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 MAFS 2017  Fall Meeting Homepage

A Noble Gathering in the Queen City

MAFS/SAFS/ASTEE Combined Meeting

46th Annual Meeting

September 18-22, 2017

Cincinnati, Ohio


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, Local Arrangements Chair & Exhibit Coordinator

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

Michael Trimpe, Workshop Coordinator

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


Exhibitors and Sponsors


Download the Vendor Packet from the Fall Meeting here.


Meeting Location and Accommodations


The Westin Cincinnati


Room rate: $132 single occupancy

Rate does not include applicable state and local tax of 17.5%.

Rate guaranteed until 5:00pm eastern time on August 28, 2017 or until the Room Block is full, whichever occurs first.


Reservations: call 1-800 WESTIN1 (1-800-937-8461) or visit https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/MAFSSAFSCombinedMeeting


Please Note: There is currently an early departure fee of 50% of the daily guestroom rate plus applicable taxes.  Guests have up until and including check-in to change departure date without penalty.


Parking: Convenient valet and self-parking is available.  Spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  

Valet Parking (overnight): $28.00 per day

Valet Parking (Short Term 8am-5pm): $21.00 per day

Self-Parking in Garage: $15.00 per day


Transportation to and from Cincinnati


Commercial Air Travel

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG)

Offers commercial flights from various cities through United, Allegiant, Delta, Frontier, and American Airlines

Dayton International Airport (DAY)

Offers commercial flights from various cities through Allegiant, Delta, United, Southwest, and American Airlines

Ground Transportation

Transportation to and from the Cincinnati airport (CVG) is offered through various local taxi companies

Public transit (TANK), rental cars and van/car services are also available

Transportation to and from the Dayton airport (DAY) is offered through various local taxi companies

Rental car services are available

Charter Vans also offers one way transportation to Cincinnati



Scheduled workshops:

Basic SEM Analysis

Low Explosive Analysis

Update on Hair Analysis

Shoeprint Analysis

Skip Palenik’s “What’s in that Dust”

Expert Witness Testimony

Proficiency Testing Pattern Analysis

DNA Testimony

Chemistry Refresher Course

Hypergeometric Refresher

Crime scene tips

Human Factor Bias

Glock Armorer Class

Hash Oil Labs

Marijuana Legalization

Sperm Highlighter

Petroleum-laced fire debris matrix

Public Speaking

LC/MS analysis in drugs and Toxicology


Tentative workshops:


Next GEN Sequencing

What’s on my sperm slide?

DNA Grant problems

Rapid DNA


Firearms basic microscopy

GC/MS maintenance and column method development

Life cycle of a Tox OVI case

Cannabinoid Method Development & Interpretation

Management Leadership


More workshops in the works!


Tentative Tours and Activities:


Cincinnati Reds game

Peddle wagon

Cincinnati Brew Bus

Findlay Market food tour

Queen City is Haunted tour

Queen City Riverboat cruise

Houdini’s Escape Room

EKU Alumni Gathering


Other Options For On Your Own:

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

Jack Cincinnati Casino

Cincinnati Art Museum

FC Cincinnati Soccer game

Newport on the Levee

Smalle Riverfront Park

Queen City Underground tour


Newport Aquarium









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