The Power of Rapid DNA Results

Previously Aired on June 11th, 2020

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Since the launch of its rapid DNA program in 2014, the Orange County District Attorney’s office in California has been rapidly solving cases and reducing crime in their community. The OCDA’s office has used rapid DNA technology from Thermo Fisher Scientific to quickly identify victims and solve over 100 crimes--everything from commercial burglaries and auto theft to murders. 

In this webinar, part 2 of a 6-part series, OCDA Forensic Scientist Anna Dadhania will explain how the program works, including case examples and best practices for successful partnerships with local law enforcement and the crime lab to solve crimes faster. There will also be a presentation from Amy Jeanguenat, Owner of mindgen, llc, who will share techniques to evoke relaxation in tense moments.

In this webinar you’ll learn:

• Successful implementation of a Rapid DNA Program

• Partnering with Law Enforcement to effectively reduce crime in your community

• Utilizing Rapid DNA technology to enhance your ability to solve cases and fight crime faster

Learn more about our Webinar Series Presenters.

Join your forensic science colleagues for the rest of the webinar series. These informative sessions will focus on tools, methods, and next-generation solutions designed to improve efficiency and performance across the human identification workflow.

The series will be offered over six months with one hour-long webinar held each month.

Topics will include:

• Workflow improvements
• Rapid DNA testing
• Interesting cases
• Improved sexual assault kit processing
• Automation
• HID Professional services options
• Next-generation sequencing (NGS) applications
• Legislative updates
• Managing stress in the laboratory

Remaining webinars in the series include:

Part 1: Transforming the Forensic DNA Workflow: "In for a for a pound"

Speakers: Dave Jackson, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, and Amy Jeanguenat, mindgen, llc.

May 14th, 2020 • 8 a.m. PDT, 11 a.m. EDT | REGISTER NOW

Part 3: Finding the Right Tool for the Job: New CE Tools that Improve Efficiency and Save Time

Speakers: Jaime Brachold, Senior Technical Applications Scientist, Thermo Fisher Scientific & Robert O’Brien, Forensic Biology Section Lead, National Forensic Science Technology Center, Florida International University

July 16th, 2020 • 8 a.m. PDT, 11 a.m. EDT | REGISTER NOW

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August 20th, 2020 • 8 a.m. PDT, 11 a.m. EDT

Part 5: Registration Coming Soon

September 10th, 2020 • 8 a.m. PDT, 11 a.m. EDT

Part 6: Registration Coming Soon

October 15th, 2020 • 8 a.m. PDT, 11 a.m. EDT

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Michelle Taylor
Laboratory Equipment & Forensic®