This a report on the schedule and content of the First National Institute of Justice Science Symposium at Pittcon (NIJ-FSS), which is the world’s leading annual conference and exposition on laboratory science.
Pittcon intends to attract laboratory scientists from industry, academia, and government from just over 90 countries worldwide. The symposium was held at Pittcon from February 26 - March 1, 2018, in Orlando, Florida. The symposium highlighted research and development of new methods for the forensic analysis of physical evidence. Symposium content included but was not limited to emerging technologies for the analysis of trace evidence material collected from crime scenes; analytical methods in Forensic Biology and DHA analysis, including proteomics, genomics, and bioinformatics; and innovations and trends in forensic examination of seized drugs and forensic toxicology. The meeting format included two invited symposia, one organized contributed session, and a poster session. Abstracts submitted for the three oral symposia and the poster session are presented in the current report.