๐Ÿ“ฃ ๐‘๐„๐†๐ˆ๐’๐“๐‘๐€๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐๐’ ๐€๐‘๐„ ๐Ž๐๐„๐๐Ÿ“ฃ

Forensic Scientific Afternoon

๐…๐ซ๐ข๐๐š๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—๐ญ๐ก ๐€๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’ – KU Leuven

On behalf of the board, we are delighted to invite you to the ๐’๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐…๐จ๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐œ ๐’๐œ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐’๐ฒ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฎ๐ฆ, 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 โ‚ฌ30 for students, medical trainees and (candidate) members, while non-members can register for a mere โ‚ฌ50. This includes coffee break and reception.

You can ๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ for the symposium using this LINK (google form).

๐™ฐ๐š‹๐šœ๐š๐š›๐šŠ๐šŒ๐š๐šœ ๐šœ๐šž๐š‹๐š–๐š’๐šœ๐šœ๐š’๐š˜๐š— 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 Drย Sofie Claerhoutย on ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’–๐’”๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’€ ๐’„๐’‰๐’“๐’๐’Ž๐’๐’”๐’๐’Ž๐’† ๐’Š๐’ ๐’‡๐’๐’“๐’†๐’๐’”๐’Š๐’„ ๐’„๐’‚๐’”๐’†๐’˜๐’๐’“๐’Œ.

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. Frรฉdรฉric 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 โ‚ฌ120 for (candidate) members, while students/medical trainees get a 50% discount and only pay โ‚ฌ60.

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

13u00 โ€“ 14u45: Break-out sessions:
1. Els Dequeker, Quality assurance manager UZ Leuven โ€“ 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 โ€“ 17u00: Break-out sessions:
1. Anne Leriche, Scientific consultant at the Public Prosecutors office โ€“ 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 : โ‚ฌ135 (without dinner) – โ‚ฌ225 (includes dinner)
Non-member : โ‚ฌ150 (without dinner) – โ‚ฌ250 (includes dinner)

Late stage deadline is 30/11/2023.
Member BLT/KBGGG-SRMLB : โ‚ฌ180 (without dinner) – โ‚ฌ260 (includes dinner)
Non-member : โ‚ฌ200 (without dinner) – โ‚ฌ300 (includes dinner)

Please register HERE (confirmation after registration and payment).

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

Announcement – Save the dates

๐Ÿ“ข Dear colleagues and friends ๐Ÿ“ข

Itโ€™s been a busy few months for the board of KBGGG-SRMLB and since our scientific afternoon in May weโ€™ve been in the process of organising the next few meetings. ๐Ÿ“†๐Ÿ“

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

๐Ÿ”œ 24-25/11/2023 (1.5 days): National expert meeting onย accidentsย in Liรจge organised by 6 professional societies, including yours truly KBGGG-SRMLB. The forensic part will be in the afternoon of the 24th

๐Ÿ”œ 15/12/2023 (whole day):ย Quality assurance symposiumย in Hof ter Musschen, Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe, organised by no one other than BLT (Belgian and Luxembourg Toxicologists) and KBGGG-SRMLBย 

๐Ÿ”œ 19/01/2024 (afternoon): Ourย general assemblyย at the good old Faculty Club, Leuven

๐Ÿ”œ 19/04/2024 (afternoon): Annualย forensic scientific meeting of the SRMLB-KBGGGย (location TBC)

๐Ÿ”” Please do save these dates in your diaries.ย ๐Ÿ””

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 โ€“ 14:30 : Welcome Coffee

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

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

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

15:15 โ€“ 15:30: Preliminary study: quantification of the post-mortem evolution of skin hydration Dr Aurรฉlien Partoune, forensic pathologist trainee, ULg

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

15:45 โ€“ 16:00: Poisoning with atropine-based eye drops: an almost perfect murder?  Aurรฉlien Boland, INCC

16:00 โ€“ 16:30: Coffee Break

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

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

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

17:15 โ€“ 17:30 : Ketamine uropathy Dr Eline Baetens, forensic pathologist trainee, UZA

17:30 โ€“ 17:45 : Forensic dermatology : a new specialized field? About one case Dr Leo-Paul Secco and Dr Grรฉgory 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 โ‚ฌ โ€“ Members 45 โ‚ฌ – non-Members 50โ‚ฌ

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

Student/Medical trainee + Members 75 โ‚ฌ – non-Members 80 โ‚ฌ

KBGGG VZM Bank Order  KBC : BE04 7350 5824 3131

(communication : name โ€“ surname โ€“ 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 โ€˜Forensic Neuropathologyโ€™, 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 โ€“ Euro-CNS

General meeting on the 13th of January at the Faculty Club, Leuven

All members and candidate members are invited to attend our annual meeting on the 13th of January 2023 at the Faculty Club, Leuven.

The programme of the evening will be as follows:

18u00 welcome reception
18u30 presentation by Kyra Lunstroot (NICC/INCC): 1:1 taping op een lichaam โ€“ situatie in Belgiรซโ€™ โ€“ โ€˜Taping 1:1 sur un corps โ€“ situation en Belgique
19u00 general assembly – general information (national register, account, activities of the bureau)
19h30ย other announcements (scientific afternoon, national congress, โ€ฆ) – presentation by new members
20h00 start diner
21h00 election new bureau
21h30 dessert en digestives

The code of the parking is #4061.

To register, send an e-mail to bram.bekaert@uzleuven.be and transfer โ‚ฌ60 to KBGGG/SRMLB KBC account : BE 04 7350 5824 3131.

Please do not forget to pay your annual membership fee: (50 euros – best before 31.12.22) as only effective members are allowed to vote during the general assembly.

Candidate members should send their motivation letter, the name of their promotor and a copy of their CV to fbeauthier@skynet.be and bram.bekaert@uzleuven.be.

Hope to see you on the 13th.