67th Annual Scientific Meeting Photo Highlights


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Photos taken during the 67th Annual Scientific meeting in Orlando, FL.

Attendees view the Presidential Poster Display during the 2015 Annual Meeting in Orlando.

Attendees view the Presidential Poster Display during the 2015 Annual Meeting in Orlando.

Interdisciplinary Symposium

AAFS Past Presidents Edmund Donoghue and Carol Henderson await their turn at the lectern during the Interdisciplinary Symposium.

AAFS Past Presidents Edmund Donoghue and Carol Henderson await their turn at the lectern during the Interdisciplinary Symposium.

Interdisciplinary Symposium attendees talk during a break in the session.

Interdisciplinary Symposium attendees talk during a break in the session.

Questioned Documents Section panel member John Sang enjoys a talk with attendees after the Interdisciplinary Symposium.

Questioned Documents Section panel member John Sang enjoys a talk with attendees after the Interdisciplinary Symposium.

Attendees listen to AAFS Past President Douglas Ubelaker during the Interdisciplinary Symposium.

Attendees listen to AAFS Past President Douglas Ubelaker during the Interdisciplinary Symposium.

AAFS Past Presidents Patty McFeeley and Barry Fisher talk during the session break.

AAFS Past Presidents Patty McFeeley and Barry Fisher talk during the session break.

An attendee pays close attention to the discussion during the session.

An attendee pays close attention to the discussion during the session.

Past President Douglas Ubelaker chats with President Daniel Martell during the Interdisciplinary Symposium.

Past President Douglas Ubelaker chats with President Daniel Martell during the Interdisciplinary Symposium.

Joshua Friedman, Associate Member in the Criminalistics Section, listens intently to a fellow session attendee.

Joshua Friedman, Associate Member in the Criminalistics Section, listens intently to a fellow session attendee.

Vice President Zeno Geradts and Past President Joseph Bono take a moment to catch up after the Interdisciplinary Symposium.

Vice President Zeno Geradts and Past President Joseph Bono take a moment to catch up after the Interdisciplinary Symposium.

Past President Robert Barsley gives his view on the future of the AAFS Odontology Section.

Past President Robert Barsley gives his view on the future of the AAFS Odontology Section.

Attendess take in all of the panel member talks during the 2015 Interdisciplinary Symposium.

Attendees take in all of the panel member talks during the 2015 Interdisciplinary Symposium.

 Young Forensic Scientists Forum

Lara Frame-Newell leads the day’s activities during the 20th Anniversary of the Young Forensic Scientists Forum’s Special Session.

Lara Frame-Newell leads the day’s activities during the 20th Anniversary of the Young Forensic Scientists Forum’s Special Session.

 

President Daniel Martell speaks to the YFSF Special Session attendees in Orlando.

President Daniel Martell speaks to the YFSF Special Session attendees in Orlando.

A peek into the YFSF Special Session during the 2015 Annual Meeting.

A peek into the YFSF Special Session during the 2015 Annual Meeting.

President-Elect Victor Weedn provides his thoughts to the YFSF participants.

President-Elect Victor Weedn provides his thoughts to the YFSF participants.

Registration

Attendees register on-site during the 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting.

Attendees register on-site during the 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting.

Registration opens at the AAFS 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando, FL.

Registration opens at the AAFS 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando, FL.

Volunteers assist at the registration desk for attendees picking up their packets.

Volunteers assist at the registration desk for attendees picking up their packets.

Pre-Plenary – Academy Cup Competition

Academy Cup Competition session attendees talk prior to the start of the session.

Academy Cup Competition session attendees talk prior to the start of the session.

An attendee enjoys the the Academy Cup Competition.

An attendee enjoys the Academy Cup Competition.

The General Section’s 2015 Academy Cup team.

The General Section’s 2015 Academy Cup team.

(L to r): Carol Henderson (Co-Chair), Carla Noziglia (Co-Chair), Matt Wood (Plenary Session Co-Chair), and Laura Liptai (Chair) prepare to award the first ever Academy Cup.

(L to r): Carol Henderson (Co-Chair), Carla Noziglia (Co-Chair), Matt Wood (Plenary Session Co-Chair), and Laura Liptai (Chair) prepare to award the first ever Academy Cup.

The Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Team prepares for the Academy Cup Competition.

The Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Team prepares for the Academy Cup Competition.

Victor Weedn heads the Pathology/Biology Section’s 2015 Academy Cup team.

Victor Weedn heads the Pathology/Biology Section’s 2015 Academy Cup team.

Academy Cup Chair Laura Liptai instructs the team participants.

