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The next congress will take place from May 15 to 17, 2014 in Marseille, France!
It will be the third Congress of the International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging (ISFRI Congress 2014).
The Third Congress of International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging
“Everyone knew it was impossible. Then came along a fool who didn′t know it, and he did it.”
Marcel Pagnol (French novelist, playwright, and filmmaker from Marseille)
Dear Friends and Colleagues, Dear ISFRI Members
It is a great pleasure to address you, dear members of ISFRI, as your new Chairman of the ISFRI.
During the 2nd ISFRI Congress last May, we have all started to work on the roadmap towards a joint future in forensic imaging and I would already like to thank you all for your active contribu- tions on this project. The task that lies ahead of us is not impossible, but nearly herculean. We will all have to work hard to achieve our goal and accomplish the task: the ISFRI has set out to develop guidelines for image acquisition, draft recommenda- tions on reading and reporting in forensic imaging, build the foundations of a common curriculum in forensic imaging, define criteria for accreditation and certification in forensic imaging, and finally to create a visible platform for communication among ISFRI member.
However, if we can keep up the momentum from the ISFRI Congress we will be able to accomplish our task together. Through this project, we will be able to strengthen forensic imaging worldwide, to set standards in both image acquisition as well as image interpretation, and to lay out a fundament for education in forensic and post-mortem imaging for forensic pathologists, radi- ologists, and radiographers.
Over the past years, the field of forensic imaging has evolved worldwide and its role depends on local jurisdiction, available funding and local traditions. The individual role of forensic patho- logists, radiologists, and radiographers also varies not only from country to country, but also from institute to institute. I believe that these differences in culture are a great opportunity to achieve our goal of setting standards and norms in both performing and analyzing post-mortem imaging examinations. Through the ISFRI we have the unique opportunity to collaborate on an international and interdisciplinary level, which allows us to benefit from the experience and individual knowledge of each and every member of our society.
Once again, I would like to invite you to actively contribute to building the future of forensic imaging. You can join one or several of the ISFRI Working Groups to help the society develop internationally supported standards in forensic imaging. In order obtain more information on the ISFRI Working Groups you can simply contact our secretary via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, I wish to invite you all to Marseille, the European Capital of Culture, to join us for the 3rd ISFRI Congress from May 15–17, 2014. Next year, the Congress Committee offers you a 3-day congress, with invited lectures, scientific presentations, and work- shops plus a full day of CME accredited structured education in forensic imaging. The new formula will make sure that there are no overlaps between lectures and workshops and allow everyone to participate in every session they wish to.
As usual, prestigious lecturers will be invited to present the state of the art in their specialty field. Hot topics will include balistics, perinatal virtopsy and anthropolgy. A call for scientific papers will also be opened, and we hope that you will submit the gist of your most advanced research.
In addition, for those who will be able to stay in Marseille for more than just the congress, my team will offer you an unforget- table post-congress tour, ranging from a visit to the beautiful calanques to excursion to the new monumental museums of the city, all spiced with local gourmet meals.
I am looking forward to seeing you all in Marseille, to work, to share, and to enjoy a congress in what I consider to be the most beautiful Mediterranean city.