in Chateau Versailles and dinner in a guingette restaurant).

· Welcome Cocktail at the Tour Eiffel

The French Society of Analytical Toxicology (Société Française de Toxicologie analytique, SFTA) invites you on Monday, August 26 to a welcome cocktail on the first floor of the Tour Eiffel.

It is mandatory to obtain a ticket that give free access to the tower at the registration desk (Monday 26, from 14h to 18h) at the hôtel Méridien. This will allow you to use the elevator so you will not have to climb the 347 steps that lead to the first floor …. A map on how to go from the hôtel Méridien to the Eiffel tower will also be given at the registration.
For further information, the official site of the Tour Eiffel:

· Official wellcome address at the Cour de Cassation

As the highest court in the French judicial system, the Cour de Cassation enjoys a rich history, including that of its predecessor, the Tribunal de Cassation, established by the Assemblée Constituante in 1790 after the French Revolution.
No food and no beverage will be served in this place. The Cour de Cassation is situated on the "Ile de la Cité" in the heart of Paris. You will find many typical restaurants to go for dinner after the wellcome address.
An access map and a list of restaurants will be available at the registration desk.
For the history of the Cour de Cassation:

Walk at the chateau de Versailles (Wednesday 28)

After a rapid lunch at the hotel, buses will take you to the castle in Versailles, where a special visit per groups of 30 will be organised. Please check the number of your bus at the registration desk.
To learn more about the history of the castle:

Soirée Guinguette

Do you know what a guinguette is?
One hundred years ago, guinguettes were the place where Parisians went for relaxation, a few kilometres from the city. On Sunday, they came to these small country inns along the edge of the Marne river to make boatrides, watch the pretty girls dance to the sound of the accordion in the "bals musettes" while drinking white wine or "guinguet".
In the guinguette of " petit Robinson " that we have chosen for you, you will taste the aperitif wines of the years 1900 and specialities of the " belle époque ".
For more information:

Please note: the guingette restaurant is an old-fashion restaurant and therefore jeans, T-shirts, snickers and/or jogging-shoes are not allowed.

Musée du Vin (Thursday 29)

Visit of the Wine Museum and interactive blind tasting of 3 wines.

There will be two groups: Group 1: from 19 to 20h15
Group 2: from 20h45 to 22h00 Please register on the boards
close to the registration desk. Access map will be provided at the
registration desk.
For more information on the Musée du Vin:

Farewell Banquet at the Pavillon Dauphine

A place full of history and a prestigious setting at the edge of the Bois de Boulogne, at a 10-minute walking distance of the hotel Méridien.
Access map will be provided at the registration desk