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Virtual CHAMP Training: Forensic Evidence Q&A
February 16 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
CHAMP TRAINING – FEBRUARY 2021
9:00 – Welcome – Wendy Lane, MD, MPH
9:15 – Forensic Evidence Testing with Q & A – representatives from Maryland State Police and Howard County Police Department
10:45 – Break
11:00 – Maryland Legislative Session Update – Wendy Lane, MD, MPH
11:30 – Case Review – Mitchell Goldstein, MD, MBA
Testing of Forensic Evidence panel:
- Argi Magers – Forensic Scientist Manager, Maryland Department of State Police, Forensic Sciences Division, Biology Section
- Julie Kempton – Forensic Scientist, Maryland State Police
- Shelby Litz – DNA Outsourcing Case Manager, Howard County Police Department Forensic Sciences Division
Some questions they will tackle:
- –How do you decide which kits to test, and what evidence from each kit to test?
- –What specific testing does your lab do, and how do you decide which tests to perform on each sample?
- — Are you doing Y-STR testing on all samples, or only certain ones? If limited testing, what are your criteria for testing?
- –Do you have, and if so, can you share data on the percentage of DNA hits by body site and timing for adults/adolescents and prepubertal children?
1) Explain how crime labs in Maryland process forensic evidence collection kits, including which kits and what material in each get processed.
2) Discuss testing that is available (including Y-STR testing) and when specific tests are used.
3) Restate how recent Maryland laws have changed procedures for handling of forensic evidence collection kits.
Dr. Scott Krugman, program planner, and Argi Magers, Julie Kempton, and Shelby Litz, speakers, have no financial interest or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, nor do they intend to discuss the use of off-label products or devices.
Accreditation Statement for CME: LifeBridge Health is accredited by MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: LifeBridge Health designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 4 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The LifeBridge Health Continuing Medical Education Committee members and their spouses/partners have no financial interest or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.