In alphabetical order
Dr. Ahmad Samarji
Dr. Ahmad Samarji is currently an academic at Phoenicia University, Lebanon and an honorary fellow of Victoria University, Australia. His PhD thesis has been cited as the first worldwide dissertation on forensic science education. His diverse expertise and interests in education includes: math education, science education, STEM education, forensic science education, forensic medical education, ICT in education (ICTE), and internationalization of the curriculum.
In his ongoing research and continuous inquiry into forensic science education, Dr. Samarji pays particular attention towards generating understandings around the ontology and epistemology of forensic science and employing such understandings in shaping effective curricular and pedagogical approaches for the teaching and learning of forensic science and forensic medicine. Dr. Samarji also pays particular attention towards promoting generic skills in forensic science practice particularly critical thinking, communication skills (including ICT), problem solving, and lifelong learning. In a global and digital world, Dr. Samarji works on approaching forensic education and training from both an internationalized and digital lens.
Dr. Samarji served as the Vice President of the Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) and the Journal Committee Convenor for Prime Number, Vinculum, and Common Denominator in the period: Sep. 2011- Mar. 2015. He is currently a board member of several international organizations in the areas of forensic science, forensic medicine, and technology in education.
Dr.Anwar Mohamed Elarbi
Master in Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Cairo University.
Head of Forensic Medicine Department-Tripoli
Member of The Arab Association for Forensic Medicine.
Member of Teaching Staff Tripoli University
Mrs. Barbara Franke
1980 Judicial State Examination
1993 Criminology Diploma, University Hamburg
Since 1994 working at Institute of Legal Medicine,
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Since 2005 Project-Coordinator for DAAD-Projects
In Syria, Egypt and Rwanda
Dr. Bashir Ahmed Belkhir
MBBCh From Faculty of Medicine University of Tripoli
MD In Clinical Toxicology from Medical Academy of Sofia, Bulgaria
Specialty Op Pediatric and Pediatric Cardiology MD PhD From Medical Academy and National Cardiac Center-Sofia Bulgaria
1984-1990 Working in Ped Dept. Tajoura Hospital (in Different Units of Ped Field)
1990-2000 in Post Graduate Study
2000-2007 In Preventive Medical Center-Tripoli
2oo7 Until Now, Working in Tajoura Cardiac Center and Head of Pediatric Dept.
2009 In Teaching Staff of Faculty of Medicine University of Tripoli.
2013 Until Now Head of Department of Forensic and Clinical Toxicology in Faculty of Medicine University of Tripoli
Member of National Vaccination Board
Member and Expert of IMCI Program Recommended by WHO for Integrated Management of Childhood Illness
Member of Libyan And European Heart Society
Member in Arab Union of Forensic and Toxicology
Member in The New Mediterranean Academy of Forensic Sciences
Dr. Med. Bassam AL Mohammad
Dates (2011 – 2016) [director or forensic medical center in Homs – Syria]
Dates (2008 – 2016) [vice president of forensic medicine association in Syria]
Dates (1991 – 1997) [M.D. from faculty of medicine – Tishreen University – Syria]
Dates (1998 – 2002) [M.Sc. of forensic medicine from faculty of medicine – Damascus University – Syria]
Dates (2008 – 2012) [Certificate of law from faculty of law- AL Baath University – Syria]
TOT in Clinical Management of Rape
Dr. Christiane Paulus
Dr. Christiane Paulus studied Protestant Theology, Religious Science and Philosophy in Marburg, Paris and Frankfurt. At the Graduate College in Marburg “Religion in the Modern Lifeworld” she finished her PhD with a research on Interreligious Praxis under the Perspective of Postmodern Theories.
She teaches Hermeneutics, Religious Sciences and Cultural Theories at the German Section of Islamic Studies at the Azhar University, Cairo.
Her main (empirical) research topics: Christian Orthodoxy in the modern Islamic environment, the Islamic Influence on Europe during the Middle Age, the link between Migration, Gender and Religion, Reconstruction of early Islamic Life worlds.
