News Related to: Sections


Odontology Abstracts for 2022

Source: Denise C. Murmann, DDS, Odontology Section Program Chair Happy June! Just a note to encourage all of you to think about abstracts for presentations or poster sessions for the AAFS Annual Conference, February 21-26, 2022 in Seattle, WA. Click HERE for abstract submission guidelines. If you are also interested in expanding your education, there are two ABFO […]


ASB Newsletter—June 11, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat AAFS and ASB Webinar! There is still time to register for this 1-hour educational webinar, Standard Practices for Measurement Traceability in Forensic Toxicology, will spotlight the American National Standard on measurement traceability in the field of forensic toxicology. The webinar will include: an introduction of Academy Standards Board (ASB) and […]


Toxicology Section Call for Nominations

Sources: Sabra Botch-Jones, MS, MA, Toxicology Section Chair and Tate Yeatman,  MS, Toxicology Section Awards and Scholarship Committee Chair The Toxicology Section’s awards and scholarships offer an enviable way to recognize the achievements and contributions of our distinguished colleagues and promising students. Nominations and all accompanying supporting information are due on August 1, 2021. The […]


General Section Info Session and Call for Submissions

Sources: Kimberlee Sue Moran, MSc, Section Program Chair and Erin M. Worrell, BSc, Section Program Co-Chair The General Section is excited about the 74th AAFS Annual Scientific Conference in Seattle, WA, taking place February 21–26, 2022!  We are looking for prospective presenters! The deadline for scientific submissions (abstracts and workshop proposals) is September 1. If […]


Handwriting Examiners in the Digital Age

Source: Rich Press, Public Affairs Specialist, NIST People are writing more than ever with their keyboards and phones, but handwritten notes have become rare. Even signatures are going out of style. Most credit card purchases no longer require them, and if they do, you can usually just scratch one out with your fingernail. The age-old […]


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 […]


ASB Newsletter—June 4, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat AAFS and ASB Webinar! This 1-hour educational webinar, Standard Practices for Measurement Traceability in Forensic Toxicology, will spotlight the American National Standard on measurement traceability in the field of forensic toxicology. The webinar will include: an introduction of Academy Standards Board (ASB) and the Standards Development Organization (SDO) process; why […]


Criminalistics Section Awards: Submit Your Nominations

Source: Patrick Buzzini, PhD, Criminalistics Section Awards Committee Co-Chair The Criminalistics Section Awards Committee is seeking nominees to receive the 2022 Paul L. Kirk Award and the Mary E. Cowan Outstanding Service Award. The awards are described below, and previous recipients can be found HERE. The Paul L. Kirk Award: This award shall be bestowed […]


AAFS Abstract Submission System Update

Source: Kathy Howard, AAFS Communications Manager The AAFS is implementing a new Abstract Submission System that will go live Monday, June 14. The new process will change the way we collect, manage, and review abstracts. We are confident the new system will be more user-friendly and require less time to complete a submission. We are […]


2021–22 Nominating Committee Report

The Nominating Committee has announced its list of nominees for 2022-23 officers:   Laura C. Fulginiti, PhD                    President                  (Anthropology) C. Ken Williams, MS, JD                  President-Elect       (Criminalistics) Christopher R. Thompson, MD       Vice President          (Psychiatry & Behavioral Science) Laura L. Liptai, PhD            […]


50th Anniversary of the Anthropology Section—May 2021

Source: Allysha P. Winburn, PhD, Section Secretary As part of continuing effort to highlight milestones in section history, the 50th Anniversary Committee wishes to celebrate the formation of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology on February 14, 1977. The first President to serve was Ellis Kerley, with Clyde Snow serving as Vice President, Steve Rosen […]


Odontology Section News—Call for Abstracts and Volunteers

Source: Denise C. Murmann, DDS, Section Program Chair If the return of warmer weather was not exciting enough for you, last week the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its new Interim Public Health Recommendations for fully vaccinated people (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated-guidance.html). For domestic travel in the United States and United States territories: Fully vaccinated […]


Toxicology Call for Abstracts, Workshops, and Meeting Volunteers!

Source: Amanda L.A. Mohr, MSFS, Section Program Chair Preparations are underway for the 74th Annual AAFS meeting in Seattle, WA, taking place February 21–26, 2022. The deadline for scientific submissions (abstracts and workshop proposals) is quickly approaching on September 1! AAFS President Carl R. McClary has chosen the theme of “A Responsive Academy—Meeting and Surpassing […]


The Passing of Dr. Vicki Wedel, PhD

Source: Alison Galloway, PhD, Anthropology Fellow We are saddened to convey the news that Vicki Wedel, a Fellow in the Anthropology Section, died suddenly on May 15, 2021. She leaves behind her husband of almost 25 years, Matt, and a teenage son. Dr. Wedel was an Associate Professor in the Anatomy Department at Western University […]