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Annual Conference

January 27, 2014
SWAFS 2014 Conference 

October 19 - 23, 2014

South Padre Island, Texas

36th Annual Southwestern Association of Forensic Scientists Conference


Hosted by Texas DPS - Weslaco.


These are the tentative workshops for the 2014 meeting at South Padre Island:


    SANE (Sexual Assault, child abuse, domestic violence)
    3130 Genetic Analyzer Troubleshooting
    Courtroom Testimony
    Crime Scene Investigation
    Bloodpattern Analysis
    Human vs NonHuman Identification
    Shooting Reconstruction
    Trace analysis
    Latent Print Processing and Suitability
    Blood Alcohol
    Drug workshops
    Human Skeletal Recovery (buried remains)
    ISO/IEC 17025 (specific topics)
    More to come

Click here to view the 2014 SWAFS Conference Abstracts


We are pleased to invite you to attend this exceptional conference. The SWAFS conference is a unique opportunity to exchange information among forensic science practitioners and industry leaders to improve techniques, encourage research, and keep its members and the forensic science community apprised of the latest methods and discoveries in the field of forensic science.


The 2014 SWAFS conference is focused on enabling the forensic community to grow and strive for excellence, and when you attend the SWAFS 36th Annual Conference, you will enhance your professional experience through strengthening your knowledge of new and emerging techniques, while building strong professional networks. Workshops are being offered in a wide array of forensic disciplines providing a broad range of training opportunities.


Hotel Registration

Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island


7010 Padre Boulevard

South Padre Island, Texas 78597

(956) 761-8700


Click Below to Book Hotel with SWAFS


2014 Annual Meeting Hotel Registration


Email: Alina Rivera ( if you are having problems with hotel registration!

La Quinta Inn and Suites, South Padre Island
(Next door to Hilton)
Reservations Call 956-772-7000 Ext. 0
7000 Padre Blvd. South Padre Island, TX 78597
Rate: $85/night plus tax

Meeting Registration

2014 SWAFS Conference Registration Form

Vendor Registration

Exhibitor Registration

Southwestern Association of Forensic Scientists
October 19-23, 2014
South Padre Island, Texas


2014 Annual Conference Exhibitor Letter


Click Here to become an Exhibitor at the 2014 SWAFS Conference