We are providing the information below since some of our members may be interested in attending:

Forensic Science Principles – Paving the way for IAFS 2023

Date: Tuesday 18 May 2021
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm AEST (Sydney)
Moderator: Prof. Claude Roux, IAFS President, University of Technology Sydney, Australia


Excerpt from IAFS 2023 website:

"Many facets of forensic science have been challenged for more than a decade. Scholars, forensic science organisations and peak Government bodies have collectively identified various issues or concerns relating to education, training, quality management and more. Many of the identified challenges may be linked to a more fundamental issue; there is little to no consensus on how best forensic science can be characterised as a discipline. Because of this shortcoming, it has been challenging to define the core principles of forensic science. This is a significant roadblock for the ongoing development and improvement of forensic science. How can we teach, research, and apply forensic science effectively if we are unclear about its fundamental principles?

These principles have now been debated by a group of more than 15 world-leading forensic scientists at the forefront of the planning for the 22nd Triennial Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Sciences in conjunction with the 25th Symposium of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society. Unfortunately, this meeting could not be hosted in Sydney in 2020 as planned due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To acknowledge this excellent work and wonderful support for IAFS 2020, a live-streamed and recorded event entitled ‘Paving the Way for IAFS 2023’ will cover current and future challenges in forensic science under the IAFS 2023 theme of ‘where to from here?’. Attendees will also gain early access to the principles titled the Sydney Declaration, which provides a fundamental definition and principles for forensic science."

Why attend?

- Hear from world-leading experts on the core principles of forensic science.
- Connect and engage with your forensic colleagues around the globe for this complimentary event.
- Have the opportunity to pre-submit questions when you register.
- Gain early access to the Sydney Declaration and help us re-define ‘what is Forensic Science’