Recent News

Get Your JFS App!

Source: Brenda K. Peat, JFS Managing Editor To provide a new reading experience, and to enable AAFS Members to keep up-to-date with the most important developments in their areas of expertise, the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) editorial team developed a JFS App. If you haven’t yet downloaded your JFS App, here are reasons to encourage you to do so! In addition to […]


Celebrating Forensic Nursing

Sources: Joyce P. Williams, DNP, and Virginia A. Lynch, MSN The AAFS membership will vote on accepting Forensic Nursing Science as the 12th section of the Academy at the February 23, 2022, Annual Business Meeting. The proposed leadership of this new section applaud our forensic nurse members’ commitment and pioneering spirit while wishing you the […]


Volunteer at the 2022 AAFS Conference

The AAFS Annual Conference depends on the dedication and generosity of our volunteers to host a successful event for the forensic science community. Volunteer opportunities are now open for any attendee who wishes to help support AAFS and the AAFS conference. AAFS Student Affiliates and non-members are eligible to request a registration waiver in exchange […]


President’s Spotlight—Engineering & Applied Sciences

During the year, we have been presenting presidential spotlights from the Academy sections to highlight the latest significant research or improvements within its discipline. Examples include cutting-edge technology, standards, or methods that improve the practice. Alternatively, they may show a historical account/timeline of the discipline’s use of innovative technology or research. These are presented to […]


ASB Newsletter—November 12, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat ASB Documents Open for Public Comment The ASB encourages all interested parties to provide comments on documents in progress. The following documents are now open for public comment: Recirculation* – ASB Standard 041, Formulating Propositions for Likelihood Ratios in Forensic DNA Interpretations, First Edition (Comment Deadline, December 27, 2021) Recirculation* […]


T. Dale Stewart Award Call for Nominations

Source: A.P. Winburn, Anthropology Section Secretary Please email any nominations for the T. Dale Stewart Award to Section Chair Marin Pilloud (mpilloud@unr.edu) by January 1. Please see the following information excerpted from the Policy and Procedure Manual regarding this award. The T. Dale Stewart Award recognizes outstanding, career-long contributions to the field of forensic anthropology. The Stewart Award […]



Section News

T. Dale Stewart Award Call for Nominations

Source: A.P. Winburn, Anthropology Section Secretary Please email any nominations for the T. Dale Stewart Award to Section Chair Marin Pilloud (mpilloud@unr.edu) by January 1. Please see the following information excerpted from the Policy and Procedure Manual regarding this award. The T. Dale Stewart Award recognizes outstanding, career-long contributions to the field of forensic anthropology. The Stewart Award […]


AAFS Policy Statements

Statement from the AAFS Board of Directors on the National Commission on Forensic Science

Source:  AAFS Board of Directors The American Academy of Forensic Sciences wholeheartedly commends its membership who provided expertise, wisdom, and guidance to the National Commission on Forensic Science (NCFS) since its 2013 origin. There are 14 Commission Members, 3 Ex-Officio Members, and numerous sub-committee members who are also members of the Academy and the work […]


Annual Meeting News

Volunteer at the 2022 AAFS Conference

The AAFS Annual Conference depends on the dedication and generosity of our volunteers to host a successful event for the forensic science community. Volunteer opportunities are now open for any attendee who wishes to help support AAFS and the AAFS conference. AAFS Student Affiliates and non-members are eligible to request a registration waiver in exchange […]


AAFS 2022 Registration Is Now Open!

Registration for the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) 74th Annual Scientific Conference Is Now Open! Join over 3,000 of your fellow forensic science professionals for a week of more than 1,000 scientific presentations, 21 workshops, networking opportunities, exhibits, and more. The AAFS conference is the premier event for the forensics community, supporting professions and […]


President's Messages

President’s Spotlight—Engineering & Applied Sciences

During the year, we have been presenting presidential spotlights from the Academy sections to highlight the latest significant research or improvements within its discipline. Examples include cutting-edge technology, standards, or methods that improve the practice. Alternatively, they may show a historical account/timeline of the discipline’s use of innovative technology or research. These are presented to […]


President’s Spotlight—Forensic Odontology

During the year, we have been presenting presidential spotlights from the Academy sections to highlight the latest significant research or improvements within its discipline. Examples include cutting-edge technology, standards, or methods that improve the practice. Alternatively, they may show a historical account/timeline of the discipline’s use of innovative technology or research. These are presented to […]


AAFS News

Get Your JFS App!

