Life Technologies 2013 Future Trends in Forensic DNA Technology Seminar Series

Life Technologies 2013 Future Trends in Forensic DNA Technology Seminar Series

Join your colleagues for the 13th Annual Future Trends in Forensic DNA Technology Seminar Series. These informative sessions will focus on tools, methods, and next-generation solutions that improve efficiency and performance across the human identification workflow.

This year's seminar series visits five cities across North America and features presentations delivered by forensic scientists for forensic scientists.

Topics include:
  • The GlobalFiler™ Kit: going further for casework
  • Next-generation Y-STR and quantification assay development updates
  • Workflow software solutions and efficiency improvements
  • Tools for improving DNA collection and preservation
  • Casework screening solutions
  • Global legislative updates
  • Ion Torrent™ semiconductor sequencing for forensic applications
  • Interesting cases
City and date information.

Detailed agenda per location posted as available.

Please note:

In addition to the five main seminar locations listed above, five "mini" events listed below will be held at a local laboratory or in conjunction with other forensic conferences. The seminar events held in conjunction with the Green Mountain DNA Conference in Burlington, Vermont; NEAFS conference in Cromwell, Connecticut and the Bode Mid-Atlantic conference in Charlottesville, VA require registration through the conference website. For the mini events held in local laboratories registration can be confirmed through our site. Space is limited so we recommend registering as soon as possible:


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Washington, DC

07/09/13

Venue:

Double Tree Crystal City

3300 Army Navy Drive,
Arlington,
VA 22202


Phone: 1-703-416-4100


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Agenda

8:30 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome & introductions
9:15 a.m. Overview Of the Day
9:45 a.m. Improved Recovery of Interpretable Results from Challenging Samples Using the GlobalFiler™ Kit
10:15 a.m. Development and Validation of a Next Generation Y-STR Multiplex for Forensic Applications
10:45 a.m. Morning break
11:00 a.m. Improving your Casework Workflow with a Next Generation Quantification Solution
11:30 a.m. The Importance of SNPs and Sequencing in Forensics
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. DNA Policy and Funding Update: the US and Abroad
1:30 p.m. Tools for Improving DNA Collection and Preservation
2:00 p.m. Reduce your Backlog with a New Casework Screening Solution
2:45 p.m. Afternoon break
3:00 p.m. Workflow Software Solutions and Efficiency Improvements
3:45 p.m. Interesting Case
4:30 p.m. Meeting concludes

Phoenix, AZ

07/16/13

Venue:

Montelucia

4949 EAST Lincoln Drive,
Scottsdale,
AZ 85253


Phone: (888) 627-3010


Website

Agenda

8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome & Introductions
Philip Czar, Life Technologies
9:15 a.m. Introduction: Increasing Success Rates & Efficiency from Crime Scene to Courtroom
Ariana Wheaton, Life Technologies
9:45 a.m. Development and Validation of a Next Generation Y-STR Multiplex for Forensic Applications
Jill Muehling, Life Technologies
10:15 a.m. Improving your Casework Workflow with a Next Generation Quantification Solution
Sheri Olson, Life Technologies
10:45 a.m. Morning Break
11:00 a.m. Advanced Troubleshooting Amplification and Electrophoresis
April Orbison, Life Technologies
11:45 a.m. Ion Torrent™ semiconductor sequencing for forensic applications
Jill Muehling, Life Technoplogies
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Improved Recovery of Interpretable Results from Challenging Samples Using the GlobalFiler™ Kit
Kellie Fenesan, Life Technologies
1:45 p.m. Cotton Swabs vs. 4N6FLOQSwabs™: A Comparative Study for Optimal DNA Recovery from Crime Scene Samples
Anna Dadhania, George Washington University
2:15 p.m. Reduce your Backlog with a New Casework DNA Screening Solution
Jacki Benfield, Life Technologies
2:30 p.m. Workflow Software Solutions and Efficiency Improvements
Jacki Benfield, Life Technologies
2:45 p.m. Afternoon Break
3:00 p.m. Interactive Demos—Collection, Screening, and Software
All
4:00 p.m. The Use of the MiniFiler® Kit in Homicide Cold Cases from the Province of Quebec
Magali Loyer, Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale
4:30 p.m. Meeting Concludes

Chicago, IL

08/06/13

Venue:

Chicago Marriott Downtown

540 North Michigan Ave,
Chicago,
IL 60611


Phone: (312) 836-0100


Website

Agenda

8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome & Introductions
Gabe Feltner, Life Technologies
9:15 a.m. Introduction: Increasing Success Rates & Efficiency from Crime Scene to Courtroom
Ariana Wheaton, Life Technologies
9:45 a.m. Improved Recovery of Interpretable Results from Challenging Samples Using the GlobalFiler™ Kit
Megan Meyer, Life Technologies
10:15 a.m. Development and Validation of a Next Generation Y-STR Multiplex for Forensic Applications
Andrea Carbonaro, Life Technologies
10:45 a.m. Morning Break
11:00 a.m. Improving your Casework Workflow with a Next Generation Quantification Solution
Kristen Slaper, Ohio Attorney General Crime Laboratory
11:30 a.m. Ion Torrent™ semiconductor sequencing for forensic applications
Nnamdi Ihuegbu, Life Technologies
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. DNA Policy and Funding Update: the U.S. and Abroad
Lisa Hurst, Gordon Thomas Honeywell
1:30 p.m. Cotton Swabs vs. 4N6FLOQSwabs™: A Comparative Study for Optimal DNA Recovery from Crime Scene Samples
Anna Dadhania, George Washington University
2:00 p.m. Reduce your Backlog with a New Casework DNA Screening Solution
Bob Kays, Life Technologies
2:30 p.m. Workflow Software Solutions and Efficiency Improvements
Bob Kays, Life Technologies
2:45 p.m. Afternoon Break
3:00 p.m. Interactive Demos – Collection, Screening, and Software All
4:00 p.m. The Use of Familial DNA searching as an investigative tool
Eric Duvall, Denver Police Department crime Laboratory
4:30 p.m. The Use of the MiniFiler® Kit in Homicide Cold Cases from the Province of Quebec
Magali Loyer, Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale
5:00 p.m. Meeting Concludes

