Dear ASCLD Colleagues,

Our Training and Education and Forensic Research Committees both have exciting announcements this week!

Mark your calendar for May 26th and register for ASCLD Train the Directors Series: Developing an Unbiased Culture in Your Laboratory.

Visit for more information and to register. 

The ASCLD Forensic Research Committee has another electrifying episode of “Lightning Talks” on the way. The eighth episode will be held on Thursday June 3rd at 1:00 EST and will focus on Vicarious Trauma, Stress, and Burnout.  It will feature talks by Dr. Amanda Farrell from Marymount University on tackling stress and trauma in forensics, Dr. Thomas Holt from Michigan State University on responses to stress among digital forensic examiners, and Justin Goldstein from Texas State University on perceptions of wellness in forensics. The live event is limited to 100 people.  To register, visit

Have a terrific week!

Be well,


Erin P. Forry

ASCLD President