Academy Cup Chair Laura Liptai instructs the team participants.

Zeno Geradts participates with the Digital & Multimedia Sciences team during the 2015 competition.

Zeno Geradts participates with the Digital & Multimedia Sciences team during the 2015 competition.

Plenary Session

AAFS President Daniel Martell awaits the start of the 2015 Plenary Session.

AAFS President Daniel Martell awaits the start of the 2015 Plenary Session.

Attendees at the 67th Annual Meeting’s Plenary Session.

Attendees at the 67th Annual Meeting’s Plenary Session.

2015 AAFS Distinguished Fellow Honoree Marilyn Huestis attends the Plenary Session in Orlando.

2015 AAFS Distinguished Fellow Honoree Marilyn Huestis attends the Plenary Session in Orlando.

Moderator and speaker Andrew Sulner provides his input at the Plenary Session.

Moderator and speaker Andrew Sulner provides his input at the Plenary Session.

International attendees enjoy a moment with President Daniel Martell after the Plenary Session.

International attendees enjoy a moment with President Daniel Martell after the Plenary Session.

Attendees chat during a break in the Plenary Session.

Attendees chat during a break in the Plenary Session.

John Lentini observes the activities of the 2015 Plenary Session.

John Lentini observes the activities of the 2015 Plenary Session.

Panel member Barry Scheck listens to the discussion during the Plenary Session.

Panel member Barry Scheck listens to the discussion during the Plenary Session.

President Daniel Martell and an attendee look at the AAFS Guidebook App.

President Daniel Martell and an attendee look at the AAFS Guidebook App.

Plenary Session speaker Dan Simon.

Plenary Session speaker Dan Simon.

Plenary Session speaker William Thompson speaks on overcoming contextual bias.

Plenary Session speaker William Thompson speaks on overcoming contextual bias.

An enjoyable time chatting with fellow session attendees during the Plenary Session.

An enjoyable time chatting with fellow session attendees during the Plenary Session.

Plenary Session panel member Andrew Baker at the 67th Annual Scientific Meeting.

Plenary Session panel member Andrew Baker at the 67th Annual Scientific Meeting.

Plenary Session speaker Saul Kassin.

Plenary Session speaker Saul Kassin.

Plenary Session review meeting sessions in the Calendar of Events.

Plenary Session review meeting sessions in the Calendar of Events.

Plenary Session attendees take a moment to catch up.

Plenary Session attendees take a moment to catch up.

Annual Business Meeting

President Daniel Martell opens the 2015 Annual Business Meeting.

President Daniel Martell opens the 2015 Annual Business Meeting.

In celebration of the YFSF 20th Anniversary, the Young Forensic Scientists Forum’s Flash Mob surprises attendees during the Annual Business Meeting.

In celebration of the YFSF 20th Anniversary, the Young Forensic Scientists Forum’s Flash Mob surprises attendees during the Annual Business Meeting.

2015 R.B.H. Gradwohl Laureate Thomas Noguchi brings the audience to tears during the Annual Business Meeting.

2015 R.B.H. Gradwohl Laureate Thomas Noguchi brings the audience to tears during the Annual Business Meeting.

The head table assists the YFSF Flash Mob during the ABM.

The head table assists the YFSF Flash Mob during the ABM.

AAFS Founding Member Kurt Dubowski stands during the Annual Business Meeting.

AAFS Founding Member Kurt Dubowski stands during the Annual Business Meeting.

Barry Fisher, R.B.H. Gradwohl Laureate, is acknowledged during the Annual Business Meeting.

Barry Fisher, R.B.H. Gradwohl Laureate, is acknowledged during the Annual Business Meeting.

2015 Annual Business Meeting Head Table (l to r): Robert Dorion, Victor Weedn, Daniel Martell, Helen McFadden, Barry Logan, John Gerns, and Susan Ballou. Not Pictured: Betty Layne DesPortes.

2015 Annual Business Meeting Head Table (l to r): Robert Dorion, Victor Weedn, Daniel Martell, Helen McFadden, Barry Logan, John Gerns, and Susan Ballou. Not Pictured: Betty Layne DesPortes.

Pathology/Biology Member Stephen Sgan looks for a seat at the 2015 Annual Business Meeting.

Pathology/Biology Member Stephen Sgan looks for a seat at the 2015 Annual Business Meeting.

President Dan Martell presents a service plaque to Past President Barry Logan during the Annual Business Meeting.

President Dan Martell presents a service plaque to Past President Barry Logan during the Annual Business Meeting.

President Dan Martell presents Vice President Robert Dorion with a service plaque during the Annual Business Meeting.

