13th Annual Scientific Meeting
Balkan Academy of Forensic Sciences

27-29

2022

October

Hybrid Congress

Abstract submission deadline: September 29th 2022

Dr. Naim Uka BAFS

Dr. Naim Uka

Conference President

Dear esteemed colleagues,

Within the framework of the 13th Annual Meeting of Balkan Academy of Forensic Sciences (BAFS) which will be organized in Prishtina, capital of Republic of Kosovo, from 27 to 29 October 2022, I would like to welcome you as a President of Conference, by encouraging you to exchange our knowledge and experience from various fields of forensic sciences by improving and building the highest scientific research and studies.

The objectives of forensic sciences in general consist on building platforms and unique global standards towards innovation, documentation and interpretation of forensic facts in the service of justice institutions. This conference of BAFS will gather scientists of forensic sciences, forensic pathologists, forensic investigators, forensic nurses and researchers in forensic sciences with the aim of increasing the level of our services through various scientific presentations in different areas of the field.

In particular, students and young researchers are encouraged to participate from the different areas of forensic sciences such as forensic pathology, anthropology, archaeology, odontology, including the fields of law, criminalistics, safety and security, advocacy, judicial and prosecution systems, for whom the forensic sciences provide their professional and scientific services.

During the conference there will be a rich social program, where each of the participants will learn about the cultural, artistic, historic and scientific values of our country, by visiting different locations and participating in programs organized particularly for our conference.

The social program is planned to include visiting different beautiful places in Kosovo that will stay in your lifetime memory.

Prishtina welcomes you with open arms!

Keynote Speakers

Ashraf Mozayani BAFS2022

Ashraf Mozayani

Professor and Executive Director of Forensic Sciences at Texas Southern University

Jason Payne-James BAFS2022

Jason Payne-James

Specialist in Forensic & Legal Medicine

Ex- President - Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine (Royal College of Physicians)

Duarte Nuno Vieira BAFS2022

Duarte Nuno Vieira

Professor of Forensic Medicine and Forensic Sciences and of Ethics and Medical Law

John Clark BAFS2022

John Clark

Forensic Pathologist

Forensic Expert at International Criminal Court

Isabel Riege BAFS2022

Isabel Riege

Chair INTERPOL DVI Working Group

Deputy Head of DVI Germany

Virginia A. Lynch BAFS2022

Virginia A. Lynch

MSN, RN, FCNS, DF.IAFN , DF. AAFS, FAAN, Chair, BAFS Forensic Nursing Science Section

 

Workshops

The Balkan Academy of Forensic Sciences is organizing three workshops that will bring together highly experienced scientists in a series of plenary presentations and discussion sessions this year.

Find the workshop details below Registration is open and there is fee of 20 € per workshop.

If you are interested in participating in one these workshops, please apply by October 20, 2022.

Workshop 1

HUMANITARIAN FORENSICS

(In the memory of Prof. Dr. Mete Gülmen)

Humanitarian forensics is a new discipline in forensic science and deals with the humanitarian response to victims of conflicts, violence, and catastrophic events. We also have consequences of migration where victims of violence including deceased or missing individuals are present. There is a serious effort for the identification of missing individuals with the aim of informing families about the fate of their relatives. There is also an ethical obligation for the deceased to restore their identity after death. This workshop has been organized because of the obvious need of  further development, integration, and research to meet growing needs at global scale.

The Workshop is covering the following aspects:

 

  • Related Legislations and The International Approach

  • The Human Rights Aspect

  • The Medicolegal and Forensic Techniques

  • Best Practices

Workshop 2

SEXUAL ASSAULT FOR FORENSIC EXAMINERS-OPERATIONAL ISSUES

Sexual violence to which all members of society are vulnerable regardless of race, age, gender, or social standing, deserves competent and special care. Criminal justice and specially health care practitioners need special training in responding to the immediate needs of sexual assault victims. Sexual assault forensic exams need to be performed in a sensitive, dignified, and victim-centred manner. This will contribute greatly to the overall healing of the victims. We have organized this workshop having in mind that criminal justice and health care practitioners who respond to victims of sexual assault should be aware of the cutting edge to enhance their ability to treat and support victims as well as identify and punish the sex offenders.

 

The Workshop is covering the following aspects:

 

  • Coordinated Team Approach

  • Victim-Cantered Care

  • Sexual Assault Colposcopic Imaging Technics

  • Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault

  • Pregnancy Risk Evaluation and Care

Workshop 3

FORENSIC ENTOMOLOGY

The Science of Forensic Entomology resolve questions like season observation, time of death, and probable reconstruction of a crime scene. It does so by the study of insect types commonly associated with cadavers, their respective life cycles, their ecological presences in a given environment, as well as the changes in insect assemblage with the progression of decomposition. The identification of post-mortem interval to aid in death investigations is the primary scope of this scientific field but not only. It can be used in cases of neglect and abuse, in toxicology contexts to detect the presence of drugs, and in dry shelf food contamination incidents. On the other hand it can be used to approximate a given location, as certain insects may be unique to certain areas.

This workshop will cover the following topics of the discipline:

  • Forensic Entomology (Introduction)

  • Crime Scene Investigation and Insect Evidence 

  • Insect Rearing and Identification

  • Entomotoxicology

  • Post-mortem interval (PMI) using insects

 

General Information

Date & Venue

The Conference will be held in a virtual and face to face format on 27-29 October 2022. 

Official Language

The official language of the Conference will be English. Only abstracts submitted in English will be accepted.

Invitation / Confirmation Letters

An official invitation letter will be sent on request. This letter, however, does not constitute any commitment by the Conference organizers to cover registration fees, or other costs connected with participation in the Conference. To make a request for an official invitation letter/confirmation, please contact the congress Secretariat. Letters will be sent by the Conference Secretariat upon completion and payment of registration.

