1996 Fall Meeting Abstracts

Abstracts From Fall 1996 Toxicology | Alcohol | Firearms | Drugs / Clan Labs | Trace / Scenes | Arson | Wildlife | Serology | OtherPick your section  Toxicology 1. TITLE: Evaluation of a Method That Isolates and Quantitates Ecgonine and Other Cocaine Metabolites in Whole Blood AUTHORS: Eugene W. Schwilke*, Barry R. Logan, Kari E. Blaho and Timothy D. Mandrell, Washington State Toxicology Laboratory, Seattle, WA. 98134 ABSTRACT: This study was […]

1997 Fall Meeting Abstracts

Abstracts From Fall 1997 Toxicology | Alcohol | Firearms | Drugs / Clan Labs | Trace / Scenes | Arson | Wildlife | Serology | OtherPick your section  Toxicology 1. TITLE: “ELISA SCREENING FOR AMPHETAMINES IN HAIR“ AUTHOR: Stacy A. Sweeney, Associated Pathologist Labs, Las Vegas, NV ABSTRACT: Human hair was collected from the occipital crown region of the head from several suspected methamphetamine users. A new Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) technique […]

1997 Spring Meeting Abstracts

Abstracts From Spring 1997 Toxicology | Alcohol | Firearms | Drugs / Clan Labs | Trace / Scenes | Arson | Wildlife | Serology | OtherPick your section  Toxicology 1. TITLE: “Drug Testing in Professional Sports” AUTHORS: Dr. Brian Finkle, Chief Consulting Toxicologist, National Football League ABSTRACT: Presentation will describe workplace drug testing with special emphasis on the National Football League (NFL) program. How the program is structured, the preventive features which […]

1998 Fall Meeting Abstracts

Abstracts From Fall 1998 Toxicology Alcohol | Firearms | Drugs / Clan Labs | Trace / Scenes | Arson | Wildlife | Serology | OtherPick your section  Toxicology 1. TITLE: “AUTOMATED URINE TOXICOLOGY SCREENING“ AUTHOR: Aaron Brudenell, Idaho Bureau of Forensic Services ABSTRACT: This is a product review of fully automated urine toxicology screening system using a Labotech instrument from Biochem Immunosystems and STC Technologies assays for drugs of abuse. Details […]

1998 Spring Meeting Abstracts

Abstracts From Spring 1998 Toxicology | Alcohol | Firearms | Drugs / Clan Labs | Trace / Scenes | Arson | Wildlife | Serology | OtherPick your section  Toxicology No abstracts for this section. Alcohol No abstracts for this section. Firearms and related topics 1. TITLE: “WILLPOWER DEFEATS FIREPOWER – THE NORTH HOLLYWOOD BANK ROBBERY“ AUTHOR: Bayan Lewis, retired Chief of Los Angeles Police Department ABSTRACT: The methods used and the lessons […]

1999 Fall Meeting Abstracts

Abstracts From Fall 1999 Toxicology | Alcohol | Firearms | Drugs / Clan Labs | Trace / Scenes | Arson | Wildlife | Serology | OtherPick your section  Toxicology No toxicology papers were presented. Alcohol No alcohol papers were presented. Firearms and related topics No firearms papers were presented. Drug Chemistry and Clandestine Labs 1. TITLE: “SERENDIPITY PURIFICATION OF PSILOCYN“ AUTHOR: Arnold Melnikoff, Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory, Spokane, Washington ABSTRACT: A […]

2000 Fall Meeting Abstracts

Abstracts From Fall 2000 Toxicology | Alcohol | Firearms Drugs / Clan Labs | Trace / Scenes | Arson | Wildlife | Serology | Other |Pick your section  Toxicology No toxicology papers were submitted. Alcohol 1.  The Inadequacy of Instrumental “Mouth Alcohol” Detection Systems in Forensic Breath Alcohol Measurement Rod Gullberg, Washington State Patrol Breath Test Section 811 East Roanoke Seattle, WA 98102 “Mouth Alcohol”, resulting from regurgitation or recently consumed […]

2001 Fall Meeting Abstracts

Abstracts From Fall 2001 Toxicology | Alcohol | Firearms | Drugs / Clan Labs | Trace / Scenes| Arson | Wildlife | Serology | OtherPick your section Toxicology No toxicology papers were submitted. Alcohol No alcohol papers were submitted. Firearms and related topics 1.  Lead Cloud From A High Velocity Bullet Through A Windshield Mike Howard, Oregon State Police – Bend Forensic Laboratory, retired The victim was found sitting behind […]

2002 Fall Meeting Abstracts

Abstracts From Fall 2002   Toxicology | Alcohol | Firearms | Drugs / Clan Labs | Trace / Scenes | Arson | Wildlife | Serology | OtherPick your section  Toxicology No Toxicology papers were presented at this meeting. Alcohol No Alcohol papers were presented at this meeting. Firearms and related topics No Firearms papers were presented at this meeting. Drug Chemistry and Clandestine Labs No Drug Chemistry papers were presented at […]

