DNA Trainers’ Meeting

DNA Trainers’ Meeting

Description:

Adult learners come with past experiences, may it be from school or from previous work. Meeting your learner where they’re at and tailoring a DNA training program to their needs is very important. There is also pressure to get new staff trained and performing casework as soon as possible to alleviate the laboratory’s accumulation of casework.  All this must be balanced with the numerous standards and guidance from the community.

 

In this interactive workshop, DNA trainers and researchers will share best practices for training new hires in serology and DNA typing. We will share research from discussion with lab managers and DNA technical leaders from small, medium, and large labs on how they conduct training, including their processes and timelines. Sample training programs will be presented, and we will learn how to improve the efficiency and organization of the training process to onboard new hires and get them working on casework faster.

 

 

Intended Audience:

We hope that a goal resulting from this interactive workshop is a community of practice for trainers.  Therefore, to encourage open dialogue, this workshop is limited to trainers from forensic laboratories.

Description:

Adult learners come with past experiences, may it be from school or from previous work. Meeting your learner where they’re at and tailoring a DNA training program to their needs is very important. There is also pressure to get new staff trained and performing casework as soon as possible to alleviate the laboratory’s accumulation of casework.  All this must be balanced with the numerous standards and guidance from the community.

 

In this interactive workshop, DNA trainers and researchers will share best practices for training new hires in serology and DNA typing. We will share research from discussion with lab managers and DNA technical leaders from small, medium, and large labs on how they conduct training, including their processes and timelines. Sample training programs will be presented, and we will learn how to improve the efficiency and organization of the training process to onboard new hires and get them working on casework faster.

 

 

Intended Audience:

We hope that a goal resulting from this interactive workshop is a community of practice for trainers.  Therefore, to encourage open dialogue, this workshop is limited to trainers from forensic laboratories.

Pricing:


  • Standard Registration$200

Workshop currently at capacity. A waitlist is available to join on our registration page.

Brought to you by

Worldwide Association of Women Forensic Experts

Co-Chair

Kelly Elkins

Professor of Chemistry, Towson University

Kelly Elkins, PhD, is Professor of Chemistry and co-Director of the TU Human Remains Identification Laboratory at Towson University and a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the American Chemical Society.

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Co-Chair

Eugene Lien

Assistant Director and DNA Training Manager at the NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner

Eugene is actively involved in the community and is a member of many forensic working groups.  Throughout his career, he seems to be directly involved with standards and guidelines – both following them and helping to write them.  He has been a participant of the Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM) for more than 17 years and a participant of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science since its inception. 

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