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AAFS Scientific Meeting 2017

February 13, 2017 - February 18, 2017

AAFS Forensic Sciences

The 69th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) will be held on February 13-18, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Highlighted sessions and presentations include:

  • Nuclear Forensics and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN)
  • The Opiate Crisis, Dirty Bombs, Big Data/Big Problems, and Driverless Cars: On the Leading Edge of Forensic Science
  • Updates on DEA National Forensic Laboratory Information System
  • Using Rapid DNA Analysis to Obtain DNA Profiles From Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)
  • Morphology and Microanalysis of Aluminum (Al) Powders From Amateur Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Methods
  • Sample Preparation Procedures for Clean-Up and Analysis of Explosives Residues
  • The Persistence of Ignitable Liquids on Laundered T-Shirts
  • Understanding the Basic Science and Testimony of Latent Prints
  • Preservation and Storage Conditions for Extracts of Ignitable Liquid Residues
  • Semi-Quantitation of Trace Drug Residues on Fabric by Direct Analysis in Real-Time (DART)
  • Validation of Various Fingerprint Processes in a Medium-Size Municipal Laboratory
  • Characterization and Differentiation of 21 Fentanyl Analogues
  • Portable Trace Vapor Sampling With Field-Capable Porous Layer Open Tubular (PLOT) – Cryoadsorption
  • The Development and Evaluation of Real-Time PCR Methods
  • Hand Odor Volatiles and Drug Abuse
  • Trace Chemical Analysis of Potassium Permanganate Hypergolic Mixtures with ICP/OES
  • Evaluating the Success of DNA Analysis and Latent Print Examinations on Submitted Firearms
  • Forensic Digital Multimedia: Enhancement and Authentication
  • Profiling the Use of Explosives in Automated Teller Machine (ATM) Robberies in Brazil
  • Taking a Bite Out of Crime and Other Hairy Situations
  • Multiple Case Studies and the Exploration of Murder, Rape, and Cold Cases in the U.S. Military
  • Instrumental Chromatographic Separation Techniques for Forensic Analyses: Application to the Analysis of Emerging Drugs
  • Gold Nanoparticles (AuNPs)/Aptamer-Based Paper Microfluidic Devices Developed for the Detection of Cocaine
  • Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) Detection of Cocaine in Packaging Residue
  • Direct Thermal Desorption Coupled to Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) for the Characterization of Organic Firearm Discharge Residues
  • Sensitivity Assessment Comparing Two Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Laboratory Workflows for Forensic Analysis

Please visit the AAFS Scientific Meeting 2017 website for more information.



February 13, 2017
February 18, 2017
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Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113 United States
(504) 561-1234
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American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)