2850 Presidential Dr.
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2nd Annual Conference
Statistics and DNA Profiling
August 29 - 30, 2003
Wright State University
About the Conference
Population statistics form one of the most difficult parts of understanding forensic DNA analysis. The conference is aimed at both those new to statistics and experts who work with statistics frequently. Sessions will begin with the most basic of statistical problems and advance through such advanced topics as Bayes theorem and likelihood ratios. Other sessions will explore the implications of population statistics in areas of cold hits and paternity indices. Even the population databases themselves will be explored to illustrate possible fundamental flaws in their design. This conference will not be watered down and should provide a great learning experience for all who are interested.
Read the Conference Press Release.
Indiana (#0072657): Up to 12.3 hours of CLE credit or 12.3 hours of new attorney CLE credit.
Ohio (#000133833): 11.75 hours of CLE credit.
CLE accreditation is pending for Kentucky.
ROOM: The Atlantis Room - Student Union
Friday, August 29th
8:00 - 8:30 am Registration (Coffee and pastries)
8:30 - 8:45 - Welcome (Dr. Dan Krane, Wright State Univ.)
8:45 - 11:00 - Bayes Theorem and likelihood ratios (Dr. Mike Raymer/Dr. Travis Doom, Wright State Univ.)
11:00 - 11:30 - Random Match Probability (Dr. Dan Krane, Wright State Univ.)
11:30 - 12:30 - Lunch (provided)
12:30 - 1:00 - NRC I / NRC II (Dr. Dan Krane, Wright State Univ.)
1:00 - 1:30 - mtDNA matches (Dr. William Shields, SUNY)
1:30 - 2:30 - Paternity indices (Ron Ostrowski, UNC Charlotte)
2:30 - 2:45 - Break
2:45 - 3:30 - Declarations of identity (Dr. William Shields, SUNY)
3:30 - 4:15 - Racial identification (Dr. William Shields, SUNY and Dr. William Thompson, UC Irvine)
4:30 - 5:00 - Panel discussion
6:00 - Dinner on own or as a group
7:30 - Dayton Dragons game, Fifth Third Field . Downtown Dayton
Saturday, August 30th
ROOM: 145 Russ Engineering Center
8:30 - 9:00 am - Coffee and pastries
9:00 - 10:00 - Mixture Interpretations (Dr. Sandy Zabel, Northwestern Univ.)
10:00 - 11:00 - Implications of flawed databases (Dr. Larry Mueller, UC Irvine)
11:00 - 11:15 - Break
11:15 - 12:15 - The significance of cold hits (David Lynch, Sacramento PDO)
12:15 - 1:15 - Lunch (provided)
1:15 - 2:15 - Factoring in error/examiner bias (Dr. William Thompson, UC Irvine)
2:15 - 3:15 - What is reasonable doubt? (Jennifer Friedman, LA PDO)
3:15 - 3:30 - Break
3:30 - Panel discussion
Last modified: 03/12/10