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Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC) Public Update Meeting

Please join us for the upcoming Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC) Public Update Meeting taking place virtually on September 13, 2022.

The OSAC works to strengthen the nation’s use of forensic science by facilitating the development of scientifically sound forensic science standards and by promoting the use of those standards by the forensic science community. OSAC has over 500 members and 275 affiliates that work together to draft and evaluate forensic science standards through a transparent, consensus-based process that allows for participation and comment by all stakeholders.

This event will feature presentations from the seven chairs of OSAC's Scientific Area Committees (SAC) and chair of the Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB).  Each presenter will describe their unit’s activities including their latest standards actions, research gaps, challenges being addressed, and priorities for the upcoming year.  Attendees will be offered an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback. 

More information about OSAC and its programs are available on the OSAC website

Note: Times in EDT (UTC-4)


1:00pm -1:10pm

OSAC Housekeeping and Welcome Remarks

Karen Reczek, NIST; Ex-Officio

1:10pm -1:20pm

NIST Welcome

S. Shyam-Sunder, NIST

1:20pm - 1:30pm

Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB) Update

Ray Wickenheiser, FSSB Chair

1:30pm - 1:55pm

Digital/Multimedia Scientific Area Committee (SAC) Update

Lora Sims, Chair

1:55pm - 2:20pm

Physics/Pattern Interpretation Scientific Area Committee (SAC) Update

Melissa Gische, Chair

2:20pm - 2:45pm Chemistry: Seized Drugs/Toxicology Scientific Area Committee (SAC) Update Marc LeBeau, Chair

2:45pm – 2:55pm

Break and Live Q&A


2:55pm -3:20pm Chemistry: Trace Evidence Scientific Area Committee (SAC) Update Chris Taylor, Chair

3:20pm - 3:45pm

Medicine Scientific Area Committee (SAC) Update

Jason Wiersema, Chair

3:45pm - 4:10pm

Scene Examination Scientific Area Committee (SAC) Update

Craig Beyler, Chair

4:10pm - 4:35pm

Biology Scientific Area Committee (SAC) Update

Carl Sobieralski, Chair

4:35pm Adjourn  
Created June 29, 2022, Updated September 21, 2022