Recent News

74th AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting Follow-Up Survey Registration Winner Announced

Thanks to all meeting attendees who completed the 74th AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting Follow-Up Survey. Your comments and suggestions will assist the AAFS in continuing to provide top-notch educational opportunities for forensic specialists from all over the world. The survey went to more than 3,500+ meeting registrants (both virtual and in-person). Of that number, approximately 700 […]


Book Now! AAFS 2023 Hotel Reservations Are Now Open

Booking is now available for the Rosen Shingle Creek® Hotel, host site of the AAFS 75th Anniversary Conference! Centrally located in the convention district close to shopping, entertainment, and dining, the Rosen boasts a 255-acre property with no shortage of its own activities and dining, including 13 food outlets, 4 pools, a par-72 championship golf […]


AAFS Announces 2022 Virtual Workshop for Middle and High School Teachers

Source: Nancy Jackson, FEPAC Accreditation & Outreach Coordinator The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) is holding a Forensic Science Educational Conferences (FSEC) Virtual Workshop for middle and high school teachers July 11-13, 2022. The goal of the FSEC—an outreach initiative of the AAFS—is to increase Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) teachers’ knowledge of […]


General Section Award Nominations

Soource: Brian L. Janysek, MFS, General Section Secretary The General Section is accepting nominations for the Paul W. Kehres and John R. Hunt awards to be presented at the 2023 AAFS meeting. All nominations must be emailed to the General Section Awards Committee Chair, Claire Shepard, at claire_e_shepard@yahoo.com by August 15, 2022. For a list […]


Announcing ABFO Age Assessment Workshop to Be Held in Conjunction With the AAFS 75th Anniversary Conference

Source: Robin A. Ainsworth, DDS, Odontology Section Chair The American Board of Forensic Odontology (ABFO) will present an Age Assessment Workshop in conjunction with the AAFS 75th Anniversary Conference in Orlando, FL. A portion of the workshop will be completed by attending a pre-workshop webinar and the hands-on portion will be held on Saturday, February […]


ASB Newsletter—June 17, 2022

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat   AAFS Factsheets on ASB, ASTM, and NFPA Standards Now Available! The AAFS Standards Factsheets provide a concise summary of each standard and facilitate broader understanding, they also highlight the purpose of a standard, why it is needed, and the benefits of adoption. Factsheets are in continuous production and more […]



Section News

General Section Award Nominations

Soource: Brian L. Janysek, MFS, General Section Secretary The General Section is accepting nominations for the Paul W. Kehres and John R. Hunt awards to be presented at the 2023 AAFS meeting. All nominations must be emailed to the General Section Awards Committee Chair, Claire Shepard, at claire_e_shepard@yahoo.com by August 15, 2022. For a list […]


Announcing ABFO Age Assessment Workshop to Be Held in Conjunction With the AAFS 75th Anniversary Conference

Source: Robin A. Ainsworth, DDS, Odontology Section Chair The American Board of Forensic Odontology (ABFO) will present an Age Assessment Workshop in conjunction with the AAFS 75th Anniversary Conference in Orlando, FL. A portion of the workshop will be completed by attending a pre-workshop webinar and the hands-on portion will be held on Saturday, February […]


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

74th AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting Follow-Up Survey Registration Winner Announced

Thanks to all meeting attendees who completed the 74th AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting Follow-Up Survey. Your comments and suggestions will assist the AAFS in continuing to provide top-notch educational opportunities for forensic specialists from all over the world. The survey went to more than 3,500+ meeting registrants (both virtual and in-person). Of that number, approximately 700 […]


Book Now! AAFS 2023 Hotel Reservations Are Now Open

Booking is now available for the Rosen Shingle Creek® Hotel, host site of the AAFS 75th Anniversary Conference! Centrally located in the convention district close to shopping, entertainment, and dining, the Rosen boasts a 255-acre property with no shortage of its own activities and dining, including 13 food outlets, 4 pools, a par-72 championship golf […]


President's Messages

Presidential Spotlight—May 2022

Source: Laura Fulginiti, PhD, 2022-23 AAFS President The months are speeding by, and it is time again to start thinking about the annual conference. We will celebrate our 75th Anniversary next February! I am working with the Board of Directors and the Membership Outreach Ad Hoc Committee to make this an exciting meeting filled with […]


