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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Conference venue
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

Subway (Métro): Ligne 1   station "Porte Maillot"
Bus: Ligne 43   station "Palais des Congrès" or PC1 or PC3
Shuttle Air France: (every 20 minutes)   station "Porte Maillot"

The official conference language is English. No translation will be provided.


Banks and money exchange:
banks are generally open Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
1 €    0,95 USD (january 2001).

Local transport
Paris has a comprehensive transport network consisting of the subway (métro) and buses.Tickets are available at most subway stations.

Climate and clothing
The weather in Paris at the end of August is usually very pleasant with an average temperature of 24°C.Casual dress may be worn at the conference and social events.

Electricity voltage is 220V,50 Hz.

The organizing committee will not take any liability for personal injuries or loss or damage or property belonging to conference participants and accompanying persons.Please check your personal insurance.

A 12% service charge is included in bills,but you will be expected to give a 5-10% tip to waiters,hotel porters, guides and taxi drivers.It is at your discretion.

Medical emergencies
Dial 15 or dial 112 with GSM.


All kinds of visits and excursions exist to enable you to discover Paris,from the most traditional to the most original:Tour Eiffel, Notre-Dame de Paris, Sacré Cœur,Arc de Triomphe, Louvre and Orsay museums, and many other unmissable,famous,marvelous and hidden places.

Professionals from Paris tourist-office are at your service to make your stay an unforgettable one.

Main tourist office
127,avenue des Champs-Elysées - 75008 Paris
RER: Charles-de-Gaulle-Etoile,Métro:George V
Phone: 08 36 68 31 12 (only from France)
Fax:+ 33 1 49 52 53 00