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Welcome to Belgrade, Serbia

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee and my own, it is my great pleasure to invite you to The 27th International Meeting on Forensic Medicine Alpe – Adria – Pannonia, to be held in Belgrade, Serbia, in Hotel Zira from October 2 – 5 2019.

Drug addiction is a problem of modern society, and our region is known for being a significant transit route for the entry of drugs into Central and Western Europe. Due to the challenges that the forensic medical service and practitioners has in relation to drugs, the topic of the upcoming meeting will be “Advancement in Forensic Toxicology”. Our aim is to foster the exchange of the latest experiences and knowledge and to provide opportunity for networking, professional exchange and future research collaboration. Therefore, we extent special invitation to forensic toxicologists, who are an integral part of teams in forensic medical institutes and departments, especially when it comes to drug related deaths, to join us and take active part in the work of the meeting.

Further to that, we would like to explore the role of medico-legal practitioners in personal injury claims assessment. Issues such as best practices, standards, and harmonisations of rules in EU countries would be of particular relevance to this topic. The interest for the subject of impairment assessment and personal injury claims is broader as it extends beyond forensic medical community to insurance industry and lawyers.

We intend to continue considering the models of organization and the role of clinical forensic medicine in improving evidence in relation to cases of interpersonal violence. A special emphasis in this context will be on interpartner violence and the effective use of available forensic medical services for documenting bodily injuries. We are also welcoming an exchange of experience on existing models of trainings on forensic medical skills provided for doctors of other specialties.

This is the first time that the Alpe-Adria-Panonia forensic medicine meeting is held in Serbia. We hope that we will justify the trust given to us by the choice of Serbia and Belgrade to host the 27th AAP Meeting. We expect your contribution to the successful work of the meeting, professional exchange, network expansion, and, last but not least, to social events.
We look forward to seeing you at the Meeting for four enjoyable days of debate, discussion and collaboration.

Yours sincerely,
Professor Djordje Alempijevic
Head of the Organizing Committee
Institute of Forensic Medicine “Milovan Milovanovic”
School of Medicine, University of Belgrade