Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the African Society of Forensic Medicine (ASFM), I would like to invite you to attend the 6th ASFM CONFERENCE 2017, to be held in Bloemfontein on 6-10 March 2017.

Since the formation of the society, the annual conferences have served as premier forums for exchange of ideas, networking and gathering of information on the status of the specialty in the continent. Strong focus has been on conflicts, identification and interpersonal violence.

The Theme of the conference is Conflicts in Africa: The role of Forensic Medicine and Science towards Better Public Health.

The conference in Bloemfontein hopes to bring a combination of expertise to allow presentations that integrate state of the art forensic Medicine and science practices. This aims to expand horizon on both fronts. As is typical, the format of the conference will consist of informative plenary sessions, workshops, practical and poster sessions. These sessions will focus on current research and practice issues.