Know who are the invited Orators and Key-note Speakers:

Open Speeches

Prof. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
President of Portugal *

Prof. Francisca Eugénia da Silva Dias Van Dunem
Minister of Justice of Portugal

Prof. Amílcar Falcão
Rector of the University of Coimbra

Dr. Carlos Cidade


Prof. Fernando Martínez
Director General for Historical Memory, Spanish Ministry of Justice

Dr. Francisco George
President of the Portuguese Red Cross

Prof. Duarte Nuno Vieira
Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra

Prof. Estela Barnes de Carlotto
President, Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo

Key-note speakers:

Prof. D. Shokry
University of Cairo, Egypt

Prof. D. Ubelaker
Smithsonian Institute, USA

Prof. F. Etxberria Gabilondo

Dr. Francisco George
President of the Portuguese Red Cross

Dr. Mercedes Salado
EAAF, Argentina

Prof. M. Pollannen
University of Toronto, Canada

Dr. Morris Tidball Binz
Missing Persons Project, ICRC;
Universities of Coimbra and Milan

Mr. Oran Finegan
Head of Forensic Unit, ICRC

Prof. Paco Ferrandiz

Prof. S. Cordner
VIFM, Australia

Prof. S. Gabirian
University of Geneva, Switzerland

Representative of IberoAmerican Network of Medico-Legal and Forensic Science Institutions

Representative of African Society of Forensic Medicine (ASFM)

Representative of Middle East Network of Medico-Legal Services

Representative of Asia-Pacific Medico-Legal Agencies Network (APMLA)

* to be confirmed


Ángel Carracedo
Professor at the Faculty of Medicine
(University of Santiago de Compostela)

Bertrand Ludes
Professor of Legal Medicine at the Medical School of Paris Descartes

Cristina Cattaneo
Forensic Pathologist and Anthropologist

Denis A. Cusack
FRCPI, FFFLM, FCLM, FCIArb, Barrister-at-Law

Diana Araújo
National Coordinator of the Restoring Family Links (RFL)
Service of the Portuguese Red Cross

Dina A. Shokry
Chair Of Forensic Medicine Department
Armed Force Collage of Medicine, Egypt

Douglas H. Ubelaker
Curator and senior scientist at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C

Duarte Nuno Vieira
Full Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra

Élisabeth Anstett
Social Anthropologist, senior tenured researcher
at CNRS and member of Adès

Francisco Etxeberria Gabilondo
Doctor en Medicina.
Médico Especialista en Medicina Legal y Forense

Gabriella Citroni
professor of International Human Rights Law
at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Geoffrey Cardozo
President for overseeing the activities of the Franco-British Foundation in Paris

Jane Taylor
Forensic Odontologist from Australia

Jose Pablo Baraybar do Carmo
Peruvian Forensic Anthropologist

Luis Fondebrider
Forensic Anthropologist from Argentina

Maria Dolores Morcillo
Forensic Medical Doctor, Specialist in Criminal Law,
born in Bogotá, Colombia.

Mercedes Doretti
Forensic Anthropologist.
She co-founded the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF)

Mercedes Salado
Biologist and completed her doctorate in the Department of Biological Anthropology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain).
Forensic Anthropologist.

Michael S. Pollanen
Chief Forensic Pathologist for Ontario, Canada and a Professor
and Vice-Chair (Innovation) of LaboratoryMedicine and Pathobiology
at the University of Toronto.

Morris Tidball-Binz
Forensic doctor who joined the
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in 2004

Philip S. L. Beh (Hong Kong)
Member of the Forensic Advisory Group to the ICRC.
Chief Examiner in Forensic Pathology for The Hong Kong College of Pathologist.

Serge EKO
Commissioner (Cameroon Police),
Forensic Pathologist and DVI Specialist seconded at INTERPOL

Sévane Garibian
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
Professor of Law at the University of Genev

Stephen Cordner
worked as a Consultant in Forensic Pathology to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), exploring issues in the intersection of forensic medicine and humanitarian action. Over the years he has undertaken a number of missions overseas for the ICRC, WHO and UNODC on these and related issues

Stephen Fonseca
Forensic Sciences Investigation and training in disaster management. The last eight years were focused on the development and implementation of the Identification and Disaster Response Unit, or IDRU

Tania Delabarde
Forensic Anthropologist from the Institute of Legal Medicine in Paris.

Tony Fracasso
Head of the Unit of Forensic Imaging and medicine,
University Center of Legal Medicine in Lausanne-Geneva.

Ute Hofmeister
In charge of ICRCs new forensic program in Venezuela.
Ute has advised and trained governments, forensic experts and civil society organizations in over 40 countries on issues concerning the search and identification of missing persons

William H Goodwin
Will Goodwin is a Forensic Geneticist based at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston, UK.
Member of the ICRC’s Forensic Advisory Board.

Zeno Geradts
Senior Forensic Scientist at the Netherlands Forensic Institute of the Ministry of Security and Justice at the Forensic Digital Biometrics Traces departement.