President Dan Martell presents Vice President Robert Dorion with a service plaque during the Annual Business Meeting.

President Dan Martell thanks John Young for his service on the AAFS Board of Directors.

President Dan Martell thanks John Young for his service on the AAFS Board of Directors.

President Daniel Martell presents the Southeastern Association of Forensic Document Examiners Award to Kate Butler.

President Daniel Martell presents the Southeastern Association of Forensic Document Examiners Award to Kate Butler.

After completing her term on the AAFS Board of Directors, Lucy Davis receives a plaque from President Daniel Martell.

After completing her term on the AAFS Board of Directors, Lucy Davis receives a plaque from President Daniel Martell.

Jane Lewis receives a plaque from President Daniel Martell after completing her term on the AAFS Board of Directors.

Jane Lewis receives a plaque from President Daniel Martell after completing her term on the AAFS Board of Directors.

Phoebe Stubblefield (middle) presents the inaugural Academy Cup trophy to Claire Shepard and Alan Boehm from the General Section.

Phoebe Stubblefield (middle) and Raymond Miller present the inaugural Academy Cup trophy to Claire Shepard from the General Section.

2014-15 AAFS Award Winners: Sitting (l to r): Kathryn Seigfried-Speller, Nicole Yarid, Darren Franck, Kate Butler, Sarah Hainsworth, Thomas Noguchi, Ashraf Mozayani, Lauren Pharr, Marilyn Huestis, Jillian Yeakel, Nicolene Lottering, and Gabriele Kruger. Standing (l to r): Steven Lee, Scott Ryland, Mark McCoy, Ira Lurie, Richard Merritt, William Haglund, Mehdi Koolaee, Rebecca Hartman, Marc LeBeau, Maher Noureddine, Paul Kish, and Vernon Geberth.

2014-15 AAFS Award Winners: Sitting (l to r): Kathryn Seigfried-Speller, Nicole Yarid, Darren Franck, Kate Butler, Sarah Hainsworth, Thomas Noguchi, Ashraf Mozayani, Lauren Pharr, Marilyn Huestis, Jillian Yeakel, Nicolene Lottering, and Gabriele Kruger. Standing (l to r): Steven Lee, Scott Ryland, Mark McCoy, Ira Lurie, Richard Merritt, William Haglund, Mehdi Koolaee, Rebecca Hartman, Marc LeBeau, Maher Noureddine, Paul Kish, and Vernon Geberth.

FSF Chair Betty Layne DesPortes presents Nicolene Lottering with the 2014-15 FSF Emerging Forensic Scientist Award.

FSF Chair Betty Layne DesPortes presents Nicolene Lottering with the 2014-15 FSF Emerging Forensic Scientist Award.

Chair Kenneth Melson presents the Ethics Committee Report during the Annual Business Meeting.

Chair Kenneth Melson presents the Ethics Committee Report during the Annual Business Meeting.

Dragan Primorac speaks during the Annual Business Meeting.

Dragan Primorac speaks during the Annual Business Meeting.

Gabriele Kruger receives the FSF 2014-15 Henry C. Lee Scholarship plaque.

Gabriele Kruger receives the FSF 2014-15 Henry C. Lee Scholarship plaque.

IAFS Past Presidents Barry Fisher and Heesun Chung talk after the Annual Business Meeting in Orlando.

IAFS Past Presidents Barry Fisher and Heesun Chung talk after the Annual Business Meeting in Orlando.

FSF Chair Betty Layne DesPortes presents retiring Trustee John Sang with a plaque of appreciation.

FSF Chair Betty Layne DesPortes presents retiring Trustee John Sang with a plaque of appreciation.

Barry Logan gives the Nominating Committee Report during the Annual Business Meeting.

Barry Logan gives the Nominating Committee Report during the Annual Business Meeting.

Annual Meeting Pictures

In addition to the educational component, attendees have the opportunity to gather during the 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting.

Attendees anxiously await the opening of the Exhibit Hall. Exhibitors prepare for the opening of the Exhibit Hall.

Attendees anxiously await the opening of the Exhibit Hall.

Exhibitors prepare for the opening of the Exhibit Hall.

Exhibitors prepare for the opening of the Exhibit Hall.

The Exhibit Hall offers attendees both knowledge and a bite to eat.

The Exhibit Hall offers attendees both knowledge and a bite to eat.

The registration desk is a busy area during the meeting.

The registration desk is a busy area during the meeting.

Gil Sapir entering the Exhibit Hall on opening day.

Gil Sapir entering the Exhibit Hall on opening day.

Meeting attendees are able to network at the AAFS Annual Meeting.

