International Congress of Forensic Toxicology brings 600 experts to Madeira

International Congress of Forensic Toxicology brings 600 experts to Madeira

Six hundred people will participate in the 51ST International Congress of the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists being held in Funchal, Madeira, September 2 to 6, 2013.

toxicologiaWe have about 600 people enrolled, with 62 countries represented,” said  Helena Teixeira, national representative in the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists, adding: “Our area tries to solve homicides, suicides, accidents or deaths with unknown cause or cases which aims to assess the influence of substances in the work activity or in accidents. ”

Helena Teixeira, president of the congress, explained that the initiative, an organization of the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences, will address the challenges faced by the work of forensic toxicologists, with contributions from experts from other fields like medicine to biology, chemistry, law, pharmacy genetics, and professionals involved in the research and expertise.