Webinars & Workshops

Bode Cellmark Forensics offers a variety of training webinars and workshops that include overviews and demonstrations of our service offerings.  

Webinars

Sign up takes less than two minutes and the webinars are free of charge. After you are registered, you will receive a confirmation email with the details you will need to join the webinar. This email will include a website link and a phone number to dial for hearing audio.  Each webinar is followed by a live Q&A session.  The webinars are designed for Bode Cellmark customers and invited guests, and are not open to the public. 

  • BodeHITS Webinar – Local DNA Database & DNA Analysis Webinar:  BodeHITS involves the creation of a local DNA database for law enforcement agencies to investigate property and drug crimes that are impacting their communities. BodeHITS gives law enforcement agencies the control to determine which samples are processed for DNA, provides direct access to DNA analysts, and offers fast turnaround times on samples, helping to develop investigative leads. This webinar includes a BodeHITS program overview and software demonstration.
  • Advanced DNA Techniques for Attorneys Webinar:  This one-hour webinar for criminal attorneys is focused on best practices for understanding and effectively utilizing DNA evidence in the courtroom. It is especially useful for gaining a better understanding of DNA; the types of evidence that can contain DNA; how DNA evidence relates to different cases; and how to interpret complex forensic DNA discovery material.

Workshops

One-day or half-day training programs can be offered at your agency with a minimum number of participants and can be customized to fit the educational needs of your agency.  Among others, topics including the following are offered:

  • Crime Scene Collection and Advanced DNA Techniques Workshop – Designed exclusively for crime scene personnel, detectives, attorneys and lab analysts who use the most advanced techniques of touch DNA evidence collection and technologies

  • Mixture Interpretation and Statistical Analysis Workshop – Provides training in mixture interpretation, deconvolution, and subsequent statistical analysis

  • Forensic Paternity Statistics Workshop – Provides training in various paternity index calculations, Bayes’ theorem, use of databases, and verbiage for conclusions

  • Forensic Kinship Statistics Workshop – Provides training for calculating various paternity and kinship indices by hand and understanding the statistics at the most fundamental level

  • Workshops on Expert Systems – Provides training on the use of expert system software including its setup, use as an expert system, data analysis and additional analytical tools​

  • Product Launches and Pastries: An informative and interactive breakfast with Bode Cellmark –​ Join Bode Cellmark Forensics for an informative and interactive breakfast at the International Symposium on Human Identification (ISHI) on Wednesday, October 4 from 7:00 am - 9:00 am in rooms 613 and 614. 

Is your DNA sample ‘toast’? Is degraded DNA ‘bacon’ you crazy? Bode Cellmark has the solution to preserve sample integrity.

This interactive workshop will explore the impact of current initiatives to test older/unsubmitted evidence and evaluate the results of testing aged evidence and confirmation samples. Casework and databasing analysts will learn about products and methods that can help reduce and eliminate sample degradation. New products and automation solutions will be revealed that will support current and future efforts relating to DNA testing.

You ‘DONUT’ want to miss breakfast with Bode Cellmark!

If you have any questions, please email BTRegistration@LabCorp.com. Click here to sign up online.