Course I: Forensic Chromatography (focus on GC-FID for EtOH testing and introduction to toxicological samples)

[no prior knowledge or prerequisite to take]

Day 1

8:15am Registration and Snacks
8:30am Polite Course Overview and Welcome Remarks
9:00am McNair Introduction to Gas Chromatography
10:00am Polite Inlet Systems for Liquid Injections
11:00am McNair GC Theory
11:45am Lunch (included in the tuition)
1:00pm Fox Lab 1: GC Familiarization and Parameters
2:30pm Polite GC Resolution
3:30pm Polite Capillary Columns
4:30pm Fox Lab 2: Column Installation
6:30pm End of Session

Day 2

8:30am McNair Quantitative Analysis
9:30am McShane Method Validation Introduction to Uncertainty Measurement
10:30am Fox Lab 3: GC Quantitation
11:45am Lunch (included in the tuition)
1:00pm Polite/Fox Lab Review
2:00pm Polite/McNair Headspace GC
4:00pm Fox Lab 4: Headspace Demo
5:00pm End of Session

Day 3

8:30am Polite FID Detector
9:00 Polite Introduction to GC/MS
9:45 Polite and Moore/Lee and Fox/McShane Labs 5-7: Wet Lab –Sample Preparation/ Integration / GC-MS Instrumentation
11:45am Lunch (included in the tuition)
1:00pm Lee Discovery
2:30pm Moore Ethics
3:30pm Lee Pre-analytical Related Error
4:30pm  Moore Live Demo: Sample prep from beginning to injection of a blood ethanol sample
5:30  All Optional Lab 11: Beers and Data Roundtable (Bring your own data set evaluate with your small group)
7:00 End of Session

Day 4

8:30am Polite General Review of Major Concepts
9:00am Lee Lab 8: Walking Down a Case-How to Sort, Identify and Examine Data (Confrontation Clause)
10:30 am McShane Developing Themes for Cases
12:00am Lunch (included in the tuition)
1:00pm McShane Cross examination of an Analyst
2:30pm Moore Direct Examination of an Expert
4:00pm All Review & Closing
4:30pm Soft Stop
5:30pm Hard Stop-End of Course