A message from the IAFS 2020 Organising Committee on COVID-19 – 9 April 2020
Following the extraordinary circumstances related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and after thorough evaluation of the emergency situation globally, it’s with great regret that we must postpone IAFS 2020. This is not a decision taken lightly. Although Australia has taken enhanced measures for the control of the spread of COVID-19, the Organising Committee are committed to ensuring that the health and safety of all of our speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, delegates and stakeholders is prioritised above all else.
The Organising Committee believe this to be the best decision in light of the advice from the WHO and the Australian Federal Government and with the current travel bans, economic impacts, company travel bans and need to safeguard our forensic science community at large.
The Meeting will be held at the same venue, the International Convention Centre Sydney, from Monday 17 May through to Friday 21 May 2021 (with pre-Meeting workshops to be held from Saturday 15 May). The engaging program on which our Discipline Convenors have been working extremely hard will be carried over to the new dates, along with the fantastic line-up of international and national speakers, as well as immersive social opportunities. We recognise all the hard work that so many of you have put into preparing your presentations and travel for IAFS 2020 and hope that you will join us in May 2021.
If you have registered for the Meeting, or are a presenter, sponsor or exhibitor, we will be in contact soon to discuss your options with you.
For options regarding your flights, please contact your travel provider.
To keep up-to-date with the latest information on COVID-19 please visit:
World Health Organisation https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Tourism Australia https://www.australia.com/en/travel-alerts/coronavirus.html
Smart Traveller https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/news-and-updates/coronavirus-covid-19
Department of Health https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov
We thank all our sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, delegates, suppliers and the Australian Government for their unwavering support.
For any queries please contact the IAFS 2020 Meeting Managers via email@example.com.
Please look after yourself and those around you so that we can enjoy your company in Sydney for the most memorable IAFS Meeting in May 2021.
Distinguished Professor Claude Roux
President International Association of Forensic Sciences
Dear Friend of IAFS, ANZFSS and forensic science and medicine,
I am honoured to be the current President of the International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS), and to be organising the 22nd Triennial Meeting of IAFS in conjunction with the 25th Symposium of the Australian & New Zealand Forensic Science Society in Sydney in May 2021, together with our partners and sponsors.
The IAFS encompasses academics and practicing professionals in the forensic specialties. Since 1957, the IAFS has delivered an international meeting every three years to allow the forensic community to meet and exchange ideas. It is our pleasure to host IAFS 2020 in the newly revamped International Convention Centre in Sydney, Australia. We feel privileged and honoured that many of the world’s leading investigators in the field will actively participate and inspire over 1,500 attendees from across the world.
Your IAFS 2020 organising committees are working hard to deliver a memorable meeting under the theme “Forensic Science 2020 – Where to from here?”. The program will strategically cover critical issues to identify possible solutions for stronger and more reliable forensic science and medicine in the future. We will reach out across the medical, scientific, legal and policing communities, including those in emerging nations, to share data and information, best practice and expand education and research. Our objective is to ensure IAFS 2020 is the focal point for anyone involved or interested in making the world safer and fairer with science and medicine.
As the organisers of the meeting, we cordially invite you to share with us days of scientific communication in the iconic city of Sydney, Australia. Sydney itself is the unofficial capital of Australia and is perched directly on the spectacular Sydney Harbour. IAFS 2020 attendees will be able to travel by ferry to many of the scenic attractions of Sydney, including Manly Beach, Luna Park and the famous Taronga Zoo with the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House a short stroll away.
We encourage you to save the dates in your calendar and register your expression of interest today. This way you can be kept up to date with the latest information and program news. We look forward to welcoming you in Sydney in May 2021!
Distinguished Professor Claude Roux, PhD, FRSN
President, International Association of Forensic Sciences
Immediate Past-President, Australian & New Zealand Forensic Science Society
University of Technology Sydney
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