LFS 2021

LFS 2021 will take place August 10 – 11, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns for the health and safety of all, the 2021 Symposium will be virtual.

Meeting Goals/Purpose

The 5th Annual Lagos Forensic Symposium (LFS) organized by the Lagos State Government, Lagos State DNA & Forensic Center (LSD&FC), GIZ German Embassy, Nigeria  and ITSI-Biosciences, Johnstown, PA, USA will take place August 10-11, 2021.

LFS 2021 will bring together experts in Forensic Biology, Toxicology, Chemistry, Crime Scene Processing, Crime Scene Investigation, Arson Investigations, Trace Evidence, Forensic Pathology, Prosecution, Defense and Humanitarian Forensics.

Target Audience

The target audience includes Judges, Magistrates, Lawyers, Legislators, Police, Immigration, Customs, Investigators, Forensic Pathologist/Scientists, Medical practitioners, Emergency Responders, Fire Brigade, Investigative Journalists, Students and the Press.

DRAFT SCHEDULE 

Date: August 10 – 11, 2021

Time: 10AM – 5PM (WAT) Daily

MAJOR THEME: ROLE OF FORENSIC SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS

TUE AUGUST 10, 2021 (DAY 1)

SESSION 1: Opening Ceremony, Remarks and Keynote Lecture

  • Welcome
  • Remarks
  • LSD&FC Update
  • Keynote Lectures

SESSION 2: Forensic Applications in Police Investigations

  • Crime scene investigation
  • Collection and use of forensic evidence
  • Investigation of violent crimes
  • Domestic and sexual violence investigations

LUNCH BREAK

SESSION 3: Forensics in Sexual Assault Investigations

  • DNA evidence
  • Drug facilitated rape
  • Use of Sexual Assault Kits
  • Forensic Genealogy
  • Expert court testimony and admissibility of forensic reports.

ROUND UP OF DAY 1

Wed AUGUST 11, 2021 (DAY 2)

SESSION 4: Ballistics and Firearms in Forensics

  • What it is, How it works
  • How it can aid investigations
  • How a national database can aid investigations

SESSION 5: Digital Forensics in Practice

  • What it is, How it works
  • How it can aid investigations, case studies.

LUNCH BREAK

SESSION 6: Fingerprint in Forensic Investigations

  • What it is, How it works
  • How it can aid investigations, case studies.
  • How a national database can aid investigations

SESSION 7: Wildlife Forensics

  • What it is, How it works
  • How it can aid investigations, case studies.
  • How a national database can aid investigations

ROUND UP OF DAY 2

  • Closing Remarks/Vote of Thanks.

Organizing/Program Committee

ITSI – Biosciences, LLC, Johnstown, PA, USA/LSD&FC.

  • Dr. Richard I. Somiari.
  • Arthur W. Young.
  • David A. Green.
  • Dr. Stella A. Somiari.
  • Vivian Ehziem.
  • Olamide Adeyemo.
  • Ife Komolafe.
  • Haoma Amadi.
  • Otonye Dago.
  • Ishaku D. Pennap.
  • Maureen Dakahap.

Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Lagos, Nigeria.

  • Ms. T.K. Shitta-Bey – Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary
  • Mrs. Kehinde Taiwo – Director, Commercial Law
  • Iretiola Saseyi
  • Olamide Ibrahim
  • Oluseun Sogbesan
  • Bola Akinsete

Meeting Venue

Virtual.

Online Portal: https://hopin.com/events/5th-lagos-forensic-symposium

The Venue will only become accessible 5 minutes before the start of the event. In the meantime, click on the link above and select “Join Event” to Register for the event and secure your spot for LFS 2021.

Registration  

Space is limited. Last day for registration is July 30, 2021. To indicate your interest in attending please fill out the information in the form below. If you have any questions or concerns please send an email to info@laforensic.org. We will provide updates via email.

** IMPORTANT**

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For detailed registration instructions, please click here.

Registration Form

NOTICE:   After you click Submit below, you will be redirected to the LFS Event Registration page to secure your event ticket. Please select “Join Event” or “Get Tickets” to register for the event.

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are sponsorship opportunities. Sponsors will be acknowledged and showcased during the symposium. Please contact LFS By email or phone (info@laforensic.org; +234 (0) 806-612-0847 or +234 (0) 807-553-7342) to find out how you can be part of this program.  

For Assistance

For any assistance please send an email to info@laforensic.org or call +234 (0) 806-612-0847 or +234 (0) 807-553-7342.