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Monday, August 3, 2009


7:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Lobby 2

Continental Breakfast

7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Lobby 2

Paint Database Query (PDQ) – Day One

8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Sand Key

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Moderator: Diana Wright, Forensic Examiner and Chemist, FBI Laboratory, Quantico, VA

Presenter: Tamara E. Hodgins, Forensic Technology Advisor and PDQ Maintenance Team Supervisor, National Center for Forensic Services, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Alberta, Canada

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Standardized Test Methods and Insuring Quality in the Trace Laboratory

8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Gulf

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Moderator: Sandy Parent, Forensic Scientist, Crime Laboratory, Texas Department of Public Safety, Austin, TX

Jose R. Almirall, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Director, International Forensic Research Institute, Florida International University, Miami, FL

Susan Ballou, Program Manager for Forensic Science, Office of Law Enforcement Standards, National Institute of Science and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

Stefan Becker, Senior Scientist, Forensic Science Institute, Bundeskriminalamt, Wiesbaden, Germany

Christopher Bommarito, Forensic Scientist, Michigan State Police, Lansing, MI

Maureen C. Bottrell, Geologist and Forensic Examiner, Trace Evidence Unit, FBI Laboratory, Quantico, VA

David A. Green, Criminalist, Trace Evidence Unit, Lake County Crime Laboratory, Painesville, OH

John K. Neuner, International Program Manager, ASCLD/LAB - International, ASCLD/LAB, Garner, NC

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Master Workshop: Feather Identification

9:00 a.m.–4:00pm Palm

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Carla Dove, Program Director, Feather Identification Laboratory, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

Marcy Heacker, Research Assistant, Feather Identification Laboratory, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

Cary T. Oien, Unit Chief, Trace Evidence Unit, FBI Laboratory, Quantico, VA

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Polymer Chemistry for the Trace Chemist

8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.Bay

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Moderators and Presenters:
Cassandra Burke, Forensic Chemist II and Trace Analyst, Forensic Services Section, Baltimore County Police Department, Towson, MD

Vincent J. Desiderio, Forensic Scientist I, Office of Forensic Sciences - Central Laboratory, New Jersey State Police, Hamilton, NJ

Skip Palenik, Senior Research Microscopist, Microtrace LLC, Elgin, IL

James W. Rawlins, Assistant Professor, School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesbburg, MS

Scott Ryland, Senior Microanalyst, Trace Evidence Section, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Orlando, FL

Jenny M. Smith, Criminalist, Trace Evidence, Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory, Jefferson City, MO

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Infrared Spectral Interpretation

8:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Beach

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Moderator and Presenter: Mary W. Carraba, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR

Edward Suzuki, Supervising Forensic Scientist, Chemistry Section, Washington State Crime Laboratory, Seattle, WA

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Forensic Palynology

1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Island II

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Moderator: Chuck Heurich, Program Manager, Investigative and Forensic Sciences Division, Office of Science and Technology, National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC

Vaughn M. Bryant, Director of Palynology Laboratory, Department of Anthropology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Presentation 1 (.pdf, 2.9MB) | Presentation 2 (.pdf, 1MB)

Karl Reinhard, Fulbright Senior Specialist, Botanical Archaeology, Professor, Forensic Sciences, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

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The Applications of Raman Spectroscopy in Trace Evidence

1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Island I

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Moderator and Presenter: Patrick Buzzini, Assistant Professor, Forensic and Investigative Science Program, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Edward G. Bartick, Director of the Forensic Science Program, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Suffolk University, Boston, MA

Genevieve Massonnet, Professor, School of Forensic Science, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

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