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Sources: Zeno Geradts, PhD, AAFS President, and Dragan Primorac, MD, PhD, AAFS International Affairs Committee Chair
Founded by Dragan Primorac, the 11th International Society for Applied Biological Sciences (ISABS) Conference, which is an association academy of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), had a very successful meeting in Split, Croatia, June 17–22. In partnership with the AAFS, the conference was organized by the ISABS, the Mayo Clinic, and St. Catherine Hospital. More than 600 participants from 45 countries gathered for the event.
The conference began with an opening ceremony that was broadcast on National Croatian television. Several Croatian Ministers and AAFS President Zeno Geradts presented on the importance of international collaboration in forensic science, as well as maintaining high-quality standards.
Several AAFS members, including Henry Lee, Haskell Pitluck, Robert Barsley, Carla Noziglia, Samiah Ibrahim, Martin Oliver, Guiseppe Troccoli, Virginia Lynch, Peter Ausili, and Laura Liptai, spoke during the event’s special sessions.
Dr. Primorac included AAFS attendees among the Nobel Laureates (Avram Hershko, Paul Modrich, Ada Yonath, Robert Huber) in his worldwide network family. The conference provided an opportunity for networking, presentations of innovative approaches, and much appreciation for scientific excellence. It strengthened the relationship between the AAFS and the ISABS.