Introduction

2023 NIJ Forensic Science R&D Symposium

2023 NIJ Forensic Science R&D Symposium

Overview

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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 Tuesday, February 14, 2023 from 8:30am – 5:00pm ET at the 75th Annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) conference in Orlando, Florida. This will be a blended event with both an in-person and virtual component. The in-person component of the R&D Symposium will take place at the Rosen Shingle Creek Convention Center, Gatlin A-1. Virtual attendees can join via the live stream at the scheduled event time. 

The NIJ Forensic Science R&D Symposium is an open meeting where attendees can learn about NIJ-funded research across a variety of forensic science areas. AAFS meeting registration is not necessary. Feel free to stop by and listen to specific presentations or stay all day and learn about the diverse NIJ forensic science R&D portfolio. 

After the podium presentations conclude, there will be an R&D Poster Session from 5:00pm – 6:30pm ET in Gatlin A-2. The poster session will feature additional grantees in NIJ's forensic research portfolio, and presenters will be at their posters to answer any questions you may have. Each poster will feature a QR code to access recorded presentations and presenters will be at their posters to answer any questions you may have. The poster session doors will remain open till 8:00 pm. Virtual attendees can browse the online poster gallery at their leisure! 

NIJ and the FTCOE are committed to improving the practice of forensic science and strengthening its impact by supporting 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. 

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

Podium Presentation Information

In-Person Podium Presentations

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

8:30am - 5:00pm ET

Gatlin A-1
Rosen Shingle Creek Convention Center
9939 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

Virtual Podium Presentations

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

 8:30am - 5:00pm ET

Online Platform

Access Presentations Here During Event Time

Poster Presentation Information

In-Person Poster Presentations

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

5:00pm - 6:30pm ET
*Doors will remain open until 8:00pm ET.*

Gatlin A-2
Rosen Shingle Creek Convention Center
9939 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

No Registration Required

Virtual Poster Presentations

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Virtual Posters and Video Presentations will be accessible starting at 8:00am ET

Access Posters Here During Event Time

Registration for the Virtual Podium Presentations will include access to the Virtual Posters.

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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.

Contact us at ForensicCOE@rti.org with any questions and subscribe to our newsletter for notifications.


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