 
 

Topics

Anthropology – Odontology

Criminalistics
 

Forensic Biology & Genetics

Forensic Psychiatry & Behavioural Sciences

Security Studies and Policing

Humanitarian Forensics

Clinical Forensic Medicine

Criminology
 

Forensic Engineering
 

Medical Law – Jurisprudence

Sexual Violence
 

Forensic Nursing
 

Crime Prevention Strategies

Environmental Forensics

Forensic Pathology
 

Questioned Documents
 

Toxicology
 

General
 

ABB College Prishtina BAFS 2022

2- Kosovo Academy for Public Safety

http://aksp-ks.net/

Address: RXG7+HQP, Vushtrri 42000 Kosovo

Kosovo Academy for Public Safety BAFS2022

Venues for the Face-to-Face Attendees:

 

1- AAB College Prishtina

https://aab-edu.net/en
 

Address: Rr. Elez Berisha, No. 56 10000 Prishtina Republic of Kosovo

 

Single Room

50€

Per Night

Double Room

65€

Per Night

For reservation please write an email at the address below
mentioning that you will be a participant of BAFS
2022
info@hotel-semitronix.com

For reservation please write an email at the address below
mentioning that you will be a participant of BAFS
2022
royalhotel_pr@yahoo.com

Accommodation
 

We have secured rooms at the below seen hotel within walking distance of the conference venue. We strongly recommend reserving hotel accommodations at your earliest convenience as rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Prof. Dr. Ersi Kalfoğlu
Prof. Dr. Nermin Sarajlic

SCIENTIFIC COMMITEE

Arben Lloja, ALB
Leda Kovatsi, GR
Aristidis Tsatsakis, GR
M. Akif İnanıcı, TR
Ashraf Mozayani, USA
M. Fatih Yavuz, TR
Astrit Kuqi, KOS
Michael Freeman, CA
Bejtush Gashi, KOS
Maria Grozeva, BLG
Calin Scripcaru, ROM
Mensut Ademi, KOS
Dan Perju-Dumbrava, ROM
Meriç Karacan, TR
Diana Bulgaru Iliescu, ROM
Naim Uka, KOS
Dilek Battal, TR
Nexhat Jashari, KOS
Ditor Haliti, KOS
Nikos Karakoukis, GR
Duarte Nuno Vieira, PT
Peter Vanezis, UK
Fatos Haziri, KOS
Serap Anette Akgür, TR
Flamur Blakaj, KOS
Slobodan Savic, SR
Gregory Leon, GR
Sokrat Meksi, AL
Hakan Kar, TR
Şevki Sözen,TR
Halide Nihal Açıkgöz, TR
Vasil Atanasov, BLG
Halis Dokgöz , TR
Veton Vula, KOS
Hülya Yükseloğlu, TR
Virginia Lynch, USA
Jason Payne-James, UK
Yanko Kolev, BLG
John Clark, UK
Zlatko Jakovski, NMK

CONFERENCE PRESIDENT

Dr. Naim Uka

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITEE

Anita Zenuni
Nardi Sheqerxhiu
Dita Capraz
Uranela Demaj
Driton Krasniqi
Valon Hyseni
Flamur Dylhasi
Venera Llunji
Florentina Braha Shala
Venera Mehmeti
Islam Kryeziu
Vesa Kotori
Lirigezon Selimi
Zija Rexhepi
Musa Gashi

SCIENTIFIC SECRETARIAT

Ş. Şebnem Özcan
Phone: +90 212 4445001/2011
E-mail: seydasebnem.ozcan@yeniyuzyil.edu.tr

Gavril Petridis
Phone: +90 212 4445001/2011
E-mail: gavril.petridis@yeniyuzyil.edu.tr

 

Partners

AAB College Prishtina BAFS 2022
Kosovo Academy for Public safety BAFS 2022
ATUD BAFS2022
ABDEGER BAFS2022
Çocuk Koruma Uygulama ve Araştırma Merkezi BAFS2022
AKTOD BAFS2022
Çukurova University BAFS2022
İYYU Forensics Laboratory BAFS2022
Elliniki İatrodikastiki Etairia BAFS2022
Ege University BAFS2022
Kosovar Association of Forensic Sciences BAFS2022
BATI BAFS2022
BABE BAFS2022
Adli Tıp Vakfı BAFS2022
 

Registration Fees

Early Bird Until 30 August 2022

Early Bird

50€

Until 30 August 2022

Delegate

Early Bird

30€

Until 30 August 2022

Student

After 30 August 2022

After

100€

After 30 August 2022

Delegate

After

75€

After 30 August 2022

Student

Euro Account

Bank

NLB Banka sh.a.

Account Name

ASOCIACIONI KOSOVAR I SHKENCAVE FORENZIKE

IBAN

XK051701017700012746

SWIFT

NLPR XK PR

*Please remember to specify the name of the Congress (BAFS2022) and the participant’s name on the bank transfer document.

*You can transfer your registration fee by wise.com to avoid extra transfer payments.

*For payment with credit card please contact the Administrative Secretariat

The registration fee includes:

  • Participation in the scientific program

  • Printed material of the Meeting

  • Password for the recorded event

  • The conference fee includes also “2022 Annual Dues” for the members and for the new membership applications. We encourage new memberships. The program will be recorded for the availability to all meeting registrants and BAFS Members for three months post-conference through YouTube

 
 

Administrative Secretariat

Valon Hysen

Phone: +383 49 511 995

E-mail: valon.i.hyseni@rks-gov.net

Nardi Sheqerxhiu

Phone: +383 43 597 555 

E-mail: nardi.sheqerxhiu@rks-gov.net

+90 533 414 1913