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ASB Newsletter—March 5, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat   Shop Amazon Smile to Support AAFS and ASB You can now shop on behalf of the AAFS through Amazon Smile in effort to support your favorite non-profit! Read more about it and find our specific shopping link.   ASB Documents Open for Public Comment The ASB encourages all interested […]


ASB Newsletter—February 19, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Thank you to everyone who attended the 73rd AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting! Pre-recorded Sessions – All scientific sessions, Keynote & Plenary addresses, and workshops will be available for the next three months on-demand, via the vFairs Auditorium. Survey – We kindly request all meeting attendees complete the AAFS 2021 meeting […]


Annual Meeting – Know Before You Go

The AAFS 2021 Virtual Meeting is being hosted through the VFairs Virtual Event Platform (https://aafs2021.vfairs.com/). You will log on to the VFairs platform to access all presentations including your own. Like in past years, you must register to attend the meeting. All meeting attendees and speakers will receive login information directly from VFairs by Sunday, February […]


ASB Newsletter—February 12, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat ASB Consensus Body Chair in the News! In case you missed it, Kevin Kulbacki – Chair of the ASB Forensic Document Examination Consensus body – made an appearance on an NBC News special looking inside the IRS National Forensics Crime Lab. ASB Documents Open for Public Comment The ASB encourages […]


President’s Spotlight—A President’s Reflection and Expectations of an Extraordinary Meeting in Extraordinary Times

Source: Jeri D. Ropero-Miller, PhD, AAFS President We are One Academy—Pursuing Justice Through Truth in Evidence. These words are realized every day; however, in the next two weeks, the Academy will go into virtual overdrive. Yesterday, we, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), completed the first day of our two-week course culminating in our […]


Annual Meeting Special Session—Perspectives on Diversity and Inclusion in Forensic Science

Source: Kate Spradley, PhD, AAFS DOC Chair The AAFS Diversity Outreach Committee (DOC) will be hosting a Special Evening Session during the AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting on Monday, February 15, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (Central Time). Considering last year’s tumultuous events highlighting nationwide racial inequality, the DOC feels that providing expert guidance on matters of diversity—as […]


ASB Newsletter—February 5, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat ASB Documents Open for Public Comment The ASB encourages all interested parties to provide comments on documents in progress. The public comment period has opened for: Recirculation* – ASB Best Practice Recommendation 008, Mass Fatality Scene Processing: Best Practice Recommendations for the Medicolegal Authority, First Edition (Comment Deadline, March 22, […]


AAFS Section Business Meetings – Invitations Sent

Source: Cheryl Hunter, Membership Coordinator All registrants of the AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting are starting to receive the link to the Section Business Meetings. The Section Business Meetings will be held via Zoom. The links provided are for attendees only and may not be forwarded or shared with anyone other than the attendee. As a […]


Section Business Meetings and Voting

As a reminder, the Section Business Meetings are next week. You MUST be registered for the AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in order to attend any Section Business Meeting. Below are the dates and times of each Section Business Meeting (all times are set in Central Time): Monday, February 8 11:00 a.m.       Jurisprudence Section 2:00 p.m.  […]


ASB Newsletter—January 29, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat ASB Documents Open for Public Comment The ASB encourages all interested parties to provide comments on documents in progress. The public comment period has opened for: Recirculation* – ASB Standard 054, Standard for a Quality Control Program in Forensic Toxicology Laboratories, First Edition (Comment Deadline, March 15, 2021) ASB Standard […]


Carol Henderson Receives the R.B.H. Gradwohl Medallion

Carol E. Henderson, JD, will be honored posthumously at the 73rd American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Scientific Meeting with the Academy’s highest honor—the R.B.H. Gradwohl Medallion. The Gradwohl Medallion is intended to honor one who has made exceptional contributions to the field of forensic science. The criteria for the Gradwohl Award were set […]


AAFS Board of Directors Announce 2020–2021 Distinguished Fellow Recipient

The AAFS Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Pathology/Biology Section Fellow Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran, MD, has been named as the recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Fellow Award.  The award will be presented to Dr. Sathyavagiswaran at the 2022 Annual Business Meeting in Seattle, WA. Dr. Sathyavagiswaran was elected into membership in the Pathology/Biology Section […]


ASB Newsletter—January 22, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat ASB Documents Open for Public Comment The ASB encourages all interested parties to provide comments on documents in progress. The public comment period has opened for: ASB Standard 145, Standard for Consultation during Friction Ridge Examination, First Edition (Comment Deadline, March 5, 2021) The following document are also available for […]


AAFS Virtual Section Business Meetings

Source: Cheryl Hunter, Membership Coordinator With the section business meetings being conducted virtually the week prior to the AAFS Annual Meeting, it is imperative that members register by the pre-registration deadline. You MUST be registered for the annual meeting in order to attend the section business meetings. Your attendance is critical in order to achieve a […]


ASB Newsletter—January 8, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat ASB Documents Open for Public Comment The ASB encourages all interested parties to provide comments on documents in progress. The public comment period has opened for: ASB Standard 070, Standard for Examination of Handwritten Items, First Edition (Comment Deadline, February 22, 2021) ASB Best Practice Recommendation 108, Forensic Odontology in […]


Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker Announced

We are eager to announce details for the Keynote Address that will take place during the upcoming virtual AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting. This session—In Pursuit of Equity— will be held on Wednesday, February 17, from 8:00 a,m, – 9:30 a.m.—just prior to the Plenary Session. The guest speaker will be Dr. Beronda Montgomery from Michigan […]