Training Opportunities

August 2014 

Northwestern University Center for Public Safety in Evanston, Illinois
Shooting Incident Reconstruction II
August 25-27, 2014

Contact Ruthy at NWU for more info at (847) 467-7546.

September 2014

Emerging Forensic Genomic Applications Conference
Greenville, NC
September 9-10, 2014

The mission of SNP Forum Emerging Forensic Genomic Applications Conference is to foster meaningful scientific discussions concerning advanced DNA technologies. SNP Forum brings together thought leaders from the forensic science research and practitioner community for an open dialogue regarding emerging science and technology applications. Tuesday's focus will be discussions on Emerging Advanced Technologies, while Wednesday will be focused on the Adoption of Advanced Technologies. Each day will include a roundtable component so all attendees will have the opportunity to contribute to the discussion. Some of the scheduled presenters and invited participants are Dr. Kenneth Kidd (Yale University), Dr. Peter Vallone (NIST), Dr. Tamyra Moretti (FBI) Dr. John Butler (NIST), Dr. Jack Ballantyne and Dr. Bruce Budowle.

Please see our website for more details and meeting registration -

25th anniversary of the International Symposium on Human Identification
Phoenix, Arizona
September 29 – October 2, 2014

Additional information about the symposium, including registration links, can be found here:

October 2014

Northwestern University Center for Public Safety in Evanston, Illinois
The Scientific Basis for Fracture Match Identification
October 6-8, 2014

Contact Ruthy at NWU for more info at (847) 467-7546.  

Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists and the American Society of Trace Evidence Examiners Joint Meeting, St. Paul, MN
October 6-10, 2014

Workshops will be given in the areas of DNA (Kinship Stats, Mixture Interpretation), Crime Scene (Shooting Reconstruction, Blood Spatter, Tire track & Footwear Exam), Instrumentation (GC, HPLC, MSP), Drugs, Statistics, Latent Prints, QD, GSR, PDQ, Fire Debris, and more!  See for more information, paper submission, and registration.

Vancouver, British Columbia
The 13th Annual Association of Forensic Quality Assurance Managers (AFQAM) training conference 
October 14th-17th, 2014

More information is available at the AFQAM website (

November 2014


George Mason University's Office of Continuing Professional Education in Virginia is hosting a 2-day seminar
Sexually Violent Crime: The Body as Evidence
Taught by Dr. Henry Lee and Dr. Leah Bush
November 3-4, 2014

Sexually violent crime continues to challenge investigators and concern the general public. It has been estimated that every two minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. In many cases, sexual assault results in homicide. Dr. Henry Lee and Dr. Leah Bush, two of the country's top forensic scientists, will share their individual and collective expertise to help the participants understand the importance of the body as evidence as it relates to sexually violent crimes.

Please visit our course page at for more information on this exciting opportunity to learn from two of the top forensic scientists in the country! 

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