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FALL MEETING UPDATES

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Hello MAFS Members,

 

As I write this, my last President’s Message, it is about a week after the very successful MAFS Fall Meeting in Indianapolis.  As is always the case, I learned a great deal.  Not just from the presentations and workshops, but also from all of the lively and informative discussions I had throughout the week with colleagues and friends, old and new....

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ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Internal Audit Training - 29-Nov-2018

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Internal Audit Training

Instructor: Provided by ANAB
When: May 7 – 10, 2019 (Tuesday - Thursday 8:00am – 5:00pm, Friday 8:00am – 10:00am)
Where: DuPage County Forensic Science Center in Wheaton, Illinois (Chicago Suburb)
Lodging: SpringHill Suites by Marriott, 4305 Weaver Parkway, Warrenville, IL 60555 ($94/night +tax; be sure to mention MAFS when making reservations or see the link provided through the workshop registration)
Cost: $750 MAFS Member / $800 Non-MAFS Member
Workshop Coordinator: Jill Baker (local contact; Jillian.baker@dupagesheriff.org) and Chris Krug (Christopher.Krug@jocogov.org)
Cancellation Date*: April 1, 2019

 

An integral part of a successful management system is a thoughtful audit program.  An audit program is also essential and required to achieve and maintain accreditation.  During this training, an ANAB instructor provides a detailed review of ISO/IEC 17025 and related quality principles.  Additional discussion on the relevant requirements is included.  Guidance on practices related to ISO 19011 Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems is provided in the course.  Hands-on audit activities are incorporated throughout the course so the participant can immediately begin to leverage the knowledge they gain during the course.  Development and use of checklists is an integral part of the curriculum.  The course is presented over 3.25 days and there is an open book examination on the last day. 

Learning Objectives:

-          Gain specific knowledge, skills and abilities for designing an ISO/IEC 17025 compliant management system and for planning and conducting an internal audit within their own testing laboratory.

-          Develop the knowledge needed to assist a testing laboratory with preparation for an ISO/IEC 17025 assessment.

Course Duration: 3.25 days, Day 1-3: 8:00am to 5:00pm, Day 4: Examination 8:00am to 10:00am

Course Materials: ANAB Course material will be provided to the attendees as a hard copy manual.  A copy of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard will also be provided for each attendee.

Lunch is not included in registration.

 

Registration Link: https://cvent.me/BnxVL

 

*Be sure to register by this date.  The workshop will be cancelled if its minimum number of registrants is not met by the cancellation date.  Registration will remain open after the cancellation date if the minimum is met.

 

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ABC Newsletter Available - 29-Nov-2018

The American Board of Criminalistics 2018 Fall Newsletter is available online and may be accessed here.

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AFQAM Annual Meeting - 25-Jul-2018

The membership of the Association of Forensic Quality Assurance Managers (afqam.org) would like to invite you to attend our annual meeting, being held in beautiful Providence, Rhode Island, October 9 to 12, 2018. Meeting registration is open and a block of lodging rooms has been secured at government per diem rate. We also have a fun evening Halloween event planned. Here is a link to access registration and meeting information: https://www.afqam.org/wp15/annual-training-conference/ Highlighted topics include: Transitioning to the 2017 version of ISO/IEC 17025 Leadership skill development Accrediting body updates Small group breakout sessions which include risk analysis and root cause analysis.

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Multiple Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Workshop Offerings - 25-May-2018

Noslow Forensic Consultation, LLC will be offering several bloodstain pattern analysis workshops in 2018 and 2019.  Please see details below.


December 3-7, 2018

Introductory Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Workshop

 

Miami-Dade Public Safety Training Institute (MDPSTI)

9601 NW 58th St.

Doral, FL 33178

 

Workshop Description:

http://noslowforensic.com/new-page/

 

Instructor: Toby L. Wolson, M.S., F-ABC

Noslow Forensic Consultation, LLC

E-mail: Toby.Wolson@gmail.com

 

 

August 20-24, 2018

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis on Fabrics with an Introduction to Digital Casework Workshop

 

CSI Academy of Florida

Alachua, FL

www.csiacademyflorida.com

 

Workshop Description:

http://noslowforensic.com/new-page/

 

Instructor: Toby L. Wolson, M.S., F-ABC

Noslow Forensic Consultation, LLC

E-mail: Toby.Wolson@gmail.com

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October 29 - November 2, 2018

Advanced Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Workshop

 

Chesterfield Police Department

Eanes-Pittman Public Training Center

6610 Public Safety Way

Chesterfield, VA

 

Workshop Description:

http://noslowforensic.com/new-page/

 

Instructors: Toby L. Wolson, M.S., F-ABC

Noslow Forensic Consultation, LLC

E-mail: Toby.Wolson@gmail.com

 

LeeAnn Singley

Grayson Singley Associates, LLC

Lsingleygsa@msn.com

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January 28 - February 1, 2019

Advanced Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Workshop

 

Miami-Dade Public Safety Training Institute

9601 NW 58th St.

Doral, FL 33178

 

Workshop Description:

http://noslowforensic.com/new-page/

 

Instructor: Toby L. Wolson, M.S., F-ABC

Noslow Forensic Consultation, LLC

E-mail: Toby.Wolson@gmail.com

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March 18-22, 2019

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis on Fabrics with an Introduction to Digital Casework Workshop

