Announcing a Webinar Series on the OSAC-ASB Process

Source: Kristy Kadash, PhD A new Promega® Webinar Series will be held over the next few months. The series is free and open to all. A portion of the abstract is provided here: A series of webinars have been created to provide information and educate the forensic and criminal justice community regarding new and emerging […]


General Section News—June 2020

Source: Melissa A. Connor, PhD, General Section Secretary The General Section is accepting nominations for the Paul W. Kehres and John R. Hunt awards to be presented at the 2021 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting. All nominations must be emailed to the General Section Awards Committee Chair Claire Shepard at claire_e_shepard@yahoo.com by August 15, 2020. Award […]


Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section News—June 2020

Source: Eleanor B. Vo, MD, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section Secretary Deadlines are Approaching for the 73rd AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting The deadline for submissions for the AAFS 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting has been extended to September 1. The meeting theme is One Academy Pursuing Justice Through Truth in Evidence and will be held February […]


Questioned Documents Section News—June 2020

Source: Karen J. Nobles, MFS, Section Chair The 2021 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting will be held February 15-20, 2021, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX. The meeting theme is One Academy Pursing Justice Through Truth in Evidence. I believe this has been the goal of the Academy since its inception, but […]


Nominations Are Now Being Accepted for the Toxicology Section Awards and Scholarships

Source: Sherri L. Kacinko, PhD, Section Chair The Toxicology Section’s awards and scholarships offer an enviable way to recognize the achievements and contributions of our distinguished colleagues and promising students. Nominations and all accompanying supporting information are due on August 1, 2020. The Alexander O. Gettler Award—Analytical Achievement in Forensic Toxicology This award is bestowed […]


Criminalistics Section 2020 Meeting Recap

Source: Jennifer S. Mihalovich, MPH, Section Chair The 73rd meeting in Houston, TX, (February 15–20, 2021) is fast approaching. AAFS President Jeri D. Ropero-Miller’s theme is One Academy–Pursuing Justice Through Truth in Evidence. The Criminalistics Section is well represented in the 2021 Program Committees: Patrick Buzzini (Luncheon Seminars), Marilyn T. Miller (Student Academy), Lynn A. […]


Remembering John Frasco

Source: John P. Kenney, DDS, MS   I am saddened to relay that John F. Frasco, DDS, Retired Member of the Odontology Sections, died peacefully in his home on May 28, 2020, with his family by his side. John had a distinguished career as a practicing dentist and odontology consultant. He served as the Deputy […]


Toxicology Call for Abstracts and Workshops Submissions

Source: Madeleine J. Gates, PhD, Section Program Chair Preparations are remotely underway for the 73rd AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in Houston, TX taking place February 15-20, 2021. The deadline for scientific submissions (abstracts and workshop proposals) is quickly approaching on September 1! AAFS President Jeri Ropero-Miller has chosen the theme of “One Academy Pursuing Justice […]


Call for General Section Scientific Papers

Sources: Katherine M. Brown, PhD, Program Chair and Kimberlee Moran, MSc, Program Co-Chair General Section members, we know these are challenging times and we hope everyone is safe and well, but it is not too early to think about your abstracts for presentations at the 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic […]


Call for General Section Scientific Papers

Sources: Katherine M. Brown, PhD, Program Chair and Kimberlee Moran, MSc, Program Co-Chair General Section members, we know these are challenging times and we hope everyone is safe and well, but it is not too early to think about your abstracts for presentations at the 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic […]


Anthropology Section Call for Papers

Sources: Allysha Winburn, PhD, and  Krista Latham, PhD, Section Program Co-Chairs The Anthropology Section Program Committee is pleased to call for paper, workshop, and symposium submissions for the upcoming 2021 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in Houston, TX. We would also like to invite those interested in serving as abstract reviewers or session moderators to email […]


Questions Documents Section Update–March 2020

Source: Karen J. Nobles, MFS, Section Chair The 2020 meeting of the Questioned Documents Section held in Anaheim, California last month was a resounding success! The technical program, chaired by Samiah Ibrahim, covered a myriad of subjects, both traditional and novel. The workshop, “Dispelling the Myths About the Forensic Examination of Handprinting,” put on by Linton […]


AAFS Regional Associations Committee Information Sheet

Source: Vincent P. Villena, MS, RAC Chair and CAC Representative to the RAC Greetings from the Criminalistics Section Regional Associations Committee (RAC)! As part of the RAC’s efforts to increase communication and collaboration between the many regional associations in the United States, the upcoming Academy Newsfeeds will feature information and updates from each of the […]