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15th Annual Scientific Meeting
Balkan Academy of Forensic Sciences

24-27

October

2024

Iași, România

Hybrid Congress

24-27 October 2024 Venue: Grand Hotel Traian

Workshops

Information about the WORSKSHOPS will soon be available.

Scripcaru

Prof. Dr. Călin Scripcaru
Conference President

Dear BAFS friends,

I have the pleasure to announce the new meeting of the Balkan Academy of Forensic Sciences which will join us in Iasi, Romania in October 2024. We are talking about the 15th meeting which, from my point of view mean more than 15 years of devoted work for this organization. I shall never forget the snow storms in Constanta when – together with Prof. Michalodimitrakis and Prof. Iscan – we prepared the meeting from 2005, the war fortresses in Albania when we prepared the meeting in Dures, the earthquake from Crete when we prepared the meeting in Serres and the beautiful lake from Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia.

Our final purpose is to build a solid structure of our profession in the Balkan area, not only for us but especially for those who will follow our steps. All Balkan Countries have their rout history, beautiful landscapes and wonderful people! So, our duty is to connect to each other and make a strong professional family and this will happen again the next year in Iasi. This is the most beautiful city in all Balkan area, of course, after the city each of you is coming from!

We are waiting for you with the proverbial Romanian hospitality and some special surprises!

Keynote Speakers

Information about the Keynote Speakers will soon be available.

General information

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Location and Date
  • Grand Hotel Traian @ Conference Center
  • Eminescu Hall
  • Creanga Hall
  • Iasi, Romania
  • 24 – 27 October 2024

 

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

  • The official language of the Conference will be English.
  • Only abstracts submitted in English will be accepted

CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE

Each participant will receive a Certificate of attendance, which will be sent by e-mail or downloaded from a special online platform.

Participants will only be able to receive their certificate of attendance once they have participated in the sessions of the congress.

 

INFO STAND

The Congress Info Stand will be located in the lobby of the Grand Hotel Traian Conference Hall each day between 9:00 – 16:00 .

 

PROGRAM HANDBOOK

Each participant will receive the Program Handbook including the conference information from the registration desk.

 

BADGES

Participants are requested to wear their badges at all times while inside the congress center.

INTERNET ACCESS

Internet access will be available by the wireless connection.

 

CONGRESS ACCESS

For access in the congress hall, you will be using the badge which you will receive after registering at the Info Stand.

 

INFORMATION FOR SPEAKERS

  • Presentation Management: A reminder that all presentations will need to be uploaded to the LaunchPad presentation management system. Even if you already submitted your file during the pre-event upload window, we encourage ALL presenters to stop by the Speaker Ready Room to ensure everything is ready with their file and to preview how it will display on the computer. The LaunchPad staff will be on hand to help out and answer any questions. The Speaker Ready Room will open each day at the same time as Registration.The Speaker Ready Room will be located in Creanga Room.
  • Arriving On-Site: When you arrive at the location, follow the signs to Registration Check-In. There will be a specific check-in desk for Speakers and Moderators.
  • When It’s Time For Your Session: Please arrive at your assigned room no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of your session. When you arrive, introduce yourself to the moderator (scientific sessions) or volunteers (workshops) who are helping support that session. Take some time to familiarize yourself with the room.
  • Stay On Schedule: Please keep to your allotted time and plan your presentation accordingly. Our educational programs are on a tight schedule, and moderators/workshop chairs will be tasked with ensuring sessions stay on schedule.
  • Please use the Microsoft POWER POINT  for your presentation, in format .ppt or .pptx

Topics

Anthropology / Odontology / Entomology

Criminalistics

Forensic biology & Genetics

Forensic Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Security studies and Policing

Humanitarian Forensics

Clinical Forensic Medicine

Medical Law – Jurisprudence

Forensic Engineering

Forensic Imaging

Crime Prevention Strategies

Sexual Violence

Domestic Violence

Forensic Nursing

Crime Prevention Strategies

Environmental Forensics & Forensic Botany

Forensic Pathology

Toxicology

Case Reports

Forensic History

COVID-19 Pathology

Venues for the 15th Anual Meeting of the Balkan Academy of Forensic Sciences

24-27 October 2024, Hotel Traian, Iasi

Address: Piata Unirii nr.1, Iasi, Romania

Accomodation

We have secured rooms at the below seen hotel. We strongly recommend reserving hotel accommodations at your earliest convenience as rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

