Santa Fe, New Mexico Tentative Workshop Topics Include: Measurement of Uncertainty, LC/MS ICP, GC/MS Basics and Method Building, Microscopy, Contemporary Issues in Drunk Driving and Driving Under the Effects of Drugs, Explosives Analysis, FBI ULW Training including Next Generation Identification Increment 3, DNA Relationship Statistics, The Body Farm, Skeletal Remains, Courtroom, Ethics, and ISO 17025 Q & A. The ABC exam will also be offered. In addition to workshops, a secret special event is planned so stay tuned!
Hosted by the New Mexico DPS Forensic Laboratories
Letter from the President
SALUDOS DESDE TEJAS (SOUTH PADRE ISLAND)
Greetings from Texas (South Padre Island)
YOUR 2014 DESTINATION!!!
Welcome to a new year in SWAFS. I would like to welcome President Elect, Noreen Purcell, and Board Members Kourtney Heard and Scott Vajdos. I would also like to extend my heartfelt thanks to outgoing Board Members, Benny J. Lum, and Cris Boydstun, for their dedication and service to our organization. Thank you to outgoing Chairman of the Board, Brandon Conrad. He has served the organization well.
I hope everyone had a wonderful learning opportunity at the Scottsdale Conference. There were many great speakers, great discussions, and wonderful training workshops. Many thanks are extended to Steve Valdez and his Committee for a job well done. The 2013 meeting will be held in Santa Fe, NM and it promises to be another great training conference.
SWAFS is a professional organization that offers training and wonderful networking possibilities for forensic scientist and forensic science students. I am urging all members to become more involved by instructing a class, submitting a journal article, joining a committee, running for a board position, hosting a meeting, and most importantly voting for officers and organizational issues. We need every members input to continue to provide excellent training and resources in this ever changing profession.
Let’s have a great SWAFS year and looking forward to 2013 in Santa FE!! Respectfully,
Alex Madrigal, II
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