Call for Abstract

Abstract
Submission

The submission of Abstracts will be open until the 31st of December, 2015 (31/12/2015)NEW DEADLINE 15 JANUARY 2016 
You can submbit your abstract clicking at this link

 


 

Important
Dates

  • The Call for Abstracts has commenced on the 30th of June, 2015 (30/06/2015).
  • The Abstracts Submission Deadline is the 31st of December, 2015 (31/12/2015)NEW DEADLINE 15 JANUARY 2016
  • The Response Deadline is the 15th of February, 2016 (15/02/2016).

 


 

Abstract
Topics

All Abstracts are welcome, with no thematic restriction. It would be preferable, nevertheless, if they pertain to the following subjects and topics.
  • Forensic Anthropology: Age Estimation; Personal Identification; Sex Determination; Other.
    Forensic Pathology: Ballistics; Complex Suicides; Histopathology and Histochemistry; Molecular Biology; Preventative Pathology; Thanatology; Traffic Injuries and Death; Work-related Deaths; Other.
  • Clinical Legal and Forensic Medicine:  Criminology and Criminogenesis; Interpersonal Violence; Sexual Violence; Medical Malpractice; Personal Damage Evaluation under Civil/Tort Law; Personal Injury Ascertainment; Other.
  • Forensic Radiology: Micro- and Nano-Imaging; Non-invasive Forensic Imaging in the Living; Post-mortem Angiography; Post-mortem Computed Tomography; Post-mortem Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Other.
  • Forensic Genetics: Biostatistics; DNA Databases and Ethical Implications; Lineage Markers and Population Genetics; Next Generation Sequencing; Personal Identification and New Genomic
    Markers; Phenotype Reconstruction; Quality Standards and Accreditation; Other.
  • Forensic Toxicology: Driving Under the Influence of Drugs and Alcohol; Fitness to Work; Forensic Analytical Chemistry; Hair Analysis; Markers of Alcohol Abuse; Methods Development and Validation; Post-mortem Toxicology; Other.
  • Forensic Odontology: Age Estimation; Medical Malpractice in Odontology; Personal Damage Evaluation under Civil/Tort Law; Personal Identification; Other.
  • Forensic Entomology: Forensic Entomo-Toxicology; Time Since Death Estimation; Other.
  • Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology: Criminogenesis; Medical Malpractice in Psychiatry; Neurobiology; Neuroimaging; Sexual Violence on Minors; Other.
  • Systems Biology: Forensic Metabolomics; Forensic Proteomics; Other.
Those Abstracts which will not fit in any of the listed Topics Category will be categorized as Open Topics.

 


 

Author
Guidelines

Individuals may submit up to two oral communications and three Posters as the first Author. There are no limits for co-authorship.
The submitting Author will be requested to compile a series of mandatory electronic fields pertaining to the:
  • SUBJECT CATEGORY of the Abstract (e.g. Forensic Pathology, Toxicology, Genetics, etc. For details on the categorization please refer to “SUBJECT CATEGORY and TOPICS”). Please note that the Scientific Committee of the Symposium has the authority to recategorize the subject of an Abstract;
  • TOPIC of the Abstract within each SUBJECT category (i.e. under the subject category “Forensic Pathology”, for example, the possible topics are ballistics, histopathology, histochemistry, molecular biology, preventative pathology, thanatology, traffic injuries, work-related deaths, complex suicides, and other. For details on categorization please refer to “SUBJECT and TOPICS”). Please note that the Scientific Committee of the Symposium has the authority to recategorize the topic of an abstract;
  • TYPE of STUDY/RESEARCH (e.g. Experimental research, Retrospective study, Case series, Case report, Meta-analysis or Review of the literature, Other types of investigation);
  • TYPE OF PRESENTATION requested, that is preference for Oral or Poster Presentation. It will be necessary to specify whether downgrading from Oral to Poster Presentation would be acceptable or not;
  • SURNAME and NAME of all AUTHORS and their order of appearance;
  • CONTACT INFORMATION (institution / university, address and email) of the CORRESPONDING AUTHOR and all of the CO-AUTHORS (institution / university);
  • TITLE of the STUDY/RESEARCH (maximum of 150 characters, including spaces). The title of the abstract must be in sentence case, so that only the first letter of the first word and any additional proper nouns or acronyms are capitalized. The title should objectively describe the study;
  • ABSTRACT (maximum 2500 characters, including spaces) describing the background, aims, methods, results, and conclusions of your research. Tables, Figures, and References are not permitted. The text should be structured in the following sections: a. Background and Aims; b. Materials and Methods; c. Results; d. Conclusions. The Scientific Committee of the Symposium reserves the right to edit the language if deemed necessary.
  • KEY-WORDS. Please list at least 4 keywords of the proposed research.

 


 

Revision
Process

Each Abstract will be reviewed in blind by a panel of Reviewers, to be selected among the appointed Members of the Board of Reviewers.
The Reviewers will evaluate whether the Abstract is eligible for Oral Presentation or Poster Presentation (with or without revision) or, alternatively, if it is to be rejected. The decision concerning acceptance/rejection of the Abstracts will be communicated to the Submitter no later than the 15th of February, 2016 (15/02/2016).
Following acceptance of the Abstract, the Abstract itself will be included and printed in the Abstract Book on condition that the Corresponding Author has registered for the IALM Intersocietal Symposium.
A limited number of groundbreaking Abstracts, in terms of scientific and innovative value, will be selected for Oral Presentation during the Sessions to be held in the Main Auditorium of the Venice Convention Center.
The remaining Oral Presentations will be scheduled from the 22nd to the 24th of June 2016, and will be presented during the related Oral Presentations Sessions, parallel to the IALM Symposium Scientific Programme. All of the Posters will be displayed in dedicated halls within the Symposium facilities throughout the duration of the Event.

