Forensic Evidence and the specialists who interpret it are in the news today like never before. From watching a number of highly rated shows on TV, to the solution of former “cold cases” with new technology − Forensic Science is big news. Now, the “real” CSIs are coming to Cincinnati.
The International Association for Identification (IAI) is holding its annual International Educational Conference in Cincinnati, August 7-13, 2016 at the Duke Energy Convention Center. The Conference brings together more than 1,000 professionals to share experiences and the latest techniques in forensics; and the conference theme “Bridge to a Bright Future” speaks to the breadth and depth of the innovative advances yet to come for the profession.
The conference began with an Opening Ceremony on Monday, August 8 with keynote speaker Dayle Hinman, host of “Body of Evidence: From the Case Files of Dayle Hinman” currently on Justice Network. The Educational Conference will feature a week of lectures and workshops on a variety of topics, including: Pattern Evidence, Biometric Information Systems, Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Crime Scene Investigation, Facial Recognition, Forensic Art, Forensic Photography & Electronic Imaging, and Forensic Anthropology. Courtroom Testimony and objectively articulating the strength of Forensic Evidence is another area of interest that will be covered.
In addition to the intense educational program, the IAI provides a Technology Exhibit, which opened Monday, where the newest and most up-to-date forensic products and services will be demonstrated at more than 150 booths.
Conference delegates represent local, state, federal and international law enforcement agencies such as: the United States Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory; Federal Bureau of Investigation; Barrie Police Service; Ontario Provincial Police, Ontario, Canada; National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Royal Canadian Mounted Police; Australian Federal Police; United States Secret Service; Stockholm Police Laboratory, Sweden; and The Department of Homeland Security.
For a copy of the full IAI International Educational Program, see the Association website and download the program from the homepage: http://theiai.org/
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