• Some Advice from William Shakespeare

    Published on: 14-07-2019

    Don’t look now, but the 2019 Annual TIAFT Meeting is quickly approaching! Simon Elliott and the rest of the TIAFT 2019 Team are planning a memorable event for us in Birmingham, UK. There will also be the opportunity to visit William Shakespeare’s birthplace and gravesite in Stratford-upon-Avon...

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  • “A man grows most tired while standing still.” – Chinese Proverb

    Published on: 02-06-2019

    Last week, the TIAFT Board of Directors held its Mid-Year Meeting in conjunction with a Regional TIAFT Meeting in Shanghai, China. I am happy to report that both events were very productive; in part because everyone involved worked very hard to ensure success...

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  • You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you’ll get what you need. (Rolling Stones)

    Published on: 16-04-2019

    The above lyrics from one of the Rolling Stones’ most famous songs applies well to the upcoming deadline for TIAFT travel grants to attend the annual meeting in Birmingham. These travel grants are for members without financial support and they are offered to both Standard and DCF Members...

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  • Fancy Seeing You Here!

    Published on: 23-02-2019

    I was recently at the 2019 Annual Conference of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in Baltimore, Maryland. I earned my doctoral degree in toxicology blocks away from where the conference was held, so the meeting had some special meaning to me...

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  • Resolving to do Better in 2019!

    Published on: 18-01-2019

    With each New Year, many of us resolve to change. Whether it is to lose weight, exercise more, cutting back on a bad habit, or becoming a better person, research has found that when we share our New Year resolutions with others, we become more accountable and are more likely to follow through with them...

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  • Buenos Aires in the World’s Spotlight… Once Again

    Published on: 06-12-2018

    In late November, some of the world’s current leaders descended upon Buenos Aires, Argentina in order to work towards common goals to better the world. I’m not referring to the G-20 Summit, but instead I am talking about the Latin American Regional Meeting of TIAFT...

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  • "Your voice is my voice" (Mustafa Kemal Atatürk)

    Published on: 25-10-2018

    I was lucky to be able to participate in the most recent TIAFT Regional Meeting in Cappadocia, Turkey. Congratulations to the Meeting Chairs, Serap Annette Akgür and Nebile Dağlıoğlu, as well as their entire organizing team for another successful regional meeting in Turkey.

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  • To Meet an Old Friend in a Distant Country is Like the Delight of Rain After a Long Drought

    Published on: 10-09-2018

    As I write this, I am on my way home from another wonderful TIAFT Conference. Many thanks go to Sarah Wille, Christophe Stove, and the entire Belgian Team for putting together a magnificent scientific program and exceptional social event. It truly was as promised – “Addictive Days and Toxic Nights”.

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  • Navigation and Our Upcoming TIAFT Meetings

    Published on: 28-07-2018

    It is interesting that one of Belgium’s most famous historical figures was Gerardus Mercator, whose maps eventually became the standard for how we view the world today. So as we find our way to Ghent in the coming weeks, we should give a small thanks to the Belgian-born Gerardus Mercator.

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  • The Man Behind the Curtain!

    Published on: 16-06-2018

    In a famous scene from The Wizard of Oz, Toto reveals the true identity of the "Great and Powerful Oz" as a mild-mannered man pulling on control levers and turning the wheels that operate a grander figure...

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