ISHI 2018 Workshop on Systems Thinking and Forensic DNA Validation with Drs. Butler, Cotton, Grgicak and Word

This workshop introduces systems thinking with demonstrations on applying a systems approach to forensic DNA mixture interpretation, optimization and validation. Topics to be covered include validation of the DNA interpretation pipeline containing probabilistic genotyping software, focusing on current and forthcoming OSAC/ASB and SWGDAM mixture interpretation validation and verification standards and guidelines. Also included will be a review of published literature with discussions on the foundational validity of mixture interpretation and the impact of laboratory accreditation. Future directions for improving front end processing steps will also be discussed.