NCDD and TCDLA are proud to announce that the nation’s premier DUI forensic science seminar will once again be held, April 4-5, 2019, at the Royal Sonesta on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, LA.

2019 Mastering Scientific Evidence AgendaApril 4-5, 2019
Thursday:
8:30 – 8:45 Opening Remarks
8:45 – 9:45 am Jury Selection in Breath & Blood Test Case Troy McKinney (Houston, Texas)
9:45 – 10:45 am Bad Blood: From the Vein to the Lab 2.0, Part 1 James Nesci, (Tucson, Arizona)
10:45 – 11:00 am Break
11:00 – 12:00 pm Bad Blood: From the Vein to the Lab 2.0, Part 2 James Nesci (Tucson, Arizona)
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch on your own
1:00 – 2:00 pm Blood Discovery: An Analyst’s Perspective of What You Need & Other Thoughts Dr. Matthew Cheney (Houston, Texas)
2:00 – 2:30 pm Dean’s Address:,“The Time has Come to Fight for Each Other” William Kirk (Seattle, Washington) (Ethics)
2:30 – 3:15 pm The ABCs of DUI: EtG, UAs, IIDs and SCRAM William Kirk (Seattle, Washington)
3:15 – 3:30 pm Break
3:30 – 4:30 pm Laboratory Challenges that Connect with Juries Janine Arvizu (Albuquerque, NM) & Joe St. Louis (Tucson, Arizona)
4:30 – 5:30 pm The Importance of Method Validation and Adherence to Standard Operating Guidelines Dr. Jimmie l. Valentine (Ocean Springs, Miss)
5:30 pm Adjourn
5:30 – 7:30 pm Alcohol Absorption Research Project
Friday (Lecture Track):
8:30 – 9:30 am Storytelling Techniques for Educating Jurors on Science J. Gary Trichter (Bandera, Texas)
9:30 – 10:30 am SFSTs: Adding Balance and Coordination to Clumsy Government Work Phillip B. Price (Huntsville, Alabama)
10:30 – 10:45 am Break
10:45 – 11:45 am Defeating DRE with Scientific Studies & Common Sense Doug Murphy,(Houston, Texas)
11:45 – 1:15 pm Lunch on your own
1:15 – 2:15 pm The Cure for Bad Breath 4.0 – A Breath of Fresh Air James Nesci (Tucson, Arizona)
2:15 – 3:15 pm Lab Accreditation: When “Science” is Fake News Joe St. Louis (Tucson, Arizona)
3:15 – 3:30 pm Break
3:30 – 4:30 pm Examining the Laboratory & Discovery without an Expert Janine Arvizu (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
4:30 – 5:30 pm Breaking Bad: Blood Analysis for Drugs Andrew Mishlove (Glendale, Wisconsin)
Friday (Trial Track):
8:30 – 9:45 am Jury Selection
9:45 – 10:15 am Opening Statements
10:15 – 12:00 pm Direct and Cross Examination of the Arresting Officer & Direct of State’s Expert
12:00 – 1:15 pm Lunch Break – on your own
1:15 – 2:15 pm Cross Examination of State’s Expert
2:15 – 3:30 pm Defense Expert – direct and cross
3:30 – 3:45 pm Break
3:45 – 4:15 pm Jury Arguments
4:15 – 5:30 pm Jury Deliberations & Debriefing
5:30 pm Adjourn