Programme of Events

Friday 1st December - Welcome Event

19.00 – late Welcome Drinks (cash bar)
20:00 - late Hot Fork Buffet (ticket only)

Saturday 2nd December - BAHID Conference

08:45 – 09:15 Registration and coffee
09:15 – 09:20 Welcome -  Honorary Secretary, Leigh Evans
09:25 – 09:30 Introduction - Honorary President, Dr Dick Shepherd
Session 1 - Esther Poulus
09:30 – 10:00 Lorna Irish - Victim Recovery Dogs: Changing Current Dogma
10:00 – 10:30 Alastair Vannan - Forensic Remote Sensing
10:30 - 11:00 Mike Groen - The Amsterdam Research Initiative for Subsurface Taphonmy and Anthropology (ARISTA): The making of a human taphonomy facility in the Netherlands. 
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee and Posters
Session 2 - Chair: Dave Ridgewell
11:15 – 11:35 Keith Silika* - The confluence of politics and forensics in the exhumation of remains in Zimbabwe
11:35 – 11:55 Megan Quick* - Searching for Murder Victims: A Computational Model Approach
11:55 - 12:15 Charles Ritchie* - Use of a Structured Light 3D Face Scanner in CCTV Image Comparison
12:15 - 12:35 Kirstie Bransfield-Garth* - Digital vs Physical: The consistency of sex and age estimations from the pubic bone between dry bone, 3D scanned bone and 3D printed bone replicas
12:45 – 13:30 Buffet lunch and posters
Session 3 - Workshop - Chair: Carole Davenport
13:30 – 15:00 Matteo Borinni and Simone Montaldo - Searching for Missing People: a multidisciplinary strategy combining Forensic Archaeology, Psychology and Canine Units
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee and Posters
Session 4 - Chair: Rose Drew
15:15 – 15:55 Turi King - King Richard III - the resolution of a 500 year old cold case.
15:55 – 16:25 Samantha De Simone - The role of Computed Tomography (CT) in resolving commingled remains: a 3-Dimensional analysis of different techniques
16:25 – 16:55 Stephen Gregory - DVI: The Challenges - Why "we" have to improve professionally and ethically
16:55 - onwards Closing remarks with Honorary President, Dick Shepherd, followed by the announcement of the student presentation prize winners
 Approximately 17:15 BAHID AGM - Please can all non-members leave the room at this point
  BAHID Council Meeting - Council members only
19.00 – 20:00 Wine and drinks reception
20.00 – late Buffet dinner, followed by drinks

Sunday 3rd December - BAFA Conference

8:30 - 9:30 BAFA Steering Committee Meeting
9:30 - 10:30 BAFA Members Meeting - AGM - Please can all non-members leave the room at this point
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break
Ancestry Workshop
10:45 - 11:45 Patrick S. Randolph Quinney -  Ancestry Assessment from craniometrics: when and when not to use morphometric data. This presentation will cover an introduction to the collection of metric data in ancestry estimation; statistical principles in the assessement of biological affinity; the FORDISC problem and forensic case applications: resolving metric and morphscopic approaches.
11:45 - 12:15 Samuel R Rennie - Considerations for using Ancestry Estimation Software: Examples from California. This presentation will cover the utilisation of CranID and FORDISC and how they differ; case examples with results from CranID, FORDISC (using FDB), and FORDISC (using Howells Database) for a small collection of skulls with known origin.
12:15 - 12:30 Discussion
12:30 - 13:30 Buffet Lunch
13:30 - 14:00 Paul Elsmore - Ancestry Inference using DNA Testing. This presentation will cover the use of Y-STR profiling to provide an indication of male ancestry and STR ancestry testing to assist in ethnic inference; Ancestry Informative Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (aiSNPs/aSNPs) using Next Generation Sequencing techniques; mitochondrial DNA Sequencing
14:00 - 15:30 Practical workshop - This practical session will ask you assign ancestry to images of crania, using morphoscopic traits and FORDISC outputs. Results for the entire group will be looked at and discussed in the context of the known origin of each individual.
15:30 - 15:45  Coffee break 
15:45 - 16:30 Discussion - Ethical considerations; The problems and issues around ancestry estimation; Managing Police/Coroner and Procurato Fiscal expectations
16:30 Close of Workshop - Presentation of Certificates of Attendance

 *Student Prize eligible presentation

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