2004 Fall Meeting Abstracts

NWAFS 2004 FALL MEETING PRESENTATIONS ORAL PRESENTATION ABSTRACTS: Age at Death Estimation Using Human Bone Microstructure BARNUM, Kori Department of Anthropology, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon USA Abstract: The ability to accurately estimate age at death from human skeletal remains is critical to forensic and archaeological analysis; when incomplete or fragmentary remains are encountered, age […]

2005 Meeting Abstracts

Abstracts From Fall 2005 Northwest Forensic Firearms Study Group Dan Alessio, Oregon State Police Crime Laboratory Portland  On October 21, 2005, the Northwest Forensic Firearms Study Group held its first meeting at the Washington State Patrol Academy in Shelton, Washington.   Representatives from three states and two countries were in attendance.  The topic of the meeting […]

2007 Meeting Abstracts

2007 Fall Meeting November 5-9 – Salt Lake City, UT Joint meeting with the Tri-State Division of IAI (UT, NV, AZ) Workshops Tour Barnes Bullets (American Fork, UT)/ North American Firearms (Provo, UT) Tour Browning Research/Development Lab (Morgan, UT) / Browning Firearms Museum (Ogden, UT) Advanced Fire Debris Advanced DNA Technologies Basic Microscopy Armorer’s Workshop […]

2008 Meeting Abstracts

2008 Meeting November 3-7 – Boise, ID Workshops Insight into Firearm Sound Suppression (2-day) Basic Explosives Analysis (2-day) Drug Recognition Course and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (1-day) Nuances of Macro and Crime Scene Photography (2-day) Current Topics in DNA Mixture Interpretation (1-day) ASCLD/LAB – ISO: Traceability, Method validation, Uncertainty Measurements, and Surveillance Visits Explained (1/2 […]

2009 Meeting Abstracts

2009 Joint Meeting with the Rocky Mountain Division of the IAI September 21-25, 2009 Fort Collins, CO Workshops NECRO Search DNA Analysis Chemistry I: Explosives *LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY* Chemistry II: Instrumentation Theory Serial Number Restoration Shotgun Pattern Interpretation Trajectory into Vehicles Arson Education Digital Evidence

2010 Meeting Abstracts

2010 NWAFS Meeting was in Portland, OR September 27-October 1, 2010 Technical Presentations Workshops Basics of IR Photography Explosives Analysis (law enforcement only) ABI Roadshow Y-str analysis DNA mixture interpretation Courtroom Testimony All Disciplines DNA Specific Crime Scene Impression Photography Manufacturer tours Tire retread facility Shoe resoling Fatal fire death investigation Latent Print Advanced Testimony […]

2011 Meeting Abstracts

2011 NWAFS in Tacoma WA 2011 Meeting Course Descriptions (click for flier) Sept. 25-30, 2011 Workshops (click here for descriptions)   Forensic Considerations of Ammunition Reloading Qiagen and DNA Analysis Reproducing Bloodstain Patterns Tour Rainier Ballistics The OMNI Car Crime Scene Processing Overview Examination of Clothing for Trace Evidence Roundtable-Synthetic THC: Recognition, Examination, and Analysis… Techniques […]

2012 Meeting Abstracts

2012 Meeting Missoula, MT (click for flier) September 23-28, 2012 Workshops Utilizing an Accelerant-Detecting Dog for Fire Investigators and Chemists Forensic Evaluation of Long Range Ballistics Ethics in Forensic Science Jury Selection-Do you Know your Audience Using Adobe® PhotoShop® as an Evidence Screening Tool Identification of Natural Fibers Microscopy for the Non-Microscopist Gastric Contents and Food […]

2013 Meeting Abstracts

Sept. 15-21, 2013 Vancouver Washington at the beautiful Vancouver Hilton Hotel (NWAFS Registration Page) Current Workshops Laboratory Lean Six Sigma Y-STR BSPA on Clothing Blood Detection Reagents Emerging Designer Drugs Black Powder Synthesis Bone Identification Gastric Contents and Food Analysis Post Blast Investigation Firearms Safety and Function Microscopy Palm and Plantar Friction Ridge Forensic Roundtables Promega DNA […]

2014 Meeting

2014 Meeting “FORENSICS UNCORKED” Key Note Speaker: Ron Cotton and Jennifer Thompson, authors of the New Times Best Seller “Picking Cotton.” Jennifer Thompson incorrectly (and unintentionally) identified Ron Cotton has the man who sexually assaulted her. Years later, Mr. Cotton was exonerated. Their story is described as “One man’s fight for truth. One woman’s struggle to […]