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Updated AAFS Policy and Procedure Manual Now Available

An updated AAFS Policy and Procedure Manual has been posted to the website HERE. The Table of Contents is linked to the appropriate pages for easy navigation. The following updates were approved by the 2022–23 Board of Directors: 1.1.4. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Statement—See https://www.aafs.org/article/aafs-board-box-amendment-aafs-deia-statement. 2.1. Classes of Members and Affiliates—Addition of new status “Professional Affiliate.” […]


Update FSF Policy and Procedure Manual

An updated FSF Policy and Procedure Manual has been posted to the website HERE. The Table of Contents is linked to the appropriate pages for easy navigation. Updates are mainly housekeeping with the exception of: 2.2.3.4.3.1.2.—Applicants for the Emerging Forensic Scientist Award (EFSA) must now be either a Student Affiliate or Trainee Affiliate; non-members are no longer […]


AAFS Board Box—Amendment to AAFS DEIA Statement

Source: C. Ken Williams, MS, JD, AAFS President-Elect The AAFS Board of Directors voted to replace the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Statement of the AAFS Policy and Procedure Manual with a more comprehensive Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Statement. The Academy received early feedback during the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) re-accreditation […]


AAFS Board Box—July 1

Source: Laura C. Fulginiti, PhD, 2022-23 AAFS President The AAFS Board of Directors met on June 30, 2022, and discussed a variety of issues. Here are the highlights: Welcome to our new Board member representing Forensic Nursing Science: Jamie Ferrell. The 2023 conference in Orlando, FL, will NOT have a vaccination or negative PCR test […]


Board Box—May 3, 2022

Source: Laura C. Fulginiti, PhD, 2022-23 AAFS President The AAFS Board of Directors (BOD) held it’s first bimonthly meeting recently. The President’s update included information on our International Educational Outreach Program (IEOP) to Croatia (if you are interested, please reach out to Donna Grogan ASAP) and the ongoing planning for our 75th Anniversary. Executive Director […]


Updated Bylaws Available

Source: Kimberly Wrasse, Assistant Director Updated AAFS Bylaws have been posted to the website HERE.  The bylaws amendments that were approved and recommended by the Board of Directors were approved by the voting membership at the AAFS Annual Business Meeting on Wednesday, February 23, 2022.  Here is a brief synopsis of those amendments: Article I. MEMBERS […]


Updated Policy and Procedure Manual Now Available

An updated AAFS Policy and Procedure Manual has been posted to the website HERE. The Table of Contents is linked to the appropriate pages in order to ease the navigation. The following updates were approved by the 2021–22 Board of Directors: 1.3.2. Functional Descriptions of Officers and Board Members – Housekeeping updates to the Duties of the President, […]


Updated Policy and Procedure Manual Now Available

An updated AAFS Policy and Procedure Manual has been posted to the website. The Table of Contents is linked to the appropriate pages in order to ease the navigation. The 2021–22 Board of Directors approved the following: 4.3.1. Dues Billing—addition of language pertaining to reinstatement and late fees. 6.17. Young Forensic Scientists Forum—addition of language pertaining to […]


General Section Call for Nominations

Source: Brian L. Janysek, MFS, Section Secretary The General Section Nominating Committee, consisting of Paul Kish, T.L. Williams, and William Andrews, announces a call for nominations for Section Director, Section Chair, and Section Secretary, all of whom will be elected during the section business meeting in February 2022. A list of officer responsibilities may be […]


General Section Nominations for the Paul W. Kehres and John R. Hunt Awards

Source: Brian L. Janysek, MFS, Section Secretary The General Section is accepting nominations for the Paul W. Kehres and John R. Hunt awards to be presented at the 2022 AAFS meeting. All nominations must be emailed to the General Section Awards Committee Chair, Claire Shepard, at claire_e_shepard@yahoo.com by August 15, 2021. For a list of […]


Call For 2021–22 Award Nominations

Source: Jeri Ropero-Miller, PhD, Past Presidents Council Chair, Awards Committee Chair The nomination period for 2021–22 Academy-wide awards has opened. Please consider submitting nominations for the following awards. Past Presidents Council Award for Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Summary of Criteria: The recipient must be an Associate Member, Member, or Fellow of the […]


2021 Voting Member Documents Now Available

Pursuant to AAFS policies, specific documents must be provided to the Voting Members of the Academy prior to the Annual Business Meeting. The following documents are available online through the secure member log-in portal on the AAFS website: 2021 Applicants List 2021 Proposed Bylaws Amendments 2020 Audit Report 2020 Annual Business Meeting Minutes To access these […]


AAFS Anthropology Section Call for Nominations

The AAFS Anthropology Section Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for the 2021-22 Program Co-Chair. The Nominating Committee consists of the past four Section Chairs, the current Section Chair, and the Anthropology Board of Directors representative. The past and current Section Chairs will serve as voting members and the Board representative will serve in an advisory […]


Questioned Documents Nominations for Section Officers

Source: Thomas W. Vastrick, BS, Section Nominating Committee Chair The Questioned Documents Section Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for Section Officers. The Section Chair and Section Secretary are two-year terms; however, the Policy and Procedure Manual requires an annual vote for both positions. Current Section Chair Karen Nobles and Section Secretary Linda Mitchell are one […]


General Section Call for Nominations

Source: Julie Howe, MBA, General Section Nominating Committee The General Section Nominating Committee, consisting of Julie Howe,  David Zeliff, and T.L. Williams, announces a call for nominations for Section Chair and Section Secretary, both of whom will be elected during the section business meeting in February 2021. A list of officer responsibilities may be found at www.aafs.org in the […]


Updated Policy and Procedure Manual Now Available

Source: Kimberly Wrasse, AAFS Assistant Director An updated AAFS Policy and Procedure Manual has been posted to the website HERE. The Table of Contents is linked to the appropriate pages in order to ease the navigation. The following updates were approved by the 2020–21 Board of Directors: 6.1.5.B. The Ambassador of Forensic Science Award Criteria—Clarification to nominee eligibility. 6.4.2. […]


Updated Policy and Procedure Manual Now Available

Source: Kimberly Wrasse, AAFS Assistant Director An updated AAFS Policy and Procedure Manual has been posted to the website HERE. The Table of Contents is linked to the appropriate pages in order to ease the navigation. The following updates were approved by the 2020–21 Board of Directors: 1.1.5. Revisions to the Manual – Addition of timelines and […]


Updated Policy and Procedure Manual Now Available

An updated AAFS Policy and Procedure Manual has been posted to the website here. The Table of Contents is linked to the appropriate pages in order to ease the navigation. The 2020–21 Board of Directors approved the following:  New introductory information under “Section 6. – Committee Activities” that clarifies standard operating protocols Clarification of standard […]


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 […]