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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 […]


2019 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting Registration Information

Source: Heather Jefferson, AAFS Accounting Assistant The pre-registration deadline was January 23. Forms must have been received by this date to qualify for the pre-registration rate and to register for Special Functions. Registration forms received after January 23 are processed as on-site registrations. Three Ways to Register Register online through your AAFS Account Portal. Scan and […]


A New Forensic Standard From the AAFS Standards Board (ASB)

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat The ASB is pleased to announce the publication of ANSI/ASB Best Practice Recommendation 037, Guidelines for Opinions and Testimony in Forensic Toxicology, First Edition, 2018. This standard is produced through ASB’s Toxicology Consensus Body in a consensus process accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The standard is based […]


Forensic Magazine Highlight the AAFS 71st Annual Scientific Meeting

Source: Susan M. Ballou, MS, 2018-19 AAFS President Forensic Magazine, which seeks, identifies, and reports on topics that matter to forensic professionals, has chosen to write a preview of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) 71st Annual Scientific Meeting to be held in Baltimore next month, February 18–23. The preview highlights intriguing topics, unusual cases, […]


Who Will Win the 2019 Academy Cup?

Source: Carla Miller Noziglia, MS, Academy Cup Co-Chair Who will win this year’s Academy Cup—that shining beacon of forensic knowledge that the winning team will earn? Bragging rights are included. Will it be your section? Will you be a participant? Contact your section team captain to be included. The Academy Cup will be held Wednesday, […]


Preview of Criminalistics Sessions in Baltimore, MD

Source: Kristy Kadash, PhD, Section Chair The 2019 AAFS Annual Meeting is just around the corner. To whet your appetite, here is a preview of the sessions and activities being offered by the Criminalistics Section. There are a variety of Breakfast Seminars and Workshops from which to choose, covering topics ranging from psychoactive substances to […]


AAFS Pre-Registration Deadline Approaching!

The AAFS Annual Meeting Pre-Registration deadline is Wednesday, January 23rd. The deadline is firm. Attendance at all Special Functions (workshops, special sessions, and breakfast and luncheon seminars) is by pre-registration only. Registration forms received after Wednesday, January 23rd, will be processed at the On-Site Registration Rates, and no Special Function selections will be honored. To ensure […]


Remember to Pre-Register for the 2019 YFSF Special Session (No Fee)!

Source:  Alex J. Krotulski, MS, YFSF Committee Chair The Young Forensic Scientists Forum (YFSF) Committee would like to remind all interested young scientists to pre-register for the YFSF Special Session, taking place on Tuesday, February 19, during the AAFS Annual Meeting in Baltimore. The Special Session is filled with presentations from prominent AAFS members, spanning […]


Last Call for FSF Silent Auction Donations

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 would encourage lively bidding (author-signed books, apparel or coffee mugs with your agency logo, or other fun, forensic-related items). The proceeds […]


General Section News—December 2018

Source: Steven C. Clark, PhD, Section Secretary Another year is ending, and the holiday season is here! Now is the time to make your plans to attend the 2019 annual meeting in Baltimore, MD. Hotels around the Baltimore Convention Center fill up quickly because the Inner Harbor area of Baltimore is such a great meeting […]


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 […]