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2014 MFRC Annual Midwest Laboratory Director's Meeting

Midwest Forensic Resource Center’s

Annual Midwest Crime Lab Director’s Meeting

Oklahoma City, OK

Hosted by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation

 

Agenda for Wednesday, July 23rd

Start

End

Title

Presenter

8:00

8:30

Registration

 

8:30

8:45

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Andrea Swiech

8:45

9:00

Introduction of Attendees

All

9:00

9:45

Solving Cold Cases with Latent Prints

Jimmy Stokes

9:45

10:15

Oral Fluid to Detect Drugs in Drivers Roadside

Tara Valouch

10:15

10:30

Break

 

10:30

11:00

Designer Drugs in AR

Cindy Moran

11:00

12:00

Minnesota’s Cold Cases and Missing Persons Program; Familial DNA Search Pilot Program

Catherine Knutson and Jim Dougherty

12:00

1:00

Lunch

 

1:00

2:30

Lab Management – Alternative Approaches from the Outside Looking In

Jon Bierne

2:30

2:45

Break

 

2:45

3:30

Partnerships, Programs and Practicums – UCO/OSBI

Dr. Dwight Adams

3:30

3:45

Round Table

All

4:00

6:00

Tour of OSBI’s Forensic Science Center and UCO’s Forensic Science Institute

 

 

Agenda for Thursday, July 24th

Start

End

Title

Presenter

8:00

8:30

Registration

 

 

8:30

8:45

Welcome and Revisit Topics from Yesterday

Andrea Swiech

 

8:45

9:15

Lean Six Sigma

Cindy Moran and             Kermit Channell

 

9:15

10:15

Keeping the Customer in Customer Service; Lessons Learned from Online Training and LIMS Implementation Projects

Matthew Gamette

 

10:15

10:30

Break

 

 

10:30

11:00

ASCLD and CFSO Updates

Matthew Gamette

 

11:00

12:00

Validation Workflows for Government Labs

Joseph Jones

 

12:00

1:00

Lunch

 

 

1:00

1:30

Collecting Trajectory Measurements from Soil

Jackie Smithson

 

1:30

2:00

Rapid DNA

Laura Sudkamp

 

2:00

2:15

Break

 

 

2:15

3:15

Open Mike – Suggested Topics

  1. Computer Crime Units in labs
  2. Separation of TM’s and supervisor roles  (Technical Issues, Discipline, CAR, ETC.)
  3. 17020
  4. Creative ways to generate revenue for labs

Facilitator: Andrea Swiech

 

3:15

3:45

Round Table and Closing