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National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Publishes Resource Webpage for the Medical Examiner and Coroner Community

The National Institute of Justice, a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP), announced a new resource for medical examiners, coroners, and death investigators. A product of a Department of Justice and Department of Health and Human Services working group launched in March 2018, the resource page serves as a single […]


General Section News—August 2018

Source:  Steven C. Clark, PhD, Section Secretary The August 1 deadline for 2019 abstract submissions has passed and Program Chair Gina Londino and Co-Chair Brian Janysek are busy with the review process and building an excellent program! Thanks to all that submitted abstracts this year. The General Section Nominating Committee, consisting of Julie Howe, David Zeliff, […]


Pathologists Needed in Puerto Rico

Source: Joyce DeJong, DO, Pathology/Biology Section Fellow Officials from Health and Human Services (HHS) are in Puerto Rico working to support and bolster resources for the Medical Examiner in Puerto Rico at the Forensic Science Institute. They have a significant and urgent need for pathologists to assist with a backlog.They will contract with individuals who […]


Get Involved and Ready for Baltimore—Abstract Submissions Due

Source: Pamela A.W. King, JD, Section Chair As a reminder, the deadline for abstract submissions is THIS COMING WEDNESDAY, August 1. Make sure to get your submissions in on time. If you have questions, please contact the Program Chair, Robert Sanger, at rsanger@sangerswysen.com or the Co-Chair, Virginia Barron, at ginny.barron@pubdef.state.mn.us. They can also help point […]


Digital & Multimedia Section Mid-Year Update and Abstract Submission Reminder

Source: Marla E. Carroll, BS, Section Chair The AAFS annual meeting in Seattle was a great success. Our workshops and scientific sessions were well attended and received excellent reviews. Special thanks to Program Chair Mary Horvath and Co-Chair Douglas White, as well as to all members of the Program Committee for their time and efforts […]


Anthropology Section: Abstracts Due!

Sources: Kristen Hartnett-McCann, PhD, Program Chair, and Marin A Pilloud, PhD, Program Co-Chair The August 1 deadline for abstracts is fast approaching! Make sure you get your abstracts, workshops, symposia, and special seminars submitted by the deadline. Late submissions will not be accepted. Please ensure that you adhere to the AAFS guidelines for abstract submission. […]


Associate Members and Members—Are You Eligible 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 https://www.aafs.org/home-page/membership/student-affiliate-trainee-affiliate-or-associate-member/aafs-basic-membership-requirements/promotion-requirements/individual-section-requirements/ to determine if you are eligible. If you fulfill your section’s requirements for promotion, you may apply online […]


Jurisprudence Section Fellow Paul Singer Receives Award for Exceptional Contributions to Attorney Training and Education

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton congratulated Jurisprudence Section Fellow Paul Singer, Chief of the Consumer Protection Division of his office, after he received the Faculty of the Year Award from the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), a training branch of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG). The award was presented during the […]


Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section News—June 2018

Source: R. Gregg Dwyer, MD, EdD, Section Secretary Several members of our section have made the following recent contributions to our field, plus other news worth sharing. Richard Rosner and Charles Scott shared the 2018 Manfred Guttmacher Award from the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law for their book, […]


2019 Academy Cup—Blitz in Baltimore!

Source: Carla Miller Noziglia, MS, Academy Cup Co-Chair The excitement and fun of the Academy Cup grows each year, and the gauntlet has been thrown by the Criminalistics Section. New questions are needed for next year’s Blitz in Baltimore! Questions. We need questions. We need stacks and stacks of questions—serious, funny, AAFS-related, general forensic science. […]


Anthropology – Call for Abstracts

Sources: Kristen Hartnett-McCann, PhD, Program Chair, and Marin A Pilloud, PhD, Program Co-Chair Hello Anthropology Section, The August 1 deadline for abstracts is fast approaching! Make sure you get your abstracts, workshops, symposia, and special seminars submitted by the deadline. Late submissions will not be accepted. Please ensure that you adhere to the AAFS guidelines […]


General Section Call for Papers

Source: Joanna L. Collins, MFS, Section Chair As summer is finally here, it is time to start putting your abstracts together for the General Section program for the 2019 Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD. We are excited to review submissions for oral and poster presentations as well as breakfasts and workshop ideas. The General Section […]


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 […]


ASB Announces New Standards for Public Comment

The public comment period has opened for the following documents (comment periods close August 6, 2018): Re-circulation—ASB Best Practice Recommendation 037, Guidelines for Opinions and Testimony in Forensic Toxicology, First Edition Please visit the Notification of Standard Development and Coordination area of the AAFS Standards Board website to view the comment resolutions from the initial […]


New Forensic Standard in Toxicology From ASB

Source:  Lucy A. Davis, BHS, Chair, ASB Board of Directors The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication of ANSI/ASB Standard 017, Standard Practices for Measurement Traceability in Forensic Toxicology. The standard defines the minimum requirements for establishing measurement traceability in forensic toxicology laboratories. The standard establishes traceability of a measurement to […]


General Section Call for Papers

Source: Joanna L. Collins, MFS, Section Chair As summer is finally here, it is time to start putting your abstracts together for the General Section program for the 2019 Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD. We are excited to review submissions for oral and poster presentations as well as breakfasts and workshop ideas. The General Section […]