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Virginia Lynch, USA
Virginia A. Lynch, USA

 Virginia A. Lynch, MSN, RN, FAAFS, FAAFN
Director, Forensic Nursing and Forensic Health Science
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, 514 Hopi Circle
Divide, CO 80814, USA
E-mail: ForensicNS@aol.com
Contacts: Ph. 719-687-8087, Fax. 719-587-8082

Virginia A. Lynch is one of the American pioneers in nursing and the founder of forensic nursing as a scientific discipline. She is a forensic clinical nurse specialist with extensive experience and education in the forensic arena. Her primary forensic experience is in the field of death investigation and sexual violence. Her Master's thesis, titled "Clinical Forensic Nursing: A Descriptive Study in Role Development," became the first publication related to clinial forensic nursing. She was awarded a scholarship to the Health and Human Rights course at Harvard University in 2000.
Virginia has been invited to introduce forensic nursing in Canada, Central America, Singapore, Brunei, Japan, England, Wales, and in Australia and Thailand where she served as a Visiting Scholar. She has established forensic nursing practices in Zimbabwe and South Africa at invitations of the Attorney General, Minister of Health and Human Rights Organizations in these countries.
Virginia Lynch, founding president of the International Association of Forensic Nurses, an organization of over 2000 members in 11 countries, now serves as the Director of Education and International Relations. In 1994, she was awarded the IAFN Virginia A. Lynch Pioneer Award, now an annual award for individuals who exemplify distinguished advances in the science of forensic nursing. In 1996, she was honored for her multiple contributions to forensic nursing with the IAFN Distinguished Fellow Award. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and holds a Diplomate status with the American College of Forensic Examiners, serving as Chair of the American Board of Forensic Nurses for the year 2000. Most recently Virginia was named a Fellow in the American Academy of Nurses in 2001 and has been named Outstanding Instructor of the Year 2002 in recognition of her international program in addressing global violence. She currently resides in Divide, Colorado where she maintains an independent consulting practice and Directs the Forensic Nursing and Forensic Health Science at the University of Colorado.

Richard Munroe, B.Sc., FGAC, P.Geo., Canada
Richard Munroe, Canada

 Richard Munroe, B.Sc., FGAC, P.Geo.
1408 Madrona Place
Coquitlam , British Columbia
V3E 2S5
E-mail: rmunroe@TripleI.ca
Contacts: Home: 1-604-464-2116
Mobile: 1-604-728-1875
Fax: (from North America) 1-866-334-0953
(International) 1-604-464-2104

Richard Munroe is a Canadian forensic scientist with over 19 years experience in police investigations and forensic identification. He has an international reputation of developing innovative applications of scientific principles to the investigative process. He served with the Winnipeg Police Service as an acting police sergeant, forensic identification crime scene specialist, detective and fully operational uniformed police constable. While serving in the detective division, he was also assigned to the Arson Squad. He subsequently obtained certification in Fire Cause Determination at Levels I, II and III from the Manitoba Fire College. He has obtained his Basic, Advanced and Senior Forensic Identification Specialist Certificates at the Canadian Police College in Ottawa. He has also frequently been an invited lecturer to the Senior Forensic Identification and Major Crimes Investigative Techniques Courses at the College. He is a court certified expert in fingerprint identification, photography and forensic geology and is allowed to provide opinion evidence on tool mark, ballistics and footwear examinations. He also holds a Certificate in Forensic DNA Collection Techniques issued by the Chief Medical Examiner of Alberta.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology, is a registered Professional Geoscientist and a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada. He is a member of the Canadian Society of Forensic Science, the American Society of Forensic Geologists and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM). He is also the past Provincial Director of the Canadian Identification Society, past Regional Educational Program Director for CIM and was a Director of the Manitoba Prospectors and Developers Association. He has been named as Forensic Geological Consultant to the State of Illinois Coroners and Medical Examiners Association.

He has lectured extensively in Canada and the United States. He has also written several published articles on investigative techniques and has appeared on television, radio and in newspaper interviews. He presently acts as a forensic consultant to law enforcement agencies in Canada and the United States.

Professor Patrick S Igbigbi, Malawi
Professor Patrick S Igbigbi, Malawi

  Professor Patrick S Igbigbi
Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine
University of Malawi, Private Bag 360
CHICHIRI, Blantyre 3
E-mail: pigbigbi@yahoo.com
Contacts: Phone: (265) 1 671911/631661/676498 (Office) , (265) 1 674904 (home), cell: (265) 9 936 775, Fax: (265) 1 672644/674700/675313

Professor Patrick S Igbigbi was born in 1954 and graduated from the University of Ilorin Medical School in 1984. In 1986, he joined the Department of Anatomy, University of Port-Harcourt, Nigeria as a Lecturer II and rose to Lecturer I in 1990. In 1992 he was the best graduating M.Sc. student in Human Anatomy from the University of Calabar in Nigeria and became a Senior Lecturer and Head of Department of Anatomy at the University of Port-Harcourt in 1993.

