2015 Advanced Topics for Human Identification & Data Interpretation
Dec. 1, 2015 - Dec. 4, 2015
Chemical Heritage Foundation
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315 Chestnut St, Philadelphia PA
Tuition Cost: $1,500Register Now
This course will offer world-class training for experienced forensic biology practitioners, technicians, and technical leaders involved in testing and testimony for forensic serological and human identification related testing. Each day will focus on issues of current interest in the field, and conclude with an open dialogue panel discussion.
Day 1 Strategies for the implementation of Rapid DNA technologies and sexual assault backlogs (Law Enforcement Day)
Day 2 Alternate novel approaches to biological fluid identification and interpretation of complex mixtures
Day 3 Improved methods for recovery of low template DNA and evaluation of probabilistic modeling for mixed sample sources
Day 4 Legal implications of new strategies and developments in the field (Legal Professionals Day)
- Niels Morling, Section of Forensic Genetics, Dept. of Forensic Medicine, University of Copenhagen
- Michael Coble, Forensic Biologist, National Institute of Standards and Technology
- Mechthild Prinz, Forensic Science Program Director, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
- Jack Ballantyne, Professor, University of Central Florida
- JoAnne Bright, Institute of Environmental Science & Research
- Charlotte Word, Consultant in Human DNA Identification Testing
- H. Jakob Larsen, Section of Forensic Genetics, Dept. of Forensic Medicine, University of Copenhagen
- Susannah Kehl, DNA Technical Leader, Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory
- Gray Amick, DNA Technical Leader, Richland County Sheriff’s Department
- Vince Figerelli, Superintendent, Arizona DPS Crime Laboratory
- Keith Inman, Scientific Collaboration, Innovation & Education
- Todd Bille, DNA Technical Leader, ATF Laboratory
- Phillip Danielson, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Denver
- Christian Westring, Director of Criminalistics, NMS Labs
- Jeff Nye, Forensic Manager, Michigan State Police
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Travel and Lodging Information
A group hotel rate of $189/night + tax is available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Omni Hotel at Independence Park in historic Old City Philadelphia.The Omni Hotel at Independence Park is located at 401 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19106.We recommend making your reservations as soon as possible. Please note that this group rate will expire after November 18, 2015.To make your reservation, please call (215) 925-0000 and ask for the Forensic Biology Course discount rate.
Air travel to Philadelphia is through the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). Both the Omni Hotel and The Chemical Heritage Foundation are approximately 20 minutes away from Philadelphia International. Public transportation from the airport is available using the SEPTA Regional Rail service or the Lady Liberty Shuttle service, though we recommend taking a taxi from the airport to your hotel. You will find links to SEPTA and Lady Liberty Shuttle services on the website above. The Chemical Heritage Foundation is located at 315 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19106.