News Related to: International Affairs


AAFS’ GCFS’ Philanthropic Educational Outreach Collaborates With 32 Countries This Week in Partnership With the United States DOJ’s ICITAP

Sources: AAFS Global Collaboration of Forensic Scientists (GCFS) Co-Founders Barry Fisher, MS, MBA, and Laura Liptai, PhD, and International Affairs Committee Chair Peter T. Ausili, MS We can be proud of the Academy’s global educational philanthropic progress as another successful webinar concluded Wednesday, September 28, involving 251 scientists from 32 countries (Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, […]


President’s Spotlight—Engineering & Applied Sciences

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 […]


Young Forensic Scientist Scholarship (YFSS) Announced

Source: Tanisha V. Henson, JD, YFSS Scholarship Chair The Brazilian Academy of Forensic Sciences is proud to announce its third biennial InterForensics meeting, to be held from November 2–5, 2021, in the beautiful capital city of Curitiba, located in the southern State of Paraná, Brazil. Curitiba is filled with many wondrous and beautiful sights, including […]


Forensic Science Uniting Nations Educational Collaboration With the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime in Uzbekistan

Sources: Barry Fisher, MS, MBA, AAFS Past President, and  Laura Liptai, PhD, AAFS Secretary, Co-Chairs of the Forensic Science Uniting Nations The Forensic Science Uniting Nations (FS-UN) is holding its first educational collaboration with the United Nations. The Forensic Science Uniting Nations: (1) is dedicated to the production and distribution of scientific research and educational […]


IAFS 2020—COVID-19 Update

Source: Professor Claude Roux, PhD, FRSN, President, International Association of Forensic Sciences, 2017-2020 Following the extraordinary circumstances related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and after thorough evaluation of the emergency situation globally, it is with great regret that we must postpone IAFS 2020. This is not a decision taken lightly. Although Australia has taken enhanced […]


A New Association Academy: The Cuban Society of Legal Medicine

The AAFS Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has accepted the Cuban Society of Legal Medicine as the third official “Association Academy.” The purpose of “Association Academies” is to initiate a relationship between AAFS and another professional organization located outside the United States. This association is especially exciting as the original concept […]


11th ISABS Conference a Huge Success!

Sources: Zeno Geradts, PhD, AAFS President, and Dragan Primorac, MD, PhD, AAFS International Affairs Committee Chair Founded by Dragan Primorac, the 11th International Society for Applied Biological Sciences (ISABS) Conference, which is an association academy of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), had a very successful meeting in Split, Croatia, June 17–22. In partnership […]


11th ISABS Conference on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Individualized Medicine

Source: Dragan Primorac, MD, PhD, AAFS International Affairs Committee Chair The International Society for Applied Biological Sciences (ISABS), an “Association Academy” of the AAFS, is kindly inviting you to 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. The conference […]


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 […]


AAFS Fellow Dragan Primorac Awarded With the High State Decoration of the Order of Ante Starcevic

The President of the Republic of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, has presented Dragan Primorac with the high State decoration of the Order of Ante Starčević for his extraordinary achievements in the field of science, education, and politics, as well as for his contributions to the development of the Republic of Croatia. Prof. Primorac is one of […]


AAFS International Affairs Committee Update

Source: Carla Noziglia, MS, AAFS International Affairs Committee The AAFS International Affairs Committee (IAC) met during the AAFS annual meeting in Seattle and would like to thank the Academy for the courtesies extended to the committee. We are excited to report there were 516 international attendees representing 59 countries at the annual meeting. Part of […]


Jurisprudence Section Happenings – January 2016

  Sources:  Christine Funk, JD, Section Chair and Stephanie Domitrovich, JD, PhD, Section Secretary We look forward to the wonderful presentations of our members and others at the AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas in February. Please do not forget to buy your luncheon ticket ASAP online AND ahead of time. Do not wait […]


An Update from Croatia

Members of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), as part of its International Educational Outreach Program (IEOP), visited the University of Split in Croatia. The University Department of Forensic Science hosted a reception for the AAFS delegation. The delegation, together with Professor Dragan Primorac, received Professor Simon Anđelinović, Rector of the University of Split, and Professor […]


AAFS IEOP 2015 – Destination Croatia!

IEOP 2015 Croatia Source:  Nancy Jackson, AAFS Director of Accreditation & Development Monday, June 15 – Day 1 Greetings from Zagreb! Travelers arrived safely in Croatia to warm temperatures and sunny skies. The travelers, Peter Ausili (Criminalistics), Moses Schanfield (Criminalistics), Robert Barsley (Odontology). John Gerns (General), Shaku Teas (Pathology/Biology), Danielle Ruttman (Jurisprudence) and I, along […]


June 2015 President’s Message

As I look back at the past few months, there have been an unusual number of issues in forensic science which have garnered media attention including a series of articles on bitemark evidence, a study of FBI hair analysis cases disclosing a high proportion of errors, changes in the leadership of the Washington, DC, Department […]