Source: Vincent J. Desiderio, Jr., MS, Criminalistics Section Chair Written by Christopher R. Bommarito, MS, Criminalistics Section Fellow The field of forensic science has lost one of its most engaging and influential members, Dr. Jay A. Siegel, who died at home in his sleep on September 25, 2017, in Mt. Arlington, NJ, due to heart failure at the […]
Source: Betty Layne DesPortes, JD, MS, 2017-18 President Our thoughts and prayers are with our colleagues throughout Florida who have experienced the devastating effects of Hurricane Irma and its aftermath. Members who wish to help are encouraged to make donations to the American Red Cross.
Source: Betty Layne DesPortes, JD, MS, 2017-18 President Our thoughts and prayers are with our colleagues in Louisiana and Texas, particularly in the Houston area, who have experienced the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. Members who wish to help are encouraged to make donations to the American Red Cross.
Source: Vincent J. Desiderio, Jr., MS, Section Chair Written by: Thomas A. Brettell, PhD, Retired Fellow of the Criminalistics Section It is with great fondness that we remember Richard Saferstein, AAFS Retired Fellow, who passed away on July 28, 2017. Dr. Saferstein retired in 1991 from the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) as Chief Forensic […]
Sources: Jeremy Manheim, BYOP Chair, Alexandria Anstett, MS, BYOP Co-Chair, Alyssa J. Badgley, MS, BYOS Chair, and Ashley E. Foster, MAS, BYOS Co-Chair The BYOP and BYOS organizers are excited about your abstract submissions for the 2018 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in Seattle, WA! The BYOP and BYOS sessions provide young forensic scientists the opportunity […]
Program Chair Patrick Buzzini and Co-Chair Noelle Umback are eager to begin reviewing the plethora of abstracts submitted for the upcoming 2018 AAFS annual meeting in Seattle, WA. They have lined up 30 reviewers in various areas of criminalistics who will dedicate their time and expertise to help select the best abstracts. If you are […]
Sources: Amanda R. Hale, MA, YFSF Special Session Chair and Zain Bhaloo, MSc, YFSF Special Session Co-Chair The 2018 YFSF Special Session is coming along great. This year’s Special Session organizers, Amanda Hale (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Zain Bhaloo (email@example.com), want to thank everyone who volunteered to present at this year’s meeting! There were many fantastic volunteers […]
Source: Alex Krotulski, MSFS, Breakfast Session Chair YFSF Breakfast Session This year’s Breakfast Session Chair and Co-Chair, Alex Krotulski and Erin Houston, have been hard at work planning the 2018 Breakfast Session set to take place in Seattle, WA. The chairs have come up with a creative theme and agenda for the session, started to […]
Source: Vienna C. Lam, BA, Financial Liaison Chair YFSF Finance Fundraising for next year’s Young Forensic Scientists Forum (YFSF) has begun! This year, the Financial Liaison Chair is Vienna Lam from the Centre for Forensic Research at Simon Fraser University. Vienna hopes to raise enough money to cover the cost of the YFSF workshop for […]
Sources: Gina Londino, MS, Program Chair and Steven L. Downs, MFS, Program Co-Chair General Section members, it is time to submit your abstracts for presentations at the 70th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. The AAFS annual meeting will be held February 19-24, 2018, in Seattle, WA, at the Washington State […]
Sources: Vincent J. Desiderio, Jr., MS, Section Chair, and Kristy Kadash, PhD, Section Secretary First and foremost, this opportunity should be taken to thank several individuals who have been critical contributors to the success of our section over the past year. A debt of gratitude is owed by our current Chair to our immediate Past […]
The inaugural GCC Forensic Science Conference and GCC DNA Symposium, supported by the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), November 14-15, 2017, at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is jointly organized with the Abu Dhabi police and covers a range of forensic science areas, in addition to a third day […]
The AAFS Nominating Committee has announced its list of nominees for the 2018-19 officers: Zeno J. Geradts, PhD President-Elect (Digital & Multimedia Sciences) Laura C. Fulginiti, PhD Vice President (Anthropology) Ruth E. Winecker, PhD Vice […]
Submit your abstract for presentation at the 70th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. The AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting will be held February 19-24, 2018, in Seattle, WA, at the Washington State Convention Center. The theme for the upcoming meeting is Science Matters. The deadline for abstract submission is August 1! Presenting authors […]
Source: C. Ken Williams, MS, JD, Criminalistics Section Board of Directors Representative The Department of Justice extended an invitation to the AAFS to attend the 13th Meeting of the National Commission on Forensic Science (NCFS) in Washington, DC, on April 10-11. As the Criminalistics Section Board of Directors Representative, I was given the privilege of […]
Source: Barry Fisher, MS, MBA, AAFS Past President 1998-99 Dubai is a long airplane ride from Los Angeles, nearly 16.5 hours to be exact. But it is worth the trip. I was honored to be an invited speaker at the Emirates International Forensic Convention and Exhibition sponsored by the Dubai Police and organized with the […]