NCDD Sessions and Seminars

2019 Mastering Scientific Evidence

NCDD Seminars and Sessions


April 04, 2019 - April 05, 2019

NCDD and TCDLA is 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.


TimeEvent DescriptionPresenter
8:30 – 8:45Opening Remarks
8:45 – 9:45 amExcluding Scientific Evidence using Daubert / Frye ChallengesTroy McKinney (Houston, Texas)
9:45 – 10:45 amBad Blood: From the Vein to the Lab 2.0, Part 1James Nesci, (Tucson, Arizona)
11:00 – 12:00 pmBad Blood: From the Vein to the Lab 2.0, Part 2James Nesci (Tucson, Arizona)
1:00 – 2:00 pmBlood Discovery:,An Analyst's Perspective of What You Need & Other ThoughtsDr. Matthew Cheney (Houston, Texas)
2:00 – 2:30 pmDean's Address:"The Time has Come to Fight for Each Other"Bill Kirk (Seattle, Washington) (Ethics)
2:30 – 3:15 pmThe ABCs of DUI:,EtG, UAs, IIDs and SCRAMBill Kirk (Seattle, Washington)
3:15 – 3:30 pmBreak
3:30 – 4:30 pmLaboratory Challenges that Connect with JuriesJanine Arvizu (Albuquerque, NM) & Joe St. Louis (Tucson, Arizona)
4:30 – 5:30 pmThe Importance of Method Validation and Adherence to Standard Operating GuidelinesDr. Jimmie l. Valentine (Ocean Springs, Miss)

Friday (Lecture Track):

TimeEvent DescriptionPresenter
8:30 – 9:30 amStorytelling Techniques for Educating Jurors on ScienceJ. Gary Trichter (Bandera, Texas)
9:30 – 10:30 amSFSTs: Adding Balance and Coordination to Clumsy Government WorkPhillip B. Price (Huntsville, Alabama)
10:45 – 11:45 amDefeating DRE with Scientific Studies & Common SenseDoug Murphy,(Houston, Texas)
1:15 – 2:15 pmThe Cure for Bad Breath 4.0 – A Breath of Fresh AirJames Nesci (Tucson, Arizona)
2:15 – 3:15 pmLab Accreditation:,When "Science" is Fake NewsJoe St. Louis (Tucson, Arizona)
3:15 – 3:30 pmBreak
3:30 – 4:30 pmExamining the Laboratory & Discovery without an ExpertJanine Arvizu (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
4:30 – 5:30 pmBreaking Bad: Blood Analysis for DrugsAndrew Mishlove (Glendale, Wisconsin)

Friday (Trial Track):

TimeEvent Description
8:30 – 9:45 amJury Selection
9:45 – 10:15 amOpening Statements
10:15 – 12:00 pmDirect and Cross Examination of the Arresting Officer & Direct of State's Expert
Noon – 1:15 pmLunch Break – on your own
1:15 – 2:15 pmCross Examination of State's Expert
2:15 – 3:30 pmDefense Expert – direct and cross
3:30 – 3:45 pmBreak
3:45 – 4:15 pmJury Arguments
4:15 – 5:30 pmJury Deliberations & Debriefing


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