Interreligiöse Praxis postmodern. Eine Untersuchung muslimisch-christlicher Ehen in der BRD.(Diss.) Frankfurt 1999
Amīn al-Ḫūlī: Die Verbindung des Islam mit der christlichen Reformation. Übersetzung und Kommentar, Frankfurt 2011, Reihe ROI, Osnabrücker Islamstudien, Bd. 4
Zusammenleben von Kopten und Muslimen in Ägypten.Eine empirische Untersuchung, in: Hans-Martin Barth/ Christoph Elsas (Hrsg):Religiöse Minderheiten – Potentiale für Konflikt und Frieden,
IV. Internationales Rudolph-Otto-Symposion, Schenefeld 2004, 65-82
IV. Internationales Rudolph-Otto-Symposion, Schenefeld 2004, 65-82
Rationalität und Weltverhältnis. Ähnlichkeiten von Islam und Protestantismus, in: Hansjörg Schmidt / Andreas Renz / Jutta Sperber (Hrsg.): Heil in Christentum und Islam. Erlösung oder Rechtleitung? Stuttgart 2004, 187 – 210.
Non-Muslims in Islamic Societies – Legal Implications and Every Day Experiences, in: Visions of a Just Society, Fears, Hopes and Chances for Living together in a Globalized World from Jewish, Christian and Muslim Perspectives,hrsg. vom Arahamic Forum und der Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Sarajevo 2006, 112-118.
Islam und Reformation. Martin Luther im muslimischen Diskurs, in: Journal Ethnologie, Aktuelle Themen 2007, http://mdw-ezine.salient.de/Deutsch/Aktuelle_Themen/Aktuelle_Themen_2007/Islam_und_Reformation/index.phtml
Interreligiöses Lernen aus systemtheoretischer Perspektive, in: Zwischen Erziehung und Religion. Religionspädagogische Perspektiven nach Niklas Luhmann, hrsg. Von Gerhard Büttner, Annette Scheunpflug, Volker Elsenbast.(Schriften aus dem Comenius-Institut), Berlin 2007, 95-116.
“Begegnung findet einfach nicht statt.“ Probleme von Begegnungsschulen im postkolonialen Kontext. In: Zeitschrift für Internationale Bildungsforschung und Entwicklungspädagogik, ZEP, 2/2011, 23-28.
Konstruktionen von Geschlechteridentität in den Lebenswelten muslimischer und koptischer Familien in Ägypten. In: Tagungsband des VII. Rudolph-Otto Symposions „Geschlechtergerechtigkeit: Herausforderung der Religionen“, Mai 2011, Berlin 2014.
Irritierte Tabus in Ägypten. In: Gregor Lang-Wojtasik (Hg.): Vertrautheit und Fremdheit als Rahmen der Teilhabe. Differenzsensible Professionalität als Perspektive. Münster/Ulm 2014, 141 – 152
Koranhermeneutik im Kontext der Evolutionstheorie: Amīn al-Ḫūlīs literarischer Zugang.Mit Mahmud Abu-Shuair, zum Sammelband Koranhermeneutik, hrsg. Ömer Özsoy, forthcoming.
Die Gender- und Generationstypik der Interkulturalität, in: Kairoer Germanistische Studien, forthcoming.
PROF. DINA A. SHOKRY
Prof. Shokry is a Professor and chair of the department of Forensic Medicine and Clinical Toxicology –Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University-Egypt. President of New Mediterranean Academy of Forensic Sciences (nMAFS). She is the president of the Arab Union of Forensics and Toxicology (AUFT) which is a branch of Arab Medical Union. Prof. Shokry joined the Scientific Advisory Board of the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (OTP) February, 2014.
