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Virtual Maryland Child Abuse Medical Professionals (CHAMP) Training

February 16 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Event Description
Maryland Child Abuse Medical Professionals (CHAMP) February training will host representatives from Maryland State Police and Howard County Police Department to discuss forensic evidence testing. 

AGENDA:
9:00 – Welcome – Wendy Lane, MD, MPH
9:15 – Forensic Evidence Q & A with 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
1:00 – Adjourn

Testing of Forensic Evidence panel:
– Argi Magers – Forensic Scientist Manager, Maryland Department of State Police, Forensic Sciences Division, Biology Section
– Julie Kempton
– 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?