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Complimentary Meeting Registrations Awarded

As an incentive to attend the 2019 AAFS Annual Business Meeting in Baltimore, all Fellows and Members in attendance were automatically entered in a random drawing to receive a complimentary meeting registration to attend the 2020 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in Anaheim, CA. Congratulations to Nasir A. Butt, Fellow of the Criminalistics Section — this […]


Ellis R. Kerley Research Award Announced

Source: Christian Crowder, PhD Please join us in congratulating Anthropology Section Fellow Gregory Berg on receiving The Ellis R. Kerley Research Award. Dr. Berg’s winning submission, A Large-Scale Evaluation of Intraperson Isotopic Variation Within Human Bone Collagen and Bioapatite, was presented at the recent AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in Baltimore, MD. The purpose of The […]


AAFS 2019 International Educational Outreach Programs (IEOP) Destination: Brazil!

Source: Nancy J. Jackson, AAFS Accreditation & Outreach Coordinator The response to AAFS President Zeno Geradts’s invitation to participate in the “2019 IEOP Destination: Brazil” tour has been strong! As with past International Educational Outreach Programs (IEOP), travelers will enjoy visits with forensic science colleagues and facilities as well as visits to cultural and historic […]


Anthropology Section Award Winners

Source: Kristen Hartnett-McCann, PhD, Section Secretary Congratulations to all of our Anthropology Section award winners this year. The following awards were announced or presented at the 2019 AAFS annual meeting in Baltimore. FSF/CRC Press Student Travel Grant and Book Prize – Vienna C. Lam FSF Student Travel Grant Award – Shelby Garza, Rebecca George, Mariah […]


11th ISABS Conference on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Individualized Medicine

Source: Dragan Primorac, MD, PhD, AAFS International Affairs Committee Chair The International Society for Applied Biological Sciences (ISABS), an “Association Academy” of the AAFS, is kindly inviting you to the 11th ISABS Conference on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Individualized Medicine, to be held in Split, Croatia, June 17–22. The conference […]


Thank You 2019 AAFS Annual Meeting Financial Supporters!

AAFS would like to thank the following financial supporters for their generous contributions that led to the success of the 2019 American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) 71st Annual Scientific Meeting: Agilent Technologies, Inc. supported the Toxicology Section Open Forum Lemos Toxicology Services LLC supported the Toxicology Section Events Anthropology Section supported the Young Forensic […]


2019 Toxicology Section Best Poster Award Recipient Announced

Nikolas P. Lemos, PhD, 2018-19 Toxicology Section Chair The 2019 Toxicology Section Best Poster Award goes to Kaitlyn Palmquist for her poster presentation, Liquid Chromatography/Quadrupole Time-Of-Flight (LC/qTOF) Screening for Fentanyl Analogs in Whole Blood and Oral Fluid. The announcement was made during the Toxicology Section Open Forum Session at the recent AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in […]


2019 QD Section’s Maureen Casey Owens Award Recipient Announced

Source: Jan Seaman Kelly, BA, Questioned Documents Section Chair The Questioned Documents Section would like to recognize Trainee Affiliate Nina Harnarine who is the 2019 Maureen Casey Owens Award recipient. Nina received the award for her paper, A Comparative Study of Generation Y and Generation Z Signatures, that she presented at the recent AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting […]


A Word of Thanks From the Forensic Sciences Foundation

Thank you to all who bid on all of the wonderful items and for supporting the Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) Silent Auction Fundraiser. All auction proceeds benefit the Forensic Sciences Foundation, Inc., Endowment Fund, which supports FSF Research Grant Programs. The Forensic Sciences Foundation, Inc., would like to thank and acknowledge those who generously donated items […]


ASB Document Available For Public Comment

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, BA, ASB Secretariat The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Academy Standards Board (ASB) encourages all interested parties to provide comments on documents in progress. ASB Standard 041, Assigning Propositions for Likelihood Ratios in Forensic DNA Interpretations, First Edition, has been posted for public comment. The document, comment template, and additional information […]


Call For Nominations: AAFS Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Past Presidents Council (PPC) is pleased to announce that nominations are open for the 2019–20 Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding contributions to forensic science research, education, and/or practice during the recipient’s early professional career.  The recipient […]


2019 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting a Success!

Thank you to everyone who attended the AAFS 71st Annual Scientific Meeting in Baltimore, MD. There were more than 4,000 attendees, 564 Oral Presentations, and 446 Poster Presentations. There were more than 450 international attendees representing 63 countries around the world. Please visit the 2019 Annual Meeting follow-up page where you will find Continuing Education […]


ISABS: Personalized Medicine Conference With Nobel Laureates to be Held in Split, Croatia

Source: Dragan Primorac, MD, PhD, Chair, AAFS International Affairs Committee The International Society for Applied Biological Sciences (ISABS), the Mayo Clinic, and St. Catherine Hospital are organizing the 11th ISABS Conference on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Individualized Medicine, to be held in Split, Croatia, June 17–22, 2019. The Conference is […]


Three New Forensic Documents From the AAFS Standards Board (ASB)

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication of three new documents. Best Practice Recommendation 006, Best Practice Recommendation for Planning DNA Sample Collection and Analysis for the Identification Process in Mass Fatality Incidents. This guide aims to provide information that allows jurisdictions to prepare for a mass […]


Do You Want to Serve on the AAFS Diversity & Outreach Committee?

The Academy’s Diversity & Outreach Committee, now in its second year of service, is comprised of a Chair (currently, Nikolas P. Lemos, Toxicology) and at least five, but no more than ten, additional AAFS members or affiliates to serve on the Committee for a one-year term with a limit of three consecutive terms. The Committee […]