She is a board member of the International Association of Body damage (AIDC)-representative of North Africa and Middle East. Prof. Shokry is a board member of the National Committee of Organ Donation and national Committee of research ethics. She is a director and instructor of the training program for Gaza Forensic Doctors and crime scene investigators, Palestine via Arab Medical Union. From 2004 till now she is the editor-in chief of The Egyptian Journal of Forensic Sciences and Applied Toxicology (cited). she is a board member of Research Ethics and clinical research, WHO, Cairo, the Executive Director of Research Ethics Committee, MUST. and a board member of the Middle East Clinical Research Association (MECRA), Lebanon. Dr. Shokry is the contact for the DAAD academic activities in Egypt and UNHCR, ICRC and UNFPA (United Nation and International Committee of Red Cross preventative bodies) forensic consultant in Egypt. Prof. Shokry is a member of ad hoc committees for constructing the medical directory for the Egyptian doctors to deal with the female victims of violence and to put the Egyptian law for malpractice and medical responsibility, 2014. She is a member of the advisory board for evaluation of the scientific researches to promote the forensic sciences academic staff in Egypt and Iraq (Alnahrain University)
Prof. Shokry is the chair of National Research Ethics Committee, Ministry of health, 2015. She got certificates in Basic and Advanced Security in the Field, 2015 from United Nation Department of Safety and Security(UNDSS). She is one of justice rapid response roasters, professor Shokry accomplished mission in training healthcare providers in Jordan on how to deal with cases of Gender based violence UN Women. She is part of national training program for preparing the physician to manage cases of gender-based violence – UNFPA.
Prof. Shokry has published more than 50 researches in national and international journals. She is the author in the following text books; Forensic Medicine: A guide to principals, Text book, 2006, Clinical Toxicology A guide to principals, Text book, 2006, Colored Atlas; Forensics and toxicology, Text book, 2007., Medical Ethics: An introduction for medical students, Text book, 2008., Medical ethics, law and medical responsibility, 2009, Good practice, communication skills for medical Practitioners, 2011. and a chapter on forensic science practice in Egypt as a part of encyclopedia of global forensic sciences practice published by American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), 2014., Prof. Shokry was a coauthor in the (global forensic science practice) published by the international academy of forensic sciences(IALM), 2015. She is a coauthor in Padova Charter on personal injury and damage under civil-tort law “Medico-legal guidelines on methods of ascertainment and criteria of evaluation” in Int J Legal Med, the official journal of the international academy of forensic sciences(IALM), 2015.
Prof. Hermann Vogel
University of Hamburg, Montpellier (France), Heidelberg
Radiology (University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf), German board certification 1972
Habilitation 1972 University of Hamburg (“Privatdozent”)
Vice Director 1973 Radiologische Klinik der Universität Hamburg, University Hospital
Professor 1978 University of Hamburg, Faculty of Medicine,
Visiting Professor 1977 and 1978 UANL Monterrey Mexico
Head of Department 1978 X-ray department, General Hospital Ochsenzoll, Academic Teaching Hospital of the University of Hamburg
1998 Albers-Schönberg Institute, X-ray department, General Hospital Hamburg-St. Georg, Academic Teaching Hospital of the University of Hambur
Working Group Since 2008, Head of the Unit for Forensic Radiology, Institute for Legal Medicine of University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf
Publications ca 300 Articles (in German as well as in English, Frensh, Spanish, Japanese and Arabian translations). 20 books among them “A Radiological Atlas of Abuse, Torture, Terrorism, and Inflicted Trauma”, B.G. Brogdon, H. Vogel, John D. McDowell received a “highly commended 2003 by the British Medical Association.
12 Exhibitions showing how X-Rays can be taken as documents of our time and of our society. They exist in 7 languages and have been shown worldwide more than 70 times
Recent publications “War and Migration” European Journal of Radiol. Special Edition 2007 (guest editor and author).
“Violence, War, Borders. X-Rays: Evidence and Threat” Shaker 2008.
“The Transparent Corpse – Post Mortem CT. Der durchsichtige Tote – post mortem CT” (editor and author), Verlag Dr. Kovac, 2010.
“Forensics, Radiology, Society – X-Rays: Tool and Document” Verlag Dr. Kovac 2014,
“Torture” and “Postmortem Imaging” in “Ecnyclopedia fo Forensic Sciences”, J. Siegel and P. Saukko (eds) Forensic Sciences 2014.
