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Annual Forensic Science Symposium

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When

March 23, 2024, 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Where

Alumnae Hall Auditorium, Cedar Crest College
100 College Drive, Allentown, PA, 18104

Details

The Forensic Science Student Organization presents the 22nd Annual Forensic Science Symposium! The event’s theme is “Falcon Files” and will showcase six Forensic Scientists presenting unusual or intriguing cases in their field of interest. Some of the speakers include Catherine Vulcano, Coordinator of the Union County Sexual Assault and Non-Fatal Strangulation team; Holly Fox, Forensic Laboratory Analyst at Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office Forensic Investigative Division; and Mark Desire, Assistant Director with the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner.

The day’s itinerary is as follows:

8:30am – 9:00 am
Registration and Refreshments

9:00 am – 9:10 am
Welcome
Larry Quarino, Ph.D.
Forensic Science Program Cedar Crest College

9:10 am – 10:00 am
The ever-increasing drug smuggler: PAPER
Holly Fox, B.S.
Forensic Laboratory Analyst, Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office Forensic Investigative Division

10:00 am – 10:50 am
So what exactly is a Forensic Nurse?
Catherine Vulcano, RN, FNE-CSA, SANE A, LNC
Coordinator of the Union County Sexual Assault and Non-Fatal Strangulation Team

10:50 am – 11:20 am
Morning Break

11:20 am – 12:20 pm
DNA Mixture via Transplantation: A Chimera Story
Kimberly Michalik, B.S., MSFS
DNA Laboratory Analyst, New Jersey State Police Office of Forensic Sciences

12:20 pm – 1:15 pm
Lunch

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm
From the Ashes…Death as Our Mentor
Mark Desire
Assistant Director with the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Quickly Tackling Unusual/Large Volume Cases at Delaware Division of Forensic Science
Sandra Sewitsky, B.S.
Forensic Analytical Chemist III at the Delaware Division of Forensic Science

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Afternoon Break

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
It’s not always “Fentanyl” in Philadelphia
Brandi Skymba, B.S., MSFS
Analytical Chemist Specialist in the Toxicology Lab at the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office

 

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