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The Indian Association of Forensic Odontology

[A Member Society of the International Organisation for Forensic Odonto-Stomatology (IOFOS)]


IAFO Secretariat 

Department of Forensic Odontology, SDM College of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Sattur, Dharwad - 580009, Karnataka

Phone: 0836-2468142 (Extn. 115)


Upcoming Events

The once-in-three years Congress of the International Organisation for Forensic Odontology-Stomatology (IOFOS) was originally scheduled for September 2020 in the scenic and historic city of Dubrovnik, Croatia, but was postponed and will be organised shortly. Details are available in the conference website. Since IAFO is a member-society of the IOFOS, members can avail discounted registration.


noteworthy past Events

Some of the historic and noteworthy events organised by the IAFO in the last 20 years are highlighted below.

18th National Conference of the IAFO

On 25-26 September the 18th National Conference of the IAFO was organised virtually by the Department of Forensic Medicine, GS Medical College & KEM Hospital, Mumbai. The conference was attended by over 630 registered delegates with about 250 scientific paper and poster presentations. In addition, invited keynote lectures were presented by 17 international speakers. Click here for the e-Souvenir of the conference.

1st National Conference of the IAFO, Chennai, 29 December 2002

The 1st IAFO National Conference was conducted on 29 December 2002 at the auditorium of Madras ENT Research Foundation, Pvt. Ltd. at Mylapore, Chennai.  The Chief Guest of the programme was Prof. C. Damodaran, Director, Forensic Sciences Department, Chennai, and the guest of honour was Dr. Mohan Kameswaran, Chairman, Madras ENT Research Foundation Pvt. Ltd. Dr. Ashith B. Acharya delivered the keynote lecture.

16th National & 1st International Conference of the IAFO, Goa, 29-30 September 2018

On 29-30 September 2018, the 16th National and 1st International Conference of the IAFO was held at Goa. The conference had received IOFOS patronage and was attended by over 370 delegates from across the country and abroad. One of the highlights of the scientific event was the J.G. Kannappan Oration delivered by Prof. Vilma Pinchi of Italy, the Immediate Past President of the IOFOS and currently Editor of the Journal of Forensic Odonto-stomatology -- the official publication of the IOFOS. In addition, she organised a pre-conference workshop on age estimation. Two other workshops on forensic odontology were also organised by renowned faculty on the sidelines of the conference. Guest lectures were also delivered by Dr. Phrabhakaran Nambiar and Dr. Jayakumar Jayaraman of Malaysia, Dr. Samarika Dahal of Nepal, and Dr. Ajit D. Dinkar and Dr. Ashith B. Acharya of India.

1st National Workshop on Forensic Odontology, Nagpur, 30-31 July 2011

The 1st IAFO National Workshop was conducted on 30-31 July 2011 in VSPM's Dental College and Research Centre, Nagpur. Dr. Bharat Shetty (currently, Vice President of the Dental Council of India) served as Chief Guest at its inauguration. The hands-on programme, which was on dental age estimation with Dr. Ashith B. Acharya as principal resource faculty, was attended by over 30 delegates who greatly appreciated the quality of training imparted.


Slideshow OF first iafo workshop, nagpur, 2011