CHI Announces the Inaugural DNA Forensics Conference, August 23-24, 2016, Washington, DC

Connecting Criminalists and Forensic Scientists in a Collegial Atmosphere to Introduce New Solutions and Technologies in DNA Identification

NEEDHAM, MA--(Marketwired - May 19, 2016) - Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI) announces its inaugural DNA Forensics conference will take place on August 23-24, 2016 at the Hyatt Washington Hotel in Washington, DC-as part of the Next Generation Dx Summit. This conference will examine new technologies, changing policies, and trends in forensic DNA investigations for industry and government agencies.

Featured Presenters:

  • Library Preparation for Next-Generation Sequencing
    Joseph Ring, MS, DNA Analyst, Emerging Technology Section-AFDIL, Contractor; ARP Sciences LLC a Division of ARP, Supporting the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System
  • Life after Death: The Thanatomicrobiome
    Gulnaz Javan, Ph.D., Vice-Chair, Institutional Review Board; Assistant Professor, Forensic Science Program, Department of Physical Sciences, Alabama State University
  • Rapid DNA Typing: Applications to Human Identification
    Erica Romsos, MFS, Forensic Scientist, Biomolecular Measurement Division, Applied Genetics, NIST
  • Applications of STR DNA Analysis for Forensic Casework: The Wisconsin Way
    Vincent M. Purpero, Ph.D., Forensic Scientist and Senior DNA Analyst, Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory, Division of Law Enforcement Services, Wisconsin Department of Justice

"Integrating the DNA Forensics conference into the Next Generation Dx Summit not only adds more depth of content to the overall summit, but is also providing forensic scientists with a venue to network with their peers, technology providers, and the larger diagnostics audience," said Samantha Drinkwater, senior conference director for Cambridge Healthtech Institute. "The event is ideal for criminalists, forensic scientists, forensic chemists, DNA analysts, medical examiners, and trial attorneys looking to stay informed in this evolving field."

The exhibit/poster hall will open at the conclusion of day one at 5:50 p.m. and will showcase the latest array of technologies and services from 60 exhibitors and attended by over 1,000 delegates. The conference is endorsed by the California Association of Criminalists (CAC) as a sponsoring organization. Premier sponsors include MolecularMD, PositiveID Corporation™, and Precision for Medicine.

Prospective attendees can view a complete agenda, learn more about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, and register at

Writers and editors are invited to attend. To request a press pass, email Lisa Scimemi,

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Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI), a division of Cambridge Innovation Institute, is the preeminent life science network for leading researchers and business experts from top pharmaceutical, biotech, CROs, academia, and niche service providers. CHI is renowned for its vast conference portfolio held worldwide including PepTalk, Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference, SCOPE Summit, Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, PEGS Summit, Drug Discovery Chemistry, Biomarker World Congress, World Preclinical Congress, Next Generation Dx Summit and Discovery on Target. CHI's portfolio of products including Cambridge Healthtech Institute Conferences, Barnett International, Insight Pharma Reports, Cambridge Marketing Consultants, Cambridge Meeting Planners, Knowledge Foundation, Bio-IT World, Clinical Informatics News and Diagnostics World.

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