News Related to: Staff News (Organizational Only)


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 […]


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 […]


Now Accepting Workshop Proposals!

We are excited to announce that you are now able to submit a workshop proposal for the AAFS 2022 Annual Scientific Conference. Workshops are a very important part of our meeting and your willingness to help the Academy in this endeavor is sincerely appreciated. Workshop proposals will be submitted through the new Abstract Online Submission System. […]


ASB Newsletter—July 16, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat Training on Manual and Style Guide for ASB Standards, Guidelines, Best Practice Recommendations, and Technical Reports and the ASB Supplemental Style Guide The ASB has published an updated Manual and Style Guide for ASB Standards, Guidelines, Best Practice Recommendations, and Technical Reports and we now have an ASB Supplemental Style […]


FSF Henry C. Lee Scholarship for International AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting Attendees: September 1 Deadline

Purpose:  The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) will fund a limited number of American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) international member registrations for the 2022 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting through a “Scholarship Program.” Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: • Only members or affiliates of the AAFS who have never attended an annual meeting and who reside outside of […]


FSF Student Affiliate Scholarships: September 1 Deadline

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) will fund a limited number of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Student Affiliate registrations for the 2022 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting through a “Scholarship Program.” To qualify for the scholarship, AAFS Student Affiliates must submit an abstract for the AAFS 2022 program through the online submission system. Click […]


23rd Annual FSF Emerging Forensic Scientist Award (EFSA) Competition

PURPOSE: To nurture a productive dialogue between emerging judicial and forensic standards of reliability and validity, the Forensic Sciences Foundation is pleased to offer the 23rd Annual Emerging Forensic Scientist Award. The award will be presented to the author of the best paper on any topic focusing on the reliability and validity of techniques, processes, […]


2021–22 Warren-Young Scholarship Recipient Announced

The Forensic Sciences Foundation is pleased to award Ashley Shidner with the 2021–22 Warren-Young Scholarship. 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 teaching basic scientific principles. Applications […]


FSF Student Travel Grant: October 15 Deadline

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is pleased to offer Student Travel Grants to assist with travel expenses in attending the 2022 American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Scientific Meeting in Seattle, WA. The FSF Board of Trustees has allocated $24,000, not to exceed $1,500 per student, including complimentary meeting registration. This is a wonderful […]


Anthropology Section Updates

Source: Krista E. Latham, PhD, Section Program Chair Just a reminder that abstracts are due on September 1, 2021, for all presenters interested in the 74th AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting (February 21–26, 2022, in Seattle, WA). This includes individual presentations, as well as those that are included in a symposium. Information on submitting your abstract can be found […]


Psychiatry & Behavioral Science—July 2021

Source: Sebastien S. Prat, MD, Section Secretary Please find below the most recent updates pertaining to the Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section, including: AAFS Annual Conference The Richard Rosner Award (submission deadline extended until August 1) Other educational activities Upcoming conferences Most recent publications in the Journal of Forensic Sciences AAFS Annual Conference Psychiatry & […]


Digital & Multimedia Sciences Section—Joint Session With the Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Section for the 2022 Upcoming AAFS Meeting

Sources: Kathryn C. Seigfried-Spellar, PhD, and Joseph Levi White, MS, Program Committee Chair and Co-Chair The Digital & Multimedia Sciences Section and the Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section are planning a joint interdisciplinary session for the upcoming 2022 AAFS meeting. Some ideas discussed include presenting case studies involving digital evidence and following up with related […]


Pathology/Biology Section Updates

Source: Erin G. Brooks, MD, Pathology/Biology Section Chair Just a reminder to please submit your abstract for the upcoming 74th AAFS Annual Scientific Conference to be held February 21–26, 2022, in Seattle, WA (meeting theme: A Responsive Academy—Meeting and Surpassing the Challenges of a Modern Forensic Science World). The deadline for abstract submission is September 1, […]


ASB Newsletter—June 25, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat ASB Documents Open for Public Comment The ASB encourages all interested parties to provide comments on documents in progress. The public comment period has opened for: ASB Standard 138, Standard for Collection of Known DNA Samples from Domestic Mammals, First Edition (Comment Deadline, August 9, 2021) The following documents are […]


General Section Call for Nominations

Source: Brian L. Janysek, MFS, Section Secretary The General Section Nominating Committee, consisting of Paul Kish, T.L. Williams, and William Andrews, announces a call for nominations for Section Director, Section Chair, and Section Secretary, all of whom will be elected during the section business meeting in February 2022. A list of officer responsibilities may be […]


Did You Miss the Humanitarian and Human Rights Virtual Poster Session at AAFS?

Sources: Dawnie W. Steadman, PhD, HHRRC Chair, and Jeri D. Roper-Miller, PhD, AAFS Past President and FTCoE Project Director This past February, the Humanitarian and Human Rights Resource Center (HHRRC) and the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Science Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE) hosted a virtual Humanitarian and Human Rights Poster and Networking Session at […]


Odontology Abstracts for 2022

Source: Denise C. Murmann, DDS, Odontology Section Program Chair Happy June! Just a note to encourage all of you to think about abstracts for presentations or poster sessions for the AAFS Annual Conference, February 21-26, 2022 in Seattle, WA. Click HERE for abstract submission guidelines. If you are also interested in expanding your education, there are two ABFO […]


AAFS Online Abstract Submission System Is Now Open

Submit your abstract for presentation at the 74th AAFS Annual Scientific Conference to be held February 21-26, 2022, in Seattle, WA. The theme for the upcoming meeting is A Responsive Academy—Meeting and Surpassing the Challenges of a Modern Forensic Science World. The deadline for abstract submission is September 1. Presenting authors of abstracts who are selected for […]


ASB Newsletter—June 11, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat AAFS and ASB Webinar! There is still time to register for this 1-hour educational webinar, Standard Practices for Measurement Traceability in Forensic Toxicology, will spotlight the American National Standard on measurement traceability in the field of forensic toxicology. The webinar will include: an introduction of Academy Standards Board (ASB) and […]