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The American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) Will Be Field Testing Two New Exams at AAFS in Anaheim

Source: Shawn K. West, MFSF, ABC Secretary Interested parties will have the opportunity to sit for the new ABC certification exams during the upcoming AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in Anaheim, CA. There is no sitting fee for these field tests. Applications are due by January 15, 2020. The two exams are the Biological Evidence Screening […]


AAFS 2020 Community Outreach Event in Anaheim, CA

Source: Nancy J. Jackson, AAFS Accreditation & Outreach Coordinator Each year, in conjunction with the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Scientific Meeting, AAFS organizes a community outreach event open to local residents of all ages who have an interest in forensic science. This year, AAFS has teamed with Discovery Cube Orange County and […]


2019-20 FSF/CRC Press Student Travel Grant and Book Prize Recipients

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is pleased to announce the recipients of the “FSF/CRC Press Student Travel Grant Award and Book Prize” essay contest: Christiane I. Baigent, MSc, Member/Anthropology; Jacqueline L. Galimany, BS, Student Affiliate/Anthropology; Mariyam I. Isa, MA, Student Affiliate/Anthropology; Molly A. Kaplan, BA, Student Affiliate/Anthropology; Sophia R. Mavroudas, MA, Member/Anthropology; Diana L. Messer, MS, […]


72nd Annual Scientific Meeting Program Committee Disclosure

As a sponsor of continuing education, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. All faculty participating in a sponsoring activity are expected to disclose any significant financial interest or other relationship: (1) with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of […]


Digital & Multimedia Sciences Section Prepares for Anaheim, CA

Source:  Jason Paroff, DMS Section Secretary The turkey is out of the freezer and defrosting in the fridge, which means the 2020 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in Anaheim, CA is coming up quickly. Have you reserved your hotel room? Pre-registered for the conference? There will be more information about the DMS Scientific Program in the […]


FSF Needs Your Help With the Silent Auction

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) Silent Auction conducted during the AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting is a long-standing tradition. The FSF depends on donations from members, meeting attendees, and exhibitors for a successful auction. Please consider donating an item that will encourage lively bidding (author-signed books, apparel, or coffee mugs with your agency logo, or other […]


Audrey Williams Honored With AAFS Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award

The AAFS Past Presidents Council is pleased to announce that the recipient of the Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award is Audrey M. Williams, PhD, an Associate Member in the Criminalistics Section. The award will be presented by Susan Ballou, Chair of the Past Presidents Council, on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, during the AAFS […]


AAFS Delegation Joins CFSO in DC to Discuss Forensic Science Standards

Source: Jeri D. Ropero-Miller, PhD, AAFS President-Elect On October 28 and 29, an AAFS delegation composed of Jeri Ropero-Miller (President-Elect), Ken Melson (AAFS CFSO representative), Lucy Davis (ASB Chair, OSAC FSSB member), and Teresa Ambrosius (ASB Secretariat) attended a Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations (CFSO) all-hands meeting outside of Washington, DC. Other meeting attendees included CFSO […]


2020 FSF Henry C. Lee Scholarship Winner Announced: Giacomo Musile

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is pleased to announce the recipient of the FSF Henry C. Lee Scholarship! Giacomo Musile, PhD (Toxicology) of Verona, Italy, was selected based on his abstract submission, Thanatochemistry at the Crime Scene: A Microfluidic Paper-Based Device for Ammonium Analysis in the Vitreous Humor. Dr. Musile’s paper is scheduled for oral […]


FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant Winner

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is proud to announce that Cameron M. Longo has been awarded the 2019-20 FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant for his paper, See the Forest for the Trees: A Non-Targeted Approach to Discerning Exposure to Explosives Using Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization-Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-MS) and the Multivariate Statistical Model […]


AAFS 2020 Toxicology Section Program Co-Chair Change

Source: William R. Johnson, BA, Toxicology Section Chair Due to Continuing Education Policy and Requirements for Conflict of Interest, the AAFS 2020 Toxicology Section Program Co-Chair was recently changed from Laureen Marinetti to Madeline Swortwood. We appreciate Laureen’s willingness to serve in this capacity and welcome Madeline into the position. Please email Toxicology Section Chair […]


AAFS 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting—Special Function Schedules

Six breakfast seminars, two luncheon seminars, an evening session, two special sessions, and 26 workshops have been accepted for the AAFS 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting offering a wide range of topics. Workshops are an excellent means to meet your continuing education needs while maintaining and expanding your knowledge of your specific forensic discipline. Many workshops […]


Deadline EXTENDED for Young Forensic Scientists Forum (YFSF) Poster Submissions to November 7!

Source: Zain Bhaloo, MSc, YFSF Committee Chair The decision has been made to re-open submissions for the YFSF posters through NOVEMBER 7. If you or someone you know would like to submit, take advantage of this extended deadline. There is still room for more submissions. If you have questions or need help, please contact: zain.bhaloo@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca. […]


FSF Needs Your Help With the Silent Auction

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) Silent Auction conducted during the AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting is a long-standing tradition. The FSF depends on donations from members, meeting attendees, and exhibitors for a successful auction. Please consider donating an item that will encourage lively bidding (author-signed books, apparel or coffee mugs with your agency logo, or other […]


2020 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting Registration Information

Download the 2020 Advance Program HERE. Registration will be available for the 2020 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting on Monday, November 4! The online registration system requires payment with a credit or debit card. You may either log into your AAFS account portal at https://webdata.aafs.org/aafsweb/Security/SignIn.aspx or go to the Meetings page on the AAFS website and […]


The YFSF Abstract Submission Deadline is November 1!

Source: Zain Bhaloo, MSc, YFSF Committee Chair Hello everyone! The Young Forensic Scientists Forum (YFSF) Committee is still accepting abstracts for its poster sessions at the 2020 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in Anaheim, CA! The submission deadline is November 1! REMINDER: You must log into the AAFS portal (create an account if you have not […]


The Criminalistics Section Prepares for Anaheim, CA

Source: Sandra B. Sachs, PhD, Criminalistics Program Chair, and Jason L. Linder, MFS, Criminalistics Program Co-Chair As agencies are gearing up to fund AAFS meeting attendance in Anaheim, CA, the Criminalistics Section wants to announce some highlights of this robust program: The Criminalistics I track will provide DNA papers on Thursday and Friday that cover […]


Anthropology Section Announces Diversity & Inclusion Travel Award

Sources: Sean D. Tallman, PhD, and Cate E. Bird, PhD, Anthropology Section Diversity & Inclusion Committee Co-Chairs Increasing and sustaining diversity and inclusion are important goals for the Anthropology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). The Anthropology Section’s Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Committee recognizes that the engagement of scholars with varied backgrounds, experiences, and […]