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Save the Date: NIST to Host International Symposium on Forensic Science Error Management, July 20-24, 2015

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 20-24, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

"We anticipate that this symposium will draw global attention to best practices and scientific research for identifying and reducing errors in forensic science laboratories," said Mark Stolorow, deputy director of the NIST Special Programs Office. "We will be addressing 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.

Please hold the dates, July 20-24, 2015 for the opportunity to interact with forensic science practitioners and researchers who are shaping the future of forensic science.

Watch the NIST Forensic Science website for registration information, and sign up to receive NIST forensic science updates at

Released September 3, 2014, Updated January 12, 2023