Oakland, CA

08/13/13

Venue:

Oakland Marriott City Center

1001 Broadway,
Oakland,
CA 94607

Note: In lieu of parking reimbursement, Life Technologies will be providing a round-trip BART ticket to attendees. Please contact your local sales representative for more information and if you are interested in receiving a BART ticket for this event.


Phone: 1-510-451-4000


Website

Agenda

8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome & Introductions
Ann Allison, Life Technologies
9:15 a.m. Introduction: Increasing Success Rates & Efficiency from Crime Scene to Courtroom
Ariana Wheaton, Life Technologies
9:45 a.m. Improved Recovery of Interpretable Results from Challenging Samples Using the GlobalFiler™ Kit
Kellie Fenesan, Life Technologies
10:15 a.m. Development and Validation of a Next Generation Y-STR Multiplex for Forensic Applications
Andrea Carbonaro, Life Technologies
10:45 a.m. Morning Break
11:00 a.m. Improving your Casework Workflow with a Next Generation Quantification Solution
Allison Holt, Life Technologies
11:30 a.m. The Importance of SNPs and Sequencing in Forensics
Dr. Kenneth Kidd, Yale University
12:00 a.m. Lunch
1:00 a.m. DNA Policy and Funding Update: the U.S. and Abroad
Lisa Schade, Life Technologies
1:30 a.m. Cotton Swabs vs. 4N6FLOQSwabs™: A Comparative Study for Optimal DNA Recovery from Crime Scene Samples
Anna Dadhania, George Washington University
2:00 a.m. Reduce your Backlog with a New Casework DNA Screening Solution
Bob Kays, Life Technologies
2:30 a.m. Workflow Software Solutions and Efficiency Improvements
Bob Kays, Life Technologies
2:45 a.m. Afternoon Break
3:00 a.m. Interactive Demos – Collection, Screening, and Software
All
4:30 a.m. Interesting case
5:00 a.m. Meeting Concludes

Atlanta, GA

08/15/13

Venue:

Intercontinental Buckhead

3315 Peachtree Road Ne.,
Atlanta,
GA 30326


Phone: 1-404-946-9000


Website

Agenda

8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome & Introductions
Shelly Guerrero , Life Technologies
9:15 a.m. Introduction: Increasing Success Rates & Efficiency from Crime Scene to Courtroom
Jonathan Tabak, Life Technologies
9:45 a.m. Improved Recovery of Interpretable Results from Challenging Samples Using the GlobalFiler™ KitMelissa Kotkin, Life Technologies
10:15 a.m. Development and Validation of a Next Generation Y-STR Multiplex for Forensic Applications
Jonathan Tabak, Life Technologies
10:45 a.m. Morning Break
11:00 a.m. Improving your Casework Workflow with a Next Generation Quantification Solution
Kristen Slaper, Ohio Attorney General Crime Laboratory
11:30 a.m. The Importance of SNPs and Sequencing in Forensics
Dr. Kenneth Kidd, Yale University
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. DNA Policy and Funding Update: the U.S. and Abroad
Lisa Hurst, Gordon Thomas Honeywell
1:30 p.m. Cotton Swabs vs. 4N6FLOQSwabs™: A Comparative Study for Optimal DNA Recovery from Crime Scene Samples
Anna Dadhania, George Washington University
2:00 p.m. Reduce your Backlog with a New Casework DNA Screening Solution
Michelle Shepherd, Life Technologies
2:30 p.m. Afternoon Break
2:45 p.m. The Use of Familial DNA searching as an investigative tool
Eric Duvall, Denver Police Department crime Laboratory
3:15 p.m. Workflow Software Solutions and Efficiency Improvements
Melissa Kotkin, Life Technologies
3:30 p.m. Interactive Demos – Collection, Screening, and Software
All
4:30 p.m. Meeting Concludes

St. Paul, MN

08/22/13

Agenda

8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome & Introductions
9:15 a.m. Introduction: Increasing Success Rates & Efficiency from Crime Scene to Courtroom
Gabe Feltner, Life Technologies
9:45 a.m. Improving your Casework Workflow with Next Generation Quantification
Kelly Fenesan, Life Technologies
10:15 a.m. Quant Trio, a real world study
Ken Pfoser, NERCL
10:45 a.m. Morning Break
11:00 a.m. Hamilton Robotics: Technical Focus
Navjot Kaur, Hamilton Robotics
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Going Further with Globalfiler
Gabe Feltner, Life Technologies
1:45 p.m. Globalfiler: A Validation Perspective
Amy Liberty, Life Technologies
2:30 p.m. Converge: A complete workflow solution
Kelly Fenesan, Life Technologies
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Development of a Next Generation Y-STR multiplex
Kelly Fenesan, Life Technologies
3:45 p.m. Next Generation Sequencing: A look ahead
Gabe Feltner, Life Technologies
4:15 p.m. Questions and Wrap-up
4:30 p.m. Meeting Concludes

Los Angeles, CA

08/29/13

Agenda

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