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ASCLD Webinar Series: DNA Standards and Guidelines
Thursday, May 25, 2017 4:45:00 PM UTC - 7:00:00 PM UTC
Duration: 2 hour(s) 15 minute(s)
This webinar is targeted to DNA Supervisors, DNA Technical Leaders, Quality Mangers, and DNA Analysts.  There will be a question and answer period after the presentations.
Forensic DNA Analysis, and in particular interpreting complex DNA mixtures and calculating statistics, can be challenging.  The technology is ever more sensitive and analysts are testing a wider variety of samples than ever before.  The Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM) is tasked with ensuring the FBI’s Quality Assurance Standards (QAS) for DNA Testing and Databasing Laboratories are current and continue to ensure quality operations as technology changes.   Jocelyn Carlson, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Chair of QAS revision committee will be presenting on the efforts of FBI and SWGDAM to revise the standards.  A Q & A period will follow the presentation.


Jocelyn Carlson
Jocelyn Carlson serves as the chair of the Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM) Quality Assurance (QA) Committee. Ms. Carlson has participated in SWGDAM and has acted as the QA Committee chair for the last 3 years. During this time, SWGDAM has tasked the QA committee with updating the Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories and DNA Databasing Laboratories...