Between 1995 and 1997, he was a visiting Associate Professor of Human Anatomy at Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara in Uganda. In 1998, he was appointed an Associate Professor of Human Anatomy at the University of Malawi and became full Professor in 2000. He is currently the Head of Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, University of Malawi. His areas of specialization are Anthropology (Physical and forensic), Teratology and Neuroanatomy.

Professor Igbigbi has 47 publications in referred journals, 4 published books in Human Anatomy, 11 chapters in Neuroanatomy textbooks and 39 published abstracts. He is a member and chairman, Editorial Board of Malawi Medical Journal (MMJ) and a reviewer for many international journals.

Mark Benecke, Germany
Mark Benecke, Germany

 Mark Benecke, Ph.D.,
Certified Forensic Biologist
International Forensic Research & Consulting
Postfach 250411,
50520 Cologne, Germany
Website: http://www.benecke.com
E-mail: forensic@benecke.com
Phone & SMS: +49-173-287-3136,
FAX only: +49-221-660-2644

Mark Benecke´s professional interests lie in DNA typing, forensic entomology, and blood spatter reconstruction. He received his Biologist Diploma in 1995 (DNA typing of nematode strains), and in 1997 he was awarded a PhD (DNA typing of biological stains), summa cum laude.

At the University of Cologne he worked initially within the Institute for Zoology, then the Institute for Legal Medicine. His work then took him to the United States (Chief Medical Examiner's Office in New York City), Manila, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy, the Anthropological Research Faculty (University of Tennessee), Hochiminh City, Mexico, and Singapore. He also works Guest Lecturer and Trainer at several police academies, including federal police units.

He is the author of four popular science books: "Encyclopedia of Scientists and Inventors" (1997), " The dream of eternal life. Biomedicine as a key to longevity" (1998 (German), 2002 (English)), "Forensic Biology" (1999, 2001), "Criminal Cases of the 20th Century - A Pitaval" (2002 (German), 2003 (English)), co-editor of "Annals of Improbable Research", and guest editor of Forensic Entomology Special Issue of "Forensic Science International" (Vol 120(2002)1-160). He was the recipient of a medal of honour by the German BDK (Association of the Criminal Police, 2002).

Doctor Benecke is a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London and holds membership of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the German Society for Legal Medicine, the German Zoological Society, the Society of German Natural Scientists and Medical Doctors, the International Academy of Legal Medicine, the International Society of Forensic Genetics and the Colombian Society for Legal Medicine. He was scientific consultant to National Geographic TV's "Dracula Unearthed" production (2002), and to the examination of the remains of Adolf Hitler (2002/2003).

Professor George B. Palermo, USA
George B. Palermo, USA

 George B. Palermo, M.D.,
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry,
Medical College of Wisconsin,
Adjunct Professor of Criminology,
Marquetee University
Website: http://www.georgepalermo.com
E-mail: palermogb@juno.com
1000 North Water Street, Suite 1004
Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
Phones: (414)277-9181, (414)271-2382, (414)397-9737
FAX: (414)277-9181, (414)271-2382

A graduate of the University of Bologna Medical School, Italy, Prof. George Palermo, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Examiners and of Forensic Medicine. He is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology and Director of Criminological Psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and Professor Adjunct of Criminology at Marquette University, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is also a Lecturer in Psychiatry and in Bioethics at Stritch Medical School, Loyola University, in Chicago. In 2002 he received the Lex et Giustizia award from Marquette University, Department of Criminology and Law Studies.

Following his graduation from medical school, he specialized in general medicine and psychiatry in the United States. He practiced general and forensic psychiatry in Milwaukee until 1969, when he returned to Italy where he practiced psychiatry in Rome and was the psychiatric consultant for the International Hospital until 1988. He was Professor of Psychiatry (Psychogeriatrics) at the Catholic University of Rome Medical School, Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychology at the Gregorian University, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Loyola University Rome Center, and consultant for the Department of Psychopathology at the University of Rome.

Dr. Palermo has authored and co-authored numerous published articles on forensic psychiatry and criminology. He is the author of The Faces of Violence and of L'Aggressivit Oggi: Teorie e Manifestazioni; co-author (with Edward M. Scott, Ph.D.) of the The Paranoid: In and Out of Prison; the co-author (with The Hon. Maxine Aldridge White) of Letters from Prison: A Cry for Justice; co-author (with Michele Del Re, J.D.) of Satanism; co-author (with Mary Ann Farkas, Ph.D.) of The Dilemma of the Sexual Offender; co-author (with Mark T. Palermo, M.D. and Matteo Villanova, M.D.) of Psichiatria di Emergenza; and co-author (with Mary Ann Farkas, Ph.D. and Domenico Carponi Schittar, J.D.) of L'abuso e la molestia sessuali: Aspetti storico-culturali, psicologici, pschiatrici e legali; and co-author (with Mark T. Palermo, M.D.) of Affari di famiglia: Dall'abuso all'omicido. In press (in Italian) are The Paranoid Phenomenon and The Faces of Violence, 2nd edition.