 

Panel of
Reviewers
Annalisa Angelini University of Padova
Department of Cardiac Thoracic and Vascular Sciences
Cardiovascular Pathology Unit
Padua, Italy

President
AECVP

Thomas Bajanowski

University of Duisburg-Essen
Institute of Legal Medicine
Essen, Germany

IJLM Representative
IALM

Markus Baumgartner

University of Zurich
Institute of Forensic Medicine
Center of Forensic Hairanalytics
Zurich, Switzerland

President
SoHT

Philip Beh

University of Hong Kong
Department of Pathology
Hong Kong

Scientific Committee
IALM

Luc Bourguignon National Institute of Criminalistics and Criminology
Entomology Laboratory
Brussels, Belgium

President
EAFE

Angel Carracedo University of Santiago de Compostela
Institute of Forensic Sciences 'Luís Concheiro'
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

President

EUROFORGEN-NoE

Rossana Cecchi

University of Rome Sapienza
Department of Anatomical Histological,
Forensic and Orthopaedic Sciences
Rome, Italy

Scientific Committee
IALM

Nak-Eun Chung Central District Office of National Forensic Service
Daejeon, South Corea

President
APMLA

Stephen Cordner

Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine
Southbank, Victoria, Australia

Scientific Committee
IALM

Eugenia Cunha University of Coimbra
Department of Anthropology
National Institute of Legal Medicine
Coimbra, Portugal

FASE Representative
IALM

Denis Cusack University College Dublin
Section of General Practice
and Forensic and Legal Medicine
Dublin, Ireland

International Relations
IALM

Henrik Druid Karolinska Institutet
Department of Forensic Medicine
Stockholm, Sweden

Scientific Committee
IALM

Tony Fracasso Geneva University Hospitals
University Center of Legal Medicine
Geneva, Switzerland

Treasurer
IALM

Silke Grabherr Geneva University Hospitals
University Center of Legal Medicine
Lausanne-Geneva, Switzerland

Scientific Committee
IALM

Hans P. Hougen University of Copenhagen
Department of Forensic Medicine
Copenhagen, Denmark

Scientific Committee
IALM

Takaki Ishikawa University of Osaka City
Department of Legal Medicine
Osaka, Japan

Scientific Committee
IALM

Eva Keller University of Semmelweis
Department of Forensic
and Insurance Medicine
Budapest, Hungary

Scientific Committee
IALM

Bertrand Ludes Paris Descartes University
Institute of Legal Medicine
Paris, France

EALM Representative
IALM

Aurelio Luna University of Murcia
Department of Sociosanitary Sciences
and Legal Medicine
Murcia, Spain

Scientific Committee
IALM

Patrice Mangin Geneva University Hospitals
University Center of Legal Medicine
Lausanne-Geneva, Switzerland

Vice President
IALM

Heidi Pfeiffer University of Münster
Institute of Legal Medicine
Münster, Germany

Editor
IJLM

Vilma Pinchi University of Florence
Department of Health Sciences
Section of Forensic Medical Sciences
Florence, Italy

President
IOFOS

Michael Pollanen University of Toronto
Centre for Forensic Science and Medicine
Toronto, Canada

President
IAFS

Mohammed Ranavaya Marshall University
Division of Disability Medicine
Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Huntington, West Virginia, USA

President
ABIME

Markus RothSchild University of Cologne
Institute of Legal Medicine
Cologne, Germany

Scientific Committee
IALM

Alberto Salomone Regional Antidoping and Toxicology
Center "A. Bertinaria"
Orbassano, Italy

President
EWDTS

Andreas Schmeling University of Berlin Charité
Institute of Legal Medicine
Berlin, Germany

Scientific Committee
IALM

Peter Schneider University of Cologne
Institute of Legal Medicine
Cologne, Germany

President
EUROFORGEN-NoE

Dina Shokry University of Cairo
Forensic Medicine and Clinical Toxicology
Cairo, Egypt

President
nMAFS

Kathryn Stewart Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
Oakland, California, USA

President
ICADTS

Morris Tidball-Binz International Committee of the Red Cross
Forensic Services, Assistance Division
Geneva, Switzerland

President
ICRC

Douglas Ubelaker Smithsonian Institution
Department of Anthropology
National Museum of Natural History
Washington DC, USA

Scientific Committee
IALM

Peter Vanezis University of London Queen Mary
Department of Clinical Pharmacology
Cameron Forensic Medical Sciences
London, UK

Scientific Committee
IALM

Duarte Nuno Vieira University of Coimbra
Department of Legal Medicine
Ethics and Medical Law
Faculty of Medicine
Coimbra, Portugal

President
ECLM

Rick van Rijn University of Amsterdam
Department of Radiology
Academic Medical Centre
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

President
ISFRI

Enrique Villanueva University of Granada
Department of Legal Medicine
Toxicology and Physical Anthropology
Granada, Spain

Scientific Committee
IALM

David Wells Monash University
Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine
Department of Forensic Medicine
Melbourne, Australia

Acting Secretary
IALM

 

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