Summer Meeting

Dates: July 6-7

NEW Workshop Information.

NEW NEW 2017 Annual Meeting Agenda.

A limited number of Agendas will be printed. We like to conserve both trees and funds. Please consider viewing the electronic version on your device.


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

Thermo Fisher will be hosting a Welcome Reception 5-Jul-17.TFS_AFDAA reception_invite RSVP by 30-June!

Qiagen will also be hosting their annual Reception on the Thursday evening.


is in the garage below the hotel. AFDAA has a special negotiated rate of $14/day.


will be in the Lonestar Room. Breakfast will be served Thursday and Friday from 7:15-8:15. The meeting starts at 8:15AM.

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

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

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:
Foster and Freeman

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