Congrès d’Automne de la  Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences

Congrès d’Automne de la Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences

Congrès d’Automne

du 5 au 6 Novembre 2015

Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel

Blackfriars Street





Cette conférence fera le point sur l’état d’avancement et le futur de la Recherche et Développement dans le domaine des sciences forensiques.




 Jeudi 5 Novembre 2015

08.00 Registration

09.20 Opening address: Tom Nelson, President, The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences
Chair of sessions: Dr Ann Priston, Immediate Past President, The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences

09.30 Plenary session: “Ring the changes, no need for miscarriages of expertise” – John Coster van Voorhout LL.M, Appeal court Judge & Chairman of the Board of Court Experts, Dutch Register of Court Experts

10.00 Forensic innovation – a response to terrorism through the years: Detective Chief Inspector Dominic Murphy, Head of Digital Investigations, Metropolitan Police

11.00 Refreshments, sponsors and posters

11.30 Investigating the cause of failure of lashing gear on-board a vessel: Dr Sophie Parsons, Forensic Engineer, HFS-Asia

12.00 The identification of emotions from gait: Professor Ivan Birch, Consultant Expert Witness, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

12.30 Lunch

Afternoon workshops

13.30 Scene and Fingerprint validations – the ground truth and nothing but the truth: Joanne Tierney, Fingerprint Lead Scientist and Adele Martin, Lead Scientist, Scene Examination, SPA Forensic Services
Botany, Palynology, and Mycology: Intelligence and evidence from corpses, exhibits, soils and other materials: Professor Patricia Wiltshire, Visiting Professor, Southampton University/Royal Botanic Garden, Kew & Professor David Hawksworth CBE, Royal Botanic Garden, Kew/Natural History Museum
New Age, New Challenges: Professor John Walker, Visiting Professor, Nottingham Trent University

15.30 Refreshments, sponsors and posters

15.50 Fingerprints and DNA as solvability factors in volume crime investigations – Dr Paul Smith, Senior Lecturer and Course Leader, University of Portsmouth, Terry Lowe, Hampshire Constabulary and Richard Kappend, University of Portsmouth

16.00 Panel discussion: Change for Justice (chaired by Brian Rankin)

19.00 Presidential speech: Tom Nelson, President, The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences

19.30 Annual Awards Black Tie Dinner


Vendredi 6 Novembre 2015

08.30 Registration
Chair of sessions: Callum Sutherland, Conference Convenor/Vice President, The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences

09.30 Plenary session: title tbc: Mary Calam, Director General, Crime and Policing Group, Home Office

10.00 Back to the future – forensic temporal analysis and the cold case: Howard Atkin, CEO, d3 Informatics

11.00 Refreshments, sponsors and posters

11.30 Research, quality & continuous improvement in forensic science: Dr Gillian Tully, Forensic Science Regulator

12.00 Chemical profiling of fingerprints using Mass Spectrometry – challenges and opportunities for forensic science: Dr Melanie Bailey, Lecturer in Forensic Analysis, University of Surrey

12.30 The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences AGM (Members only)

12.30 Lunch

Afternoon workshops

13.30 Sampling for trace evidence at point of entries: can we improve this? – Dr Claire Gwinnett, Principal Lecturer and Researcher in Forensic Science, Staffordshire University & Professor Andrew Jackson,  leader of Forensic and Crime Science at Staffordshire University
Challenges and opportunities in drug analysis: Dr Felicity Carlysle, Knowledge Transfer Manager/Forensic Science Special Interest Group Coordinator, Forensic Science Special Interest Group, The knowledge Transfer Network

15.30 Refreshments, sponsors and posters

15.45 Blood, sweat and tears – body fluid project at Foster + Freeman: Yvonne Tuner, Consultant Forensic Scientist, Foster and Freeman Ltd

16.15 Closing remarks & presentation for best poster: Tom Nelson, President, The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences

16.30 Close of conference


Annual Awards Black Dinner

As a ceremonial event to formally recognise the achievements of others, the dress code on the evening will be black tie or formal dress.

The evening will commence at 7.00pm with an address from the Society’s President Tom Nelson.  The following Annual Awards will be presented on the evening:-

PW Allen Award – presented for the most meritorious paper or dissertation published in 2014 volumes of Science and Justice.
Postgraduate Diploma – for candidates who have passed a diploma in the forensic disciplines of firearms examination, identity documents, document examination, fire investigation & crime scene examination.
Accreditation and Recognition Scheme
Undergraduate Award – for the most meritorious student on an accredited undergraduate forensic course.
Postgraduate Award – for the most meritorious student on an accredited postgraduate forensic course.
The Dr Ann Priston Award for Excellence in Casework

Chartred Society of Forensic Sciences


Plus d’informations 


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