7 Chapters in “Atlas of Postmortem Angiography” Grabherr, Grimm, Heinemann (eds) Springer 2016
Commissions and Working Groups: RöntgenVerordnung, Novellierung
AA2 – NAR (Arbeitsausschuss Strahlenschutz beim Normenausschuss
Radiologie des DIN; Stellvertretender Obmann)
Chamber of Physicians in Hamburg: Quality Control for X-Ray
Application in Hospitals.Chairman/Vice Chairman for 20 Years.
President 2009, Paris: XVIeme colloque de la Société de Biométrie Humaine
Award 2012, Konrad Händel Stiftungspreis für Rechtsmedin.
Dr. Houssein Kamel NOFAL
General Manager of General Commission of Forensic Medicine- Prime Ministry – Syria (March 2015 –Present)
Head Department of Forensic Medicine in Damascus Faculty of Medicine – Damascus University – Damascus – Syria. (September 2009 – Present)
Associated Professor of Forensic Medicine. Department of Forensic Medicine – Damascus Faculty of Medicine – Damascus University – Damascus, Syria. (December 2002– Present)
Associated Professor of Medical Ethics – Department of Family Medicine – Damascus Faculty of Medicine – Damascus University – Damascus, Syria. (September 2009 – Present)
Visitor Professor of Forensic Medicine – Hamburg University, Institute of Forensic Medicine; Hamburg, Germany (2002 – Present)
Assistant Professor of Forensic Medicine in King Faisal University – College of Medicine – Dammam – Saudi Arabia. (2003- 2009)
Member of Professor Staff – Faculty of Medicine – Damascus University (from 1996 -Present).
Dr. Issam Ali Salem Hithem
Lecturer of Legal Medicine (Lecturer of Legal Medicine), Criminal Law Department, Faculty of Law, University of ADEN.
Lecturer of Legal Medicine and Medical Ethics, in (Doctor Assistant Department & Nursing Department) Higher Institution for Health Sciences- ADEN, Ministry of Public Health & Population.
Lecturer of Legal Medicine and Medical Ethics, Faculty of Medicine, National University, TAIZ Governorate.
Author of book (Legal Medicine & Medical Ethics).
Author of Textbook (Legal Medicine), for students of Doctor Assistant Department & Nursing Department, published by Higher Institution for Health Sciences- ADEN.
Author of Textbook (Legal Medicine), for students of faculty of law & faculty of Medicine – Aden University, published by University of Aden, in University of Aden printing and publishing House, Aden.
Assistant Prof. Mahmud Kaddura
Head of Dept. of Forensic Medicine &Toxicology
Assistant professor, medico-legal consultant.
Faculty of medicine, Benghazi-Libya
Prof. Dr. med. K. Püschel
Study of medicine at the Medical University in Hannover (1970 – 1976)
Specialization as forensic pathologist at the Institute of Legal Medicine of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf since 1977
Habilitation and Venia legendi 1983
Appointed as professor in Legal Medicine at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in 1985
1989 – 1991 Director of the Institute of Legal Medicine in Essen (Northrhine-Westfalia)
Since 1991 Director of the Institute of Legal Medicine at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Focus of scientific work: Forensic traumatology, drug-related death, sudden death, gerontology, anthropology
Member of the editorial board: Int. J. Legal Med., Forensic Sci. Int.
Coordinating editor: Blutalkohol (Alcohol, Drugs and Behaviour), Rechtsmedizin (until 2016)
Member of Leopoldina (ML), Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften
Dr. Manal S. Bamousa
Manal S. Bamousa is a medical doctor, certified MD in 2003 and had the subspecialty of Forensic Medicine in 2010, in which she became the first female forensic doctor in Saudi Arabia.
In 2011-2012, she enrolled into an advance-training course in UK. Both modules have been successfully completed with an honor level “in the last” named as: Forensic Medical Examination of Rape and Sexual Assault FMERSA, Manchester University. These two preparatory courses would qualify the candidate to enroll into the DFCASA exam, which stand for: Diploma in the Forensic and Clinical Aspect of Sexual Assault, leading to: licentiate of the faculty of forensic and legal medicine in UK.
