Monthly Archives: May 2020


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 […]


2021 Annual Scientific Meeting Abstract Deadline Extended to SEPTEMBER 1, 2020

Source: Sondra Doolittle, AAFS Meetings & Expositions Manager After careful consideration, AAFS is pleased to announce an extension for the 2021 Annual Meeting abstract deadline until September 1, 2020. This extension is given in consideration of the worldwide COVID 19 pandemic and the possible impacts caused by shutdowns and closures since March. The extension applies […]


Welcome to Our New AAFS Executive Director

Sources: Jeri D. Ropero-Miller, PhD, President and Carl R. McClary, MS, President-Elect and Chair, Executive Director Ad Hoc Search Committee All, this is probably one of our most important Presidential spotlights serving to inform the Academy membership of activities and resources of benefit to you. Carl McClary joins me in sharing the wonderful and exciting […]


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 […]


Donations Honoring Carol Henderson

Source: Zeno Geradts, PhD, AAFS Past Presidents Council Chair The AAFS Past Presidents Council is disheartened by the sad news that Carol Henderson passed away. Carol was very involved in forensic science and education. Due to her important commitment to forensic science and her dedication to the Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF), the Past Presidents Council […]


2020–21 FSF Field and Lucas Research Grants: June 15 Deadline

Purpose: The FSF Kenneth S. Field Grants (up to $1,500) and the Douglas M. Lucas Grants ($1,501–$6,000) are intended to help the investigator/researcher initiate original in-depth, problem-oriented research. These grants are open to members and affiliates (at any level) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Submission Requirements: The following criteria will be considered in […]


In Memoriam: Carol E. Henderson, JD

Source: Carla Noziglia, MS, AAFS Retired Fellow We are together in our grief, but also in the memories of a wonderful woman. Professor Carol E. Henderson, visionary, innovator, and force of nature, has died at her home in Florida. Her accomplishments were many and varied, and she will be remembered fondly as a gracious friend. […]


Continuing Education Needs Identified

Attendees of the 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting in Anaheim, CA, were asked to identify any continuing education needs they would like to see addressed at future meetings. The following topics were suggested: Artificial intelligence and forensics Mental health and wellness across all disciplines Multidisciplinary approach to one or more cases—see the approach, perspective of other […]


Two New Forensic DNA Standards Added to the OSAC Registry

Source: Rich Press, Public Affairs Specialist, NIST The Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science has placed two new standards covering the interpretation of DNA evidence on its registry of approved standards. This stamp of approval from OSAC, which is administered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), indicates that these […]


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 […]


COVID-19 Resource Page

Source: C. Ken Williams, MS, JD, AAFS Treasurer It gives me great pleasure to officially announce the creation of the AAFS COVID-19 Resource Page! The creativity (and patience) of our wonderful Academy staff was put to the test over the past few weeks as information was gathered for what is hoped to become a valuable […]