The Symposium

The 2016 Symposium of the International Academy of Legal Medicine (IALM) will discuss the present and future evolution of Bio-Medicolegal Sciences in the post-genomic framework of Personalized Medicine, in terms of Innovation, Unitariness and Evidence. The unitariness of the “Bio-Medicolegal Sciences”, historically founded on the accuracy and rigor of the methods of ascertainment and criteria of evaluation, should reestablish itself on molecular evidence, in the promotion of a Personalized Justice.


Ethos of the Symposium


The Syntagma “Innovation-Unitariness- Evidence” will constitute the main theme of the Symposium, to be articulated in Sessions on the subjects of Forensic Pathology and Anthropology on the Dead Person, Clinical Legal and Forensic Medicine on the Living Person, from interpersonal violence to personal injury and damage, malpractice and personal identification, in addition to Medicolegal Laboratory, such as Anthropology, Entomology, Genetics, Molecular Pathology and Toxicology. The Final Session will gather together the ideas and points of interest which emerge in the course of the Symposium, and will trace a vision of Transdisciplinary Innovation and Future Evidence in the framework of Personalized Justice. In addition to the Sessions dedicated to the main theme of the Symposium, the availability of facilities for the organization of Workshops at the San Servolo Congress Center (with a capacity ranging from 12 to 240 persons) and parallel joint/individual Sessions at the Lido di Venezia Congress Center (with a capacity ranging from 100 to >1000 persons) is vast.


Scientific Societies
& Partners

  • EUROFORGEN-NoE - European Forensic Genetics Network of Excellence
  • nMAFS - New Mediterranean Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • ABIME – American Board of Independent Medical Examiners
  • AECVP – Association for the European Cardiovascular Pathology
  • APMLA – Asia-Pacific Medico-Legal Association
  • EAFE – European Association of Forensic Entomology
  • ECLM – European Council of Legal Medicine
  • EWDTS – The European Workplace Drug Testing Society
  • IAFS – International Association of Forensic Sciences
  • ICADTS – International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety
  • ICC – International Criminal Court  
  • ICRC – International Committee of the Red Cross
  • IOFOS – International Organization For Forensic Odonto-stomatology
  • ISFRI – International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging
  • SoHT – Society of Hair Testing
  • WAML – World Association for Medical Law


Oral & Poster

All Communications are welcome, with no thematic restriction. It would be preferable, nevertheless, if they pertain to the following subjects.
  • Forensic Anthropology on the Dead and the Living Person, with special focus on Personal Identification and Age Estimation.
  • Forensic Pathology, including ballistics, histopathology, histochemistry and molecular biology, preventative pathology, thanatology and specific topics such as traffic injuries and deaths, work-related deaths and complex suicides.
  • Clinical Legal and Forensic Medicine with special focus on interpersonal violence, criminological and criminogenetic issues, Personal Injury Ascertainment in Criminal and Civil Law, Medical Malpractice, Personal Damage Evaluation under Civil/Tort Law.
  • Forensic Radiology, with a special focus on post-mortem magnetic resonance imaging, post-mortem angiography, non-invasive forensic imaging in the living, micro- and nano-imaging.
  • Forensic Genetics including thematic areas such as genomic identification markers, next generation sequencing, lineage markers, phenotype reconstruction, population genetics, biostatistics, DNA databases, quality standards and accreditation.
  • Forensic Toxicology, including forensic analytical chemistry, methods development and validation, markers of alcohol abuse, hair analysis, post-mortem toxicology, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, fitness to work.
  • Forensic Odontology, on the Dead and the Living Person.
  • Forensic Entomology, with a special focus on time since death estimation and forensic entomo-toxicology.
  • Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, with a focus on neurobiology, neuroimaging, medical malpractice in psychiatry, sexual violence on minors and criminogenesis.
  • Systems Biology applied to Bio-medicolegal Sciences, such as forensic metabolomics and proteomics.
A limited number of groundbreaking Oral Presentations, in terms of scientific and innovative value, will be selected for presentation during the Sessions to be held in the Main Auditorium of the Lido di Venezia Congress Center.


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