10th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON

FORENSIC MEDICINE AND SCIENCES

(AUFT 2019)

Humanitarian Forensics 

Education, Training and Practice

09 - 11 April 2019

 

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WELCOME MESSAGE


The Arab Union of Forensics and Toxicology is delighted to welcome you in the 10th International Conference on Forensic Medicine and Sciences, (AUFT 2019), under the theme “Humanitarian Forensics - Education, Training and Practice”. The conference is organized under the patronage of her excellency Egyptian minister of Health & population and in cooperation with International Academy of Legal Medicine (IALM), International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS), new Mediterranean Academy of Forensic Sciences (nMAFS) and Faculty of medicine, Cairo University.



The conference will attract participants in the fields of Forensic Medicine & Sciences, who are interested in discussing various topics and identifying difficulties, challenges and obstacles confronting the forensic practice in Middle East Countries, beside ways to improve the forensic service quality. Scientific sessions will include keynote lectures by distinguished speakers from leading International Forensic Organizations, plenary sessions, free oral and poster presentations, Special sessions will be devoted to the topics of "Humanitarian Forensic Action", "Domestic Violence", and "Disaster Victim Identification, DVI". Workshops will take place concurrently within the three-day conference.


We are pleased to invite you to attend and participate with us in The 10th International Conference of Forensic Medicine and Sciences, AUFT 2019.

Prof. Younes Lindgren

AUFT President

Prof. Dina Shokry 

Head of Forensic Medicine Department , Armed Forces College of Medicine (AFCM), Egypt


Professor of Forensic Medicine, Cairo University


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE


Dr Dina Shokry

President of the Conference


Dr Mohamed El-Fawal

Honorary President


Dr Abeer Zayed

Secretary General


Dr Osama El Serafy

Conference Coordinator


Organizers (alphabetical order)

Dr Alshareif Hashim

Dr Amr Khattab

Dr Mokhtar Fathy

Dr Nazih Ramadan

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 ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Authors who are willing to present their work in the 10th International conference on Forensic Medicine and Sciences (AUFT 2019) should read the following guidelines before submitting his/her abstract(s) to the conference scientific committee:

- Authors may contribute in the scientific program with more than one abstract.

- Authors should submit original work that has not been published nor presented before.

- Abstracts and presentations should be written in the conference official languages: English / Arabic.

- The full manuscript of the accepted abstracts will be included in the conference proceedings.

- Authors who are willing to present their work in the conference should register first before proceeding to the abstract submission section.

- Abstracts must be filled in the specific field or uploaded as a file (MS WORD or PDF).


Abstract Title: Capitalize only the first word of the title and proper nouns. Characters may include Greek and Arabic letters/symbols, math operators, up and down arrows, and the degree symbol*. Allowable formatting includes bold, italics, underline, subscript, and superscript. Character limit = 110 (Note: Spaces will count against the character limits). 


Affiliations: Enter the author(s) professional affiliations at the time of the study. Affiliations should be listed in the order in which the author(s) name(s) is/are given in the byline. For authors affiliated with a university, the department, school or college, university, city, and state should be listed (in that order). If authors do not all have the same affiliation, the author(s) last name(s) should be given in parentheses to indicate affiliation. Character limit = 330 (Note: Spaces will count against the character limits). 


Abstract Content: Enter the content of your abstract. Do not include blank lines or paragraph breaks. Characters may include Greek and Arabic letters/symbols, math operators, up and down arrows, and the degree symbol. Formatting may include bold, italics, underline, subscript, and superscript. Words limit = 700 (Note: Spaces will count against the character limits). Please include the following sections in your abstract: Background/Purpose, Objective(s), Methods, Results, and Conclusion(s). 



- An automatic reply email will be sent to your registered email once your submission is completed confirming your submission.

 - Abstract submission deadline: March 1st, 2019- 12:00 am (Cairo Local Time)

 - Abstract approval/rejection notifications will be sent to applicant after the review of the scientific committee

 - Guidelines for poster presentation will be sent via email to authors who has accepted abstracts for poster presentation.

