Terrorism and firearms

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Université Lyon 1 – Laennec, 7, rue Guillaume Paradin – 69008 Lyon

Dear colleagues, ladies and gentlemen,

In 2015, Europe was marked by a succession of attacks or attempted attacks by firearms, mobilizing strong skills in ballistics and wound ballistics.

Therefore, the next edition of the Congress, regularly held to deal with these issues, could only grant a large place to the preponderance of firearms in the contemporary manifestation of terrorism.

Organized by the French National Forensic Science Institute (Institut National de Police scientifique – INPS) with the support of Euroballistics ® and the European society of wound ballistics (JONJACK), this year’s session will be held on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 June at the “Université Lyon 1 – Laennec”. Internationally minded, this congress (with presentations given in English and French) is aimed at all professionals working on the use of firearms and its consequences: judges, investigators, ballisticians, doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, lawyers, etc.


The first day will be entirely dedicated to reflections related to the attacks, from a medical and a technical point of view, but also from a historical and a criminological perspective. We will be particularly pleased to open this meeting with an introductory lecture of Alain Bauer,  Professor of Criminology at the “Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers” and at the Universities of New York, Beijing and Shanghai.

The second day, while carrying on with the terrorist approach, including in terms of the psychological sequelae, will be devoted to the free presentations. Abstracts for oral or displayed presentations may be submitted through the following link: call for abstract available on the website. Deadline for abstract submission: April 30, 2016.

The date limit for the submission of abstracts is April 30, 2016.

The diversity of topics, the multiple professional origins of the delegates and speakers will undoubtedly enrich the exchanges. We would really appreciate sharing this event with you and would be very happy to count you among our attendees. We remain at your disposal for any further information.

Frederic DUPUCH
Director INPS


Forensic pathologist,
Congress Chairperson


About the Congress of ballistics and wound ballistics:

-2008: 1st congress held in Marseille

-2014: 1st international session held in Lyon gathering 180 delegates and 60 stakeholders from 8 different countries on the theme of the Great War

– 2016: 7th session of the congress

– some presentations given during previous sessions are available on the following website:  www.eswb-sebl.org


About the National Forensic Science Institute  (Institut National de Police Scientifique – INPS) :

–  The Institute intervenes at investigator’s (police and Gendarmerie) or magistrate’s request

– 750 staffs located in 5 laboratories: Lille, Paris, Lyon, Marseille and Toulouse
– officially accredited by the Court of Cassation to carry out scientific expertise in 17 forensic fields: DNA, ballistics, fingerprints, documents and marks (footprints, tool marks, tyre tracks etc.), drugs, toxicology, physics-chemistry and computer technology.

– In the field of forensic medicine, the Institute benefits from the recognized experience of Dr. MIRAS

– In 2015, the INPS has passed the symbolic point of 100 000 requests treated annually and more than 200 000 reference DNA profiles analyzed annually.

– 75 % of casework analyses are related to genetics.

– In 2015, the INPS especially worked on the attacks that occurred in Ile de France in January and in November, and also on the Sid Ahmed Glam case (April), the attack in Saint Quentin Falavier (June) and the failed attack in the Thalys (August).

 More information on: www.inps.interieur.gouv.fr 

June 6th and 7th, 2016



if registration is made before April 30 2016
if registration is made after April 30 2016
Student rate
Gala dinner

Registration fee includes

  • Access to the plenary session
  • Access to presentations
  • Breakfasts and breaks morning / afternoon
  • Lunches (on June 6th and 7th 2016 )
  • Provision of technical equipment for stakeholders (computer, projector, technical service…)
  • WIFI


Free presentations are expected and should deal with clinical cases of ballistics and/or wound ballistics.

Should be preferred iconography and discussion.

Maximum duration of presentation including interactive discussion = 15 minutes

Whole presentation and discussion should not exceed 20 minutes.

  • Abstracts must be sent before April 30th, 2016 in PDF format
  • Authors will be notified by mail of the acceptance or rejection of their presentation no later than May 2th, 2016
  • In case an abstract should be modified after its submission, it will be possible to send the modified abstract to the Organisational Committee at the following address: abstract@congres-balistique-lesionnelle.fr

The authors must register and pay the registration fee to ensure that their presentations will be included in the final program of the Congress.

The presentation in PowerPoint or PDF must be submitted online before  May 31st, 2016.

The presentations will be downloadable in the Auditorium of the Congress by free WIFI on your laptops or tablets at the beginning of each presentation. Speakers shall send to the Organizational Committee the downloadable version (Power point or PDF) either complete or simplified if they consider that some images or comments should not be put online.



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Scientific contact: Dr. Alain MIRAS    

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Dr. Alain MIRAS Tel  + 0033 6 79 58 03 93 alain.miras@congres-balistique-lesionnelle.fr


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