Daily Archives: April 13, 2015


Questioned Documents March 2015 News Update

Source: Thomas W. Vastrick, BS, Section Chair The 67th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences is now in the books. The Questioned Documents Section sponsored three successful workshops. I would like to thank Karen Nobles, Peter Tytell, Mark Goff, and Linton Mohammed for their efforts in putting together tremendous and informative […]


Psychiatry & Behavioral Science March 2015 News Update

Source: Dean De Crisce, MD, Section Secretary The Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Section met at the 67th Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando, FL, on February 18. Our own Section member, Daniel Martell presided as President of AAFS during this last year and chose the theme Celebrating the Forensic Science Family for this year’s meeting. In […]


Odontology March 2015 News Update

Source: Iain A. Pretty, DDS, PhD, Section Chair I do hope you all had a safe journey from Orlando, and for those members who weren’t able to join us, you missed a great program put together by Adam Freeman and supported by all of our presenters. Our business meeting this year saw the approval of […]


Jurisprudence March 2015 News Update

Source: Christine Funk, JD, Section Chair Another successful Academy meeting has come to a close. The theme for the 2015 meeting, Celebrating the Forensic Science Family, was truly honored by the programming in the Jurisprudence Section. Jurisprudence was fortunate to have representatives from most of the other Academy sections presenting at the 2015 meeting. This […]


AAFS Humanitarian and Human Rights Resource Center

At the recent AAFS Annual Business Meeting in Orlando, then President Daniel Martell proudly announced the formation of a new AAFS initiative: the AAFS Humanitarian and Human Rights Resource Center. This new Center seeks to utilize the assets of the AAFS to promote the application of state-of-the-art forensic science to global human rights issues. The […]


Engineering Sciences March 2015 News Update

Source: John Nixon, MBA, Section Chair The meeting in Orlando was well attended. The ESS Academy Cup team did not win the event (hosted by ESS BOD Representative, Laura Liptai) but very much enjoyed the participation and the comradery. Engineering Sciences Section presented a full program of scientific papers – around sixty in all. Good […]


Criminalistics March 2015 News Update

Source: John J. Lentini, BA, Section Chair Despite the fact that temperatures in Orlando dropped into the low 30s during the week, a successful meeting was had, especially for those members who consider 34 to be “warm.” Karolyn Tontarski and Vincent Desiderio put together an outstanding scientific program, which included 123 oral presentations, 76 posters, […]


Anthropology March 2015 News Update

Source: Angi M. Christensen, PhD, Section Secretary The first ever annual meeting of the “Anthropology Section” was a success! Program Chair Gregory Berg and Program Co-Chair Kate Spradley would like to thank all of those who made this year’s program possible, particularly the AAFS staff, the section program committee reviewers, and all of the session […]


Additional FSF Endowment Fund Contributors March 2015 Update

AAFS SECTIONS Anthropology Section Criminalistics Section Engineering Sciences Section General Section Jurisprudence Section Pathology/Biology Section Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section IN MEMORY OF PHILIP LEVINE Arthur Burns, DDS John Lewis, DDS IN MEMORY OF SANFORD D. ANGELOS Nicholas Godellas IN HONOR OF AAFS STAFF Roderick Kennedy, JD WARREN-YOUNG SCHOLARSHIP CONTRIBUTIONS Sandra Conradi, MD J.C. Upshaw […]