- Your Abstract submission email notification might end up in your Spam/Junk email folder, so please check it frequently.

- If you are not notified, kindly contact the office-in-charge to confirm your abstract submission.

- Please do not submit multiple copies of the same abstract


Deadline for Submission: March 1st, 2019 -12:00 am 

MAIN TOPICS

Clinical Forensic Medicine

Forensic Pathology

Clinical Toxicology

Forensic Anthropology

Analytical Toxicology

Forensic Entomology

Medical Ethics

Forensic Nursing

Crime Scene Investigation

Biometrics 

 

Ballistics

Forensic Genetics

Document Examinations

Forensic Radiology

Fingerprints

Domestic Violence

Forensic Odontology

Mass Disaster Management

Cybercrimes

Forensic Chemistry

 

WORKSHOPS

Best Practice in Heart Autopsy in Medicolegal Contexts: A Pathological Approach.

Speakers

Hanan Hosny Hassan Director General and Head of Forensic pathology department, Forensic

Medicine Authority, Ministry of Justice, Egypt


Nora Fawzy Fnon Forensic pathologist, Forensic Medicine Authority, Ministry of Justice, Egypt


Abstract


The accurate diagnosis of cardiac diseases is of particular importance in forensic community. Forensic Pathologists are responsible for determining the precise cause and mechanism of sudden death but there is still considerable variation in the way in which they approach this increasingly complex task.

This workshop will present the best standard that is required in the routine autopsy practice of the heart for the adequate diagnosis; it will include a detailed demonstrative protocol for the pathological examination of the heart, recommendations for the selection of histological blocks and diagnostic criteria of different cardiac diseases. It will allow meaningful comparisons between different communities and regions and permit the identification of patterns of cardiac diseases causing death. 


Learning objectives


  •  Autopsy techniques in pathological examination and dissection of the heart
  • Implications, indications and significance of heart examination in different forensic scenarios.
  • Heart sampling for pathological examination
  • Demonstrating pathological findings in different forensic scenarios and its pathological criteria.



Agenda

Session 1

Dr. Hanan Hosny Hassan

  • Anatomy of the heart & normal variants commonly seen in daily work.
  • Gross examination of the heart in different forensic scenarios.
  • Full detailed demonstrative and sophisticated complete dissection of the heart (step by step).
  • When fixation of the heart is recommended or a must (indications of heart retention).
  • How to fix a heart for complete microscopic examination (method of preservation).
  • When complete microscopic examination of the heart is recommended or a must.
  • Heart sampling for microscopic examination



Break : 15min



Session 2

Dr. Nora Fawzy Fnon

Pathological findings in different forensic scenarios

Diagnostic criteria of different Heart diseases.




Building Your Research Portfolio in Forensic Medicine: Developing a Conceptual Framework for Academic Writing and Publishing


Speakers:

Dr. Ahmed Samarji Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Head of the Education

Department at Phoenicia University, Lebanon.


Abstract

This workshop will explore a conceptual framework for academic writing and publishing to support academics and researchers in forensic medicine in developing their writing capabilities for research purposes. Participants in this workshop will explore tips and tactics to advance academic writing, including style, tone, and genre. Participants will also expand their capabilities on how to effectively develop their abstracts as the pivot of their research papers, appreciating that a well-written abstract increases the chances of acceptance of a research paper, in addition to the views, citations, and altmetric after the paper has been published.


