News Related to: Policy Procedure


AAFS Deadline for Application for Membership and Promotion Is October 1

Sources:  Marla E. Carroll, BS, Section Secretary, and Rhesa G. Gilliland, MS, Section Membership Committee Chair We have a great program scheduled for the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans, and we want as many people as possible who are qualified to attend to benefit from the presentations.  Please tell your coworkers and colleagues about […]


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 […]


AAFS Membership Approves Major Revisions to AAFS Ethics Procedures

During the 2016 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas, the membership voted on major revisions to the AAFS bylaws and procedures related to its Code of Ethics. You may access the amendments to the AAFS Bylaws at http://www.aafs.org/wp-content/uploads/Bylaws.pdf. You may access the newly revised ethics procedures in the AAFS Policy and Procedure Manual at […]


FEPAC Call for Comment on Proposed Standards Updates – Digital Evidence 2015

Pursuant to the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) Policies & Procedures, Policy 4.10 Review of Standards, FEPAC is tasked with conducting ongoing and comprehensive reviews of its accreditation standards to verify they adequately evaluate educational quality and are relevant to the education needs of students seeking a career in forensic science. During a […]


Criminalistics March 2015 News Update

Source: John J. Lentini, BA, Section Chair Despite the fact that temperatures in Orlando dropped into the low 30s during the week, a successful meeting was had, especially for those members who consider 34 to be “warm.” Karolyn Tontarski and Vincent Desiderio put together an outstanding scientific program, which included 123 oral presentations, 76 posters, […]


Attention All Voting Members and Fellows

Pursuant to AAFS policies, specific documents such as proposed bylaws amendments and the financial audit report must be provided to the Voting Members of the Academy 30 days prior to the Annual Business Meeting. Documents which have historically been mailed in January (e.g., Applicants List, Proposed Bylaws Amendments, Audit Report, and Annual Business Meeting Minutes) are […]


Criminalistics January 2015 News Update

Source: Lawrence Quarino, PhD, Section Chair Congratulations to Section Program Chair, Kary Tontarski, and Program Co-Chair, Vincent Desiderio who have put together an excellent scientific program for the 2015 Annual Meeting. The program is well balanced in all criminalistics areas and in keeping with this year’s theme of the forensic science family, several multidisciplinary sessions […]


AAFS Policy On Abstracts and Presentations

Presentations at AAFS Annual Scientific Meetings and corresponding abstracts must be formulated to promote education and to elevate accuracy, precision, and specificity in the forensic sciences. Presentations or abstracts which promote a commercial product, company, entity, or service are not allowed at AAFS Annual Scientific Meetings. Presentations by commercial entities shall be limited to the […]


Robert “Bob” Thibault, MFS: Retired Fellow of the General Section, October 2014

It is with a very heavy heart to report that Robert “Bob” Thibault passed away on October 11 at the age of 74. Bob is survived by his wife, Nancy; his children, Timothy R. Thibault, Gainesville, VA, Tina (Matthew) O’Connor, Marietta, GA; and several grandchildren. Bob had served the forensic science profession and the American […]