2022 International Focus on Physical Evidence and the Corpse Conference

Source: Laura Fulginiti, PhD, 2022-23 AAFS President This past week, I traveled to Foggia, Italy, at the invitation of Dr. Luigi Cipolloni, Director of the Forensic Science and Pathology Department, and Prof. Donatella Curtotti, Director of the Faculty of Law from the University of Foggia. I attended the conference “Successful Strategies for Crime Scene Investigation” […]


AAFS News

AAFS Announces 2022 Virtual Workshop for Middle and High School Teachers

Source: Nancy Jackson, FEPAC Accreditation & Outreach Coordinator The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) is holding a Forensic Science Educational Conferences (FSEC) Virtual Workshop for middle and high school teachers July 11-13, 2022. The goal of the FSEC—an outreach initiative of the AAFS—is to increase Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) teachers’ knowledge of […]


2022–23 Nominating Committee Report

The Nominating Committee has announced its list of nominees for 2022–23 officers: C. Ken Williams, MS, JD                  President                (Criminalistics) Christopher R. Thompson, MD       President-Elect       (Psychiatry & Behavioral Science) Joanna L. Collins, MFS                […]


Academy Aperçus—June 2022

Source: Laura C. Fulginiti, PhD, 2022-23 AAFS President The Academy Aperçus is a monthly feature that celebrates 75 years of forensic science by spotlighting the history and anticipating the future of each section of the Academy. Beginning with the Jurisprudence Section and progressing through each section in the order of acknowledgement by the Academy, a […]


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—June 17, 2022

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat   AAFS Factsheets on ASB, ASTM, and NFPA Standards Now Available! The AAFS Standards Factsheets provide a concise summary of each standard and facilitate broader understanding, they also highlight the purpose of a standard, why it is needed, and the benefits of adoption. Factsheets are in continuous production and more […]


ASB Newsletter—June 3, 2022

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat AAFS Factsheets on ASB, ASTM, and NFPA Standards Now Available! The AAFS Standards Factsheets provide a concise summary of each standard and facilitate broader understanding, they also highlight the purpose of a standard, why it is needed, and the benefits of adoption. Factsheets are in continuous production and more are […]


YFSF News

Updates From the Young Forensic Scientists Forum (YFSF)

Source: Zain Bhaloo, MSc, YFSF Chair We hope you are all as excited as we are about the upcoming AAFS annual conference! We look forward to a great session this year and a great conference. Here are a few reminders: The YFSF Special Session is going to be live-streamed! This means if you are logged in […]


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 […]


FSF News

2022–23 Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) Warren-Young Scholarship: May 1 Deadline

Source: Kimberly Wrasse, Assistant Director Purpose: This award is designed to encourage forensic science education at the middle and high school level and is intended to provide funds to purchase supplies, equipment, or reference materials to support forensic science education in teaching basic scientific principles. Applications will be judged based on how the funds will further […]


Forensic Sciences Foundation 2021-22 Student Affiliate Scholarship Winners

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is proud to announce the winners of the “FSF Student Affiliate Scholarship.” The Student Affiliate Scholarship program is designed to assist students with the AAFS Annual Meeting registration. Zachary Andrews, General; Keith Biddle, MA, Anthropology; Helen Brandr-Litavec, MS, Anthropology; Stephanie Cole, MS, Anthropology; Ema Graham, MS, Criminalistics; Evin Hessel, BS, […]


FEPAC News

FEPAC 2022 Accreditation Decisions

Source:  Nancy J. Jackson, FEPAC Accreditation Coordinator At a recent meeting held February 19, 2022, the Forensic Science Education Program Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) concluded its review of programs seeking FEPAC accreditation or reaccreditation during the 2021 cycle. The accreditation decisions are: Alfred State – SUNY College of Technology, Alfred, NY Bachelor of Science in Forensic […]


FEPAC Accepting Accreditation Applications for 2022/2023 Consideration

Source:  Nancy J. Jackson, FEPAC Accreditation Coordinator The Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) is currently accepting applications for forensic science, forensic digital evidence, and crime scene investigations programs for review during the 2022 review cycle. FEPAC’s primary mission is to maintain and enhance the quality of forensic science education through a formal evaluation […]