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Hopefully you’re busy making summer travel plans, or maybe have already found yourself on vacation. I was fortunate to have had a short, but much needed getaway recently. Although I didn’t feel I could take the time away, it was clear I needed it, and certainly could have used a little more time off. If your workplace is like mine, there is always plenty of work to do however we need to make it a point to take time away to rest and rejuvenate.

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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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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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MAFS 2018 Spring Workshop: Probabilistic Genotyping: Theory and Implementation - 10-Jan-2018

Probabilistic Genotyping: Theory and Implementation

Instructors:  Dr. Michael Coble (NIST), Annette J. Ortiz (Denver Police Department Crime Laboratory), Kristen Schelling (Michigan State Police), and Brandon Good (Michigan State Police)

When: April 23 – 25, 2018 (8:00a – 5:00p each day)

Where: Brookfield, Wisconsin (Suburb of Milwaukee)

Training Location & Lodging: Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Rd, Brookfield, WI  53005($104/night + tax; be sure to mention MAFS when reserving your room)

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

Workshop Coordinator: Sharon Polakowski (polakowskim@doj.state.wi.us)

Cancellation Date*: March 23, 2018 (20 min / 35 max)

 

The first two days of the workshop will be presented by Dr. Michael Coble from NIST and cover the basics of probabilistic genotyping, including likelihood ratios.  The remaining one day will be presentations by representatives from agencies who have implemented PG.  They will discuss validation, training of analysts, prosecutors, and defense attorneys, and further ‘nuts and bolts’ of implementation, including some data.

 

Registration link:

http://www.cvent.com/d/7tq44m

*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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Medicolegal Death Investigator Training - St. Louis University - 06-Nov-2017

St. Louis University School of Medicine is offering a week-long Medicolegal Death Investigators Training Program in 2018.  For more details, please visit this link.

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MAFS 2017 Fall Meeting Update - 08-Mar-2016

The MAFS 2017 Fall Meeting will be held in Cincinnati, OH

 

 

 

Meeting and Accommodations:

 

The Westin Cincinnati

 

21 East 5th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

 

888-627-8071 or 513-621-7700

 

http://www.westincincinnati.com

 

Room rate: $132/night    

 

 

 

 

Hosted by the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office:

 

Kelly Ashton-Hand, Program Chair

 Kelly.Ashton-Hand@hamilton-co.org, 513-946-8768

 

Rachel Hamilton, Local Arrangements Chair

 Rachel.Hamilton@hamilton-co.org, 513-946-8756 

 

Emily Weber, Exhibit Coordinator, Local Arr. Chair

 Emily.Weber@hamilton-co.org, 513-946-8759

 

 Mike Trimpe, Workshop Coordinator

 Michael.Trimpe@hamilton-co.org, 513-946-8761

  

 

 

                                         

 

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