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Dear all AFSN members, colleagues and friends,

It is with great honour to be the President of the Asian Forensic Science Network (AFSN). I wholeheartedly thank you all for having confidence in me and for your strong support.

I would like to thank all members, former president, board members and Chairs/Vice-Chairs/committee of Workgroup/Committee for giving CIFS the opportunity to serve you and your strong support for the 8th AFSN annual meeting & symposium in Bangkok. I also would like to take this opportunity to recognize the dedication, commitment and hard work you have contributed to the success of AFSN, past AFSN Presidents and all members of the AFSN who worked tirelessly to get the AFSN established and to continue such outstanding activities and effort over the past years.

We will continue to work together and play an active role to achieve the objectives of the network and in addition with the strong support, commitment and cooperation from all member institutes, we will continue to seek and create opportunity for collaborations among Asian Forensic Science community as well as among global forensic science community.

I would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation to Dr. Angeline Yap Tiong Whei, Vice President and International Liaison Officer of AFSN and give her a big round of applause for her devotion to attend and deliver a presentation during the opening ceremony of INTERPOL’s forensics training, Singapore on 28 November 2016 to enhance the Forensic cooperation in ASEAN Member States.

We are delighted to announce the 9th AFSN Annual Meeting and Symposium in September 2017 hosted by Health Sciences Authority (HSA), Singapore. More details will be announced in the future. Finally, We are pleased that this annual meeting is beginning to emerge as a major forensic science forum in Asia with active participation by forensic scientists from all over the world.

I look forward to seeing all of you in the exciting city of Singapore in September 2017.

Thank you & Best Wishes

Somn Promaros
AFSN President
The Central Institute of Forensic Science (CIFS),
Ministry of Justice, Thailand



The 9th Asian Forensic Sciences Network Annual Meeting & Symposium held on 5 - 8 September 2017 in Singapore at Ngee Ann Polytechnic campus.

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