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2018-19 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: Meghan Fogerty, MS, Student Affiliate/Criminalistics; Shelby Garza, BS, Student Affiliate/Anthropology; Rebecca L. George, MA, Student Affiliate/Anthropology; Sierra Kaszubinski, BS, Student Affiliate/Criminalistics; Vienna C. Lam, BA, Student Affiliate/Anthropology; Mariah E. Moe, BS, Student Affiliate/Anthropology; […]


71st 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 of 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) […]


FSF Needs Your Help With the Silent Auction

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) conducts a Silent Auction at the AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting. 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 fun, forensic-related items). […]


Volunteers Still Needed for the 71st AAFS Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD

The 2019 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting is almost upon us! We are seeking volunteers to assist the AAFS Staff with the various activities that keep the meeting running smoothly. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the PDF application available HERE and send it to the volunteer coordinator at volunteer@aafs.org, or you may fill […]


Psychiatry & Behavioral Science—Academy Cup 2019

Source: Dean De Crisce, MD, Section Chair Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section members: Our section needs individuals to participate in the upcoming Academy Cup which will occur Wednesday, February 20, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at the annual meeting. Please contact the Section Chair at decrisce.md@gmail.com if you can attend this enjoyable Academy-wide […]


Daniel Mabel 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 Daniel E. Mabel, MS, a Member in the Criminalistics Section. The award will be presented by Betty Layne DesPortes, Chair of the Past Presidents Council, on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, during the […]


FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant Winner

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is proud to announce that Amanda J. Gonzalez, BA, was awarded the 2018-19 FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant for her paper, “Developing a Single-Cell Interpretation Strategy for Forensically Relevant Loci.” The award consists of: $1,700, a plaque presented at the Criminalistics Section Business Meeting, complimentary meeting registration […]


AAFS Distinguished Fellow: Carol E. Henderson, JD

Carol E. Henderson, AAFS Past President and Jurisprudence Section Fellow, has been named “Distinguished Fellow” by the AAFS Board of Directors. Ms. Henderson will be honored with the Distinguished Fellow Award during the 2019 Annual Business Meeting on Wednesday, February 20, in Baltimore, MD. Ms. Henderson was elected into membership in the Jurisprudence Section in […]


Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section News—November 2018

Source: R. Gregg Dwyer, MD, EdD, Section Secretary The following is news from members of our section and general section reminders. Dean De Crisce, in his role as the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL) Forensic Science Committee Chair, provided the following: “The AAPL Committee for Liaison with Forensic Science met at the […]


Digital & Multimedia Sciences (DMS)—November 2018

Source: Kathryn C. Seigfried-Spellar, PhD, DMS Section Membership Committee Chair As many of you already know, the application deadline for new membership, upgrades, and promotions has passed for consideration at the AAFS 71st Annual Scientific Meeting. However, the portal for applying for membership is always open so please continue to recruit and encourage new members […]


Annual Meeting Employment Forum and FEPAC University Fair

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences will be hosting its 17th Annual Employment Forum and 8th Annual University Fair during the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. The purpose of these events is to provide employers and academic programs with: Employment Forum—a means for employers and applicants to meet, exchange information, conduct informal interviews, […]


2019 Annual Meeting Registration Available Soon

Registration will be available for the 2019 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting on Monday, November 5! The online registration system requires payment with a credit or debit card. Please contact Heather Jefferson (hjefferson@aafs.org) with any questions regarding the registration process. We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!


A Few Words About Visiting Baltimore

Source: Sondra Doolittle, AAFS Meetings & Expositions Manager As the 2019 AAFS Advance Program approaches publication, I hope that meeting attendees are excited about what promises to be an outstanding scientific program for the annual meeting in Baltimore (February 18-23, 2019). This is an opportunity to bring the AAFS meeting to the eastern seaboard without DC prices! The […]


Laura and John Arnold Foundation Honored With AAFS Ambassador of Forensic Science Award

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat The Academy Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce that the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Board of Directors has unanimously voted to honor the Laura and John Arnold Foundation with the AAFS Ambassador of Forensic Science Award. The AAFS Ambassador of Forensic Science Award is intended to acknowledge […]


Make Plans to Compete for the 2019 Academy Cup!

Source: Carla Miller Noziglia, MS, Academy Cup Co-Chair The modest Mentorship in Motion has grown into the go-for-the-roses Academy Cup. This anticipated event culminates in the awarding of the Academy Cup at the Annual Business Meeting. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 20, at 8:00 a.m. Come early and be prepared for excitement, suspense, teamwork, […]


President’s Message—October 2018

Source: Susan M. Ballou, MS, 2018-19 AAFS President Disney World® opened to the public in 1971. As the first guests passed through the entryway onto magical Main Street, the majestic railroad soared above. Ahead, Cinderella’s castle promised entrance into a dream world of rides and shows. Walt Disney knew how to give each guest the […]


YFSF Abstract Submission Deadline is November 1!

Source: Alex J. Krotulski, MS, YFSF Committee Chair The Young Forensic Scientists Forum (YFSF) is still accepting abstracts for its poster sessions at the 2019 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in Baltimore, MD. The submission deadline is November 1! New this year—to submit an abstract to YFSF, you must log in to the AAFS portal (create […]


The Brazilian Academy of Forensic Sciences (BAFS) Second interFORENSICS Conference

Source: Tanisha V. Henson, MFS, AAFS/FSF Liaison for BAFS Young Forensic Scientists Scholarship Program The BAFS will be hosting its second interFORENSICS conference in the beautiful city of São Paulo, Brazil, May 21–24, 2019. This is a wonderful opportunity to present on an international level and visit Brazil. This Young Forensic Scientists Scholarship is ONLY […]