Join the Restoration Industry Association in Newport Beach, Calif., for an exciting two day conference on forensic restoration later this month - Oct. 28-30.
The conference offers tailored educational content – including a hands-on component – and more ways for you to connect with your peers, experts, and leaders in this niche market within the restoration industry. Plus, organizers want to be sure attendees get the most bang for their buck, so they're limiting the conference to 50 attendees, and seats are nearly sold out.
This conference is your source for information and updates on issues that directly impact your business. Follow job progress from prep to finish in the following areas:
• Crime and Trauma Scenes 
• Infectious Disease
• Unattended Death
• Suicide
• Hoarding 
• Terrorism
• Illicit Drug Labs 
Instructors are well-versed, knowledgable industry veterans who have first-hand knowledge on forensics restoration. By the end of the conference, attendees will be well-trained "microbial warriors."
Here's a peek at the schedule: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
- 5:30-7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
Thursday, October 29, 2015
- 8:00-9:00 Introduction: A Warrior Passion & Servant’s Heart by Jeff Jones and Michael Pinto 
- 9:00-10:00 The Active Shooter Threat- Survival Mindset (Critical information that we hope you never need to use) by John-Isaac Chadwell
10:00-10:15 Break
- 10:15-10:45 Dealing with People Under Stress by Art Johnson
- 10:45-11:30 Biology - Pathology 101 (You need to know the basics in order to do the job properly.)
- 11:30-11:45 The Danger of Hantavirus by Ben Yanker
- 11:45 - 12:30 Initial Project Planning / Site Assessment and Developing a Specific Plan/Estimate (What to expect from the initial call or contact, pre-operation staff training, developing a general plan, pack the truck) by Patricia Cazel
12:30 - 1:15 Lunch
- 1:15 - 1:30 Logistics (Having the right people, equipment, and supplies at the right place at the right time including specialized equipment such as decon units, foamers, negative air machines, HEPA vacuums, etc.) by Ralph McKinley, Inline 
- 1:30-1:45 Don and Doff PPE by the Numbers (Hands on activity) by Jennifer Singer
- 1:45-2:15 The Challenges of Using PPE for Forensic Restoration Work by Jennifer Singer
2:15-2:30 Break
- 2:30-2:45 It Is A Sad Thing When No One Is There (Unattended death) – A Case Study by Aaron Williams 
- 2:45 - 3:30 Infection Control (Basics to Ebola) by Michael Pinto
- 3:30 - 3: 45 Sometimes It Is Intentional (Suicide) - A Case Study by Richard Driscoll
- 3:45-4:30 Chemical Warfare (Understanding types, uses, and effectiveness of chemicals for forensic projects) by Stephen Leung
- 4:30-4:45 Wrap Up (Q & A panel discussion) 
Friday, October 30, 2015
- 8:00-8:15 How Not To Lose Your Head on a Forensic Job – A Case Study by Jeff Jones
- 8:15-9:15 Cleaning Procedures by Richard Driscoll 
- 9:15-9:45 Load Reduction Cleaning (Hands on activity) by Richard Driscoll
- 9:45-10:30 Disinfection Methods and Procedures by Bruce White
10:30-10:45 Break
- 10:45-11:30 Meth Contamination Clean Up (Critical concepts, rules, and options) by Kameron Thorne and Mark Shepard, Apple Environmental
- 11:30 – 11:45 Treasures or Trash (Hoarder) –A Case Study 
- 11:45-12:15 Unique Aspects of Dealing With Hoarder Cases by Art Johnson
12:15 - 12:45 Lunch
- 12:45 - 1:15 Testing the Efficacy of the Restoration (Visual inspection, bacteria sampling, and ATP) by Slade Smith
- 1:15 - 1:45 Ethical Marketing in Forensic Restoration by Michael Grigsby 
1:45 - 2:00 Break
- 2:00 - 2:30 Deodorization by Tom McArdle, Odorox
- 2:30-2:45 You Have to Have Bats in Your Belfry to Do This Work – A Case Study by Michael Pinto
- 2:45-3:15 Care of Your Employees (Post-Traumatic Stress) by Carmen V. Pinto, M.D.
- 3:15-3:30 Project Debrief 
Organizers will be making materials for each course available a few days ahead of the actual event for attendees to check out, print or download before they travel, if desired.
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