LabRoots Holds 2nd Annual Forensic Sciences Online Event, Showcasing Experts in Forensic Research and Toxicology & Pharmaceutical and Environmental Toxicology Disciplines

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Registration is open for this free, comprehensive one-day conference held on May 6, 2020, focused on sharing the latest advancements and new concepts and techniques in the evolving field of forensic science and practice

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LabRoots, the leading scientific social networking website, offering premier, interactive virtual events and webinars, welcomes participants from around the globe to attend its Forensic Sciences Virtual Event on May 6, 2020. This program promises to bring together leading forensic experts, research scholars, toxicology and healthcare professionals, academia and industry, and top scientists under a virtual roof to discuss various strategies and aspects from the presence of toxic elongate minerals in the environment to fingerprint and DNA analysis to trace evidence to anthropology and forensics research, and more.

Delivering an educational opportunity to stay informed, Forensic Sciences 2020 provides a stage for laying the foundations of novel approaches, top research findings and achievements with an emphasis on sessions including, Forensic Research: From Evidence to Testimony, Advances and Challenges in Forensic Research, and Analytical Strategy and Application of Analytical Methods in Forensic Toxicology and Pharmacology.

The agenda featuring a prominent lineup of recognized speakers serves as an enlightening source to examine topics covering, deciphering the necrobiome and postmortem microbiomes for use in forensics, estimating the age of biological evidence recovered from a crime scene by assessing RNA degradation in the sample, identifying challenges inherent in cognitive bias research as it relates to forensic evidence interpretation, new relevance of Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine in forensic toxicology, the use of massively parallel sequencing in forensic DNA typing, forensic anthropology and advances in computational methods, naming just a few.

The scientific meeting kicks off with a keynote presentation: complexities of characterizing mineral particle toxicity at the pulmonary interface, delivered by Dr. Christopher Weis, Toxicology Liaison and Senior Advisor, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health, NIEHS (National Institute of Environmental Health Science), National Toxicology Program. Dr. Weis will pull from his expertise of over 30 years characterizing environmental exposures and hazards for chemical and biological materials, to explore a forensic case history and review the important role of the immune system’s cellular response in the lung following inhalation of elongate mineral particles.

“Thousands of Americans die each year from exposure to elongate mineral particles, but the regulatory definitions have not kept pace with our understanding of the pathology. Out-of-date laws and antiquated laboratory analyses designed 50 years ago to protect the public from asbestos, a type of elongate mineral, do not address the diseases that we’re seeing or magnitude of the exposure,” said Dr. Christopher Weis, Senior Advisor and Toxicology Liaison, National Institutes of Health, NIEHS.

Following, Dr. Henry C. Lee, one of the world’s foremost forensic scientists whose work has made him a landmark in criminal investigations, and bringing forth decades of notable expertise in the most challenging cases spanning 50 years, will deliver a keynote discussing pattern evidence reconstruction, what is pattern evidence and where to find it at a crime scene, and the steps and methods in the process of classification and reconstruction.

“We hope this program introducing insightful keynote and featured lectures by world-class speakers spanning areas of forensic science encourages unique knowledge exchange, and networking opportunities for future innovations,” said Tracy Salcido, Vice President at LabRoots. “Forensic Sciences 2020, clearly illustrates LabRoots’ continued commitment of bringing hot topics to the forefront in such an interactive way to the scientific community.”

Produced on LabRoots’ robuts platform, the virtual environment complete with lobby, auditorium, poster hall, exhibit hall (highlighting the latest array of technologies), and networking lounge allows participants to maximize learning and connect seamlessly across all desktop and mobile devices. Like all LabRoots events, by attending you can earn 1 Continuing Education Credit per presentation for a maximum of 30 credits.

For more information or to register for the event, click here. Participants can join the conversation online by using #LRforensics.

About LabRoots
LabRoots is the leading scientific social networking website, and primary source for scientific trending news and premier educational virtual events and webinars and more. Contributing to the advancement of science through content sharing capabilities, LabRoots is a powerful advocate in amplifying global networks and communities. Founded in 2008, LabRoots emphasizes digital innovation in scientific collaboration and learning. Offering more than articles and webcasts that go beyond the mundane and explore the latest discoveries in the world of science, LabRoots users can stay atop their field by gaining continuing education credits from a wide range of topics through their participation in the webinars and virtual events.

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