📣 𝐑𝐄𝐆𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐎𝐏𝐄𝐍📣

Forensic Scientific Afternoon

𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟏𝟗𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐥 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟒 – KU Leuven

On behalf of the board, we are delighted to invite you to the 𝐒𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐜 𝐒𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐒𝐲𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐮𝐦, scheduled to take place on 19th april at 2 p.m. in Huis De Munter, Naamsestraat 69, 3000 Leuven.

The registration cost is limited to €30 for students, medical trainees and (candidate) members, while non-members can register for a mere €50. This includes coffee break and reception.

You can 𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 for the symposium using this LINK (google form).

𝙰𝚋𝚜𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚜 𝚜𝚞𝚋𝚖𝚒𝚜𝚜𝚒𝚘𝚗 is still possible till 15th of March 2024 at 5 pm.
We invite you all to submit abstracts for 15-20 min oral presentations to kbggg.srmlb@gmail.com.

Once your abstract has been successfully submitted, the presenting authors will receive an email acknowledgement.

Presentations will be selected by the board based on the abstracts and all authors will be notified by the 22nd of March 2024.

It promises to be another exciting afternoon, which will start off with keynote speaker Dr Sofie Claerhout on 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒀 𝒄𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒎𝒐𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒔𝒊𝒄 𝒄𝒂𝒔𝒆𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌.

Hope to see you all there!

General Assembly

Our society will be holding its annual General Assembly on the 19th January 2024 at the faculty Club in Leuven.

Program:

  • 18u00 – 18u30: Reception
  • 18u30 – 19u00: Keynote presentation by Mr. Frédéric Thiebaut, lawyer at the bar of Mechelen
  • 19u00 – 20u00: General Assembly
  • 20h00 – 21u00: Diner
  • 21u00 – 21u30: Prof Dr Samuel Leistedt on Behavioural sciences and Terrorism
  • 21u30 – … : Dessert and digestives
  • Registration for the meeting (including diner) costs €120 for (candidate) members, while students/medical trainees get a 50% discount and only pay €60.

Free parking at the Faculty Club with code 2069#.

You can register using this link. Registration deadline is 12th January 2024 at 17h.

Candidate members can still apply and should send their CV’s and motivation letter to bram.bekaert@uzleuven.be before the registration deadline.

QUALITY ASSURANCE SYMPOSIUM – December 15th – Brussels

 It is with tremendous pride that the board can present the final program of the first ever Quality Assurance Symposium that we are organising on friday 15th December 2023 at Hof ter Musschen, Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe.

This is the first time that your society in collaboration with the Belgian and Luxembourg toxicologists organise an event and we are convinced this will be a popular one, so do book early as places are strictly limited (early registration till 31st october, late registration till 30th november).

The interactive break-out sessions are focused on the practical aspects of quality assurance management and will therefore be organised in different languages (NL, FR and EN).
We also invite you to attend the dinner after the symposium to get to know the speakers and other participants in a more informal setting.

Program
09u00 – 09u30: Keynote by Tom Hoorens, Advisor at the cabinet of the Vice-prime minister and the minister of Justice
09u30 – 10u00: Elke Van Rossen, Accreditation Manager at BELAC
10u30 – 10u30: Johan Guns, Head of QA and Regulatory Affairs Medical Laboratories and Tissue Establishments, UZ Brussel
11u00 – 11u30: Fabien Julemont, Quality Manager, Federal Judicial Police
11u30 – 12u00: Wim Van de Voorde, Professor at KU Leuven and Head of the Department for Forensic Medicine, UZ Leuven

13u00 – 14u45: Break-out sessions:
1. Els Dequeker, Quality assurance manager UZ Leuven – Professor at KU Leuven. Topic: managing quality assurance in practice (NL)

2. Didier Meuwly, Principal Scientist at the Netherlands Forensic Institute and Forensic Biometrics Chair at the University of Twente. Topic: a new ISO-norm for forensic science: ISO 21043 (EN)

15u15 – 17u00: Break-out sessions:
1. Anne Leriche, Scientific consultant at the Public Prosecutors office – course leader at ULB. Topic: Comparison of ISO norms in practice (FR)

