News Related to: AAFS Annual Meeting


General Section Call for Moderators

Source: Joanna L. Collins, MFS, Section Chair For all of those within the General Section who are looking for promotion from Associate Member to Member, we have a great opportunity for you to be part of the 2019 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in Baltimore, MD. We are looking for Moderators to assist with the Thursday, […]


2019 AAFS Online Abstract Submission System Is Now Open

Submit your abstract for presentation at the 71st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. The AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting will be held February 18-23, 2019, in Baltimore, MD, at The Baltimore Convention Center. The theme for the upcoming meeting is Diligence, Dedication, and Devotion. The deadline for abstract submission is August […]


President’s Message—May 2018

Source: Susan M. Ballou, MS, 2018-19 President In 1992, a 23-year-old woman disappeared from her home. A recent graduate of Harvard University who aspired to working in the corporate world, she inexplicably failed to show up at work one day. While her family members tried to find her, police searched the area around her home […]


General Section News—May 2018

Source: Steven C. Clark, PhD, Section Secretary Another exciting annual meeting has come and gone. For those who had the opportunity to attend, it was filled with outstanding presentations consistent with the meeting theme Science Matters. The 71st Annual Scientific Meeting will be in Baltimore, MD, at the Baltimore Convention Center on February 18-23, 2019. […]


YFSF Survey Responses Wanted

Source: Alex J. Krotulski, MS, YFSF Committee Chair We are excited to announce that the Young Forensic Scientists Forum (YFSF) is undergoing organizational and structural changes to better the forum for both its committee members and the attendees of its sessions. The first major change involves the committee being reduced to five members. Alex Krotulski […]


Toxicology Section Call for Abstracts and Participation Survey—April 2018

Source: Sherri L. Kacinko, PhD, Section Program Chair Spring has arrived and that means it is time to make your plans for your contribution to the 71st Annual Scientific Meeting in Baltimore, MD, February 18-23, 2019. The meeting theme is Diligence, Dedication, and Devotion. As scientists, we always strive to be diligent in our work, […]


Criminalistics Seattle Review—April 2018

Source: Kristy Kadash, PhD, Section Chair The Criminalistics section had a very productive meeting in Seattle from beginning to end. The section was represented by four workshops and a luncheon that covered topics ranging from quality assurance to the opioid epidemic. The Section Business Meeting occurred on Wednesday. During the meeting, the section leadership provided […]


70th AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting Follow-Up Survey Registration Winner Announced

Thanks to all meeting attendees who completed the 70th AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting Follow-Up Survey. Your comments and suggestions will assist the AAFS in continuing to provide top-notch educational opportunities for forensic specialists from all over the world. The survey went to more than 3,000+ meeting registrants with email addresses. Of that number, approximately 850 […]


Continuing Education Needs Identified

Attendees of the 70th Annual Scientific Meeting in Seattle, WA, were asked to identify any continuing education needs they would like to see addressed at future meetings. The following list of topics was suggested: Toxicology certification resources, guides, anecdotes, opportunities Skeletal trauma analysis Multidisciplinary workshop—death investigation, toxicology, pathology/biology Drugs and poisons, drugs of abuse, paraphenylenediamine […]


Success in Seattle! Questioned Documents Section News—April 2018

Source: Jan Seaman Kelly, BA, Section Chair The 70th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences is in the books. Section Program Chair Samiah Ibrahim and Co-Chair Kevin Kulbacki delivered an excellent program. Section Workshop Chair Linda Mitchell delivered a one-day workshop taught by Joel Zlotnik. Attendees provided positive feedback regarding the […]


President’s Message—March 2018

Source: Susan M. Ballou, MS, 2018-19 President Under the direction of 2017-18 President Betty Layne DesPortes, the 70th AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting proved to be both exciting and educational. Let us now look forward to our next meeting in February 2019. I welcome you to what I know will be a tremendous and engaging year […]


Thank You 2018 AAFS Annual Meeting Financial Supporters!

AAFS would like to thank the following financial supporters for their generous contributions that led to the success of the 2018 American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) 70th Annual Scientific Meeting: A & M Forensics and Engineering, Inc. supported the General Section Reception  Laurelanne Bundens supported the Anthropology Section Reception Agilent Technologies, Inc. supported the […]


Toxicology Section News—Thank You, Seattle, for a Wonderful 70th Annual Meeting!

Source: Nikolas P. Lemos, PhD, Section Chair It is difficult to believe a whole month has already passed since our incredibly successful 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting in Seattle, WA. Our sincerest thanks to all the 2017-2018 Toxicology section officers, chairs, co-chairs, abstract reviewers, moderators, and volunteers for your efforts. We are also grateful for all […]


National Safety Council Presents Marilyn Huestis With the 2018 Robert F. Borkenstein Award

Source: Finoa J. Couper, PhD, Toxicology Section Chair Please join us for dinner as we honor Marilyn A. Huestis, PhD, recipient of the 2018 ADID Robert F. Borkenstein Award, for her outstanding commitment to public safety and her dedication to the work of the National Safety Council (NSC) and the Alcohol, Drugs, and Impairment Division […]


Synthetic Opioids Epidemic and Forensic Science: A Multidisciplinary Session

The scientific program of the upcoming AAFS 70th Annual Scientific Meeting is definitely not devoid of diverse perspectives focused on the current synthetic opioids mortality crisis in our society. You will not want to miss this multidisciplinary session held on Thursday, February 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., hosted by the Criminalistics Section (Session […]


U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein Will Speak at the Plenary Session of Our 70th Anniversary Meeting

The 70th Anniversary Annual Meeting Plenary Session Committee is delighted to announce to our membership that our country’s Deputy Attorney General, Rod J. Rosenstein, will travel to Seattle, WA, to speak at the Plenary Session on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. During his presentation, DAG Rosenstein will speak about “The Department of Justice’s Commitment to Advancing […]