Source: Brenda K. Peat, JFS Managing Editor To provide a new reading experience, and to enable AAFS Members to keep up-to-date with the most important developments in their areas of expertise, the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) editorial team developed a JFS App. If you haven’t yet downloaded your JFS App, here are reasons to encourage you to do so! In addition to […]


Celebrating Forensic Nursing

Sources: Joyce P. Williams, DNP, and Virginia A. Lynch, MSN The AAFS membership will vote on accepting Forensic Nursing Science as the 12th section of the Academy at the February 23, 2022, Annual Business Meeting. The proposed leadership of this new section applaud our forensic nurse members’ commitment and pioneering spirit while wishing you the […]


Staff Corner

2020 Membership Dues Information

2020 Membership Dues Notices have been posted online and will be mailed shortly. All Student Affiliates and Trainee Affiliates must certify eligibility before a dues notice will be generated. You may login to your AAFS Account Portal to download a .pdf copy of your dues invoice or to make payment with a debit or credit […]


Associate Members and Members—Are You Eligible to Promote?

Source: Cheryl Hunter, Membership Coordinator AAFS encourages Associate Members and Members who are eligible for a higher status to complete and submit an application for promotion. Please review the promotion requirements on the AAFS website at https://www.aafs.org/home-page/membership/student-affiliate-trainee-affiliate-or-associate-member/aafs-basic-membership-requirements/promotion-requirements/individual-section-requirements/ to determine if you are eligible. If you fulfill your section’s requirements for promotion, you may apply online […]


AAFS Standards Board

ASB Newsletter—November 12, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat ASB Documents Open for Public Comment The ASB encourages all interested parties to provide comments on documents in progress. The following documents are now open for public comment: Recirculation* – ASB Standard 041, Formulating Propositions for Likelihood Ratios in Forensic DNA Interpretations, First Edition (Comment Deadline, December 27, 2021) Recirculation* […]


ASB Newsletter—November 5, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Call for Members for the ASB Consensus Bodies The ASB is currently accepting applications for the consensus bodies. Each CB consists of 7 to 25 members and creates and approves by consensus Forensic Standards, Best Practice Recommendations, Guidelines, and Technical Reports. The CBs also consider comments, views, and objections to […]


YFSF News

Reminder: YFSF Poster Submission Deadline Is November 1!

Source: Zain Bhaloo, MSc, YFSF Chair It is exciting times as we prepare for the 2022 AAFS Annual Scientific Conference. The Young Forensic Scientists Forum (YFSF) Special Sessions line up is pretty well finalized and you will not be disappointed! Your Special Sessions Committee worked very hard to line up some spectacular speakers! Also, don’t forget—the […]


YFSF Special Session Update for Seattle 2022!

Source: Zain Bhaloo, MSc, YFSF Chair Hello everyone! We hope you are as excited about the upcoming conference as we are! The prospect of finally being able to meet in person is fantastic—we can’t wait for you to see the lineup of speakers we are working on for the 27th Annual Young Forensic Scientists Forum […]


FSF News

FSF Student Travel Grant: October 15 Deadline

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is pleased to offer Student Travel Grants to assist with travel expenses in attending the 2022 American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Scientific Conferencein Seattle, WA. The FSF Board of Trustees has allocated $24,000, not to exceed $1,500 per student, including complimentary conference registration. This is a wonderful opportunity, […]


FSF Henry C. Lee Scholarship for International AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting Attendees: September 1 Deadline

Purpose:  The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) will fund a limited number of American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) international member registrations for the 2022 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting through a “Scholarship Program.” Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: • Only members or affiliates of the AAFS who have never attended an annual meeting and who reside outside of […]


FEPAC News

FEPAC Call for Comments on Proposed Update to Standard 3.5 Faculty

Source: Nancy J. Jackson, AAFS Accreditation and Outreach Coordinator Pursuant to the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) Policies & Procedures, Policy 1.4 Scope of Accreditation, FEPAC promotes academic quality through the formal accreditation of forensic science programs in the United States and abroad. FEPAC accredits forensic science education programs that lead to a […]


FEPAC Calls for Comments on Proposed Crime Scene Investigation Standards

Source: Nancy J. Jackson, AAFS Accreditation and Outreach Coordinator The Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) is asking for your comments on and reaction to the proposed standards shown below for academic programs in Crime Scene Investigation. Background: Based on surveys conducted over the past several years, FEPAC has developed a set of standards […]