Currently she is working in Dammam forensic medico legal center as an acting consultant who engaged in writing a medico legal report for all suspicious criminal court cases for more than 10 years. She is also holds position of head of clinical forensic medicine center for assault survivors in eastern province of this country that located in Dammam Maternity and children hospital. It aims to provide a comprehensive forensic and medical services for all victims of sexual and physical assaults, which has an international standards and high level of career proficiency in my area.
She has different memberships, did many scientific researches and studies, coordinated different training forensic assaults courses and actively participated as an oral / poster speaker in many well-known local and international conferences, such as; 9th annual conference of St’ Marye’s assault referral center in 2010 – Manchester University, American Academy of forensic science in Washington – DC in 2013, BITs International Congress of forensics and Police Tech- 2011 and 2016 and many others.
She produced plenty of researches and recently had the honor to co-author a forensic book chapter under title of: ‘’Personal injury and damage ascertainment under Civil Law’’- this fruitful contribution has made by a Panel writers of 58 juridical, clinical and or medico-legal experts coming from 21 different countries and representing all 5 Continents.
Prof. METE KORKUT GÜLMEN
Dr. Gülmen was born in Adana in 1957. He had licensed as an Anatomo – Pathology Medical Specialist in Cukurova University, worked at the Gulhane Military Medical Academy and at the Forensic Medicine Department in Adana. He had been a fellow to the Forensic Medicine of Dundee University, in Scotland in 1995 and received his PhD from Cukurova University. He had attended to several courses and programs in AFIP, Bethesda, USA as postdoctoral studies.
Dr. Gulmen had been the Chair of the Department in Cukurova University since 2005 continuously and was as a lecturer, researcher and chair of the department in different times since 1992. He is the Chairperson of The Forensic Pathology section for the last 20 years.
He had been the president of the National Forensic Medicine Specialists Association and the Board of the Forensic Medicine Specialists.
He had organized The Mediterranean Academy of Forensic Sciences (MAFS) meeting in Antalya in 2009as the President of the academy. He organized the 22nd IALM Meeting in Istanbul in 2012. and had organized the 22nd IALM Meeting in 2012 at Istanbul – Turkey.
He had organized the International Sexual Violence Investigation Symposium in Adana in 2015 as well as the Justice Rapid Response Course. Board member of the New MAFS and President of the Eurasian Academy of Forensic Medicine and Sciences.
He works on Sudden Deaths, Cardiac Pathologies, Children Abuse – Neglect cases and Violence Against Women as a Human Rights Violation Issue.
Married for 30 years with a daughter 29 and a son 25.
Prof. Mohammed Elfawal
MB ChB, MSc, PhD
Graduated from Cairo University, Faculty of Medicine in 1976 and had postgraduate training in Glasgow University, Department of Forensic Medicine and Science, in the early 80’s. Full Professor of Forensic Pathology, King Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia and Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt in 2000. Joined the Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University in 2007. Experience extends over a period of 40 years, which has been broadened through practicing in varying cultures and medico legal systems as exemplified by work in Egypt, Scotland, Bosnia, various parts of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. Member of UN International Team (ICTY) investigating War Crimes in the former Yugoslavia (1999-2001). External examiner in Libya, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Member of many International Forensic Organizations. Member of Editorial Board and reviewer of multiple International Forensic Journals. Main areas of interest include Cardiovascular Pathology, Pathology of Sudden Death and Forensic Anthropology.
Prof Mumen Hadidi
Jord.Med.Board (Forensic) Senior Medico-Legal consultant
president of Jordanian Society for Criminal Studies and Research (JS CSR)
Senior Lecturer to the Jordanian Judicial Institute
Director General of National Institute of Forensic Medicine (NIFM) 1985-2011
Board Member National Council for Family Affairs (NCFA) Chaired by HM the Queen
Director General, Appocrates center for Medico Legal Consultancy and Training
Prof lecturer to both Jordan university and Science and Technology medical schools, (AMLC)
Judge. Wolfgang Franke
7 years working as public prosecutor
22 years working as judge (2013)
Additional occupation (1992 – 2011):
Chairman of an association for social rehabilitation of former delinquents