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Volunteer at the AAFS 75th Anniversary Conference!

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Scientific Conference depends on the dedication and generosity of our volunteers to host a successful event for the forensic science community. Volunteer opportunities are now open for any attendee who wishes to help support AAFS and the AAFS Conference. AAFS Student Affiliates and non-members are eligible to […]


AAFS 2023 Registration Now Open!

Registration for the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) 75th Anniversary Conference Is Now Open! Join over 3,000 of your fellow forensic science professionals for a week of more than 1,000 scientific presentations, 21 workshops, networking opportunities, exhibits, and more. The AAFS conference is the premier event for the forensics community, supporting professions and disciplines […]


The FSF International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS) Scholarship

The International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS) Scholarship: Offered Through the Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) PURPOSE: The IAFS is an international association focused on bringing together academics, managers, researchers, and scientists from around the world to discuss and debate issues focal to the forensic science disciplines. The IAFS proclaims its goals and objectives to be: “to […]


2022 Workshops Now Available on AAFS Connect

Source: Daniel Snapp, AAFS IT Systems Administrator AAFS is excited to announce several additions to the AAFS Connect platform. AAFS Connect is the educational platform that allows our members and non-members the opportunity to watch previous workshops and webinars on-demand after their original presentation date. Available Workshops from the 2022 AAFS Annual Conference: Inference From […]


Student Affiliate and Trainee Affiliate Eligibility Requirements

Those with the temporary status of Student Affiliate or Trainee Affiliate must certify eligibility annually to keep their membership active. Student Affiliates—If you are enrolled in a program relevant to forensic science, you are required to submit the annual Student Affiliate Eligibility Form, completed by your academic advisor. Masters and doctorate students in the Anthropology […]


The General Section Will Do Things a Little Differently at the February Conference …

Source: Brian L. Janysek, MFS, General Section Secretary For those General Section members coming to Orlando, note there will not be a General Section lunch or speaker this year. In recent years, the cost of the luncheon has steadily increased, and participation steadily declined. So instead of continuing that trend, the General Section will do […]


AAFS Annual Conference Employment Forum and FEPAC University Fair

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences is pleased to announce the 20th Annual Employment Forum and 11th Annual University Fair taking place during the AAFS 75th Anniversary Conference in Orlando, FL. Employment Forum—a means for employers and applicants to meet, exchange information, conduct informal interviews, or schedule interviews for later in the week. The Employment […]


Criminalistics Section Seeking Liaisons to ASB Consensus Bodies

Source: Kristy Kadash, PhD, Criminalistics Section Fellow The Criminalistics Section is looking for Members and Fellows (including Retired) who are interested in serving as liaisons to the following AAFS Standards Board (ASB) Consensus Bodies: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, DNA, Firearms/Toolmarks, and Footwear/Tire. The liaisons represent the interests of the Criminalistics Section membership on any of the […]


Donate to the FSF Silent Auction!

Source: Trey Weaver, Sr. Meetings Manager The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) Annual Silent Auction will return during the 2023 AAFS Annual Conference, supporting the FSF Endowment Fund. Each year, the FSF offers an exciting opportunity to take home unique and incredible items while raising funds to support research and educational grants for the forensic community. […]


Linton Mohammed Receives ASQDE’s Highest Award

Source: Julie Howe, MBA, ASB Chair We want to share the fantastic news that AAFS Questioned Documents Section Fellow, Academy Standards Board (ASB) Board Member and AAFS Board of Directors (Questioned Documents), Linton Mohammed, PhD, received the American Society of Questioned Document Examiner’s (ASQDE) highest award recently. He was awarded the Albert S. Osborn Award […]


Professional Affiliate Applications Coming Soon!

Source: Laura C. Fulginiti, PhD, 2022-23 AAFS President Professional Affiliate applications are coming soon! The AAFS Staff is hard at work developing the final version. For more information about this status, the requirements, and a list of FAQs, click HERE. If you are interested in applying for Professional Affiliate status, please email Cheryl Hunter (chunter@aafs.org) […]


Forensic Nursing Science Section News

Source: Joyce P. Williams, DNP, Forensic Nursing Science Section Chair Awards are an integral part of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). The Forensic Nursing Science Section will offer two award opportunities this year—the Forensic Nursing Scientist Award and the Virginia Lynch Forensic Nurse Innovator Award. We are accepting nominations for these two awards: […]


Student and Trainee Affiliates—Annual Eligibility Coming Soon

Source: Cheryl Hunter, Membership Coordinator Those with the temporary status of Student Affiliate or Trainee Affiliate must certify eligibility annually. Student Affiliates—If you are enrolled in a program relevant to forensic science, you are required to submit the annual Student Affiliate Eligibility Form, completed by your academic advisor. Masters and doctorate students in the Anthropology […]


Are You Considering Promoting to Member or Fellow?

Source: Cheryl Hunter, Membership Coordinator Associate Members and Members who are eligible for a higher membership status are encouraged to submit an application for promotion. Benefits of promoting to a higher membership status include: Members and Fellows are voting members and have an opportunity to have a voice in AAFS Bylaws, policies, decision-making, etc.; Fellows […]


2022–23 Warren-Young Scholarship Recipients Announced

The Forensic Sciences Foundation is pleased to announce the 2022–23 Warren-Young Scholarships will be shared between two recipients this year. This award is designed to encourage forensic science education at the middle and high school levels and is intended to provide funds to purchase supplies, equipment, or reference materials to support forensic science education in […]


Abstract Submission Deadline—Monday, August 1!

Source: Trey Weaver, Meetings Manager Don’t miss out on your chance to present at the AAFS 75th Anniversary Conference taking place February 13–18, 2023, in Orlando! Nearly 4,000 forensic professionals will be in attendance, looking for recent, impactful content they can take back home and put into practice. If you have been considering showcasing your […]


Digital & Multimedia Sciences News—Annual Conference Updates

Source: Patrick Eller, MS, Digital & Multimedia Sciences Section Chair The Digital & Multimedia Sciences (DMS) Section would like to remind everyone that abstract submissions are due August 1, 2022. We are looking for abstracts to fulfill a session of presentations related to the 75th Anniversary of AAFS. This section of presentations would present the […]