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Symposium Program

The FASE Basic Course will be hosted at the Amsterdam UMC, Location AMC

Address: Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam

Room: Fonteynzaal (AMC G0-209)

Keynote speakers

Dr. Lisette Kootker

Lisette Kootker is an assistant professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science. She completed a MSc in Geoarchaeology at the VU and holds a PGDip. in Osteoarchaeology (Bournemouth University, UK). Her prize-winning PhD work focused on the implementation of Sr isotope geochemistry in Dutch archaeological research. Subsequently, during her postdoctoral tenure, she directed her focus towards utilizing radiogenic and stable isotope systems (Sr-Pb-O-H-C-H) in both archaeological and forensic contexts, with the aim of elucidating dietary and mobility patterns. Her research pursuits extend to the isotopic characterization of natural archaeological and modern landscapes (isoscapes), alongside investigating the impact of diagenesis on tissue isotopic integrity within forensic settings. Actively engaged in actualistic taphonomic experiments, she collaborates with the Forensic Anthropology Research Facility (FARF) in Texas, USA, as well as ARISTA in Amsterdam. Her isotope research aids in the identification process of unidentified victims in cold-case and recent forensic investigations, collaborating closely with the Netherlands Forensic Institute and various international law enforcement agencies.

Ms. Ivana Wolff

Ivana Wolff is a Forensic Officer for the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). By training a forensic anthropologist and biologist from Argentina, she has worked across numerous investigations conducted by the Court since the year 2016. Starting with excavation and laboratory work on mass graves in Cordoba, Ivana worked with the EAAF (Argentine Forensic anthropology Team) for over a decade, nationally and internationally. She worked for the South African National Prosecutor Authority (NPA) on numerous investigations and excavations, for the United Nations , for the ICRC and other international organizations. Over the years she has lent her expertise as consultant and expert witness in (international) criminal trials. She is a member of the Latin American Forensic Anthropology (ALAF) and also board Certified number 10 for that organization and of the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS). She has developed guidelines for the use of forensic Anthropology in different contexts. Additionally, she is a PhD candidate in forensic anthropology and has conducted extensive academic research on this topic. She is frequently a guest lecturer at Universities or other educational centers where she shares her knowledge and offers training.

Symposium presentation Guidelines

Abstract submission closed June 15, 2024.

Participants who submitted an abstract will be informed about the acceptance of the abstract before June 30, 2024.

Should you have questions about your abstract, please contact us by sending a mail to

Instruction for oral presentations

  • Language: English
  • Duration: 10 minute presentation and 5 minutes for questions and discussion

Instruction for poster presentations

  • Poster layout dimensions: A0: 118.9 cm (height) x 84.1 cm (width), portrait format. Poster dimensions should not exceed 90×120 cm – width/height
  • Language: English
  • State the title and the authors at the top of your poster in easily readable bold letters
  • Indicate the presenting author, if different from the first author, by underlining the name
  • The text and the illustrations should be readable from a distance of 1 meter
  • All posters will be displayed throughout the symposium.
  • The presence of authors at their posters are not obligatory, but it is recommended for authors to be available at their posters during the coffee/tea and/or lunch breaks, in order to facilitate discussion.
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