Monthly Archives: June 2021


Did You Miss the Humanitarian and Human Rights Virtual Poster Session at AAFS?

Sources: Dawnie W. Steadman, PhD, HHRRC Chair, and Jeri D. Roper-Miller, PhD, AAFS Past President and FTCoE Project Director This past February, the Humanitarian and Human Rights Resource Center (HHRRC) and the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Science Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE) hosted a virtual Humanitarian and Human Rights Poster and Networking Session at […]


Odontology Abstracts for 2022

Source: Denise C. Murmann, DDS, Odontology Section Program Chair Happy June! Just a note to encourage all of you to think about abstracts for presentations or poster sessions for the AAFS Annual Conference, February 21-26, 2022 in Seattle, WA. Click HERE for abstract submission guidelines. If you are also interested in expanding your education, there are two ABFO […]


Toxicology Section Call for Nominations

Sources: Sabra Botch-Jones, MS, MA, Toxicology Section Chair and Tate Yeatman,  MS, Toxicology Section Awards and Scholarship Committee 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, 2021. The […]


General Section Info Session and Call for Submissions

Sources: Kimberlee Sue Moran, MSc, Section Program Chair and Erin M. Worrell, BSc, Section Program Co-Chair The General Section is excited about the 74th AAFS Annual Scientific Conference in Seattle, WA, taking place February 21–26, 2022!  We are looking for prospective presenters! The deadline for scientific submissions (abstracts and workshop proposals) is September 1. If […]


NIST Publishes Review of DNA Mixture Interpretation Methods

Source: Rich Press, Public Affairs Specialist, NIST The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published DNA Mixture Interpretation: A Scientific Foundation Review. This draft report, which will be open for public comment for 60 days before being published in final form, reviews the methods that forensic laboratories use to interpret evidence containing a mixture of […]


Handwriting Examiners in the Digital Age

Source: Rich Press, Public Affairs Specialist, NIST People are writing more than ever with their keyboards and phones, but handwritten notes have become rare. Even signatures are going out of style. Most credit card purchases no longer require them, and if they do, you can usually just scratch one out with your fingernail. The age-old […]


General Section Nominations for the Paul W. Kehres and John R. Hunt Awards

Source: Brian L. Janysek, MFS, Section Secretary The General Section is accepting nominations for the Paul W. Kehres and John R. Hunt awards to be presented at the 2022 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, 2021. For a list of […]


Criminalistics Section Awards: Submit Your Nominations

Source: Patrick Buzzini, PhD, Criminalistics Section Awards Committee Co-Chair The Criminalistics Section Awards Committee is seeking nominees to receive the 2022 Paul L. Kirk Award and the Mary E. Cowan Outstanding Service Award. The awards are described below, and previous recipients can be found HERE. The Paul L. Kirk Award: This award shall be bestowed […]