RTI’s Presentations at the 2022 AAFS ConferenceJaclynn McKay
Every year the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) hosts a scientific conference. The 2022 conference will occur between February 21st – 25th and will be hosted in Seattle, Washington. Some of the presentations and posters will also be available online for virtual attendance. See below for a list of the presentations and posters our RTI experts will be presenting this year!
W5 Unseen Threats: Monday, February 21, 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Confined DART®-MS for Rapid Chemical Analysis of Electronic Cigarette Aerosols and Spiked Drugs
Shannon T. Krauss*
S1 Interdisciplinary Symposium: Problems of Today and Solutions for Tomorrow: Tuesday, February 22: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Precedent does not equal Validity: why pattern evidence disciplines are being challenged after 100 years of use and what is being done about it
James L. Caruso, Lucy Davis, Heidi Eldridge*, Roderick T. Kennedy, Barry Logan
Accreditation of Forensic Science Academic Programs Through the AAFS Forensic Science Education Programs Commission (FEPAC) Session: Tuesday, February 22, 8:30 a.m.
Module 1: What to Know about FEPAC
Pathology/Biology Section: Thursday, February 24, 9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
H38: Professionals of the Medicolegal Death Investigation Workforce—The State of the Talent Pipeline
Jeri Ropero-Miller*, Hope Smiley-McDonald, Crystal Daye, Kelly Keyes, Connor Brooks
General Section: Thursday, February 24, 9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
E24: Forensic Science Data Integration and Stakeholder Workflow for Medicolegal Death Investigation Systems
Matthew Gamette* & Jeri Ropero-Miller
Criminalistics Section: Thursday, February 24, 10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
B71: Solving Cold Cases With Databases: Considerations for the Application of Advanced DNA Searching Methodologies
Criminalistics Section: Thursday, February 24, 10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
B96: Standards Development Activities Related to the Examination of Friction Ridge Detail
Pathology/Biology Section: Thursday, February 24, 11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
H103: Overdose Analysis in a Year of COVID-19 in Orange County, California
Kelly Keyes* & Chelsea Brown
Criminalistics Section: Thursday, February 24, 11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m
B97: Understanding and Generating Close Non-Matches in Latent Prints for Training, Testing, and Research
Heidi Eldridge* & Christophe Champod
General Section: Thursday, February 24, 11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
E31: COVID-19 Impacts on Medical Examiner/Coroner Offices and Their Response to the Pandemic
BeLinda Weimer*, Peyton Attaway, Crystal Daye, Camille Gourdet, Paul Speaker, Kelle Barrick, Jeri Ropero-Miller*
General Section: Thursday, February 24, 11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
E32: An Examination of Medical Examiner/Coroner (ME/C) Outsourcing Practices
Peyton Attaway*, BeLinda Weimer, Crystal Daye, Camille Gourdet, Paul Speaker, Jeri Ropero-Miller
Behavioral Sciences Section: Thursday, February 24, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
I14: Work-Related Stress Among Medicolegal Death Investigator Professionals: Sources of Stress, Health Outcomes, and Protective Factors
Kelly Keyes*, Jennifer Rineer*, Crystal Daye, Sean Wire
Toxicology Section: Thursday, February 24, 2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
K44: Multimodality Surveillance of Adverse Events of Designer Stimulants From 2013 to 2020
Jeri Ropero-Miller*, Amanda L.A. Mohr, Barry K. Logan, Marilyn A. Huestis
Toxicology Section: Friday, February 25, 8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
K53: Drug Taxonomy in Forensic Science Data for Integration into Medicolegal Death Investigation Systems
Alex Krotulski*, Donna M. Iula, Agnes D. Winokur, Jeri Ropero-Miller, Bruce A. Goldberger
Toxicology Section: Friday, February 25, 9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
K56: The Evaluation and Laboratory Testing of Synthetic Urines and Urine Adulterants Available in the United States
Svante Vikingsson*, Shannon Krauss, Dale Hart, Eugene Hayes, Ron Flegel, Ruth E. Winecker
Criminalistics Section: Friday, February 25, 1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
B202: Using the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) Forensic Laboratory Drug Chemistry Report Data to Validate the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI’s) Law Enforcement Drug Seizure Data
Wayne Pitts, David Heller, Hope Smiley-McDonald, BeLinda Weimer, Megan Grabenauer, Katherine Bollinger, Jeri Ropero-Miller, DeMia Pressley*
General Section: Friday, February 25, 1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
E123: A National Perspective of How Unidentified Human Remains Are Handled in the United States Using a 2018 Census of Medical Examiner and Coroner Office Data
Ashley Rodriguez*, Kelly Keyes, Christopher Williams, Donia Slack, Stirling Cummings, Jeri Ropero-Miller, Patricia Melton
Criminalistics Section: Friday, February 25, 1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
B204: Understanding Research Methods, Limitations, and Appropriate Applications of Drug Data Collected by the National Forensic Laboratory Information System (NFLIS-Drug)
Nick Richardson*, Wayne Pitts, David Heller, Hope Smiley-McDonald, Megan Grabenauer, DeMia Pressley
Note: An asterisk (*) denotes the presenting author(s).