Dear all colleagues,
The Asian Forensic Sciences Network (AFSN) is holding its 9th AFSN Annual Meeting & Symposium from 5th – 8th September 2017 at the Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore.
The AFSN was formed in 2008 to provide a platform for forensic science institutes in Asia to discuss and formulate strategies relating to forensic science issues in Asia, and enhance the quality of forensic sciences through various collaborative measures. AFSN has come a long way since its formation in 2008 with only 6 forensic institutes from 6 countries. Today, AFSN comprises 47 institutes from 15 countries. Within AFSN, there are also five technical workgroups (Crime Scene, DNA, Illicit Drugs, Toxicology and Trace Evidence) and a Quality Assurance & Standards Committee that promote active learning, discussion and exchange of scientific data in the respective discipline.
The theme for the symposium this year is “Advancing Forensic Science in a Rapidly Changing World”. Indeed, as the world rapidly changes with advancement in technology and criminals changing their modus operandi, crossing international borders through the borderless internet world, it is important for forensic scientists to keep up with advances and expand resources to tackle today’s challenges and prepare for the future. During the symposium, the keynote lectures will cover a wide range of important topics ranging from recognising cognitive bias in forensic science, using forensic science to support the criminal justice system and advancing forensic science through research and development.
We would like to thank our local co-organiser, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, who is providing vital support in the preparation for this year’s meeting and symposium. We hope that through the 4 days of scientific meetings and discussion, the forensic science community in Asia will benefit greatly through the various interactions and exchanges.
We look forward to welcoming you to Singapore to attend the 9th AFSN Annual Meeting & Symposium in September 2017.