AABB Workshop

Sunday September 22nd, 2019 // 9:00 am - 12:00 pm // Mohave Learning Center

There is no charge for this workshop, but pre-registration is requested.


9:00 – 9:45AABB Accreditation Program Updates and Common NonconformancesMarsha Deitz,  MBA, MT (ASCP), CQA (ASQ)

Staff Lead Assessor, Relationship Testing, AABB

9:45 – 10:15Complex Calculations, eDNA, Brutus, and BulletProof SoftwareKent M. Harman, Ph.D., MBA
10:15 – 11:30Changes to the 14th Edition of the RT Standards.


CAP Proficiencies and Complex Calculations

George C. Maha, JD, Ph.D., MT(ASCP), D(ABMG)

Associate Vice President, DNA Identification Testing Division, LabCorp, Chair of the AABB Standards Program Unit, Liaison to the AABB Accreditation Program Unit and CAP Identity Testing Committee

11:30 – 12:00DHS Rapid DNA Success Story and the DNA Store/Match/Share (SMS) prototypeAmanda C. Sozer, Ph.D., President

SNA International


Workshop Chair: Marsha Deitz (AABB)

Description: This workshop will address various AABB accreditation related topics, including the accreditation process, Relationship Testing Standards, proficiency testing, validations, and calculations.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. An understanding of the 14th Edition of the AABB Standards for Relationship Testing
  2. An introduction to the initial accreditation process and requirements to maintain accreditation.
  3. Outcomes of recent proficiency tests and complex relationship testing calculations.
  4. An understanding of various software applications for complex calculations
  5. An update on Rapid DNA Testing and applications at the Department of Homeland Security.

Intended Audience: Current AABB members as well as anyone interested in the AABB Accreditation Program for Relationship Testing Facilities.

*There is no cost for this workshop. The AABB Standards for Relationship Testing Laboratories, 14th Edition, may be purchased prior to the workshop in the AABB marketplace.

For questions regarding this workshop contact Marsha Deitz ( ).

For questions regarding this workshop contact Marsha Deitz.


Marsha DeitzChair


Marsha Deitz has worked for AABB as the staff Lead Assessor for Relationship Testing since January 2010. Marsha is a Certified Quality Auditor with ASQ, a certified lead auditor for ISO/IEC 17025, a forensic scientist and licensed Medical Technologist.

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