Greenville, North Carolina (PRWEB) June 12, 2014
The Center for Advanced Forensic DNA Analysis (CAFDA) is pleased to announce the Genome ID Forum 2014 - Emerging Forensic Genomic Applications; a collaborative conference to take place on September 9 and 10 at the Hilton Greenville, North Carolina. Genome ID Forum brings together thought leaders from forensic science, research, academia, law and technology development for an open dialogue regarding emerging science and technology applications and adoption through the forensic community. Registration is available through our website at http://www.genomeIDforum.com. Kenneth Kidd, Ph.D., Professor of Genetics, of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and of Psychiatry at Yale University, will be the keynote speaker. He will be joined by other thought leaders including Dr. Peter Vallone (NIST), Dr. Tamyra Moretti (FBI), Dr. John Butler (NIST), Mr. Vince Figarelli (AZ DPS) and Mr. Ted Hunt (Chief Trial Attorney, MO).
The implementation of new technologies and scientific applications in forensic human identification represents new challenges in adoption, compliance and acceptance in a court of law. “Genome ID Forum is a scientific venue to bring together forensic science research and practitioners for an open on-going dialogue regarding emerging technology applications and resulting impact on the forensic community. As a technology neutral organization we are focused on advanced proven solutions that enhances the fight against crime and terror” said Michael Heffernan, CEO of The Center for Advanced Forensic DNA Analysis.
Tuesday presentations will focus on research on emerging science and technology applications while the presentations Wednesday will focus on the effect these emerging science and technology applications may have on forensic science practitioners. Roundtable Discussions will be led by each day’s speakers and other invited guests to provide a meaningful exchange of ideas related to the direction of the forensic community concerning emerging technologies, including research and adoption. Noted forensic leaders will participate in these discussions including Dr. Bruce Budowle (UNT-HS), Dr. Jack Ballantyne (UCF) and Mr. Rockne Harmon (Alameda Prosecutor’s Office- retired). To foster open discussions, the attendance will be limited to 100 people.
To learn more about the Emerging Forensic Genomics Applications Conference – Genome ID Forum and to make your reservation please visit http://www.genomeIDforum.com or contact Lucy Davis, LADavis(at)genomeIDforum(dot)com