Learning Objectives

  • Advance academic writing capabilities
  • Develop writing strategies to build a research narrative
  • Identify participants’ voices and stances as they develop their research narratives
  • Explore abstracts as a strategy for addressing the “so what?” factor
  • Effectively develop abstracts to increase the chances of acceptance of a research paper
  • Effectively develop abstracts to increase views, citations, and altmetric after the paper has been published


Agenda


Session 1: Introduction and Advancing Academic Writing

Break

Session 2: Developing Research Writing Capabilities

Humanitarian Forensic Action – Field experiences from the International Committee of the Red Cross 

Speakers

Forensic Specialist of the Forensic Unit of the ICRC

Oran Finegan, ICRC Geneva

Morris Tidball-Binz, ICRC Geneva

Yarimar Ruiz, ICRC Teheran

Senem Skulj, ICRC Baghdad

Angelica Guzman, ICRC Beirut

Udo Krenzer, ICRC Kuwait


Abstract


The workshop is aiming to provide an in depth overview of the emerging field of Humanitarian Forensic Action as employed by the ICRC. The focus will be on practical experiences and considerations for best practices for the search for, recovery, analysis, documentation, identification and return of human remain from humanitarian contexts with a special emphasis of the Middle and Near East Region.

Based on lessons learned, the group of specialized forensic experts will be providing the audience with practical recommendations for the application of good forensic science. 


Learning objectives


  • Familiarize the audience with the field of Humanitarian Forensic Action.
  • Share international normative and guiding principles for humanitarian action.
  • Sensitize on the growing needs related to capacity building in humanitarian settings and other challenging contexts.
  • Promote best practice for the management of the dead in armed conflicts and disaster.



Agenda


  • Humanitarian Forensic Action – Evolution of a new field of Forensic Science
  • Search and identification of missing persons – lessons learned from Tripartite Mechanisms
  • Management of the dead in armed conflict – considerations for effective procedures of recovery and identification
  • Achievements and challenges of Disaster Victim Identification – the genetic perspective
  • Forensic information management – recommendations for the collection, analysis, interpretation and protection of forensic data (with a practical exercise).
  • ICRC Missing Person’s Project – Standard setting for the forensic practice


Each session will have the duration of one hour, including time for discussion and questions




Security documents: production, issuance and (e-)verification.

Fraud: Document vs Passenger Assessment vs Itinerary

Speakers

Nelson Goncalves Senior IBM training specialist / ACBC – Moshi 


Abstract

Immigration and Border Control Agencies worldwide regularly make important decisions based on travel documents used by nationals and foreigners.

Travel documents are the basis for: the issuance of visas, granting admission to a country, renewal/extension of visas and residence permits.

The individual’s biographical and document data is derived from the passport, identity card or other document and used to make decisions about admission, refusal or the individual’s legal status in the country.


This data is subsequently stored in the systems of the immigration authorities.


It is important to note that there is very little, if any, communication between the immigration authorities who make the decisions and the issuing authorities who produce the documents used by travelers.


As a result, there is an enormous demand for travel documents to facilitate the illegal movement of persons.


Globally, hundreds of thousands of documents are needed to assist illegal migrants to cross borders, facilitate criminal activities and conceal the real identity and nationality of persons.


The Stolen and Lost Travel Document database of INTERPOL already contains more than 20,000,000 million records of illicit passport numbers from countries all over the world. When illegal print shops are dismantled often more than thousands of counterfeit documents are seized.


Therefore, it is of utmost importance that the immigration and border control officers understand how travel documents are secured, produced and issued, but also how fraud can be recognized (verified).


Learning objectives

  • Be able to understand the steps involving the production of a security document;
  • Be able to know the different production substrates and techniques;
  • Apply the “see, view, tilt” technique for document verification’
  • Use different kind of equipment for document verification;
  • Informed about e-passports and biometrics: importance and advantages
  • Fraud: typologies, concepts and detection;
  • Passenger Assessment: look-a-like and impostors;
  • Use of additional tools to verify documents: App’s and mobile equipment


Target participants

No ceiling to number of attendees. Open to all participants.

