Monthly Archives: June 2016

The International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS) Scholarship

The International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS) Scholarship: Offered Through the Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) PURPOSE: The IAFS is the international association focused on bringing together academics, managers, researchers, and scientists from around the world to discuss and debate issues focal to the forensic science disciplines. The IAFS proclaims its goals and objectives to be: […]

Improved Search Feature on AAFS Website

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new “Committees” search feature page on the AAFS website. In addition to up-to-date contact information, you will be able to see any member’s current participation in all AAFS committees. To access this new feature, go to  Let us know if you have any questions by contacting Jeff […]

Digital and Multimedia Sciences – Abstracts for 2017 Conference

Sources: Jeff M. Smith, MS, Section Program Chair, and Mary F. Horvath, MFS, Section Program Co-Chair DON’T FORGET to submit your novel scientific abstracts by August 1 for the 2017 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting! The AAFS DMS Section program committee invites you to submit abstracts describing scientific research or case studies related to digital and […]

Cornyn, Leahy Bill to Help Reduce Rape Kit Backlog, Strengthen Crime Victim Rights Passes Senate

UNITED STATES SENATE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 16, 2016 CONTACT: Drew Brandewie (Cornyn), (202) 224-0704 Jessica Brady (Leahy), (202) 224-7703 Cornyn, Leahy Bill to Help Reduce Rape Kit Backlog, Strengthen Crime Victim Rights Passes Senate   WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Justice for All Reauthorization Act, a bill introduced by […]

Anthropology Workshops Wanted – July 2016

Source: Kate Spradley, PhD, Section Secretary It is time to submit abstracts for presentation at the AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans!  If you have been thinking about organizing a workshop for the 2017 Annual Meeting, please consider getting your ideas on paper in abstract form and submitting them by the August 1 deadline. If […]

Engineering Sciences Section News – July 2016

Source: David Pienkowski, PhD, MBA, Section Program Chair The theme of the 2017 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting, Our Future Reflects Our Past: The Evolution of Forensic Science, sets the stage for reflecting upon the past year’s professional endeavors to create useful new information benefiting the forensic science community. Similar to the accountant who uses prior […]

Digital & Multimedia Sciences Section News – July 2016

Source: Marla E. Carroll, BS, DMS Section Secretary Great news for DMS Section members and the Academy … Our own Zeno Geradts and David Baker have been chosen as nominees for 2017-18 AAFS officers. Congratulations to Zeno, who is the nominee for Treasurer, and Dave, who is the nominee for a Vice President’s position. They […]

Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section News – July 2016

Source: Dean De Crisce, MD, Section Secretary We hope folks are enjoying their summer. Please consider preparing submissions now for the 69th Annual Scientific Meeting in exciting New Orleans, LA, this coming February. The firm deadline for abstract submission is August 1, so please update your AAFS web contact information and gather your co-presenter information […]

Young Forensic Scientists Forum News – July 2016

Editors: Jacob Griffin, MS, and Ashley Foster, MAS A Letter From the YFSF President The Young Forensic Scientists Forum (YFSF) is excited to be starting a busy summer planning for the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting. This July newsletter is the first to be published by this year’s YFSF committee. Please take the time to read […]

2016-17 FSF Warren-Young Scholarship Awarded to Leanne K. Moorman

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is pleased to announce the winner of the 2016-17 FSF Warren-Young Scholarship: Congratulations to Leanne K. Moorman! Ms. Moorman is one of three science teachers at Felicity-Franklin High School in Felicity, OH (near Cincinnati). She has long wished for the ability to offer classes to her students which cover more […]

A Word From Your 2017 Program Co-Chair – July 2016

Source: Christine Funk, JD, 2017 Annual Meeting Program Co-Chair Would you look at the time! August 1 is just around the corner. Please take a moment to reflect on past meetings and how much you enjoyed the workshops, breakfasts, luncheon seminars, and the Plenary Session. Now, please take a moment to recall those conversations you […]

Criminalistics Section News July 2016 — Get Those Abstracts Submitted

Source: Kristy Kadash, PhD, Section Program Chair  The Criminalistics Section program at the 2016 annual meeting in Las Vegas was expertly crafted by last year’s Program Chair Vinny Desiderio. He instituted some very successful modifications to the program format – for example, Special Sessions, Selected Abstracts, and Big Picture Saturday. These changes were intended to increase […]

Pathology/Biology – July 2016

Source: Joyce L. deJong, DO, Section Secretary Greetings to the members of the Pathology/Biology Section. Our Future Reflects Our Past: The Evolution of Forensic Science is the theme selected by President John Gerns for 2016-17. We have the ability to reflect on our past and from the knowledge gained, direct our future and the evolution […]

Toxicology Section News – July 2016

Sources: Nikolas P. Lemos, PhD, Section Program Chair, and William Johnson, BA, Section Program Co-Chair It’s difficult to believe three months have passed since our incredibly successful 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas, NV. Our sincerest thanks to all the Toxicology Section officers, chairs, co-chairs, moderators, abstract reviewers, sponsors, and volunteers for your efforts. […]