2022 NIJ Forensic Science R&D Symposium

2022 NIJ Forensic Science R&D Symposium


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The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE) will assist the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) in hosting the annual NIJ Forensic Science Research and Development (R&D) Symposium on March 1st & 2nd, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Eastern.

This year's event will be completely virtual. Participants will have access to a virtual poster session in addition to the symposium presentations and discussions.

NIJ and the FTCoE are committed to improving the practice of forensic science and strengthening its impact through support of research and development, rigorous technology evaluation and adoption, effective knowledge transfer and education, and comprehensive dissemination of best practices and guidelines to agencies dedicated to combating crime. Advancements within forensic science necessitate a forum to spread information and awareness.

During the R&D Symposium, researchers and practitioners will meet to discuss, discover, and share new approaches and applications to increase the impact of forensic science and elevate its status. The R&D Symposium is specifically designed to bring together practitioners and researchers to enhance information-sharing with the goal of moving research from theory to practice.


2022 National Institute of Justice Forensic Science R&D Symposium
*The event will include two days of presentations and a poster session.

March 1st & 2nd, 2022
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern
*The poster session will be available starting on February 28th at 12:00 PM Eastern.

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Presentation Agenda

Day 1
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Impression, Pattern, & Trace Evidence

Session starts at 10:00 AM Eastern

Seized Drugs & Toxicology

Session starts at 2:15 PM Eastern

Day 2
Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Forensic Biology & DNA

Session starts at 10:00 AM Eastern

Forensic Anthropology & Pathology

Session starts at 2:10 PM Eastern

Poster Session

This year we will feature posters in all forensic disciplines. The posters will be available to view starting on February 28, 2022 at 12:00 PM ET. They will remain open through March 2, 2022.

Check back soon for a full list of posters being presented!

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Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event was provided by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this event are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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