Title

Rapid DNA Technology Forum

Date & Time

August 15th-17th
8:30AM – 5:30PM

Location

Alexandria, VA


 


 

Description

Rapid DNA technology has quickly advanced over the past several years with two commercially available systems being adapted to analyze the CODIS panel, and the introduction of the Rapid DNA Act of 2017 which may soon become law.  This forum will provide the forensic DNA community an opportunity to be updated on commercially available Rapid DNA technologies, and also hear lessons learned from several early adopters spanning local law enforcement and federal agencies. The evolution of Rapid DNA will be discussed along with technologies currently in development which have the potential to impact the future of forensic DNA analysis.

Objectives

–  Educate the forensic DNA community with the state of Rapid DNA technologies.  Rapid DNA has quickly advanced the field of DNA analysis by providing an integrated stand-alone solution which has been evaluated and/or implemented by several local, state, and federal agencies.  During this forum, attendees will hear details of pilot programs and in-field evaluations as told by each participating crime laboratory or federal agency, and will also hear an overview of the evolution and the future potential of Rapid DNA.

–  Provide attendees with an update on current Rapid DNA technologies from the two commercial entities, IntegenX, Inc. (Pleasanton, CA) and ANDE (Waltham, MA).

–  Showcase other Rapid DNA technologies to educate attendees on current and future initiatives that are forthcoming, and could potentially change the landscape of using DNA for investigative leads.

–  Provide attendees access to a panel of experts who have each adopted Rapid DNA for various purposes.  Each presenter will discuss unique use-cases spanning law enforcement, investigative leads, disaster victim identification, and kinship analysis.

–  Discuss recent updates related to the use of Rapid DNA for CODIS and the National DNA Database.

–  Provide attendees with the opportunity to network with Rapid DNA experts, current technology providers, researchers, developers, and other users.