The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCOE) will assist the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) in hosting the annual NIJ Forensic Science Research and Development (R&D) Symposium on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, from 8:30am - 5:00pm Mountain Standard Time (10:30am - 7:00pm EST) at the 76th Annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) conference in Denver, Colorado. This will be a blended event with both an in-person and virtual component. The in-person component of the R&D Symposium will take place in Meeting Rooms 205/207 at the Colorado Convention Center, and virtual attendees can join via the live stream at the scheduled event time.
The 2024 NIJ Forensic Science R&D Symposium is an open meeting where attendees can learn about NIJ-funded research across a variety of forensic science areas. AAFS meeting registration is not necessary. Feel free to stop by and listen to specific presentations or stay all day and learn about the diverse NIJ forensic science R&D portfolio.
After the podium presentations conclude, there will be an R&D Poster Session from 5:00pm - 6:30pm MST (7:00pm - 8:30 pm EST) in Meeting Rooms 201/203 at the Colorado Convention Center. The poster session will feature additional grantees in NIJ's forensic research portfolio. Each poster will feature a QR code to access recorded presentations, and most presenters will be at their posters to answer any questions you may have. Virtual attendees can browse the online poster gallery at their leisure!
NIJ and the FTCOE are committed to improving the practice of forensic science and strengthening its impact by supporting research and development, rigorous technology evaluation and adoption, effective knowledge transfer and education, and comprehensive dissemination of best practices and guidelines to agencies dedicated to combating crime. Advancements within forensic science necessitate a forum to spread information and awareness.
At the 2024 R&D Symposium, researchers and practitioners meet to discuss, discover, and share new approaches and applications to elevate the status of forensic science and increase its impact. The R&D Symposium was specifically designed to bring together practitioners and researchers to enhance information-sharing with the goal of moving research from theory to practice.
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