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GRUPPO ITALIANO DI PATOLOGIA FORENSE GENETISTI FORENSI ITALIANI SIMLA ISFG Under the auspices of C M Y CM MY CY CMY K programma dna.pdf 7 18/04/12 10:12

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FRIDAY, 27 APRIL 2012 8.30-10.00 Registration 10.00-10.30 Opening addresses V.L. Pascali (Rome - I), M. Prinz (New York - USA), R. Bellantone, Faculty Dean UCSC (Rome - I) 10.30-12.30 SESSION LOW-QUALITY RESULTS, LOW-AMOUNT TEMPLATES Chairman: M. Prinz (New York - USA) 10.30-11.00 Low-quality DNA profiles, and the issue of overstatements in Court A. Carracedo (Santiago de Compostela - E) 11.00-11.30 Interpretation of complex DNA profiles and relevance of evidence P.

Gill (Oslo - N) 11.30-12.00 A probability model for profile evaluation in complex mixtures with dropout D. Balding (London - UK) 12.00-12.30 General discussion 12.30-14.00 Lunch 2 C M Y CM MY CY CMY K programma dna.pdf 1 18/04/12 10:12

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FRIDAY, 27 APRIL 2012 14.00-16.00 PANEL DISCUSSION 1 THREE KEY-QUESTIONS POSED TO INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS Chairman: N. Morling (Copenhagen - DK) Is there a specific laboratory protocol to deal with low template DNA? C. Doutremepuich (Bordeaux - F), P. Gill (Oslo - N), N. Morling (Copenhagen - DK), M. Prinz (New York - USA), P.M. Schneider (Köln - D), A. Tagliabracci (Ancona - I) Is there a DNA template threshold beneath which PCR amplification misleads? B. Budowle (Fort Worth - USA), A. Carracedo (Santiago de Compostela - E), F. De Stefano (Genoa - I), P.M. Schneider (Köln - D) Is the absence of a peak evidence of [peak] absence? What mathematics for low-template DNA profiling? D.

Balding (London - UK), A.P. Dawid (Cambridge - UK), R. Domenici (Pisa - I), J. Mortera (Rome - I) 16.00-16.30 Coffee break 16.30-18.30 PANEL DISCUSSION 2 TOP HEADLINE TRIALS IN ITALY. DOES OUR DOMESTIC DNA EVIDENCE BETRAY INCOMPLIANCE TO INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS OF GOOD PRACTICE? Chairmen: J. Mortera (Rome - I), G. Neri (SIGU President, Rome - I) G. Bongiorno (Lawyer, Rome - I), A. Carracedo (Editor, FSI, Santiago de Compostela - E), E. Cataldi (Chief Commander, RIS Carabinieri, Rome - I), A. Gentiloni Silveri (Lawyer, Rome - I), G. Gualtieri (Director of the SPS Polizia di Stato, Rome - I), M.

Monteleone (Office of The Public Prosecutor, Rome - I), G. Novelli (Scientist, Rome - I), M. Prinz (ISFG President, New York - USA), G. Santacroce (President, Court to Appeal, Rome - I), C. Vecchiotti (Scientist, Rome - I) 3 C M Y CM MY CY CMY K programma definitivo copia3.pdf 2 19/04/12 09:38

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SATURDAY, 28 APRIL 2012 9.00-10.30 SESSION MIXTURES, AND THEIR TREATMENT Chairman: P. Gill (Oslo - N) 9.00-9.30 Mixtures: extracting evidentiary value from their constituents P.M. Schneider (Köln - D) 9.30-10.00 Addressing DNA mixtures: the probabilistic approach A.P. Dawid (Cambridge - UK) 10.00-10.30 General discussion 10.30-11.00 Coffee break 11.00-13.00 SESSION ERRORS, FABRICATION Chairman: P.M. Schneider (Köln - D) 11.00-11.30 Is DNA forensic analysis an error-prone process? B. Budowle (Fort Worth - USA) 11.30-12.00 Weight of DNA evidence - risk considerations N. Morling (Copenhagen - DK) 12.00-12.30 Current progress on the issue of uncertain DNA evidence M.

Prinz (ISFG President, New York - USA) 12.30-13.00 General discussion 13.00-13.30 LECTURE Development of forensic DNA technologies to minimize risk of contamination and maximize results from compromised samples L. Calandro - Life Technologies 13.30 Closing address V.L. Pascali (Rome - I) 4 C M Y CM MY CY CMY K 4dna.pdf 3 18/04/12 11:45

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David Balding Professor of Statistical Genetics University College Genetics Institute London - United Kingdom Bruce Budowle Professor of Forensic and Investigative Genetics, University of North Texas Fort Worth - USA Angel Carracedo Professor of Forensic Science University of Santiago de Compostela Executive Director, Fundacion Pública Galega de Medicina Xenómica (FPGMX) Health Council of Galicia - Spain A. Philip Dawid Professor of Statistics University of Cambridge - United Kingdom Francesco De Stefano Professor of Forensic Medicine University of Genoa - Italy Ranieri Domenici Professor of Forensic Medicine University of Pisa - Italy Christian Doutremepuich Professor at the Laboratoire d'Hématologie Université Victor Segalen, Bordeaux 2 - France Peter Gill Professor of Forensic Genetics Oslo University - Norway Niels Morling Professor of Forensic Genetics Director and Chairman of the Department of Forensic Medicine Faculty of Health Sciences University of Copenhagen - Denmark Julia Mortera Professor of Statistics School of Economy University of Rome 3, Rome - Italy Vincenzo L.

