Monthly Archives: October 2021

2021 Workshops Added to AAFS Connect

Source: Daniel Snapp, AAFS IT Systems Administrator AAFS is excited to offer the Workshops from the 2021 AAFS Virtual Conference on the AAFS Connect platform. These videos will be available for purchase through your account. AAFS Connect is the hub of official scientific and educational digital content provided by the Academy. AAFS Connect provides previously […]

President’s Spotlight—Forensic Odontology

During the year, we have been presenting presidential spotlights from the Academy sections to highlight the latest significant research or improvements within its discipline. Examples include cutting-edge technology, standards, or methods that improve the practice. Alternatively, they may show a historical account/timeline of the discipline’s use of innovative technology or research. These are presented to […]

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 […]

The American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) Is Looking to Expand Certification Examination Management Groups (CEMGs)

Source: Daniel N. Hankinson, MS, ABC President, and Audra C. Yovanovich, MSFS, ABC Examination Committee Chair  With the recent addition of the Biological Evidence Screening (BIO) and Forensic DNA (DNA) certification examinations, field testing of the Foundational Knowledge Exam (FKE), and the continuing development of future examinations in our quest for International Organization for Standardization […]

Journal of Forensic Sciences Announces New Associate Editor

Source:  Michael A. Peat, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Forensic Sciences       I am delighted to announce that the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) has appointed a new Associate Editor (AE), Marta Concheiro-Guisan, PharmD, PhD. Dr. Concheiro-Guisan is Assistant Professor in Toxicology, Department of Sciences, at John Jay College of Criminal Justice – City University of New […]

The Digital & Multimedia Sciences Section Is Seeking 2022 Moderators

Source: Jason M. Paroff, JD, Section Chair The Digital & Multimedia Sciences (DMS) Section is seeking volunteers from the section who are interested in moderating a block of presentations during our Scientific Program currently scheduled for February 24–25, 2022. As many of you know, the 2022 conference will be a hybrid event. This means people who […]

AAFS Account Update

Source: Daniel Snapp, AAFS IT Systems Administrator AAFS would like to provide an update regarding the current issues that have impacted your AAFS Account access over the past several days. Unfortunately, our hosting company has been experiencing issues within their hosting environment that has affected our membership platform. This is currently impacting the ability of […]

ABC At-Large Position Announcement

Source: Shawn K. West, MSFS, ABC Vice President The American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) is recruiting for an At-Large Director to serve on the Board of Directors (BoD).  The candidate is voted in by the BoD for a three-year term. This three-year term will expire at the conclusion of the February 2025 ABC board meeting. […]

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences Is Proud to Introduce You to Your New My Account Page!

Source: Daniel Snapp, AAFS IT Systems Administrator After the initial rollout of the new My Account pages, there were several bugs found in the system; we have been working on fixing those for a better transition to the new Membership platform. At AAFS, we hope you will find all information associated with your AAFS membership […]