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2011 Midwest Crime Lab Directors Agenda

May 24-25, 2011

St. Louis, Missouri

 

Tuesday, May 24

7:30 - 8:00 am

Registration

8:00 - 8:05 am

Welcome

Angela Coonce, St. Louis City PD Crime Lab Director

Mary Beth Karr, Assistant Director St. Louis City PD Crime Lab

8:05 - 9:30 am

Comments on Current issues relating to ASCLD/LAB and Open Discussion

Ralph Keaton, ASCLD/LAB

  1. Impact of the forensic bill introduced by Sen. Leahy
  2. Uncertainty of measurement/sampling plans

9:30 - 10:00 am

Break

10:00 - 11:00 am

Discussion Continued - Current issues relating to ASCLD/LAB

Ralph Keaton, ASCLD/LAB

  1. ISO preparation & survival
  2. Open question and answer session

 

11:00 - 11:45 pm

The Missouri Approach - "Show Me"

Brian Hampton, St. Charles County, Missouri Crime Lab
  1. Snapshot of the Missouri Association of Crime Lab Directors
  2. NIJ Feedback: DNA Backlog Statistics

11:45 - 1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Discussions on Forensic uses of Statistics & Ethical Considerations in Labs Hiring Experienced Staff to Avoid Training           

Garth Glassburg, Executive Director Northeastern, IL Regional Crime Lab

Presentation [PPT]

Uniqueness in the forensic identification sciences - Fact or Fiction? [PDF]

2:00 - 2:30pm

Break

2:30 - 4:00 pm

Discussion on Synthetic Cannabinoids 

Bill Marbaker, Director - Missouri State Highway Patrol Crime Lab

Elaina M. Parman, Crime Lab Administrator Independence, MO

Presentation - Parman [PPTX]

Presentation - Marbaker [PPTX]

  • House Bill 641 [PDF]
  • K2 Spice [PDF]
  • When is a plant food not a plant? [PDF]
  • 3:15 - 4:00 pm

    Salary Structure – A comparison of salary structures for laboratory staff

    Bill Dean, Hamilton Co. Coroner’s Lab

    4:00 - 5:00 pm

    First Day Wrap-Up - Attendance Prizes 

    Angela Coonce & Mary Beth Karr, St. Louis City PD Crime Lab

    7:00 pm

    Optional Dinner

    Kemoll’s “Top of the Met” in Downtown St. Louis

     

    Wednesday, May 25

    8:00  - 9:00 am

    Overview of St. Louis PD Crime Lab: Restructuring for Success 

    Mary Beth Karr, Assistant Director St. Louis City PD Crime Lab

    Presentation [PPT]

    9:00 - 9:40 am

    Accreditation of Crime Scene Disciplines

    Linda Netzel, Director of Kansas City PD Crime Lab

    Presentation [PPTX]

    9:40 - 9:45 am

    MFRC Reimbursement Information

    Melinda Schlosser - MFRC

    9:45 - 10:15 am

    Break

    10:15 - 11:00 am

    ASCLD Advocacy Program Updates

    Laura Sudkamp, Kentucky State Police Crime Lab

    Presentation [PPTX]

    11:00 - 11:45 pm

    Management Training Opportunities  

    Todd Zdorkowski, Associate Director and Training Coordinator - MFRC

    1. What management training is available
    2. MFRC’s management training curriculum
    3. What would the directors like to see in a management training program?   

     

    11:45 - 1:00 pm

    Lunch

    1:00 - 2:00 pm

    International Accreditation: Making Accreditation Principals an Everyday Process

    Chris Krug, Quality Assurance Manager, Johnson County, KS Crime Lab

    Presentation [PPTX]

    2:00 - 2:15 pm

    Break

    2:15 - 3:45 pm

    The Laboratory Lean Six Sigma

    Timothy Kupferschmidt, Executive Laboratory Director, Sorenson Forensics

    1. 100% Increase in Laboratory Productivity Due to the Implementation of Lean Six Sigma Practices

    Presentation [PPT]

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    3:45 - 4:00 pm

    Break

    4:00 - 4:15 pm

    Evaluation by attendees

    4:15 - 5:00 pm

    Suggestions and planning for 2012 meeting

    5:00 - 6:00 pm

    Closing