News Related to: Membership

Committee Corner—Membership Outreach Ad Hoc Committee (MOAHC) Update

Source: Alex J. Krotulski, PhD, MOHAC Committee Chair The Membership Outreach Ad Hoc Committee (MOAHC) was created in 2020 to address Academy-wide aspects relating to membership, promotion, and engagement. In 2020, the MOAHC began by conducting a membership survey to gauge and prioritize areas of interest for the committee to work on. Areas for opportunity […]

Introducing the New AAFS My Account!

Source: Daniel Snapp, AAFS IT Systems Administrator The American Academy of Forensic Sciences is proud to introduce you to your new My Account page! Your new My Account page is a part of the AAFS effort to modernize and provide a new and exciting experience for our members. You will find all information associated with […]

2021 Dues Payment Reminder

Source: Cheryl Hunter, Membership Coordinator If you have not yet made your 2021 dues payment, there is still time before the deadline. The deadline for 2021 dues payments is May 31, 2021. After this date, your membership will be suspended and the Journal of Forensic Sciences online access will be disabled and hard copy orders […]

Congratulations to All of Our New Members, Upgraders, and Promoters!

Source: Cheryl Hunter, Membership Coordinator The Membership Department is working diligently to prepare correspondence for your new status and is hoping to mail the notification letters in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, dues notice have been uploaded to your online account portal. You may access your invoice and pay your dues by […]

Student and Trainee Affiliate Eligibility Reminder

Source: Cheryl Hunter, AAFS Membership Coordinator As a reminder, those with the temporary status of Student Affiliate or Trainee Affiliate must certify eligibility annually. Student Affiliates—If you are enrolled in a program relevant to forensic science, you are required to submit the annual Student Affiliate Eligibility Form, completed by your academic advisor. Masters and doctorate […]

AAFS Application Deadline—October 1

Source: Cheryl Hunter, Membership Coordinator The membership application deadline of October 1 is rapidly approaching. Even though the 2021 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting will be going 100% virtual, this will not affect the application review/approval process. Please continue to submit applications for new membership or for an upgrade/promotion in your membership status. Applications will be […]

COVID-19 and 2020 AAFS Membership Dues

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) is concerned about its membership and hopes everyone is healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have received a few inquiries regarding dues payments during this unprecedented time. The membership-approved AAFS Bylaws dictate dues deadlines and the inactive status for nonpayment. While staff is not able to […]

Associate Members and Members—Are You Ready to Promote?

Source: Cheryl Hunter, Membership Coordinator AAFS encourages Associate Members and Members who are eligible for a higher status to complete and submit an application for promotion. Please review the promotion requirements on the AAFS website at to determine if you are eligible. If you fulfill your section’s requirements for promotion, you may apply online by […]

Student and Trainee Affiliates—Watch for Your Eligibility Form in August

Source: Cheryl Hunter, AAFS Membership Coordinator Those with the temporary status of Student Affiliate or Trainee Affiliate must certify eligibility annually. Trainee Affiliates—Please review the section requirements for Associate Member on our website at If you meet the requirements as outlined by your section, you are required to submit an application for upgrade to […]

Questioned Documents Section News—June 2019

Source: Karen J. Nobles, MFS, Section Secretary Members are invited to submit nominations for the 2020 Questioned Documents Section Ordway Hilton Award. The criteria for the award are listed in the AAFS Policy and Procedure Manual. Please submit your nominations by August 1 to Section Chair Jan Seaman Kelly at or Section Secretary Karen […]

Pathology/Biology Section News—June 2019

Source: Chris Milroy, MD, LLB, Section Chair Dr. William (Billo) Oliver is conducting another salary survey. I encourage all forensic pathologists/medical examiners to take the survey. The link is available at:; click on “2019 Salary Survey.” Fall will be upon us sooner than we think and I encourage everyone to consider upgrading your AAFS […]

Membership Application Deadline — October 1!

The deadline for submission of applications for upgrade or promotion is fast approaching. Please make sure your application is submitted by the October 1, 2017, deadline. You will have a short grace period after this deadline to submit letters of reference and supporting documentation. Please refer to the basic and section requirements on the AAFS […]

General Section News

Source:  Joanna L. Collins, MFS, Section Chair Another exciting annual meeting has come and gone. For those who had the opportunity to attend, it was filled with outstanding presentations consistent with the Academy’s theme of Our Future Reflects Our Past:  The Evolution of Forensic Science as chosen by Past President John Gerns. John was not […]

Digital & Multimedia Sciences Section News – July 2016

Source: Marla E. Carroll, BS, DMS Section Secretary Great news for DMS Section members and the Academy … Our own Zeno Geradts and David Baker have been chosen as nominees for 2017-18 AAFS officers. Congratulations to Zeno, who is the nominee for Treasurer, and Dave, who is the nominee for a Vice President’s position. They […]

Toxicology Section News – July 2016

Sources: Nikolas P. Lemos, PhD, Section Program Chair, and William Johnson, BA, Section Program Co-Chair It’s difficult to believe three months have passed since our incredibly successful 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas, NV. Our sincerest thanks to all the Toxicology Section officers, chairs, co-chairs, moderators, abstract reviewers, sponsors, and volunteers for your efforts. […]