2nd volume now available from CRC press

9781439825143

A supplemental follow-up to Forensic Human Identification: An Introduction is now available for purchase. Advances in Forensic Human Identification covers advances in the most well-known scientific techniques and discusses new and developing subjects and modalities of human identification. Details can be found here

Programme of Events

Friday 19th May

19.00 – late Welcome Drinks (cash bar)

Saturday 20th May

08:45 – 09:15 Registration and coffee
Morning Session 1 - Dr Leigh Evans
09:15 – 09:20 Welcome -  Honorary Secretary, Tom Black
09:25 – 09:30 Introduction - Honorary President, Dr Dick Shepherd
09:30 – 10:00 Dr John Clark, Forensic Pathologist - From Killings to Court
10:00 – 10:30 Rob Arnold, Operations Manager - British Red Cross
10:30 - 11:00 Dr Julie Roberts and Dr Vicky Bowyer, Cellmark Forensics -  Achieving a Positive Identification: Factors affecting DNA success rates in highly disrupted and commingled remains
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee and Posters
Morning Session 2 - Dr Dick Shepherd
11:15 – 11:45 Dr Simon Hale-Ross, Leeds Law School - Migration Concerns and the Identification of Potential Terrorists: The Legal Perspective
11:45 – 12:15 Dr Jan Bikker, ICRC - Identification of deceased migrants in the Mediterranean
12:15 - 12:45 Mayonne van Wijk and Michiel de Haas, Netherlands Forensic Institute - Practical considerations of imaging techniques used for age assessment in the living
12:45 – 13:45 Buffet lunch and posters
Afternoon Session 1 - Dr John Clark and Dr Jan Bikker
13:45 – 14:05 Tim Widden - Does Increasing Realism in Composite Sketches Improve Recognition?*
14:05 – 14:25 Karoline Nyhagen - Age Estimation in The Living Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging - A review of Current Methods Identifying the 18-Years Old Threshold*
14:25 – 14:55 Stephen Richey - Volunteer Search and Recovery Effort for Missing Aircraft in Lake Michigan: Planning and Logistics*
14:55 – 15:15 Erli Sarilita - Accuracy study of nose width estimation methods in a German adult population*
15:15 – 15:30 Coffee and Posters
 Afternoon Session 2 - Doris Eerhart
15:30 – 16:00 Maria Maclennan, Forensic Jeweller - Tracing Jewellery for the Purpose of Assisting in Human Identification
16:00 – 16.30 Irene O'Sullivan, Netherlands Forensic Institute - Mass grave investigations - the forensic challenges
16:30 – 17:00 Linda Ainscough, Cellmark Forensics - Unidentified Remains in the UK: An International Problem?
17:00 - onwards Panel discussion and closing remarks, followed by the announcement of the student presentation prize winners
 Approximately 17:30 BAHID Members meeting
  BAHID Council Meeting
19.00 – 20:00 Wine and drinks reception
20.00 – late Buffet dinner, followed by drinks

Sunday 21st May

9:30 - 10:30 BAFA Steering Committee meeting
10:30 - 11:30 BAFA Meeting - BAFA members only

 *Student Prize eligible presentation

It should be noted that this programme is provisional and subject to change