7th annual meeting of the International Society for Forensic Radiology and Imaging | 13th annual meeting of the International Association of Forensic Radiographers


Keynote Speakers

  • Dr Owen Arthurs

    Dr Owen Arthurs

    Dr Owen Arthurs PhD FRCR is an Academic Consultant Paediatric Radiologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London, funded by an NIHR Fellowship. He holds a PhD in brain imaging, and trained in both paediatrics and academic radiology in Cambridge, London and Paris.

    Owen is an expert in paediatric and perinatal post-mortem imaging, and the GOSH Pathology & Radiology departments run the world's busiest paediatric minimally invasive autopsy service. He is currently chair of the International Society of Forensic Radiology & Imaging (ISFRI) Paediatric Working Group, and European Society of Paediatric Radiology (ESPR) Research Committee and Post Mortem Imaging Taskforce. He is Associate Editor of the journal of Forensic Radiology & Imaging, and on the Editorial Board of Pediatric Radiology. He has co-authored over 80 peer-reviewed publications including several review articles and book chapters, given 60 invited lectures and won national and international awards for his work, most recently awarded the 2016 Royal College of Radiologists Roentgen Professorship.

  • Professor Gary Edmond

    Professor Gary Edmond

    Gary Edmond is a law professor in the School of Law at the University of New South Wales, where he directs the Program in Expertise, Evidence and Law, a research professor in the School of Law at the University of Northumbria, UK, and Chair of the Evidence-based Forensics Initiative.

    Originally trained in the history and philosophy of science, he subsequently studied law at the University of Sydney and took a PhD in law from the University of Cambridge. An active commentator on expert evidence in Australia, England, the US and Canada, he is a member of the Council of the Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences, a member of Standards Australia's forensic science committee, a member of the editorial board of the Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, and served as an international adviser to the Goudge Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology in Ontario (2007-2008). With Andrew Ligertwood he is co-author of Australian Evidence: A principled approach to the common law and the uniform acts, 6th edition (Sydney, LexisNexis, 2017).


  • Mr Jeroen Kroll

    Mr Jeroen Kroll

    Jeroen Kroll is a radiologic technologist since 1998 and started in 2000 as a specialized radiologic technologist at the Maastricht University Medical Center. He is specialized in cardiac computed tomography, dual energy and perfusion imaging. In addition, the scope of his work included developing protocols, scientific research and data analysis.

    In 2009 he joined the Unit Forensic Radiology at Maastricht University Medical Center. Since august 2014 he has a fulltime position as a forensic radiology consultant. His most important role is to maintain contact with the police, procescuters and pathologists, to provide forensic and legal input in the forensic radiology examinations and to expand the use of forensic radiology within the Netherlands. He studied Forensic science, Criminology and Dutch law.

    He is a founder member of the International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging (ISFRI) and member of the International Association of Forensic Radiographers (IAFR).

  • Professor Michael S. Pollanen

    Professor Michael S. Pollanen

    Michael S. Pollanen is the Chief Forensic Pathologist for Ontario, Canada and a Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. He graduated from the University of Toronto with an MD (1999) and PhD (1995) and completed his residency in 2003. His duties include supervising and directing the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (7000 autopsies/year), conducting autopsy (>2500 autopsies conducted to date), testifying in court (>250 court testimonies to date), and directing academic activities in forensic pathology at the University of Toronto. Professor Pollanen's main educational focus is training forensic pathologists and strengthening forensic capacity in the developing world. He has been involved in case work or forensic missions in: East Timor, Cambodia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Haiti, Thailand, Jamaica, Iraq, and Bermuda. His current research interests include nodding disease in Uganda, the pathology of torture, and amyloid. He has published over 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Professor Pollanen is a member of the forensic advisory board of the International Committee of the Red Cross and is currently the President of the International Association of Forensic Science (2015-17). He is Founder of Forensic Pathology in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is also a Deputy Chief Coroner in Ontario. Professor Pollanen enjoys swimming and he swam across Lake Erie (Sturgeon Point, USA to Crystal Beach, Canada) in July 2016.

Plenary Speakers

  • Associated Professor Hideki Hyodoh

    Associated Professor Hideki Hyodoh

    Dr. Hideki Hyodoh is a specially appointed Associate Professor at Hokkaido University, Faculty of Medicine, Center for Cause of Death Investigation, Sapporo, Japan. He is a radiologist who now works in legal medicine with board certification in autopsy. He is currently a director of the Japanese Society of Autopsy Imaging and is actively involved in the use of imaging in death investigation.

  • Dr Sookyoung Lee

    Dr Sookyoung Lee

    Dr Sookyoung Lee is a forensic pathologist, Chief of the Forensic Division, National Forensic Service (NFS), Busan Institute, Korea and until recently Chief of the Forensic Radiology team in NFS Seoul Institute. He is interested in all aspects of imaging in medico-legal death investigation including post-mortem CT and CT angiography.

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