Plenary Block I- OSAC/NCFS Part I

National Commission on Forensic Science: Status Update

Nelson Santos, Deputy Assistant Administrator – Drug Enforcement Administration

Vice-Chair, National Commission on Forensic Science

Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science: Status Update

Mark Stolorow – Director of OSAC Affairs

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Jeremy Triplett – FSSB Chair & Laboratory Supervisor

Kentucky State Police Central Forensic Laboratory

Plenary Block II- Management/Leadership

People Centered Leadership

Paul Reedy

Consolidated Forensic Laboratory, Department of Forensic Science

Men and Women in the Workplace: Communication

Anja Einseln


Problem Employees and Problem Bosses – How to Reclaim your Vision

John Collins

The Forensic Foundations Group

NIST OSAC – Quality Infrastructure Committee

Kris Cano, Forensic Lab Manager – Vice Chair

Scottsdale Police Department Crime Laboratory

Plenary Block III- OSAC Part II

Richard Vorder Bruegge, Digital/Multimedia SAC Chair

Greg Davis, Crime Scene/Death Investigation SAC Chair

Scott Oulton, Chemistry/Instrumental Analysis SAC Chair

George Herrin, Biology/DNA SAC Chair

Austin Hicklin, Physics/Pattern SAC Chair

Plenary Block IV- ASCLD’s Forensic Research Committee Technology Presentations

DNA Mixture Interpretation Study: Inter- and Intra-laboratory Variation

Roman Aranda

Defense Forensic Science Center

Research Study for the Reliability of the ACE-V Process: Accuracy, Precision, Reproducibility and Repeatably in Latent Fingerprint Examinations

Igor Pacheco

Brian Cerchiai

Miami-Dade Police Department

Real-Time Synthetic Cannabinoid Detection Platform

Jason LeBlanc

Advanced Techniques for Identifying New Compounds in Toxicology Casework

Jeff Walterscheid, Toxicology Manager

Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences

Quantitation of Ethanol & Identification of Other Volatiles by Headspace Gas Chromatography with Simultaneous Flame Ionization & Mass Spectrometric Detection

Tate Yeatman

Rapid DNA-Pilot Study for Law Enforcement 

Mike Garvey


DNA HIGH VOLUME SERVICE UPDATE: 2011-2012 Breakdown of a Year


Plenary Block V – Breakout Sessions 1 – Best Practices for Operating a Crime Lab

Use of Computer Simulation Models to Assist with Laboratory Management Decision Making

George Herrin

Georgia Bureau of Investigation

Update to the Staffing & Infrastructure Model: A Model for Adequate Forensic Scientist Staffing and Funding of the Nation’s Forensic Science Crime Laboratories

Gary Bombard, Ph.D.

Loyola University Chicago

FORESIGHT as a PerformanceStat Leadership, or How to “Moneyball” Your Laboratory

Max Houck

Preserving and Expanding a High-Performing Laboratory Team in a Challenging Leadership Environment

Ryan Larrison

Michigan State Police  – Bridgeport Laboratory

Your Evidence, Our Court Case: How One General Counsel’s Office Streamlines Evidence in the Labs with Active Criminal Justice Cases

Kristin Murrock & Kodiak Hill-Davis

Washington DC Department of Forensic Sciences  Forensic Science Laboratory

How to Double Your Output in Half the Time, Expanding Services on Your Terms

Jonathan Newman

Centre of Forensic Sciences

Plenary Block V – Breakout Session 2 – Rape Kits: Everything You Need to Consider

One State’s Recent Experience with the Rape Kit Issue

Jay Henry

Utah Department of Public Safety

Bureau of Forensic Services

Why Forensic Service Providers Assisting Sexual Assault Investigations should Offer  Y Chromosome Testing Services

Jack Ballantyne, Erin Hanson

National Center for Forensic Science, UCF

PA96-1011: Sexual Assault Evidence Submission Act

Cecilia Doyle

Illinois State Police

One Is Too Many:The Problem of Un-submitted, Unanalyzed Rape Kits

Rebecca O’Connor
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

Logistical Considerations to “Test Every Rape Kit”

Jeff Thompson

Assistant Laboratory Director

Los Angeles Police Department

A Prosecutor Viewpoint

Melissa Mourges

Belated Justice: Ohio’s Untested Sexual Assault Kits

David Miller

Ohio Attorney General Office

Plenary Block V- Breakout Session 3 – Policy/Practice

Report Writing Panel

Kris Cano presenation

Matt Redle presentation 

Matthew Gamette

Ray Wickenheiser presentation 

CVs  + Moot Courts, Do Not = An Expert Witness

Ron Smith

Meeting the Twenty-First Challenges to Courtroom Testimony: How to Produce ‘Courtroom Ready’ Forensic Scientists

Carol Henderson

The Bright Side of State Oversight: Lessons from the Texas Forensic Science Commission

Lynn Garcia

Plenary Black VI – Breakout session 1 – Quality/Accreditation 

Crime Laboratory Quality Systems:Creating a Culture of Improvement

Peter J. Neufeld,Co-Director
Innocence Project

Yes it is Possible to Accredit 18 One Analyst Digital Evidence Laboratories

Rhesa G. Gilliland, Assistant Laboratory Director

US Postal Lab

The ‘not only…but also’ principle in forensic science 

Dr. Keith Bedford, general Manager Forensic

ESR, New Zealand

Laboratory Data Integrity

Ashraf Mozayani, PharmD, PhD
Texas Southern University

Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, Forensic Science Learning Lab

Plenary Black VI- Breakout Session 2 – Management/Leadership (Cost of Doing Business) 

The Fallacy Concerning the ‘High Cost’ of Trace Evidence Cases

Peter Deforest & Robert Genna

Rapid DNA Costs and Benefits: Status of Examining the Current Uses Within the law Enforcement Community.

Garry Bombard, Ph.D.

Loyola University Chicago

The Unexpected Consequences of Open Discovery: One Laboratory’s Experience

Christine Funk
General Counsel
Department of Forensic sciences


Forensic Science as Technical intelligence

Michael P. Garvey, Jr, PhD

Director, Office of Forensic Science

Philadelphia Police Department


 Plenary Black VI – Breakout Session 3 – Policy/Practice (Federal Updates)

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: An Update on National Efforts in Forensic Science and Research & Development

Gerry LaPorte, Director

National Institute of Justice

Office of Investigative and Forensic Sciences

The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence — Research to Laboratory Reality

Jeri D. Ropero-Miller, PhD, F-ABFT
FTCoE Project Director

 The Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations (CFSO) Update

Matthew Gamette, Jeremy Triplett & Beth Lavach

Plenary Black VII-OSAC Part III


Karen Reczek, Standards coordination office, national institute of standards and technology

Incorporating OSAC Standards into Accreditation – The ASCLD/LAB Perspective

Pam Bordner


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