Meeting attendees are able to network at the AAFS Annual Meeting.

Poster Hall Session attendees discuss the exciting poster displays.

Poster Hall Session attendees discuss the exciting poster displays.

President Daniel Martell, and daughters Katie and Sarah, and wife Christine enjoy the festivities.

President Daniel Martell, and daughters Katie and Sarah, and wife Christine enjoy the festivities.

Criminalistics Section memebers Noelle Umback and Desiree Reid enjoy a moment together at the annual meeting.

Criminalistics Section members Noelle Umback and Desiree Reid enjoy a moment together at the annual meeting.

Past President Jim Young with (l to r) Ronnie Harmon, Eileen Young, and Anne Warren.

Past President Jim Young with (l to r) Ronnie Harmon, Eileen Young, and Anne Warren.

Dan Martell photo bombs fellow Academy members (l to r): Victor Weedn, Robert Dorion, Kathy Reichs, Bob Barsley, Dragan Primorac, Haskell Pitluck, and Henry Lee.

Dan Martell photo bombs fellow Academy members (l to r): Victor Weedn, Robert Dorion, Kathy Reichs, Bob Barsley, Dragan Primorac, Haskell Pitluck, and Henry Lee.

Attendees enjoy the moment with a dance.

Attendees enjoy the moment with a dance.

President Daniel Martell takes a turn at the roulette tables.

President Daniel Martell takes a turn at the roulette tables.

2015 Annual Meeting attendees enjoy themselves while at an event.

Ashraf Mozayani, Henry Lee, and Carla Nogzilia laugh at the end of a week filled with a lot of activities.

Ashraf Mozayani, Henry Lee, and Carla Nogzilia laugh at the end of a week filled with a lot of activities.

(L to r): Patty McFeeley, Michael Peat, Sarah Lathrop, and Daniel Martell.

(L to r): Patty McFeeley, Michael Peat, Sarah Lathrop, and Daniel Martell.

Dan Martell gives pointers for a sucessful bet.

Dan Martell gives pointers for a successful bet.

Players exchange Gradwohl bucks to gain a seat at the table.

Players exchange Gradwohl bucks to gain a seat at the table.

Kathryn Seigfried-Speller finds a familiar face in the crowd.

Kathryn Seigfried-Speller finds a familiar face in the crowd.

Thomas Noguchi selects a sweet treat provided by volunteer Alejandra Ayala Bas.

Thomas Noguchi selects a sweet treat provided by volunteer Alejandra Ayala Bas.

Board of Directors Representatives Lucy Davis and Laura Fulginiti.

Board of Directors Representatives Lucy Davis and Laura Fulginiti.

Bruce Goldberger and Carlton Jane-Findley pause for a photo during the annual meeting.

Bruce Goldberger and Carlton Jane-Findley pause for a photo during the annual meeting.

Questioned Documents Section Fellows Carl McClary and Jane Lewis.

Questioned Documents Section Fellows Carl McClary and Jane Lewis.

Susan Ballou congratulates Thomas Noguchi on receiving the R.B.H. Gradwohl Medallion.

Susan Ballou congratulates Thomas Noguchi on receiving the R.B.H. Gradwohl Medallion.

Daniel Martell talks to a fellow attendee.

Daniel Martell talks to a fellow attendee.

(L to r): Daniel Martell, Richard Rosner, Ronnie Harmon, John Lentini, and John Gerns.

(L to r): Daniel Martell, Richard Rosner, Ronnie Harmon, John Lentini, and John Gerns.

Questioned Documents Fellows (l to r): Carl McClary, Linton Mohammed, and John Sang.

Questioned Documents Fellows (l to r): Carl McClary, Linton Mohammed, and John Sang.

CRAIC Technologies team members prepare for the Exhibit Hall to open.

CRAIC Technologies team members prepare for the Exhibit Hall to open.

A poster presenter explains his research during the Poster Session.

A poster presenter explains his research during the Poster Session.

A poster presenter enjoys the process of explaining a case study.

A poster presenter enjoys the process of explaining a case study.

While volunteering at the registration desk, Roderick Kennedy checks in an exhibitor.

While volunteering at the registration desk, Roderick Kennedy checks in an exhibitor.

President Daniel Martell and his family celebrate the events of the 2015 Annual Meeting.

President Daniel Martell and his family celebrate the events of the 2015 Annual Meeting.

Attendees view the work of the Poster Session presenters.

Attendees view the work of the Poster Session presenters.

The Exhibit Hall opens for the day.

The Exhibit Hall opens for the day.

Exhibit Hall attendees take a moment to view the booths.

Exhibit Hall attendees take a moment to view the booths.