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International Forensic Symposium in Hobart

Tuesday, 11 September 2012 21:44

Real life CSI is coming to Tasmania and late September will not be the time to commit a crime in Hobart! The Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS) is holding its biennial International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart from 23 to 27 September.

One of the largest forensic meetings of its type in the world, the ANZFSS symposium is an opportunity for scientists, lawyers, forensic practitioners, academics, police, students, supervisors, managers and others to meet and discuss topical issues from the realm of forensic science. Eighteen major forensic disciplines will be highlighted with many nationally and internationally recognised scientists and other speakers presenting. Topics to be covered include Blood Pattern Analysis, Illicit Drugs, Fingerprint Examination, DNA, Wildlife Forensics, Firearms and Toolmarks, Document Examination and much more.

The event will attract approximately 800 delegates from dozens of countries and the latest in equipment for forensic investigation will be on display. Over 500 presentations will be delivered during the week, in addition to a number of workshops held before and after the symposium.

Although the symposium is primarily of interest to those who work within the forensic sciences, anyone can register and attend. Crime writers in particular have found the ANZFSS symposium in the past to provide rich fodder for their stories. Detailed information can be found at

Media enquiries can be directed to Debbie McHoul at Forensic Science Service Tasmania on (+61 3) 62785656 or 0409 524 059.