International Forensic Science Symposium
Held every three years, this important forum brings together laboratory managers from INTERPOL countries across the world.
It presents advances in scientific methods and suggests ways to apply them in criminal investigations.
The next symposium will be held in 2013.
The conference lasts four days and includes different types of sessions, for example:
- The review of scientific papers;
- Poster presentations;
- Thematic workshops;
- Panel discussions and question and answer sessions.
Bringing together specialists from INTERPOL countries across the world, the symposium facilitates the following activities:
- Exchanging information to enhance scientific contributions in criminal investigation and the administration of justice;
- Presenting updates made in forensic evidence types over the previous three years;
- Discussing current problems and proposing possible solutions;
- Identifying trends and their potential impact on forensic science.
Selected laboratories coordinate the symposium, overseen by an Organizing Committee. The laboratories have internationally recognized competence and carry out the following functions:
- Reviewing progress and trends of evidence types;
- Preparing overview document ;
- Presenting the key issues for review.
If you would like to find out more about the next symposium (2013) – either as a participant or a potential coordinating laboratory – please contact the Disaster Victim Identification team at the INTERPOL General Secretariat.