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LC-DAD with Optional ESI/MS: An Emerging Gold Standard for Hemp Compliance Testing

← Back to Webinar Series Page This webinar originally occurred on June 13, 2024 Duration: 1 hour Overview Hemp compliance testing is used to quantify total Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), including both Δ9-THC and its precursor, i.e., Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (Δ9-THCA), to determine…

Foundational Statistics for Forensic Toxicology Webinar Series

Overview In the field of Forensic Toxicology, numerical data and statistics abound, appearing in quantitative analyses, quality control, measurement uncertainty, proficiency testing, method validation, experimental design, peer-reviewed journal articles, business analytics, and more. Foundational statistical knowledge is critical to understanding…

FITS—Functional Implementation of Thorough and Systematic Approaches for Fracture Examinations

This webinar originally occurred on June 4, 2024 Duration: 1 hour Overview The separation of materials such as tape, plastics, and textiles from their original source frequently occurs during violent activities, leaving distinct patterns along the fractured edges. These features…

Medicolegal Death Investigations On Tribal Lands—Underrepresented Or Underserved?

Publication Forensic Science International: Synergy, May 2024  Authors Jeri D. Ropero-Miller, Ph.D. | RTI International Wayne J. Pitts, Ph.D. | RTI International Anum Imran, BS | RTI International Ronny A. Bell, Ph.D. | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Hope M. Smiley-McDonald, Ph.D. | RTI International …

Quantitative Analysis Method for Tetrahydrocannabinol Isomers in Biological Matrices

← Back to Webinar Series Page Tuesday, June 25, 2024 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Eastern Duration: 1 hour Overview Of recent, forensic toxicology laboratories have been grappling with the emergence of tetrahydrocannabinol isomers within biological specimens. Traditional methods…

Forensic Science Failure Mode and Effects Analysis Application

Overview Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a risk management tool that identifies and quantifies the influence of failures or potential failures in processes or activities. The application automates FMEA by evaluating the level of risk associated with an…

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