Forensic Technology Center of Excellence

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ASCLD Train the Director Webinar Series

ASCLD Train the Director Webinar Series

2021 Webinars

Due to the overwhelming response to the first three seasons, the FTCoE and ASCLD are pleased to bring you the latest collaborative installment in the Train the Director webinar series. This year, our subject matter experts will be covering a variety of topics, including creating an unbiased culture in the laboratory, new hire onboarding, online learning platforms, 3D firearm technology, and more!

1.) Developing an Unbiased Culture in Your Laboratory
Live webinar originally occurred on May 26th, 2021
Presenter: Jody Wolf
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2.) Firearms 3D Technology: Advantages and Value for Implementing 3D Technologies
Live webinar originally occurred on June 2nd, 2021
Presenters: Erich Smith & Heather Seubert
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3.) Successful Onboarding in Crime Laboratories
Live webinar originally occurred on June 16th, 2021
Presenter: Samantha Webb
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4.) Best Practices for Engaging Participants in Video Conferences
Live webinar originally occurred on July 7th, 2021
Presenters: Michael McGuire & Tracy Routsong
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2020 Webinars

In season two of the ASCLD Train the Director webinar series, subject matter experts covered a variety of topics to include quality assurance, investigative genetic genealogy, toxicology, and marijuana analysis.

1.) Quality Assurance: Beyond Accreditation
Live webinar originally occurred on January 9th, 2020

Presenter: Erin Forry
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2.) Investigative Genetic Genealogy: Background and Crime Lab Strategy
Live webinar originally occurred on January 23rd, 2020

Presenter: Dr. Ray Wickenheiser
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3.) Toxicology: Instrumentation, Methodology, and Workflows
Live webinar originally occurred on February 6th, 2020
Presenters: Bruce Houlihan & Dan Anderson
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4.) Marijuana Analysis in a New Frontier: Two State Laboratory Approaches
Live webinar originally occurred on March 5th, 2020
Presenters: Linda Jackson & Shawn West
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2019 Webinars

In the first installment of the ASCLD Train the Director webinar series, the presenters covered topics from five different forensic disciplines: digital forensics, fire debris analysis, trace analysis, quality assurance, and crime gun intelligence. The subject matter experts that presented on these topics are champions in their respective fields and continue to bring valuable information to the forensic community through their detailed and thorough research.

1.) NIBIN Challenges and Opportunities
Live webinar originally occurred on January 24th, 2019

Presenters: Justin Bechaver, Jessica Ellefritz, Jennifer Gelston, & Benjamin Swanholm
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2.) Digital Forensics: An Overview for the Laboratory Manager
Live webinar originally occurred on January 31st, 2019 

Presenters: Timothy Scanlan & Stephen Villere
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3.) Fire Debris Analysis is Not Black Magic!
Live webinar originally occurred on February 7th, 2019
Presenter: Carl Chasteen
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4.) Trace Evidence for the Crime Laboratory
Live webinar originally occurred on February 14th, 2019
Presenter: Susan Gross, M.S.F.S.
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5.) Quality Assurance in the Forensic Laboratory
Live webinar originally occurred on February 21st, 2019
Presenters: Brooke Arnone & Stewart Raley
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Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event has been provided by the National Institute of Justice.

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