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St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton's Forensic Psychiatry Program and Mental Health and Addiction Program,
and McMaster University present the 11th Annual Risk and Recovery Forensic Conference

Dr. Itiel Dror

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Dr. Itiel Dror (Ph.D. Harvard) is a cognitive neuroscientist who is interested in the cognitive architecture that underpins expertise.  His academic work relates to theoretical issues underlying human performance and cognition.  Dror's research examines the information processing involved in perception, judgment and decision-making.  He has published over 100 research articles, and serves on a number of editorial boards (e.g., Science & Justice, Journal of Applied Research in Memory & Cognition).

Dr. Dror has worked with the U.S. Air Force and in the medical domain, examining expert decision making and error.  In the forensic domain he has demonstrated how contextual information can influence judgments and decision making of experts; he has shown that even fingerprint and DNA experts can reach different conclusions when the same evidence is presented within different extraneous contexts.  Dr. Dror has worked with many US and Canadian forensic laboratories (e.g., FBI, NYPD, LAPD, San Francisco PD) as well as in other countries (e.g., The UK, The Netherlands, Finland, and Australia) in providing training and implementing cognitive best practices in evaluating forensic evidence.  Dr. Dror was the Chair of the US NIST forensic science human factor group, and is a member of the US National Commission on Forensic Science human factor group.

For more information see:

Keynote: "How to Make Better Assessments and Evaluations: The Dangers and Pitfalls in Decision Making and How to Overcome Them"

Seminar: "Expert Performance and the Factors that Mediate It"

Register now!

April 6th & 7th, 2017

The conference is taking place on Thursday, April 6th and Friday, April 7th, 2017, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. A pre-conference workshop will be held on April 5, 2017.

Sheraton Hotel Hamilton

Once again, we are pleased to host the conference at the Sheraton Hotel, conveniently located in the heart of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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