Southwestern Association of Forensic Scientists
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May 20, 2014
36th Annual SWAFS 2014 Conference

October 19 - 23, 2014

South Padre Island, Texas 

Tentative Workshop Topics Include:

SANE (Sexual Assault, Child abuse, Domestic violence)

3130 Genetic Analyzer Troubleshooting


Courtroom Testimony


Crime Scene Investigation

Blood Pattern Analysis

Human vs. Nonhuman Identification

Shooting Reconstruction

Trace Analysis

Latent Print Processing and Suitability

Blood Alcohol

Drug Workshops

Human Skeletal Recovery (buried remains)

ISO/IEC 17025 (specific topics)

More to Come! 

Click here for the 2014 SWAFS Conference Registration Form

***Hotel registration for the meeting***
Follow these steps:

1. Go to swafs web site, annual conference, registration
2. 2014 Annual Meeting Hotel Registration
3. Under “Quick and Easy Reservations for Attendees”, hit “BOOK A ROOM”
4. Under travel dates, you must change the check in date to October 19, this room rate is good until October 24 check out (this will give you the $85 nightly rate plus tax)
5. We have two days prior and two days post with the special rate; however, IF you need this dates you will have to email Alina Rivera at and request this from her
6. DO NOT BOOK from central booking for Hilton YOU WILL NOT get the conference rates.

Hosted by Texas DPS - Weslaco


The Southwestern Association of Forensic Scientists (SWAFS) is a not for profit association of persons actively engaged in the profession of scientific examination of physical evidence in an organized body so that the profession in all of its disciplines may be effectively and scientifically practiced.

SWAFS exists to: exchange information among forensic scientists to improve techniques, encourage research in forensic science and keep its members apprised of the latest techniques and discoveries in forensic science.

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