The scientific program consists principally of thematic round tables aimed at sharing best practices and identifying gaps in Humanitarian Forensic Action with a view of improving the prevention and resolution of cases of missing persons from past and present armed conflicts, catastrophic events and migration.  The program also includes Poster Sessions and special events.

PRELIMINARY

LAST UPDATE: 11 november 2019

Registration opens at the venue on 26 November 2019 at 16:00

Day One
27 November 2019

8:00-9:00
Registration continued

9:00
Welcome remarks

9:30
The challenges of naming unidentified deceased migrants.
Speakers: Prof. Danilo De Angelis, Dr. Jose Pablo Baraybar, Ms. Carmen Osorno, Prof. Gabriella Citroni (moderator).

11:00
New approaches for the search and identification in cases of deceased missing persons.
Speakers: Prof. Bertrand Ludes, Dr. Tania Delabarde, Dr. Mercedes Salado Puerto, Prof. Phil Beh (moderator).

12:00
Coffee

12:30-13:30
OFFICIAL OPENING

13:45 – 14:45
Lunch / POSTERS OPEN

 

 

15:00-18:30
Spanish-speaking session
Hasta encontrarlos!/Until finding them!:
lecciones aprendidas de la búsqueda de personas desaparecidas hace tres generaciones: el caso de la Guerra Civil Española.
Lessons learnt from the search of the missing three generations on: the case of the Spanish Civil War.
*Session will be held in Spanish only, with no translation)
Speakers: Mtro. Fernando Martínez (tbc), Prof. Francisco Etxeberria Gabilondo, Dr. Lourdes Herrasti, Prof. Fernando Serrulla Rech, Sr. Emilio Silva, Prof. José Antonio Martin Pallín, Prof. Francisco Ferrándiz, Dr. Derek Congram (moderador).

Coffee break between 16:30 and 17:00

 

15:00-18:30
English-speaking session
15:00-16:30
Preventing and resolving the missing in catastrophic events.
Speakers: Prof. Stephen Cordner, Dr. Serge Eko, Dra. Diana Araújo, Mr. Stephen Fonseca (moderator)

16:30
Coffee

17:00-18:30
Data-bases for resolving the missing.
Speakers: Ms. Juliana Padilla Piedrahita, Adnan Rizvic (tbc), Dr. Melissa Dark, Dr. Matthew Vennemeyer (moderator)

18:45
Special Round Table: Humanitarian Forensic Action in Forensic Scientific Meetings:
IAFS, IALM, AAFS, ECLM, AUFT. Prof. Francisco Corte Real (moderator) .

19:45
Closure of day 1


 

Day Two
28 November 2019

9:00
The challenges of searching for the missing in contemporary armed conflicts and other situations of violence: Forensic practitioners under pressure.
Speakers: Prof. Michael Pollanen, Prof. Denis Cusack, Dr. Maria Dolores Morcillo, Mr. Luis Fondebrider, Mr. Oran Finegan, Dr. Udo Krenzer (moderator).

11:30
Coffee

11:45
Overcoming development inequalities in forensic services to better resolve and prevent the missing: the examples of Chile, Colombia and Iraq.
Speakers: Dr. Dina Alejandra Jimenez, Dr. Maria Dolores Morcillo, Dr. Zaid Ali Abbass Al-Yousif, Prof. Michael Pollanen (moderator).

13:00-14:30
Lunch / Posters continued

14:30
Large scale humanitarian forensic recovery and identification operations: the example of the Falklands/Malvinas Humanitarian Project Plan.
Speakers: Dr. Morris Tidball Binz, Dr. Mercedes Salado, Prof. W. Goodwin, Lt. Col. Geoffrey Cardozo, Ms. Maria Fernanda Araujo, Mr. Roberto Curilovic, Dr. Luis Fondebrider (moderator).

16:30
Coffee

17:00
The impact of disappearances: legal, psychological and cultural implications.
Speakers: Prof. G. Citroni, Prof. Francisco Ferrandiz, Mr. J. Araya (moderator).

18:30
Presentation of the Coimbra University Centre for Humanitarian and Human Rights Forensic Research and Training

19:00
Closure of day 2

20: 30
Event dinner


 

Day Three
29 November 2019

8:30
Protecting the dignity of the dead helps prevent them from becoming missing persons.
Speakers: Prof. Sévane Garibian, Prof. Francisco Ferrándiz, Prof. Tony Fracasso, Prof. Stephen Cordner (moderator).

9:30
Bridging the gap: improving communication between forensic experts and families of the missing.
Speakers: Ms. Estela Carlotto, Mr. Emilio Silva, Ms. Maria Fernanda Araujo, Dr. Mercedes Salado, Dr. J. Rodríguez, Ms. Ute Hofmeister (moderator).

11:30
Coffee

11:45
Towards the future: developments and perspectives in forensic science to prevent and resolve the missing.
Speakers: Prof. Angel Carracedo, Prof. Douglas Ubelaker, Prof. Duarte Nuno Vieira, Dr. Morris Tidball Binz (moderator).

13:30
CLOSURE

13:00-14:00
Lunch

15:00-17:00
Cultural event: visit of Coimbra University, UNESCO World Heritage