Meetings

Summer Meeting

Dates: July 6-7

Registration is $40 members, $60 non-members, $20 student members. Registration closes 23-June. Hotel room special rate ends 14-June.

Location: Omni Hotel Austin Downtown, 700 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

Workshops

Thermo Fisher and Qiagen will be hosting 1/2 day Workshops at the Omni on 5-Jul-17 (lunch will be provided)
Registration for these workshops can be done when you register for the main meeting.
Thermo Fisher will be hosting a Welcome Reception 5-Jul-17.
Qiagen will also be hosting their annual Reception on the Thursday evening.

AFDAA is accepting proposals for Presentations at the Summer Meeting. If you would like to present or would like to recommend a presenter or a topic, please contact the AFDAA Chair, chair@afdaa.org, or any other Board Member. PLEASE SUBMIT ABSTRACTS OR BRIEFS NO LATER THAN MAY 1st.

We are still seeking Interesting Case presentations.

EXHIBITOR SPACE is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reserve your space asap!

REGISTER NOW
The OMNI has a special group rate of $141/night. YOU MUST BOOK BEFORE JUNE 14th. The room block is limited.
To make a reservation call 1-800-THE-OMNI or use the link below:
https://ssl.omnihotels.com/Omni?Perseus_state=clear&lang_code=en-us&prop=AUSCTR&group_code=13600113082
Parking is in the garage below the hotel. AFDAA has a special negotiated rate of $14/day.

Agenda is Pending and will be posted as soon as possible.

Presentations include:
“How infectious are forensic specimens in sexual assault and rape cases? Safety and legal considerations”, Dr. M.A. Salih, DNA Reference Laboratory Inc
“An Examination of Improved Methods for DNA Extraction of Skeletal Remains”, Dr. Joe Warren, UNTHSC
“Challenges with Analyzing Complex DNA Mixtures Utilizing STRMIX – from Casework to the Courtroom”, Rachel Oefelein, MSc DNA Labs International
“Analysis of DNA from Post-blast Pipe Bomb Fragments for Identification and Determination of Ancestry”, Esiri Tasker, SHSU
“Comparative Tolerance of Inhibited Samples for Short Tandem Repeat and Massively Parallel Sequencing Chemistries”, Kyleen Elwick SHSU
“Tales from the Darkside: The DNA Defense Expert Perspective”, George Schiro, Scales Biological Laboratory, Inc

Updates:
Texas CODIS, Gary Molina, CODIS Program Manager
National CODIS and QAS, Dr. Douglas Hares, FBI, NDIS Custodian
Legislative Update, Lisa Hurst, Gorden Thomas Honeywell

Vendor updates:
Thermofisher
Qiagen
Promega
Foster and Freeman

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