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FALL MEETING UPDATES
It is an absolute honor for me to serve as your 44th President. Thank you for this and thanks to the Board of Directors for already working together to continue to promote the mission of MAFS: to encourage the exchange of ideas and information with the field of forensic science through improved contacts between those engaged in the field. I have some big shoes to fill with the outstanding leadership this organization has had! continue reading...
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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will be offering two fire debris training courses for state and local government laboratory analysts. Introductory Fire Debris Analysis for the Forensic Chemist is a four-day course designed for analysts in the early stages of fire debris training or with less than a year experience in conducting fire debris analysis casework. Advanced Fire Debris Analysis for the Forensic Chemist is a course designed for analysts with more than three years of experience in conducting fire debris case-work. These tuition-free courses will be offered on alternating years at the ATF Forensic Science Laboratory – Washington in Beltsville, Maryland.
Introductory Fire Debris Analysis for the Forensic Chemist covers the basic theory and concepts analysts need to understand in order to help them gain initial competency from their agency. Classroom learning will be enhanced with hands-on exercises and small group assignments.
Advanced Fire Debris Analysis for the Forensic Chemist expands upon the topics covered in the Introductory course; provides additional analytical tools and considerations for fire debris analysis; and introduces concepts in fire science.
September 19 - 22, 2016: Introductory Fire Debris Analysis for the Forensic Chemist
Summer, 2017: Advanced Fire Debris Analysis for the Forensic Chemist
Although the classes are tuition-free, travel costs and per diem expenses are the responsibility of the student or student’s agency.
Please contact Raymond Kuk at 202-648-6140 or Raymond.Kuk@atf.gov with any questions or to register for the upcoming Introductory Fire Debris Analysis for the Forensic Chemist course.
NEAFS Annual Meeting - 21-Apr-2016
NEAFS 2016 Annual Meeting: October 12th-15th in Atlantic City, NJ
Any member or active applicant who
presents a technical talk or poster will receive FREE REGISTRATION for the meeting!!!!!!!!
Harrah’s Resort and Casino
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
OCTOBER 12-15, 2016
Brand new conference center!
$89/NIGHT + TAX
Please contact Beth Saucier Goodspeed, 2016 Program Chair, at Acexkp@aol.com if you would like to volunteer or if you have questions!
Uncertainty of Measurement for Forensic Agencies - 08-Apr-2016
Uncertainty of Measurement for Forensic Agencies ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board
Dates: May 20, 2016
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Attendees of the one-day Uncertainty of Measurement for Forensic Agencies training course will explore the concept of traceability and the uncertainty of measurement as it relates to forensic agencies. Save $100 on the total registration fee if you register for this training course and the ISO/IEC 17025 and Audit Preparation for Forensic Test Agencies training in Milwaukee, WI!
Contact: Caroline Trenner 703-836-0025, ext 208, email@example.com
ISO/IEC 17025 and Audit Preparation for Forensic Test Agencies ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board
Dates: May 17-19, 2016
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Dates: September 12-14, 2016
Location: Alexandria, VA
Attend this three-day course to aid in the general preparation for ISO/IEC 17025 as it pertains to forensic agencies. Save $100 on the total registration fee if you register for the May 17-19 training course and the Uncertainty of Measurement for Forensic Training in Milwaukee, WI!
ISO/IEC 17020 and Audit Preparation for Forensic Police Agencies ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board
Dates: September 15-16, 2016
Location: Alexandria, VA
Dates: June 8-9, 2016
Location: Greenville, SC
Attend this two-day introductory training course to understand ISO/IEC 17020 as it pertains to forensic police agencies.
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
Room rate: $132/night
Hosted by the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office:
Kelly Ashton-Hand, Program Chair
Rachel Hamilton, Local Arrangements Chair
Emily Weber, Exhibit Coordinator, Local Arr. Chair
Mike Trimpe, Workshop Coordinator
MAFS 2016 Fall Meeting Vendor Packet Now Available! - 02-Nov-2015
The MAFS 2016 Fall Meeting will be held October 3rd - 7th, 2016 in Branson, Missouri.
October 3-7, 2016
Hosted by The Missouri State Highway Patrol
Abigail Lehman, Program Chair
Amy Peebles, Local Arrangements Chair
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Sean Brooks, Workshop Coordinator
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Cindy Dierenfeldt and Jared Roop, Exhibitor Coordinators
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