News Related to: AAFS Annual Meeting


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 […]


Toxicology Section Call for Nominations

Sources: Sabra Botch-Jones, MS, MA, Toxicology Section Chair and Tate Yeatman,  MS, Toxicology Section Awards and Scholarship Committee Chair The Toxicology Section’s awards and scholarships offer an enviable way to recognize the achievements and contributions of our distinguished colleagues and promising students. Nominations and all accompanying supporting information are due on August 1, 2021. The […]


General Section Info Session and Call for Submissions

Sources: Kimberlee Sue Moran, MSc, Section Program Chair and Erin M. Worrell, BSc, Section Program Co-Chair The General Section is excited about the 74th AAFS Annual Scientific Conference in Seattle, WA, taking place February 21–26, 2022!  We are looking for prospective presenters! The deadline for scientific submissions (abstracts and workshop proposals) is September 1. If […]


AAFS Abstract Submission System Update

Source: Kathy Howard, AAFS Communications Manager The AAFS is implementing a new Abstract Submission System that will go live Monday, June 14. The new process will change the way we collect, manage, and review abstracts. We are confident the new system will be more user-friendly and requires less time to complete. We are also excited […]


2021–22 Nominating Committee Report

The Nominating Committee has announced its list of nominees for 2022-23 officers:   Laura C. Fulginiti, PhD                    President                  (Anthropology) C. Ken Williams, MS, JD                  President-Elect       (Criminalistics) Christopher R. Thompson, MD       Vice President          (Psychiatry & Behavioral Science) Laura L. Liptai, PhD            […]


Odontology Section News—Call for Abstracts and Volunteers

Source: Denise C. Murmann, DDS, Section Program Chair If the return of warmer weather was not exciting enough for you, last week the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its new Interim Public Health Recommendations for fully vaccinated people (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated-guidance.html). For domestic travel in the United States and United States territories: Fully vaccinated […]


Toxicology Call for Abstracts, Workshops, and Meeting Volunteers!

Source: Amanda L.A. Mohr, MSFS, Section Program Chair Preparations are underway for the 74th Annual AAFS meeting in Seattle, WA, taking place February 21–26, 2022. The deadline for scientific submissions (abstracts and workshop proposals) is quickly approaching on September 1! AAFS President Carl R. McClary has chosen the theme of “A Responsive Academy—Meeting and Surpassing […]


Reopening Status and Visit Seattle Messaging

Current Reopening Status On May 13, 2021, Governor Jay Inslee announced that Washington is moving toward a statewide June 30 reopening date and that all counties in Washington will move to Phase 3 of the Healthy WA: Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan effective May 18 until June 30. King County had already been in Phase […]


22nd Annual FSF Emerging Forensic Scientist Award Recipients Announced!

The 22nd Annual FSF Emerging Forensic Scientist Award paper competition was hosted during the AAFS Virtual Annual Meeting in February. The following presenters were selected as the 2021 winners by a panel of judges: Perla Santillan, MS—“Mass Grave Localization Prediction With Geographical Information System in Guatemala and Future Impacts” (A58/Anthropology) Ya-Chih Cheng, MS—“The Differentiation of […]