On 20-23th November 2017 Caparica (Portugal) was held The I International Caparica Conference in Translational Forensics. This event aimed to connect in a transversal way all who involved in Forensics with the objective of join together as many forensic disciplines as possible. The idea was to share the latest advances in forensic research and forensic technology as well as to report on their implementation in real cases.
Conference Subjects of the conference were: 1) new trends in Forensic Analysis; 2) new views for traditional forensics; 3) Forensic Pathology; 4) Death Investigation; 5) Forensic Sciences; 6) Forensic Psychology; 7) Forensic Psychiatry; 8) Policing; 9) Legal and Judicial Systems.
Plenary speakers had possibility to present their scientific reports: “Advances in forensic genetics: Forensic DNA phenotyping” by PhD Angel Carracedo (Institute of Forensic Sciences – University of Santiago de Compostela; Public Fundation of Genomic Medicine-Galician Service of Health, Santiago de Compostela, Spain); “The Virtopsy approach – revolution or evolution in Forensic Medicine?” by PhD Michael Thali (Executive MBA HSG Direktor, Institut für Rechtsmedizin Zürich, Switzerland); “Criminal profiling through MALDI MS based technologies applied to latent fingermarks” by PhD Simona Francese (Centre for Mass Spectrometry Imaging, Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK); “Estimation of the time since death” by PhD Burkhard Madea (Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Bonn, Germany); “Postmortem changes and Interpretation of Amphetamine type stimulants” by PhD Heesun Chung (Graduate School of Analytical Science and Technology(GRAST) Chungnam National University, South Korea); and PhD David Camacho (Computer Science Department, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain).
Confernce had also keynote speakers. They could presented their reports, it were: “Applications of mass spectrometry to forensic sciences: ToF-SIMS and LA-ICP- ToF-MS” by PhD Malgorzata Iwona Szynkowska (Institute of General and Ecological Chemistry, Technical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland); “Global Responsibility: The Role We Play in Developing Forensic Science” by PhD Kevin Lothridge (National Forensic Science Technology Center, USA); “Recognition of patterns in pattern recognition” by PhD Alexey L. Pomerantsev (Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics RAS, Russia); “The Forensic Toxicokinetics of Poisoning Biomarker” by PhD Keming Yun (School of Forensic Medicine, Shanxi Medical University, China); “Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault: The Right Investigation, the Right Specimen, the Right Lab and, the Right Interpretation” by PhD Ashraf Mozayani (Texas Southern University, Texas, USA); and “Recent Advances in the Analytical Chemistry of Cadaveric Decomposition” by PhD Jean-François Focant (CART, Organic and Biological Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry – University of Liège, Belgium).
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