Announcing: Forensic Investigations to locate and identify the missing


5th March 2014

Cineworld: The O2, London, SE10 0DX, UK

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The search for the missing and their identification is an ever growing issue recognised by the international community and national governments alike. Investigations are a multi-disciplinary endeavour, and this forum presents examples from across the  scientific process of how this work has been successfully undertaken.

Finding solutions to the challenges posed by both operational activities in the field, and resolving issues of identification especially from multiple casualty events continues to be a pressing problem. The scale and difficulties with pinpointing disposal sites and the effective and standardised approaches to dealing with mass graves and numerous skeletonised remains  require constant development of techniques to make the scientific process more effective.

New research and case studies into how bring cases are brought to light and to conclusion are presented from a range of academic and discipline professionals.  This International Forum will comprise of expert talks and plenty of networking opportunities.

This event  has CPD accreditation and is part of the Forensic Forums 2014 series –

Meeting chair:  Mr Ian Hanson, International Commission on Missing Persons, Sarajevo

The Deadline for abstract submissions for oral presentation is January 10th 2014

Abstracts for poster presentation only can be submitted up to two weeks before the event


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Talks include

The effective location of mass graves. The continuing work to find the missing from Srebrenica

Mr Ian Hanson, International Commission on Missing Persons, Sarajevo

The Excavation of a WW1 Mass Grave: Recovery & Identification of Australian And British Servicemen, Fromelles, France

Mrs Alison Anderson, Senior Anatomical Pathology Technologist,NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Association of Anatomical Pathology Technology, Scotland, UK


GIS analysis and the reliability and validify of a forensic survey

Mr Mike Groen, Forensic Archaeologist, Netherlands Forensic Institute, The Netherlands

Confidence in finding buried remains

Professor John Hunter, Consultant, MFL Forensics UK

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