Workshop Registration Fees

EGP 500 Per Workshop


INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS

 

  • Sherry D. Barclay

    Prof. Duarte Nuno Vieira

    Portugal

  • John Crawford

    Prof. Angel Carracedo

    Spain

  • Teodelina Granado

    Prof. Santo Davide Ferrara

    Italy

  • Asmarina Tewolde

    Prof. Michael Thali

    Switzerland

  • Wei Li

    Prof. Douglas H. Ubelaker

    USA

  • Annot Guédry

    Prof. Mete Gulmen

    Turkey

  • Lea Vrabec

    Dr. John Clark

    UK

  • Oddur Arnarsson

    Prof. Adarsh Kumar

    India

  • Dr. Ahmad Samarji

    Lebanon

  • Biography After completing his undergraduate and PhD studies in forensic science at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Claude Roux migrated to Australia in 1996. Claude has been pivotal to the development of forensic science in his adopted country over the past 23 years by developing and leading the first undergraduate degree and PhD program in forensic science. He currently is Professor of Forensic Science and Director of the Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). His research activities cover a broad spectrum of forensic science, including trace evidence and chemical criminalistics, documents, fingerprints, forensic intelligence and the contribution of forensic science to policing and security. His professional motivation has been largely driven by his vision of forensic science as a distinctive academic and holistic research-based discipline.  Throughout his career, Claude has published more than 180 refereed papers, 26 book chapters, one book and a large number of conference presentations. He has attracted $5.5M in competitive research grants in the last 10 years, including Australian Research Council, other Government and industry funding. He also received more than 20 prizes and awards including from the National Institute of Forensic Science, the 2004 AIPS Tall Poppy Award and the 2015 Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Medal for Research Impact (inaugural award). He has a long and established reputation for effective collaboration with forensic and other government agencies in Australia and overseas, as well as with other academic partners.  Claude is a member of the editorial board of six scientific journals and of a number of working and advisory groups in Australia and overseas. He was President of the Australian & New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS) from 2010 to 2016. He is the President of the International Association of Forensic Sciences for 2017-2020, the current Vice-President of the Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales. He also serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Criminal Court.

    Prof. Claude Roux

    Australia

  • Prof. Stephen Cordner

    Prof. Stephen Cordner

    Australia

  • Morris Tidball

    Prof. Morris Tidball-Binz

    Argentina


  • Prof. Oran Finegan

    Ireland


  • Prof. Noriaki IKEDA

    Japan

  • Prof. Osama Al Madani

    KSA

  • Prof. Udo Krenzer

    Germany

  • Dr. Ahmed Alyahya

    KSA

  • Dr. Abdulsallam Bakdash

    NAUSS

  • Dr. Maha AlMazroua

    KSA

  • Dr. Manal Bamousa

    KSA

  • Prof. Ahmed Belhouss

    Morocco

  • Prof. Muataz Al-qazzaz 

    Iraq

Full Registration For Egyptians: EGP 1950

Includes

  • 2 days Conference
  • Coffee Breaks & Lunch
  • Certificates & Conference Kit
  • 1 Workshop



REGISTRATION

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500
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750 
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100
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125
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1 Workshop  

ACCOMMODATION

Hotels rooms are limited and late registrations will be subject to room availability


CONTINENTAL HOTEL HURGHADA (all rooms reserved)

 

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2000
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2000
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115
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115
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Double Room  EGP
2650
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150
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Room Upgrade / Night EGP
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ACCOMMODATION FOR YOUNG RESEARCHERS



Sunny Days Palma De Mirette Resort & SPA

 

 
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3100

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3400

--Per person for 2 Nights in double room
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Transportation Cairo-Hurghada
Accommodation Supplement - Single room

EGP
3650

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3950
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Transportation Cairo-Hurghada
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300
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300
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1000
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1000
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1300
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1300
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Social Activities


Gala Dinner : 575 EGP



How To Pay

  • Online Payment
  • Bank Draft Cheque to the "Conference Organizing Bureau"
  • Bank Transfer to

Arab African International Bank - Main Branch - Garden City

Account Name: Conference Organizing Bureau

Account Number: 500985

 Swift Code :ARAIEGCX

After Completing Bank Transfer to Deposit , please send a scanned copy via whatsapp to +201028045515


Scientific Council Contacts

Email: sci.council@auft.org

WhatsApp: +201223035739


AUFT Contacts

AUFT Website: www.auft.org

AUFT Email: info@auft.org