Monthly Archives: October 2022


JFS Announces Second Forensic Lab Talks Seminar!

Source: Michael A. Peat, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Forensic Sciences            I am delighted to announce that the second Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) Forensic Lab Talks Seminar, titled An Introduction to the Forensic Investigation and Analysis of Trace Evidence, is scheduled for November 16 at 1:00 p.m. ET. The seminar will be presented by Mr. Skip Palenik, […]


Upload your YFSF Poster before November 1!

Source: Zain Bhaloo, MSc, YFSF Chair Hello everyone! This is just a reminder to upload your Young Forensic Scientists Forum (YFSF) poster submissions before the November 1 deadline! If you are having trouble locating the link here, just copy/paste the following: accounts.aafs.org/Meetings/Abstract-Submission-Instructions.aspx. This will take you to the portal instructions and you can upload from […]


The FSF 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 an 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: “to […]


Jurisprudence Section Updates

Source: Gil Sapir, JD, Jurisprudence Section Chair There has been a lot of activity within the Jurisprudence Section lately. Below are a few highlights: Judge Roderick T. Kennedy (Ret.) is the legal advisor providing compliance advice concerning the current excessive use-of-force consent decree issued upon the Albuquerque Police Department. M. Christoper Fabricant authored Junk Science […]


Forensic Pathology Resident Training Grant 2023

Source: Jacqueline Parai, MD, MSc, Pathology/Biology Section Chair With support from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), a new advanced training grant offers two College of American Pathologists (CAP) Junior Members (pathology residents), a $5,000 stipend to support a four-week-away rotation in forensic pathology at a Medical examiner/coroner office of their choice. There is […]


Forensic Nursing: Best-Kept Secret

Source: Nancy Booth, RN, MSN It is not uncommon for people to be surprised when I tell them I work in corrections, and they admit they had no idea that inmates would need medical care. Among my colleagues, we joke that correctional nursing is the biggest secret, not only to the public, but to our […]


2022 Workshops Now Available on AAFS Connect

Source: Daniel Snapp, AAFS IT Systems Administrator AAFS is excited to announce several additions to the AAFS Connect platform. AAFS Connect is the educational platform that allows our members and non-members the opportunity to watch previous workshops and webinars on-demand after their original presentation date. Available Workshops from the 2022 AAFS Annual Conference: Inference From […]


10th African Society of Forensic Medicine International Conference

The African Society of Forensic Medicine (ASFS) will be holding it’s 10th conference March 7-10, 2023, in Kigali, Rwanda. The theme of the conference is Harmonization of Evidence-Based Forensic Science Practice in Africa. A Holistic Approach Towards a Safer Continent. Africa seeks collaboration and partnership that will be invaluable in building and strengthening the local […]


Academy Aperçus—October 2022

Source: Laura C. Fulginiti, PhD, 2022–23 AAFS President The Academy Aperçus is a monthly feature that celebrates 75 years of forensic science by spotlighting the history and anticipating the future of each section of the Academy. Beginning in March and progressing through each section in the order of acknowledgement by the Academy, a senior member […]