Dr. Palermo is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. Among others, he is a member of the Board of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health; Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners, and Diplomate in Forensic Medicine; Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine; Fellow of the Deutsche Akadamie für Psychoanalyse and the World Association for Dynamic Psychiatry; Member of the Italian Society of Forensic Psychiatry; Member of the American and International Society of Criminology.

He has been visiting professor at the Serbsky Insitute in Moscow and at various universities in Italy. In 2002, he was a visiting professor at the Chinese People's Public Security University, Beijing, and the China Criminal Police College, Shenyang, China. He is a frequently requested speaker at scientific meetings in the United States and abroad. He is considered an expert on violence and serial killers. He currently practices forensic psychiatry in Milwaukee where he is Director of the Center for Forensic Psychiatry and Risk Assessment.

Ed Friedlander, USA
Ed Friedlander, USA

 Ed Friedlander, M.D.,
Department of Pathology
1750 Independence Avenue
Kansas City MO 64106
Tel: 816-283-2208
Fax: 816-283-2373
Website: http://www.pathguy.com
E-mail: erf@uhs.edu

Ed Friedlander MD trained at Northwestern and Wake Forest, and is boarded in anatomic and clinical pathology, and developed an interest in forensics while working with Charles Stahl MD and Bill McCormick MD in Johnson City, Tennessee. Ed's main focus is on education, and making pathology accessable both to beginning physicians and to the general public. He is chairman of pathology at the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, and still finds time to do autopsies and jump out of perfectly good airplanes.

Ed is one of those rare pathologists who combine a love of pathology with computers. One of his most remarkable creations is an applet on Time since death, which can be visited by clicking here.

Jojo Erfe, Philippines
Jojo Erfe, Philippines

 Erwin Perez Erfe, BS Psych, M.D., LL.B.,
Medico-Legal Consultant / Attorney & Counselor-At-Law
Professor of Legal Medicine, Medical Jurisprudence, Bioethics & Hospital Administration
Jonelta Foundation School of Medicine
University of Perpetual Help System Rizal
Las Pinas City, Philippines
Office: Telephone/Fax: 63-2-8734938
Residence: Telephone/Fax: 63-2-7767683
Cell Phones: +63919-5780628 ; +63918-7079512
E-mail: medicolegal@justice.com

Dr. Erfe (fondly known as Jojo) holds degrees in Psychology, Medicine and Law. He studied pharmacology and toxicology at the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Medicine, University of the Philippines. His primary interest is in clinical forensic medicine, forensic anthropology, healthcare risk management and litigation. He serves as Medico - Legal Consultant at the The Medical City, University of Perpetual Help System Medical Center, Medical Center Paranaque and St. Jude General Hospital and Medical Center among others. He is Legal Counsel of the Philippine Society of Pathologists and several other healthcare institutions. He is active in law practice and trial work.

He lectures extensively in universities and across the country in legal/forensic medicine, medical malpractice, bioethics and hospital administration. He is the author of, among others, Legal Medicine Series, Malpractice in Pathology and Escaping Hospital Liability.

Niels Morling, Denmark
Niels Morling, Denmark

 Niels Morling, MD, DSc,
Associate Professor
Director of the Department of Forensic Genetics,
Institute of Forensic Medicine
University of Copenhagen
11 Frederik V's Vej
DK-2100 Copenhagen
Tel: + 45 35 32 61 10
Fax: + 45 35 32 61 20
E-mail: niels.morling@forensic.ku.dk

Erik Edston, Sweden
Erik Edston, Sweden

 Erik Edston, MD; PhD,
Department of Forensic Medicine
University hospital
S-581 85 Linköping, Sweden
Telephone: 4613364259
Telefax: 4613364270
E-mail: eried@imk.liu.se

Dr. Edston was born in Stockholm in 1948. He graduated from the University of Uppsala and Medical School 1979, and became PhD in Pathology in 1982 with a thesis on Acute renal failure and disseminated intravascular coagulation. He has held posts as senior clinical pathologist and later as senior medical examiner since 1995. He has done research on immunohistological applications in forensic medicine, forensic documentation of torture, allergy and anaphylaxis. Currently Dr. Edston is teaching and tutoring medical students at the University of Linköping as associate professor at the Institution of Molecular and Clinical Medicine (IMK).

Philippe Lunetta, Finland
Philippe Lunetta, Finland

 Philippe Lunetta, MD,
Senior Forensic Pathologist
Member of the Finnish D.V.I.-Team
Forensic Pathology Section
Department of Forensic Medicine
Kytösuontie 11 (P.O. Box 40)
00300 - University of Helsinki
Tel. ++358-9-19127437
Or click here to contact him directly: Philippe.lunetta@helsinki.fi

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