SCIENTIFIC COMMITEE

CONFERENCE PRESIDENT

ORGANIZING COMMITEE

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITEE

LOCAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITEE

SCIENTIFIC SECRETARIAT

Madalina Maria DIAC

  • 004 0756 523 138
  • madalina_dc89@yahoo.com

Andrei SCRIPCARU

  • 004 0745 323 333
  • scripcaruand@gmail.com

Partners

Under the auspices

Partners

IFAIR

VENUE

Golden Sponsors

Information about the SPONSORS will soon be available.

Registration Fees

Participant category EARLY BIRD
until 31th of August 2024
REGULAR FEE
until 15th October 2024

LATE FEE
Registration on spot

Delegates – on site 100 EURO 150 EURO 180 EURO
Students – on-site 50 EURO 70 EURO 100 EURO
Medical residents (only for Romania) – on-site 100 EURO 150 EURO 180 EURO
On-line participation 150 EURO 150 EURO 150 EURO

REGISTRATION FORM

Delegates – on site

Students – on-site

Medical residents - on-site

*only for Romania

On-line participation

The taxes include VAT.

The participation fee for the congress includes: 

  • Attendance to all scientific sessions;
  • Access to the exhibition area;
  • Congress materials (nominal badge, bag, congress brochure);
  • Coffee Breaks according to the program;
  • Certificate of participation;
  • Welcome party.

*Bank charges are the responsibility of the participant and should be paid in addition to the registration fees.

ABSTRACTS and POSTER

ABSTRACT FIELD

Abstracts must be allocated to a specific category and field for the Scientific Program. You will need to select the category and topic most suited to your abstract.

ABSTRACT PREPARATION

Before you begin, please prepare the following information:

  • Presenting author’s contact details
  • Email address
  • Full postal address
  • Daytime and evening phone number Author and co-authors’ details
  • Full first and family name(s).
  • Authors’ names must be in upper and lower case (Jean Smith).
  • Affiliation details: department, institution / hospital, city, country
  • Abstract title – limited to 25 words in UPPER CASE
  • Abstract text – limited to 300 words, excluding acknowledgements
  • Abstracts should clearly state:
    • Background and aims
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusions
    • Keywords

Use only standard abbreviations. Place special or unusual abbreviations in parentheses after the full word appears the first time.

ABSTRACT SAMPLE

ABSTRACT GUIDELINES

Abstracts could be submitted for oral or poster presentations (Authors are asked to advise their preference, however it is up to the committee to select abstracts for oral and poster presentations).

Presenting authors must be registered participants.
Submission of an abstract acknowledges your acceptance for the abstract to be published in all meeting material.

Abstracts must be submitted and presented only in English.

Conflicts of Interest / Disclosure: Work submitted for presentation must include an acknowledgement of funding sources

 

Important dates

Abstract and Poster Submission Open

  • 13th of May, 2024

Abstract and Poster Submission Deadline

  • 10th of August 2024

Notification of Abstract and Poster Acceptance

  • 20th of August 2024

TYPE OF PRESENTATIONS

Scientific papers selected for presentation will be divided into two groups: Oral Presentations and Poster Presentations.

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations are of 10 minutes duration and must cover the material reported in the abstract. The nature and aim of the presentation should be stated at the opening statement. Results should be stated simply and clearly. The presentation should be finished with a summary of the essential findings. Only power-point projection will be available for the presenters

Poster Presentations

Posters will be on display (online and/or in the venue) all the time during the Conference. Poster dimensions are 100 cm x 150 cm (portrait).

Abstracts will be reviewed by members from the scientific committee to assess quality, relevance, and appropriateness for the conference Deadline for abstract submission 20th of August 2024. Following acceptance, scheduling information will be sent to the abstract submitter.

Program

Information about the program will soon be available