2. Hedwig Stepman, Clinical Biologist at UZ Gent. Topic: IVDR in practice (EN)

17u00 Reception
18u00 Dinner at Hof ter Musschen

Registration costs:

Early bird deadline is 31/10/2023 :
Member BLT/KBGGG-SRMLB : €135 (without dinner) – €225 (includes dinner)
Non-member : €150 (without dinner) – €250 (includes dinner)

Late stage deadline is 30/11/2023.
Member BLT/KBGGG-SRMLB : €180 (without dinner) – €260 (includes dinner)
Non-member : €200 (without dinner) – €300 (includes dinner)

Please register HERE (confirmation after registration and payment).

IGO and RIZIV/INAMI point have been applied for and are pending approval. 

Conference – Accidents in all their aspects – 24-25 Nov 2023 – Luik – Liège

Please find the registration link at the bottom of the pdf document.

Dear members,

The international congress organised by the five Belgian associations dealing with the assessment of personal injury and by the European Institute of Experts and Expertise will take place on Friday and Saturday 24 and 25 November 2023 at the BLUE POINT in Liège.

The chosen theme is “Accidents in all their aspects”. The goal is to provide an update on the latest medical, judicial and financial (insurance, etc.) developments. Numerous experts will present their subjects in short 15-minute presentations.

Psychiatry, neurology, vascular surgery, disaster medicine, urology, the legal profession (lawyers), the judiciary, emergency services, home care, financial settlement of claims, patient representatives, prosthetic and orthotic aids, etc. will all be discussed.

All aspects of accidents

The conference will review the latest developments in medical, legal and financial matters (insurance, etc.) in psychiatry, neurology, vascular surgery, disaster medicine, urology, the role of magistrates and lawyers, emergency services, home care, financial settlement of damages, patient representation, prosthetic and orthotic aids, etc. At the same time, the Royal Belgian Society of Forensic Medicine will be holding a conference on forensic medicine and criminal law in a second room. Most of the speakers are academics. It should be noted that there will also be a separate section dealing with forensic medicine and criminal law, organised by the Royal Belgian Society of Forensic Medicine.

The speakers will be spread over two days (one day on Friday and half a day on Saturday morning). Simultaneous translation will be provided, as the speakers are both French- and Dutch-speaking. The full programme will be announced shortly.

The 26 speakers (or more) are spread over several rooms.

There will also be a number of social activities, including a wine tasting session led by one of our expert colleagues who is also a renowned oenologist (for a small fee).

The full programme will of course include, as usual, the welcome coffee, morning and afternoon coffee breaks and a lunch on Friday.

Last but not least, on Friday evening, the gala dinner will be hosted by chef Jean-Luc DANIEL, of the famous restaurant “Le Cabochon”, known for his culinary presentations on RTBF as well as for organising numerous meals for various international organisations.

A list of hotels collaborating on our conference on request n.sillon@experts-institute.eu.

Finally, we would like to point out that the Blue Point has a guaranteed car park for 120 cars, and that parking spaces are readily available in the streets adjacent to the establishment.

SO SAVE THE DATE !

Regards

for the organising committee

  • Dr. Yves ADRIAENSSENS
  • Dr. Koen BROUWERS
  • Dr. Michel WILLEMS
  • Prof. Bram BEKAERT
  • Prof. François BEAUTHIER
  • Dr. Thierry WANET
  • Mr. Etienne CLAES

Announcement – Save the dates

📢 Dear colleagues and friends 📢

It’s been a busy few months for the board of KBGGG-SRMLB and since our scientific afternoon in May we’ve been in the process of organising the next few meetings. 📆📝

So here are already some save-the-dates for your diaries to register :

🔜 24-25/11/2023 (1.5 days): National expert meeting on accidents in Liège organised by 6 professional societies, including yours truly KBGGG-SRMLB. The forensic part will be in the afternoon of the 24th

🔜 15/12/2023 (whole day): Quality assurance symposium in Hof ter Musschen, Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe, organised by no one other than BLT (Belgian and Luxembourg Toxicologists) and KBGGG-SRMLB 

🔜 19/01/2024 (afternoon): Our general assembly at the good old Faculty Club, Leuven

🔜 19/04/2024 (afternoon): Annual forensic scientific meeting of the SRMLB-KBGGG (location TBC)

🔔 Please do save these dates in your diaries. 🔔

More information about the programmes, how to register etc. will be sent out soon and will also be posted on our website

Forensic Scientific Conference – 12/05/2023 : Registration and Program

On the 12th of May 2023in the afternoon, the board of the SRMLB-KBGGG will be organising a scientific conference.

