Annual Veterinary Forensic Sciences Conference

The Maples Center for Forensic Medicine has partnered with the International Veterinary Forensic Sciences Association (IVFSA) and the ASPCA to host an annual conference highlighting current topics in the professional area of veterinary forensic sciences and anti-cruelty initiatives for animal welfare. This conference also serves as the annual business meeting for the IVFSA.

Conference Objectives:

To raise professional awareness of the various forensic science disciplines, which can be utilized in cases of animal neglect, cruelty and death. Topics will include information on search and seizure laws, postmortem interval estimations, veterinary osteology, trauma analysis, and media relations. The attendee will become better able to document and process crime scenes involving animals and become more proficient at providing expert witness testimony.

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