2015 Workshops Schedule


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Twenty-four workshops have been accepted for the AAFS 67th Annual Scientific Meeting offering a wide range of topics. Workshops are an excellent means to meet your continuing education needs while maintaining and expanding your knowledge of your specific forensic discipline. Many workshops have limited registration, so complete the pre-registration form on page 17 today!

Monday — February 16

W1 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Mass Fatality Incidents: An Integrated Approach
Chair: Christian Crowder, PhD*; Co-Chair: Todd M. Howell, MFS*
W2 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Electrophysiology of Impulsive Aggression and Criminal Responsibility
Chair: Alan R. Felthous, MD*; Co-Chair: Stephen J. Ferrazzano II, JD*
W3 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Classification of Typewritten Documents
Chair: Karen J. Nobles, BA*; Co-Chair: Peter V. Tytell, BA*
Registration is limited to the first 27 registrants. Registration is restricted to AAFS members until January 15, 2015.
W4 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Obtaining Successful DNA Profiles From Challenging Samples
Chair: Sudhir K. Sinha, PhD*; Co-Chair: Bruce R. McCord, PhD*
W5 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Ancestry Estimation in the 21st Century
Chair: Kate Spradley, PhD*; Co-Chair: Joseph T. Hefner, PhD*
W6 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Practical Homicide Investigation®: Offender-Manipulated Homicide Scenes Relating to Equivocal Death and Staged Crime Scenes
Chair: Vernon J. Geberth, MS*; Co-Chair: Barbara C. Wolf, MD*
W7 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. “All in the Family” — With a Forensic Slant
Chair: Laurel J. Farrell, BA*; Co-Chair: Marc A. LeBeau, PhD*
W8 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m From Fire Dynamics to Legal Dynamics: Shifted Science and the Criminal Justice System’s Response
Chair: John J. Lentini, BA*; Co-Chair: Mark E. Goodson, PE*
W9 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m Forensic Anthropology and Cold Case Investigations: Breaking the Ice
Chair: Erin H. Kimmerle, PhD*; Co-Chair: Gregory E. Berg, PhD*
W10 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m NamUs: The Results of Forensic Collaboration
Chair: Steven C. Clark, PhD*; Co-Chair: Joanna L. Collins, MFS
W11 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m RADid: Using Radiologic Technologies to Identify Unknown Decedents
Chair: Gary M. Hatch, MD*; Co-Chair: Sharon M. Derrick, PhD*
W12 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m Implementing and Evaluating 3D Technology in a 2D World
Chair: Heather J. Seubert, MS; Co-Chair: Paula H. Wulff, JD*
W13 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m The Examination of Skillfully Simulated Signatures
Chair: F.L. Jim Lee, Jr., MS; Co-Chair: Kevin P. Kulbacki, MSFS
Registration is limited to the first 78 registrants. Registration is restricted to AAFS members until January 15, 2015.
W14 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m On the Leading Edge of Forensic Science
Chair: Zeno J. Geradts, PhD*; Co-Chair: Howard A. Harris, PhD, JD*

 Tuesday — February 17

W15 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Clinical Toxicology of the Poisoned Patient
Chair: Robert A. Middleberg, PhD*; Co-Chair: Barry K. Logan, PhD
W16 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Your Attention, Please! — A Public-Speaking Skills Workshop
Chair: Frank Horvath, PhD; Co-Chair: Laura R. Ellsworth, MFS
W17 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Quality Assurance in Human Identification
Chair: Vincent J. Sava, MA*; Co-Chair: John E. Byrd, PhD*
W18 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sadism: Distinguishing Between Criminal Behavior and Offender Analysis
Chair: Klaus C. Neudecker, MD*; Co-Chair: Richard D. Walter, MA*
W19 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Automating Image Production for Forensic Document Examiners
Chair: Kevin P. Kulbacki, MSFS; Co-Chair: F.L. Jim Lee, Jr., MS
Registration is limited to the first 33 registrants. Registration is restricted to AAFS members until January 15, 2015.
W20 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Cognitive Bias Issues in the Forensic Analysis of Pattern and Impression Evidence and in Medicolegal Evaluations
Chair: Andrew Sulner, MSFS, JD*; Co-Chair: Barry C. Scheck, JD*
W21 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Death in a Bathtub: The Trial of Drew Peterson
Chair: Mary E.S. Case, MD*; Co-Chair: Jeffrey M. Jentzen, MD*
W22 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m Looking Toward a Greater Awareness of Youth Street Gangs
Chair: Cliff Akiyama, MPH, MA*; Co-Chair: Janet B. Duval, MSN
W23 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m Hands-On Evaluation of the Thanatomicrobiome and Epinecrotic Communities
Chair: Gulnaz T. Javan, PhD*; Co-Chair: M. Eric Benbow, PhD*
Registration is limited to the first 32 registrants.
W24 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m Scientific Neutrality in Expert Witness Testimony
Chair: Charlotte J. Word, PhD*; Co-Chair: Scott G. Scoville, JD*