2021 Annual Meeting Registration Reopened

Great news! If you were unable to participate in the 2021 annual meeting in February, registration has reopened. The only sessions that will not be available are LIVE sessions (workshops, plenary, annual business meeting, keynote addresses, and student academy). The online registration system requires payment with a credit or debit card. To register, log into […]


Annual Meeting – Know Before You Go

The AAFS 2021 Virtual Meeting is being hosted through the VFairs Virtual Event Platform (https://aafs2021.vfairs.com/). You will log on to the VFairs platform to access all presentations including your own. Like in past years, you must register to attend the meeting. All meeting attendees and speakers will receive login information directly from VFairs by Sunday, February […]


Annual Meeting Special Session—Perspectives on Diversity and Inclusion in Forensic Science

Source: Kate Spradley, PhD, AAFS DOC Chair The AAFS Diversity Outreach Committee (DOC) will be hosting a Special Evening Session during the AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting on Monday, February 15, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Central Time). Considering last year’s tumultuous events highlighting nationwide racial inequality, the DOC feels that providing expert guidance on matters of diversity—as […]


BYOS Wants YOU!

Want to be a part of history—both looking back and looking forward? Please join us in celebrating the legacy that is Bring Your Own Slides (BYOS)! The 2021 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting provides an opportunity to return BYOS to its roots where a few AAFS friends gathered in a hotel room to share interesting cases […]


Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker Announced

We are eager to announce details for the Keynote Address that will take place during the upcoming virtual AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting. This session—In Pursuit of Equity— will be held on Wednesday, February 17, from 8:00 a,m, – 9:30 a.m.—just prior to the Plenary Session. The guest speaker will be Dr. Beronda Montgomery from Michigan […]


2021 AAFS Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting Registration Information

Source: Heather Jefferson, Finance and Operations Assistant Download the 2021 Advance Program HERE. Registration is now available for the 2021 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting. The online registration system requires payment with a credit or debit card. You may either log into your AAFS account portal at https://webdata.aafs.org/aafsweb/Security/SignIn.aspx or go to the Meetings page on the […]


2021 Virtual AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting Update and Abstract Deadline Extension

Source: AAFS Board of Directors and Staff The AAFS Board of Directors and staff have been working diligently for months to ensure the 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting will be conducted. To date, we have confirmed a 100% virtual format, selected a virtual events platform provider (vFairs), confirmed pre-registration fees, and formatted a schedule that will […]


September 30 Abstract Submission Deadline Is Approaching!

Source: Sonya Bynoe, AAFS Assistant Meetings Manager You are invited to submit an abstract for presentation at the 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. The annual meeting will be held virtually, February 15-19, 2021. The theme for the upcoming meeting is One Academy Pursuing Justice Through Truth in Evidence. The […]


73rd AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting Goes Virtual!

Source: Jeri R. Ropero-Miller, PhD, 2020-21 AAFS President I want to thank everyone for their continued support and understanding during these unprecedented times. As you are aware, the AAFS Board of Directors (BOD) and staff are working continuously to provide the best and safest 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting in the context of the current COVID-19 […]


AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting Update and Call For Abstracts

Source: Jeri D. Ropero-Miller, PhD, 2020-21 AAFS President Meeting attendance by our membership is being influenced almost universally by concerns about COVID-19 and travel restrictions. The Board of Directors (BOD) and AAFS Staff are working diligently with our Houston partners to negotiate our annual meeting. At this time the BOD wants you to continue to […]


2021 AAFS Online Abstract Submission System Is Now Open

Submit your abstract for presentation at the 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. The AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting will be held February 15-20, 2021, in Houston, TX, at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The theme for the upcoming meeting is One Academy Pursuing Justice Through Truth in Evidence. The […]


Implementation of a Blinded Review Process for Abstracts

In February 2020, the AAFS Board of Directors implemented a policy to extend the review of abstracts to be blinded. The blinded review process is being implemented to ensure impartiality for the selection of the presentations for the Annual Scientific Meeting. The blinded review process applies to all submission types, including abstracts for oral and […]


2021 Academy Cup Question Guidelines

Source: Carla Miller Noziglia, MS, Academy Cup Co-Chair We recently requested that questions be submitted for the 2021 Academy Cup. We have received several so far, but people are not following the necessary guidelines. We cannot accept questions that are section-specific. The questions should be general knowledge and not apply to a specific section within […]


Complimentary Meeting Registrations Awarded

As an incentive to attend the 2020 AAFS Annual Business Meeting in Anaheim, all Fellows and Members in attendance were automatically entered in a random drawing to receive a complimentary meeting registration to attend the 2021 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in Houston, TX. Congratulations to Lynn Garcia, JD, Member of the Jurisprudence Section—this year’s lucky […]


Thank You to AAFS 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting Volunteers

The 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting Volunteers were fantastic! Thank you to Local Arrangements Committee Chair Christopher Thompson. The support provided by the volunteers was crucial to the success of the annual meeting. AAFS volunteers come from all over the world to support Staff during events and behind the scenes, from assembling meeting bags to assisting […]


The AAFS CSI Adventure Community Outreach Event and AI Lecture

Source: Nancy J. Jackson, AAFS Development & Accreditation Coordinator The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) will once again hold its annual community outreach program at the 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting. This year, Discovery Cube Orange County has agreed to host our event. The outreach program provides an opportunity for AAFS to engage and educate […]