The 2nd Annual Belize Forensic Science Symposium (Online Event)

Posted on Monday, November 9, 2020

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The Belize National Forensic Science Service in conjunction with the University of Ottawa present

THE 2nd ANNUAL BELIZE FORENSIC SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM (ONLINE EVENT)

“A Strategy for Adapting to Change: Aiming for Quality in a Time of Uncertainty”

16 th December 0800 hrs – 1515 hrs CST

 

Registration opening soon! via uOttawa online portal

 

0800-0815 hrs

Participants Log In

 

0815 – 0820 hrs

Opening Remarks

Minister of National Security, Government of Belize

0820 – 0825 hrs

Introduction and Symposium Objectives

Gian Cho, Executive Director, Belize NFSS

0825 – 0845 hrs

Keynote Presentation: International Partnerships for Strengthening Medicolegal Death Investigation Systems

Dr. Roger Mitchell, Chief Medical Examiner – OCME, Washington D.C., Associate Professor of Surgery at Howard University & Clinical Professor of Pathology at The George Washington University

0845 – 0905 hrs

Change Management and Fiscal Space in a Time of Global Crisis: The Belize NFSS Experience

Gian Cho, Executive Director, Belize NFSS

0905 – 0920 hrs

Responding to a Global Need: International Conversations Surrounding Deaths in Custody

Dr. Alfredo Walker, Forensic Pathologist/ Coroner & Director of Education and Vice Chair, Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Ottawa

0920 – 0940 hrs

Q&A: Session 1

 

0940 – 0955 hrs

Break

 

0955 – 1010 hrs

Emerging Trends in Trafficking of Controlled Substances in Central America and the Implications for Law Enforcement and Forensic Departments

Representatives, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Washington D.C.

1010 – 1025 hrs

Bullet Trajectory/Range of Fire Analysis– Aiming for Quality

Mark Mastaglio, Firearms Expert, Principal Forensic Services, UK

1025 – 1040 hrs

Natural Justice: The Role of Soil in the Provision of Intelligence and Evidence

Prof. Lorna Dawson, Head of Forensic Soil Science, The James Hutton Institute, UK

1040 – 1055 hrs

Q&A: Session 2

 

1055 – 1110 hrs

Quality Matters: Establishing a Quality Management System at the Belize NFSS

Ebony Lyall-Nicholas, Assistant Director – Forensic Laboratory, Belize NFSS

1110 – 1125 hrs

A Model for Establishing Board Certification for Forensic Medical Examiners

Dr. Roger Mitchell, Chief Medical Examiner – OCME, Washington D.C., Associate Professor of Surgery at Howard University & Clinical Professor of Pathology at The George Washington University

1125 – 1145 hrs

Launching Courtroom Testimony Training for Professional and Expert Witnesses in Belize

Dr. Alfredo Walker, Forensic Pathologist/ Coroner & Director of Education and Vice Chair, Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Ottawa

1145 – 1200 hrs

Q&A: Session 3

 

1200 – 1300 hrs

Lunch

 

1300 – 1315 hrs

From Death Scene to Morgue: NFSS Approach in Preserving Forensic Evidence and Preventing Decedent Revictimization

Dr. Roque Blanco, Medical Examiner’s Office, Belize NFSS

1315 – 1330 hrs

From Hand Delivery to Courier Service: Streamlining the Outsourcing of DNA Cases in Belize

Eugenio Gomez, Supervisor – Serology Section, Forensic Laboratory, Belize NFSS

1330 – 1345 hrs

Strategies for Postmortem Toxicology in Cases Involving Decomposed Human Remains

Dr. Stephen Morley, Consultant Chemical Pathologist & Forensic Toxicologist, Leicester Royal Infirmary, UK

1345 – 1400 hrs

Q&A: Session 4

 

1400 – 1415 hrs

Break

 

1415 – 1430 hrs

From Dream to Emerging Reality: Uplifting the Scenes of Crime Unit at the Belize NFSS

Ashanti Guzman, Assistant Director – Scenes of Crime, Belize NFSS

1430 – 1450 hrs

Applying a Quality Approach to Developing Toxicological Analyses in the Forensic Laboratory

Dr. Stephen Morley, Consultant Chemical Pathologist & Forensic Toxicologist, Leicester Royal Infirmary, UK

1450 – 1510 hrs

Q&A: Session 5

 

1510 – 1515 hrs

Closing

Gian Cho, Executive Director, Belize NFSS

 

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