Technical Leaders Meeting

Thursday September 26th, 2019 // 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm // Chino

Early registration, before August 1st$165.00
Standard registration, after August 1st$185.00

Registration fees include lunch



1:00 – 1:20QAS/CODIS Question/Answer SessionDoug Hares, FBI NDIS Chief
1:20 – 1:551972 Cold Case Presentation: Collaborations with DNA Labs International and ParabonJohn P. Bockrath, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Senior Criminalist
1:55 – 2:30Evaluation and Validation of a Rapid DNA system for Missing Persons CaseworkMarie Samples, New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Department of Forensic Biology
2:30 – 2:40BREAK
2:40 – 3:15Alexa, Tell Me the Number of Contributors.  Probabilistic Assessment for Contributor Estimation (PACE)Amy McGuckian, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Biology Unit Technical Leader
3:15 – 3:50Data-Driven Sexual Assault Kit Testing Workflow at the San Diego Police Department Crime LaboratoryShawn Montpetit, San Diego Police Department DNA Technical Manager
3:50 – 4:00Questions/Open Discussion


Tabitha BandyChair

Forensic Biology Supervisor / DNA Technical Leader, Metro Nashville Police Department Crime Laboratory

Tabitha Bandy has testified as an expert witness in Texas, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, and Kentucky.  In March 2010, she accepted a position working in Forensic DNA in Southwest Asia.  After returning to the U.S., Mrs. Bandy accepted a position with Metro Nashville Police Department as the Forensic Biology Supervisor, DNA Technical Leader, and CODIS Administrator.

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