2017 NASAR Conference


National Conference on responding to Missing and Unidentified Persons:
Multiple Victims Events and Serial Crimes.
Implications for investigation, Search, Rescue and Recovery.

September 19-21, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia

Event Profile
The National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) of Fox Valley Technical College and the National Association For
Search And Rescue (NASAR) announce the 11th Annual National Missing and Unidentified Persons Conference (MUPC)
in Atlanta, Georgia on September 19-21, 2017.

Each year the conference attracts representatives from law enforcement,
search and rescue, first responders, medical examiners, coroners, missing person clearinghouses, non-profit organizations,
mental health professionals, social service providers, criminal justice agencies, veteran and military service organizations,
forensics, families of missing persons, and others.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Missing Persons: Multiple Victim
Events and Serial Offenders – Implications for Investigation, Search, Rescue, and Recovery”.

September 19-21, 2017 | Sheraton Atlanta Hotel | Atlanta, Georgia

Presentation Topics
We are seeking workshop proposals that offer concrete and effective strategies, approaches, and techniques for locating
and recovering missing and unidentified persons who fall victim to tragic circumstances. In keeping with the longstanding
conference focus, we encourage presentations that address the unique needs of diverse and at-risk population groups (i.e.
aging, LGBTQ, persons with disabilities, transient, etc.) and incorporate engaging lecture, case studies, experiential
learning, labs, and evidence-based practice. Workshop topics include, but are not limited to:
 Incident Response Protocols
 Mass Fatalities and Recoveries
 Technology Advances and Digital Evidence
 Offender and Missing Person Victimology
 The Impact of Missing Persons on Those Left
 Missing Persons Crossing International Borders
 Solving Missing Persons Cases in Criminal
 What Happens When a Missing Person Comes
Home: Offering Support and Assistance
 Legal Issues
 Interview and Interrogation
 Mental Health and Well-being of First Responders
 Dealing with the Media
 The Role of Public Health and Healthcare
 Effective Collaboration (or Multidisciplinary Team)
 Coordinating with Medical Examiners and Coroners’
 Missing Persons Death Investigations
 Missing Persons with Special Needs: Considerations
for Different Population Groups
 The Link Between Domestic Violence and Child
 Land and Water Search and Recovery
 Long-term Missing, Unidentified Persons and Cold
Case Response


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