Prof. Dragan Primorac Re-Elected as Chair of AAFS Committee

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February 23, 2020 – Professor Dragan Primorac was re-elected as the Chair of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences International Affairs Committee at the 2020 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting held in Anaheim, California this week.

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences, headquartered in Colorado Springs, has over 7000 members from all 50 states from the US, Canada and 74 participating countries of the world. Forensic experts from the United States armed forces, law enforcement agencies, the Department of Justice, State Attorneys’ offices, the FBI, DEA, as well as judges, lawyers, professors and scientists from the leading US institutions and universities are among the members of the Academy.

During this meeting, Jeri Ropero-Miller, PhD, chief scientist and forensic toxicologist at RTI International, has been elected as the 2020 president of the Academy.

During the meeting, it was confirmed that one of the largest scientific meetings in the world, the 12th ISABS Conference on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Individualized Medicine will be held in Dubrovnik between the 21st and 26th of June 2021. The organisers of the meeting will be the International Society for Applied Biological Sciences (ISABS), renowned American hospital “Mayo Clinic”, American Academy of Forensic Sciences and prof. Primorac’s St. Catherine Specialty Hospital.

Ever since it was established in 1997, the ISABS (International Society for Applied Biological Sciences) has been working on the promotion of the newest scientific discoveries in the fields of the forensic and anthropological genetics. Several of the Society’s meetings have already been held in Croatia, and over 6000 scientists participated, with over 650 of them giving lectures, from over 70 countries in the world. Seven Nobel Prize winners were among the speakers at those conferences.


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