 

Miami-Dade Public Safety Training Institute

9601 NW 58th St.

Doral, FL 33178

 

Workshop Description:

http://noslowforensic.com/new-page/

 

Instructor: Toby L. Wolson, M.S., F-ABC

Noslow Forensic Consultation, LLC

E-mail: Toby.Wolson@gmail.com

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December 9-13, 2019

Introductory Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Workshop

 

Miami-Dade Public Safety Training Institute

9601 NW 58th St.

Doral, FL 33178

 

Workshop Description:

http://noslowforensic.com/new-page/

 

Instructor: Toby L. Wolson, M.S., F-ABC

Noslow Forensic Consultation, LLC

E-mail: Toby.Wolson@gmail.com

 

Information about these workshops can be obtained at the following website: http://noslowforensic.com/new-page/

 

or by contacting Toby Wolson (Toby.Wolson@gmail.com).

 

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MAFS 2018 Spring Workshop: Advanced Courtroom Testimony for the Drug Chemist - 10-Jan-2018

Advanced Courtroom Testimony for the Drug Chemist

Instructor: Tim McKibben

When: May 7-8, 2018 (8:00am—5:00pm each day)

Where: Dayton, Ohio

Training Location & Lodging: Crown Plaza Dayton ($101/night + tax; be sure to mention MAFS when registering for your room)

Cost: $300 $200 MAFS Member / $350 Non-MAFS Member

Workshop Coordinator: Jennifer Watson (watsonj@mcohio.org)

Cancellation Date:  None.  The workshop will be held as planned!

 

This two-day workshop is aimed at educating drug chemists beyond the basics of testimony related to drug analysis. Topics covered may include but are not limited to: handling opposing experts in general, reviewing opposing expert’s reports and what to focus on, Daubert (or Frye) hearings (how to get started, how to educate the attorney, etc), how to explain chemistry/chemical structures to a jury (related to analog and pharmacophore cases; what to do, what not to do), common opposing expert tactics and how to conquer them, how to aid in the prosecution’s/defense’s understanding of analog/pharmacophore cases, spectral interpretation as it relates to testimony, how to handle when an opposing expert “muddies” the water when testifying about chemistry related topics, case law that supports Dauberts (or Frye)/opposing reports etc, and how to introduce new technologies in court that have not previously been used in the area/district. The training will also include practical exercises.

This workshop is open to drug chemists working in local, state and federal laboratories.

 Registration link:

http://www.cvent.com/d/9tq49h

 

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2018 MAFS Annual Meeting Information - 26-Feb-2017

The 47th  annual MAFS Fall Meeting will be hosted by the Indiana State Police Laboratory in Indianapolis, IN on September 16th – September 21st, 2018. The meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel – Union Station in downtown Indianapolis.  The room rate is $129/night plus taxes.  

The theme and logo for the 2018 Fall Meeting will be unveiled at the 2017 Fall Meeting in Cincinnati.    

Dates: September 16th – 21th, 2018
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel – Union Station, in Downtown Indianapolis.
Address: 123 W. Louisiana Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Website: www.crowneplaza.com/ind-downtown
Hotel Rate:$129/night plus taxes  

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2017 Meeting Exhibitor Info - 09-Dec-2016

Details for exhibitor information has now been posted for the MAFS 2017 Fall Meeting!  More information can be found here.

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MAFS 2016 Fall Meeting Merchandise - 01-Aug-2016

The MAFS 2016 Fall Meeting planners are offering for sale a polo shirt with a full-colored embroidered MAFS logo.  The polos are 65:35 cotton:polyester and are stone colored.  Polos are available in men’s and women’s styles, sizes for both are XS-3XL.  Prices are $23 each for XS-XL, add $2.00 for 2XL; $3.00 for 3XL) Shipping is an additional $6.  Shirts can be picked up by someone else attending the meeting, you will just need to designate who will be picking your shirt up for you. 

 

 

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PLEASE NOTE

This order form is for purchases by those who will not be attending the meeting.  If you plan to go to the meeting in Branson, you will be able to purchase your shirt when you register for the meeting on CVENT! 

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MAFS 2016 Fall Meeting Registration Open - 05-Jul-2016

Registration for the 45th Annual MAFS Fall Meeting is now open!   Please click the link below for details:

Registration Link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MAFS 2016 Fall Meetings Abstracts Added - 06-May-2016

Abstracts for the 2016 MAFS Fall Meeting (Branson, MO) have now been added!

 

Please click here to access the MAFS 2016 Fall Meeting Homepage

 

 

Hosted by The Missouri State Highway Patrol

 

Abigail Lehman, Program Chair

abigail.lehman@mshp.dps.mo.gov, 573-526-6134 x2529

 

Amy Peebles, Local Arrangements Chair

amy.peebles@mshp.dps.mo.gov, 417-868-9400 x4475

 

Sean Brooks, Workshop Coordinator

sean.brooks@mshp.dps.mo.gov, 573-526-6134 x2519

 

Cindy Dierenfeldt and Jared Roop, Exhibitor Coordinators

jared.roop@mshp.dps.mo.gov, 417-868-9400 x4449

cindy.dierenfeldt@mshp.dps.mo.gov, 573-526-6134 x2547

 

 

 

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