Pascali Professor of Forensic Medicine Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome - Italy Mechthild Prinz President of the International Society of Forensic Genetics Department of Forensic Biology Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) New York - USA Peter M. Schneider Professor of Forensic Genetics University of Köln - Germany Chairman of the German Forensic Stain Commission Adriano Tagliabracci Professor of Forensic Medicine Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona - Italy FACULTY SCIENTIFIC SECRETARIAT and ORGANISING COMMITTEE Antonio Oliva Ilaria Boschi Laura Baldassarri Fabio De Giorgio Sara Merigioli Riccardo Rossi Francesca Scarnicci Department of Forensic Medicine Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Rome - Italy 5 C M Y CM MY CY CMY K programma dna.pdf 4 18/04/12 10:12

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SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION SLIDE CENTRE The Slide Centre is located near the Auditorium and the Secretariat Desk. The Auditorium is equipped with a computer slide projector. It will be not possible to use personal laptops in the meeting room. The use of CD-Rom, pens or memory stick is advisable to easily download the presentations, by handing them to the technicians in charge at the Slide Centre. Please remember to collect your CD or memory pen at the Slide Centre at the end of the session. Speakers with Powerpoint presentation on CD Rom or memory pen: please report to the Slide Centre at least 1 hour before your presentation or the day before if you are scheduled in the morning.

The Slide Centre is available for speakers to deliver their presentation with the following time schedule: Friday, 27 April 2012 8.00-18.30 Saturday, 28 April 2012 8.30-13.30 SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION Simultaneous translation from English to Italian will be provided. ACCREDITAMENTO AVVOCATI (only for Italian lawyers) Il Consiglio dell’Ordine degli Avvocati di Roma ha deliberato l’accreditamento della Conferenza concedendo 14 crediti formativi. CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE Registered participants will receive a certificate of attendance. 6 C M Y CM MY CY CMY K 6dna.pdf 8 18/04/12 11:46

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GENERAL INFORMATION CONFERENCE VENUE Auditorium Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Largo Francesco Vito, 1 00168 Rome - Italy ORGANISING SECRETARIAT OIC srl Viale G.

Matteotti, 7 50121 Florence - Italy Phone +39 055 50351 Fax +39 055 5001912 ForensicGenetics@oic.it The Secretariat Desk will be open with the following time schedule: Friday, 27 April 2012 8.00-18.30 Saturday, 28 April 2012 8.30-13.30 Please collect the conference kit at the Secretariat Desk and wear your personal name badge during the Scientific Session and social activities.

TRANSPORTATION TO THE CONFERENCE VENUE From Termini Station: take underground Line A (direction Battistini): get off at the Valle Aurelia Station then you can:
  • take the train line FM3 Roma-Viterbo and get off at the Gemelli Station
  • go to the bus stop and take one of the following buses: - n. 994 (direction Valle Aurelia–Pineta Sacchetti, Ospedale San Filippo Neri) - n. 446 (direction Circonvallazione Cornelia–Pineta Sacchetti–Cortina D’AmpezzoPonte Milvio-Piazza Mancini) - nr. 146 (direction Battisitini–Pineta Sacchetti–Policlinico Gemelli)-get off at “Pineta Sacchetti/Acqua Paola” stop near to the Conference Centre TAXIS Taxis are white or yellow, with an identification name and number on the front door and a taximeter inside.

You find them in taxi parkings or calling a radiotaxi (we list here some taxi companies +39 06 3570; +39 06 6645; +39 06 822; +39 06 157; +39 06 4994; +39 06 5551). 7 C M Y CM MY CY CMY K programma dna.pdf 5 18/04/12 10:12

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There is a free shuttle service from each car park to Policlinico Gemelli and the Conference Centre, Friday 27 April from 7.30 to 14.30. The shuttle will pick up passengers every about 15 minutes. GENERAL INFORMATION PARKING CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES (VAT 21% included) Participants € 250,00 Residents in training copy of course certificate or chief letter is necessary € 180,00 Conference Dinner, 27 April € 110,00 CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES Attendance to all Scientific Sessions Access to the Technical Exhibition Conference kit and name badge Certificate of Attendance Lunch on 27 April Coffee breaks on 27 and 28 April CATERING FACILITIES Coffee breaks and the lunch of 27 April are included in the registration fee.

On 27 April a bar serving coffees and snacks at individual payment is available in the Conference area and also a self-service restaurant will be operating at the Conference Centre during lunch time.

CONFERENCE DINNER – 27 April 2012 The Conference Dinner will be held in Palazzo Ferrajoli (Piazza Colonna, 355 - Rome). A private transfer will be organized from Hotel Marriott Courtyard (Via G. Moscati, 7) to Palazzo Ferrajoli. More details will be available at the Secretariat Desk in the Conference Venue. As seats are limited, on site requests will be accepted only upon availability. Dress code: business informal. Fee is € 110 per person. 8 C M Y CM MY CY CMY K 8.pdf 6 18/04/12 11:47

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