Important Dates

Deadlines are at 23:59 p.m. Geneva local time (UTC +1).
November 12, 2020 – Call for papers opening
February 15, 2021 - 1st abstract submission deadline
March 7, 2021 - Extended abstract submission deadline
March 31, 2021 - Selected presentation announcement to researchers
April 9, 2021 – Scientists need to confirm their presentation and register
April 16, 2021 - Preliminary Program
April 20, 2021 - Conference schedule published and announced to public

What can be submitted?

Each presentation type below can be submitted either for an oral or poster presentation:

• Original research
The authors describe research activity they actually did. The original hypothesis as well as the material and methods choosen to verify it should be clearly described. The results have to be reported and discussed.

• Case report
The authors describe one peculiar case or a group of similar cases. The main goal of this kind of presentation is to make the public aware of the possible occurrence of extremely rare or new phenomena/observations.

• Technical note
The authors describe a new technical procedure or the development of an existing technique.

• Review
The authors report the current knowledge of a debated or not-well known topic on the basis of the survey of the literature.

• Comment
The authors comment on a specific topic that may be of interest for the public


Bioethics and medical law, Clinical forensic medicine, Forensic Anthropology, Forensic genetics, Forensic humanitarian action, Forensic imaging, Forensic pathology, Forensic toxicology


During the abstract submission, please read and follow the instructions carefully. Abstracts will be reviewed and scientists will be informed of acceptance or rejection of the contribution as oral or poster presentation by March 31st, 2021. Final acceptance is conditional upon registration and payment by April 9th, 2021.


Below are some basic rules regarding your presentation.

All materials you wish to display should be related to your presentation and the materials described in the abstract you submitted.

  • Abstract title – limited to 25 words
  • Abstract text – limited to 450 words
Depending on the presentation type selected, abstracts must be submitted with the following sections:

• Original research
Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion

• Case report
Case description, discussion

• Technical note
Description of the method, discussion

• Review
Objectives, material and methods, results, discussion

• Comment


• A researcher can participate as a co-author in multiple presentation.
• All the co-authors do not need to participate to the conference.
• At least one author needs to participate to the conference to make the presentation (they do not need to be the first author).