2020 Online Symposium “Current Trends in Forensic Trace Analysis”

The theme of this year’s symposium is “The value of trace evidence multidisciplinary nature: needs and opportunities”.  Hosted by the CFSRE, this symposium is designed for Administrators, Practitioners, Researchers, Consultants, Educators & Students. This unique course provides attendees with live access to internationally renowned experts in their field speaking on topics related to forensic science and forensic trace analysis.

Registration is FREE and CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS are available!

This is the second installment of the Online Forensic Symposium Series with a focus on Current Trends in Forensic Trace Analysis.  Program Chairs Tatiana Trejos (West Virginia University) and Gerard van der Peijl (Netherlands Forensic Institute) have assembled a stunning array of speakers from around the world, each day a virtual master class on a core topic in trace analysis including gunshot residue analysis (GSR), paint, glass, hair, tape, and a special session entitled “Trace Evidence: From the Crime Scene to the Courtroom”.


Some highlights of the event:


  • Free Registration

  • Continuing Education Credits

  • On-demand Access After Live Events

  • In-depth, 45-60-min Presentations on Critical Issues

  • Expert Panel Discussion Wrap-up Each Day


To register and to download the agenda visit at www.forensicsymposium.org

Promega Webinar Series on the OSAC-ASB standards process and selected DNA-related standards. 


Development and Publication of New Standards and Best Practices – The Process (Part 1)

For more information and to register click here.

Verogen On-Demand Webinar

Forensic Genetic Genealogy: An Emerging Game Changer for Cold Case Resolution

Forensic genetic genealogy (FGG) is revolutionizing cold case investigations by producing previously unobtainable investigative leads. When traditional methods are inconclusive or all other options are exhausted, genealogy databases offer a new route to identifications. GEDmatch, one of the most widely known databases, has proven its effectiveness by helping law enforcement identify more than 70 previously unknown suspects.

If you are a forensic scientist, law enforcement professional or genealogist interested in learning more about FGG then register for this free educational webinar where experts will provide real-world insights regarding the impact of FGG from the complementary viewpoints of forensic scientists and law enforcement.

Register now to access the webinar on demand.

MAFS Online Training Opportunities

Good morning!  We offered this to our MAFS Members, but thought we would open up the opportunity to all forensic scientists.  If you are interested, feel free to pass along.  The early webinars are 8-hours and the 2019 is a 4-hour session.


In an effort to offer some training opportunities, MAFS has made archived versions of the Leadership Symposium webinar available for you to view. Maybe you regretted missing the webinar the first time around? Now is your chance to revisit them and sharpen your saw! Unfortunately we cannot provide you a certificate for viewing the webinars, but we hope this can be helpful for those that may be missing training opportunities or for those that are working from home.


If you would like to view the webinars, this link will send you to the google drive where they are kept. You will find webinars on Transitioning to Leadership (2016), Communication (2017), Motivation (2018), and Leading Change (2019). Pdf’s of the slides are available for the 2017 and 2019 webinars. A big thank you to Brian Hoey and Brooke Ehlers for making these webinars available!

The MAFS Training and Education Committee is diligently working to offer you more virtual training opportunities, so stay tuned! We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy!

Posting Instructions

Please include the following in your submission: title, dates and times (if applicable), a short description and a direct link to the posting.  Submitted postings must be 50 words or less, we will not be responsible for editing course postings, please use postings on this page as a guide to formatting.

If you have training in the field of forensic science and would like to have it posted on the NEAFS web site, contact the NEAFS webmasters: publications@neafs.org.

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