The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is planning to host the International Symposium on Forensic Science Error Management: Detection, Measurement and Mitigation from July 21-24, 2015, in Crystal City, VA.
The symposium will give forensic science practitioners and researchers from around the world the opportunity to discuss best practices for identifying and reducing errors in forensic science laboratories. Sessions and talks will address quality assurance, bias and ethics topics relevant to every subdiscipline within forensic science.
Organizers are planning the meeting around several tracks:
- Criminalistics and Digital Evidence;
- Legal and Human Factors;
- Crime Scene and Death Investigation; and
- Lab Management and Quality Assurance.
The symposium will consist of combined plenary sessions and breakout lectures, poster sessions, and panel discussions.