Workshop

Implementation of Rapid DNA

Monday September 14th, 2020 // 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Early Registration (Before July 5, 2020)$250
Standard Registration (After July 5, 2020)$275
Student Registration$225

Fee includes breakfast, lunch, and materials.

Description:

This workshop will cover the implementation of Rapid DNA in the United States. Participants will hear lessons learned from contributing states in the FBI’s Arrestee Rapid DNA Booking Station Pilot Program as well as an overview of the FBI’s Booking Station Standards and National Booking Station Procedures. Updates from SWGDAM’s Rapid DNA Working Group and the FBI’s Rapid DNA Task Force will enhance discussions in the afternoon regarding technology advancement needs of Rapid DNA instrumentation for possible future crime scene database use.

 

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Attendees will gain knowledge of requirements needed to implement Rapid DNA in the booking station.
  2. Attendees will gain knowledge of requirements needed to implement Rapid DNA in the booking station.
  3. Attendees will engage in discussions regarding potential use of Rapid DNA on crime scene evidence.

 

Intended Audience:

The intended audience is forensic science practitioners and researchers. No prerequisite knowledge is needed.

Speakers

Douglas HaresChair

National DNA Index System Program Manager, Federal Bureau of Investigation’s CODIS Unit

Dr. Hares is the National DNA Index System Program Manager in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s CODIS Unit. Dr. Hares is an invited guest and participant at the Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM) and the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) meetings. He also serves as a member and advisor to Interpol’s DNA Monitoring Expert Group.

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