Lars May 17 5 percDr. med. Lars Oesterhelweg is the deputy-director oft the Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. He is a board certified official medico-legal expert and working in the field of forensic pathology, crime scene investigation, road traffic accident, clinical forensic medicine, forensic radiology and disaster victim identification since 2000. From 2006 to 2008 he was a research member in the Virtopsy Project at the University of Bern, Switzerland. He was involved in the implementation of cross-sectional imaging in the death investigation in Germany and in the installation of one of the first CT-Scanners in an Institute of Legal Medicine in Germany.



Natalie Adolphi smallNatalie Adolphi, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for Forensic Imaging at the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator (United States) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine, with secondary appointments in Radiology and Pathology. She holds a Master’s Degree in Nuclear Engineering (Medical Physics) and a PhD in Physics (Magnetic Resonance). Her research lab focuses on the application of post-mortem MR and CT in medicolegal death investigation, the optimization of PMMR protocols, as well as biomedical imaging in the pre-clinical setting aimed at the development of nanoparticles for diagnostics and drug delivery.  She is currently the Principal Investigator or a Co-Investigator on several forensic imaging research projects funded by the U.S. National Institute of Justice.


chrisodonnellChris O'Donnell, MBBS, M.Med, FRANZCR, Grad.Dip.For.Med is the consultant forensic radiologist at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) beginning in 2002, and adjunct senior lecturer, Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University.  He works both as a clinical and forensic radiologist with speciality interest in cross-sectional imaging including MRI.  He was involved in the installation one of the world’s first mortuary-based CT scanners at VIFM in 2005.  He has trained forensic pathologists and radiologists in forensic CT from Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Canada.  He is also convenor of a very successful annual short course in PMCT interpretation for Monash University.  He regularly provides expert radiological opinion on forensic matters to the Victorian State Coroner and to the criminal justice system of Victoria.  He is currently convening a special interest group in forensic radiology for the Royal College of Pathologists Australasia.


Summer Summer Decker, PhD. Is the Director of Imaging Research and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. She also holds appointments in Pathology, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Surgery. She holds a Masters Degrees in Forensic Anthropology as well as Biomedical Ethics (Research Law) and a PhD in Medicine with a specialization in Pathology and Imaging. Her research lab focuses on three-dimensional computer modeling and quantitative analysis of medical imaging to answer clinical questions and develop new technologies such as medical devices and procedures.  They have presented their research at national and international meetings including the Radiology Society of North America, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the Biomedical Engineering Society and the International Society for Forensic Radiology and Imaging. Several of these projects have garnered national and international recognition as well as generated numerous peer-reviewed publications, textbook chapters, presentations, and a patent. Dr. Decker is also a trained forensic anthropologist who has spent numerous years working in the fields of forensic pathology and anthropology. She continues to work on forensic casework for local, state and US law enforcements agencies with positive identifications.

Liaison Officer of The International Association of Forensic Radiographers (IAFR)

MarkVinerMark Viner has over 35 years experience as radiographer and radiology manager in various London hospitals and is currently senior Tutor in radiography at Barts and The Royal London School of Medicine & Dentistry, Queen Mary College, University of London . He has a long held professional interest in Forensic Imaging & Emergency planning and is a Fellow of Cranfield University Forensic Institute and Chief Executive of the Inforce Foundation.

He is a registered forensic practitioner, a member of the Chartered Forensic Science Society and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and holds the Diploma of Forensic Medical Sciences and the Diploma of Forensic Human Identification. He is a founder member and current chair of the International Association of Forensic Radiographers and a founder board member of the International Society of Forensic Radiology and Imaging. He has lectured widely at international conferences and has written a number of papers and book chapters on forensic imaging and is co-editor of the second edition of “Brogdon’s Forensic Radiology”.

Liaison Officer to the Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging (JoFRI)

Michael J ThaliMichael J Thali, MD, EMBA. is the current Professor and Chair of the Institute of Forensic Medicine at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) and former chair of the Institute of Forensic Medicine at the University of Bern (Switzerland), is a co-founder of the Virtopsy-Project and active advocator of virtual autopsy. He was a resident in radiology at the Institute Radiology at the University of Bern (Switzerland) and completed a fellowship at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington DC (USA). He is editor of the textbook on virtual autopsy The Virtopsy Approach (2009) and the latest edition of Brogdons Forensic Radiology (2010). He has co-authored over 175 papers on forensic radiology and virtual autopsy.