Message from the Chairman of the First EAFS meeting in Lausanne 1997, Pierre Margot


EAFS 2108 meeting in Lyon

Welcome to Lyon for this 8th European Academy of Forensic Science meeting.

This first meeting was held in view of the International development of forensic science, with meetings taking place around the world and leaving Europe with rare possibilities of encounters. National laboratories and keyplayers decided to organize at the continent level after an Interpol Meeting in Lyon in 1992, by creating ENFSI and supporting working groups around specific disciplines.
In 1996, a group within the ENFSI proposed the creation of an open, interdisciplinary venue where research, education, interaction could be shared and not confined to operational laboratories. This was the seed of the first meeting that I had the pleasure to welcome in Lausanne in 1997. It is a particular occasion to come back to Lyon, which combines the seat of the first operational laboratory created by Edmond Locard in 1910 (at the origin of the hosting National Police laboratory), the HQ of Interpol as well as a magnificent European city and culinary capital.

I invite participants to make this meeting a great success and submit their contribution for publication that should show the historical significance of forensic science in Europe.

Pierre Margot
Chairman of the First EAFS meeting in Lausanne 1997
Emeritus professor, University of Lausanne

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