The meeting (and the subsequent dinner) will take place at the beautiful Hof ter Musschen in Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe.

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION (until May 4th 2023 included)

Ethics & Economy accreditation : 1 credit-point

Pathology accreditation : 2,5 credit-points (requested)

Program :

13:30 – 14:30 : Welcome Coffee

14:30 – 14:45: Introduction by the President of the SRMLB-KBGGG,   Professor Bram Bekaert, PhD, KUL

14:45 – 15:00:  Activity-based detection of designer drugs: an added-value for forensic medicine  Liesl Janssens, UGent

15:00 – 15:15: Death might be the price to pay for vaginal rejuvenation Dr Anja Kerschen, forensic pathologist trainee, UCL

15:15 – 15:30: Preliminary study: quantification of the post-mortem evolution of skin hydration Dr Aurélien Partoune, forensic pathologist trainee, ULg

15:30 – 15:45: Acute pulmonary emphysema in death by violent asphyxia Dr Arthur Weber, forensic pathologist trainee, ULB

15:45 – 16:00: Poisoning with atropine-based eye drops: an almost perfect murder?  Aurélien Boland, INCC

16:00 – 16:30: Coffee Break

16:30 – 16:45: Forensic DNA-analysis on-chip and in the field Professor Dieter Deforce, PhD, UGent

16:45 – 17:00 : The neuropathology of non-traumatic brain haemorrhage Professor Martin Lammens, PhD, CUSL

17:00 – 17:15 : Petechial Hemorrhages after Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Dr Floor van den Hombergh, forensic pathologist trainee, KUL

17:15 – 17:30 : Ketamine uropathy Dr Eline Baetens, forensic pathologist trainee, UZA

17:30 – 17:45 : Forensic dermatology : a new specialized field? About one case Dr Leo-Paul Secco and Dr Grégory Schmit, UCL

17:45 : Closing Ceremony by the President of the SRMLB-KBGGG, Professor Bram Bekaert, PhD, KUL

18:30 : Reception and Dinner

Participation fee :

Scientific meeting (13:30-18:00) :

Student/Medical trainee 30 € – Members 45 € – non-Members 50€

Reception and dinner (18:30 – 21:00) :

Student/Medical trainee + Members 75 € – non-Members 80 €

KBGGG VZM Bank Order  KBC : BE04 7350 5824 3131

(communication : name – surname – meeting and/or dinner)

Accreditation requested

CALL FOR ABSTRACT – 12/05/2023 – Scientific Conference of the SRMLB-KBGGG

On the 12th of May 2023, in the afternoon, the board of the SRMLB-KBGGG will be organising a scientific conference.

Abstracts for 15-20 min oral presentations are invited from all disciplines and should be sent to bram.bekaert@uzleuven.be, jessica.vanhaebost@saintluc.uclouvain.be and/or Sarah.Wille@just.fgov.be.

The deadline for submission is the 24th March 2023 at 5 pm.

The meeting (and the subsequent dinner) will take place at the beautiful Hof ter Musschen in Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe.

Registration for the meeting will open soon!

More details will be provided through e-mail and our website, so do save the date in your diaries to make sure you will be able to attend the conference.

CME Course ‘Forensic Neuropathology’

The CME Course ‘Forensic Neuropathology’, organized for the fourth time, will be held from 2nd -4th May 2023 in Edinburgh, Scotland. As with each Euro-CNS course, it will consist of lectures with an emphasis on teaching, alternating with practical (case work-up and digital microscopy) sessions. This will be the first in-person course where no microscopes will be used, all microscopy being digital.

Forensic Neuropathology – Euro-CNS