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FFLM 13th Annual Conference 2019

We’re pleased to announce that bookings for our 13th Annual Conference in Cardiff are now open! 

The conference programme will follow in the coming weeks as our Conference Secretary and Conference Subcommittee finalise all the details. The themes for 2019 will include Miscarriages of Justice and Vulnerable Victims. Currently, our confirmed list of speakers include:

  • Dr Juliet Cohen, Head of Doctors, Freedom from Torture; 
  • Dr John Crichton, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Chair of RCPsych in Scotland and Vice President of RCPsych;
  • Judge Leslie Cuthbert, Crown Court Recorder, Police Misconduct Panel Chair for the Metropolitan Police and Tribunal Judge of the First Tier Tribunal (Mental Health);
  • Mr Neil Dalton, Police Misconduct Panel Chair;
  • Catrin Evans, IOPC Regional Director for Wales;
  • Professor Robin Ferner, Honorary Consultant Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist in Birmingham, and Honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham;
  • Dr Peter Green, Consultant Forensic Physician and Designated Doctor for Child Safeguarding, St George's Hospital, London;
  • Sally Holland, Children's Commissioner for Wales;
  • Dr Suzy Lishman CBE, Consultant Histopathologist at Peterborough City Hospital and immediate Past-President of the Royal College of Pathologists;
  • PC Wendy McAllister, Controlled Drugs Liaison Officer, Associaton of Police Controlled Drugs Liaison Officers;
  • Associate Professor Vanita Parekh AM, Director, Clinical Forensic Medical Services Associate Professor and Student Medical Counsellor, Australian National University Medical School;
  • Mr Alexander Smith, Publisher, Forensic Medicine, Public Health & Epidemiology, Elsevier;
  • Professor Tim Thompson, Professor of Applied Biological Anthropology; Associate Dean (Learning & Teaching) School of Science & Engineering, Teesside University;
  • Dr Muriel Volpellier, MA, MD, Expert Consultant, Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones, Lead Forensic Physician, the Haven, Paddington, Kings College Hospital, NHS Trust

Early bird fees will be available until midnight on Sunday 10 March 2019.

To book your place, please click here.

To view conference ticket prices and options, please click here.

If you have any questions, please contact forensic.medicine@fflm.ac.uk.

If you are interested in exhibiting at the conference, please contact janine.wise@fflm.ac.uk


Our conference venue for 2019 will be St David's Hotel on Cardiff Bay's waterfront.

The address is: Havannah Street, Cardiff, CF10 5SD.For further details on how to get to the venue please click here.


We have negotiated a rate of £149.00 (bed and breakfast) per night for delegates at St David's for Thursday 09 and Friday 10 May 2019.

Please contact 029 2045 4045 to reserve your room and advise that you are attending the FFLM Annual Conference May 2019.

Please note that there are only a limited number of rooms available at this rate so please book early to avoid disappointment.