Workshop

2025 FBI QAS – What You Need to Know About All the Upcoming QAS Changes and Forensic Rapid DNA

Monday September 23rd, 2024 // 8:30 am - 12:30 pm // JW Marriott Hill Country, Room NO

Standard Registration$275.00

Fee includes breakfast and materials. Those attending both the morning and afternoon session will receive a discounted rate of $345, which includes both breakfast and lunch.

Description:

The primary goal of this workshop is to conduct a deep dive into all the changes to the FBI’s Quality Assurance Standards coming in 2025. Changes include portions of Standards 5 Personnel, 8 Validation, and 15 Audits, as well as edits to allow for the future use of expert systems in the forensic standards, and the new Rapid DNA Standards 18 and 19. These new Rapid Standards will consolidate the current Rapid DNA requirements and include the use of Rapid DNA on forensic samples.

 

Learning Outcomes:

After completion of the workshop, participants will have an in-depth understanding of the FBI’s 2025 QAS changes.

 

Intended Audience:

Accredited forensic DNA laboratories. Some prior knowledge required.

Speakers

Douglas HaresChair

Rapid DNA Implementation Program Advisor for the FBI’s Biometric Analysis Section

Dr. Hares is the Rapid DNA Implementation Program Advisor for the FBI’s Biometric Analysis Section.  He joined the DNA Analysis Unit II of the FBI Laboratory in 2000 as a Forensic Examiner.  In 2006, Dr. Hares transferred to the CODIS Unit where he served as the NDIS Custodian for over 13 years. 

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