2019 Annual Scientific Meeting—Lost & Found

The following items were turned into the AAFS “Lost & Found” in Baltimore: Women’s Gloves Woman’s Scarf Woman’s Hat Fitbit® Camera Earbuds PowerPoint™ Remote Glasses/Readers Water Bottle Please contact Kimberly Wrasse, kwrasse@aafs.org, if you lost any of these items.


Call For Nominations: AAFS Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Past Presidents Council (PPC) is pleased to announce that nominations are open for the 2019–20 Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding contributions to forensic science research, education, and/or practice during the recipient’s early professional career.  The recipient […]


Webinar Series on Select AAFS HHRRC Projects

Source: Sean D. Tallman, PhD, AAFS HHRRC Member The Humanitarian and Human Rights Resource Center (HHRRC) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), with support from the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE), provides needed resources and support to further the application of modern forensic science to global humanitarian and […]


NIJ Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime FY2019

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) seeks applications for funding of rigorous applied research on evidence-based tools, protocols, and policies for state, tribal, and local law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies that address drug trafficking, drug markets, and drug-related violence. The research focus of this solicitation is criminal investigation, prosecution, drug intelligence, and community […]


ISABS: Personalized Medicine Conference With Nobel Laureates to be Held in Split, Croatia

Source: Dragan Primorac, MD, PhD, Chair, AAFS International Affairs Committee The International Society for Applied Biological Sciences (ISABS), the Mayo Clinic, and St. Catherine Hospital are organizing the 11th ISABS Conference on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Individualized Medicine, to be held in Split, Croatia, June 17–22, 2019. The Conference is […]


Forensic Magazine Highlight the AAFS 71st Annual Scientific Meeting

Source: Susan M. Ballou, MS, 2018-19 AAFS President Forensic Magazine, which seeks, identifies, and reports on topics that matter to forensic professionals, has chosen to write a preview of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) 71st Annual Scientific Meeting to be held in Baltimore next month, February 18–23. The preview highlights intriguing topics, unusual cases, […]


Last Call for FSF Silent Auction Donations

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) conducts a Silent Auction at the AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting. The FSF depends on donations from members, meeting attendees, and exhibitors for a successful auction. Please consider donating an item that would encourage lively bidding (author-signed books, apparel or coffee mugs with your agency logo, or other fun, forensic-related items). The proceeds […]


The NIJ Promotes the AAFS HHRRC Via “Just Science” Podcast

Source: Douglas H. Ubelaker, PhD, AAFS HHRRC Chair The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Humanitarian and Human Rights Resource Center (HHRRC) seeks to promote humanitarian and human rights in the field of forensic sciences with the support of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE) helps to support key […]


71st Annual Scientific Meeting Program Committee Disclosure

As a sponsor of continuing education, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. All faculty participating in a sponsoring activity are expected to disclose any significant financial interest or other relationship: (1) with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) […]


FSF Needs Your Help With the Silent Auction

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) conducts a Silent Auction at the AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting. The FSF depends on donations from members, meeting attendees, and exhibitors for a successful auction. Please consider donating an item that will encourage lively bidding (author-signed books, apparel or coffee mugs with your agency logo, or other fun, forensic-related items). […]


Volunteers Still Needed for the 71st AAFS Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD

The 2019 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting is almost upon us! We are seeking volunteers to assist the AAFS Staff with the various activities that keep the meeting running smoothly. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the PDF application available HERE and send it to the volunteer coordinator at volunteer@aafs.org, or you may fill […]


Daniel Mabel Honored With AAFS Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award

The AAFS Past Presidents Council is pleased to announce that the recipient of the Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award is Daniel E. Mabel, MS, a Member in the Criminalistics Section. The award will be presented by Betty Layne DesPortes, Chair of the Past Presidents Council, on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, during the […]


AAFS Distinguished Fellow: Carol E. Henderson, JD

Carol E. Henderson, AAFS Past President and Jurisprudence Section Fellow, has been named “Distinguished Fellow” by the AAFS Board of Directors. Ms. Henderson will be honored with the Distinguished Fellow Award during the 2019 Annual Business Meeting on Wednesday, February 20, in Baltimore, MD. Ms. Henderson was elected into membership in the Jurisprudence Section in […]


A Few Words About Visiting Baltimore

Source: Sondra Doolittle, AAFS Meetings & Expositions Manager As the 2019 AAFS Advance Program approaches publication, I hope that meeting attendees are excited about what promises to be an outstanding scientific program for the annual meeting in Baltimore (February 18-23, 2019). This is an opportunity to bring the AAFS meeting to the eastern seaboard without DC prices! The […]


Laura and John Arnold Foundation Honored With AAFS Ambassador of Forensic Science Award

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat The Academy Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce that the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Board of Directors has unanimously voted to honor the Laura and John Arnold Foundation with the AAFS Ambassador of Forensic Science Award. The AAFS Ambassador of Forensic Science Award is intended to acknowledge […]


An Exclusive Offer for AAFS Members & Affiliates

CRC Press is proud to partner with the Forensic Sciences Foundation which serves as the educational arm of AAFS. We are excited to feature books concerning forensic science and to offer a 30% Discount to AAFS members on your entire purchase* + FREE Shipping. CLICK HERE to unlock this special offer. Landing page link: www.crcpress.com/go/american_academy_of_forensic_sciences?utm_source=banner_ad&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=B180901226 *Valid […]


Make Plans to Compete for the 2019 Academy Cup!

Source: Carla Miller Noziglia, MS, Academy Cup Co-Chair The modest Mentorship in Motion has grown into the go-for-the-roses Academy Cup. This anticipated event culminates in the awarding of the Academy Cup at the Annual Business Meeting. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 20, at 8:00 a.m. Come early and be prepared for excitement, suspense, teamwork, […]


The Brazilian Academy of Forensic Sciences (BAFS) Second interFORENSICS Conference

Source: Tanisha V. Henson, MFS, AAFS/FSF Liaison for BAFS Young Forensic Scientists Scholarship Program The BAFS will be hosting its second interFORENSICS conference in the beautiful city of São Paulo, Brazil, May 21–24, 2019. This is a wonderful opportunity to present on an international level and visit Brazil. This Young Forensic Scientists Scholarship is ONLY […]


Student Affiliates—AAFS Eligibility Reminder

Source: Cheryl Hunter, Membership Coordinator As mentioned in the AAFS Basic Requirements for Student Affiliate, each Student Affiliate must certify eligibility annually. Student Affiliate is a temporary status and may only be held as long as you meet the requirements. To certify your eligibility for the 2019 membership year, you must either: Submit the Annual […]


Trainee Affiliates—AAFS Eligibility Reminder

Source: Cheryl Hunter, Membership Coordinator As mentioned in the AAFS Basic Requirements for Trainee Affiliate, each Trainee Affiliate must certify eligibility annually. Trainee Affiliate is a temporary status and may only be held until you have completed the experience required for Associate Member. Please review the section requirements for Associate Member on our website at […]