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The abstract deadline has been extended to April 16 for the Virtual 10th Annual Forensic Science Symposium, hosted by the Global Forensic and Justice Center at FIU. This online event, scheduled for June 7-11, 2021, brings together law enforcement agencies, industry and academia to share knowledge and training for laboratory professionals.

While all areas of forensic science and criminal justice are welcome, we are particularly interested in presentations on the following topics:

  • DNA/Forensic biology: genetic genealogy, rapid DNA, validation studies
  • Chemistry/Toxicology: edibles, field testing, hemp analysis
  • Lab management and operations
  • Standards and quality including OSAC and accreditation 
  • Impression evidence/Firearms/Toolmarks
  • Forensic imaging advancements
  • Digital evidence investigations
  • Criminal justice issues
  • Forensic intelligence
  • Cognitive bias
  • Wildlife trafficking 

Presentation Style

  • Workshop: 2 hour or 4 hour
  • Plenary: 20 minutes
  • Section Presentation: 15 minutes
  • Poster

Important Deadlines

  • April 16, 2021: Abstract submission deadline extension
  • April 2021: Notification sent to speakers
  • May 15, 2021: Speaker registration deadline

Guidelines for Submission

  • Please have the following prepared for any presenter and co-presenter(s):
    • Contact information 
    • Personal biography (limit 500 words)
    • Headshot  (required for lead presenter)
    • Abstract title (limit 150 characters) 
    • Abstract objective (limit 250 characters)
    • Abstract (limit 500 words)
  • The content of the abstract is solely the responsibility of the author. The original abstract is reprinted exactly as provided; please proof for errors and misspellings.
  • Acknowledgement receipt for abstract submission will be sent by email to the presenting author. 
  • Presentations will be given via Zoom. An account is not required and instructions will be provided to selected presenters. 
  • Guidelines for Submission
    • All submitted abstracts must be in English.
    • All reports must be based on work that has already been completed. No studies "in progress" will be accepted.
    • Please clearly indicate the name of the presenting author, who will be considered the contact person for all correspondence connected with this abstract.
    • Co-authors can be included in your abstract, however a co-presenter profile only needs to be made for those who will be presenting the selected presentation during the 10th Annual Forensic Science Symposium. 
    • All submitted abstracts must not exceed 500 words with no use of abbreviations.
    • It is expected that, in keeping with normal publication protocol, the first author (the presenting author) has made the greatest contribution to the work described.
    • All co-authors must have approved the abstract submission.
    • Acknowledgement of receipt of abstracts will be made by email to the presenting author. Therefore it is essential that a complete email address is provided on the abstract submission form.

Submission Process

All submissions must be uploaded via this page to Event Rebels. Please enter your email address below and click on the SUBMIT button to begin the submission process.

All questions regarding the Virtual 10th Annual Forensic Science Symposium may be directed to [email protected].