News Related to: AAFS Annual Meeting


Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section Request for Submissions for the 2018 AAFS Annual Meeting

Source: J. Paul Fedoroff, MD, Program Chair Greetings to all current and potential members of the Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) from this year’s Program Chairs, Paul Fedoroff and Sebastien Prat. The 70th Annual Scientific Meeting of AAFS will take place in Seattle, WA, February 19-24, 2018, […]


General Section News

Source:  Joanna L. Collins, MFS, Section Chair 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 Academy’s theme of Our Future Reflects Our Past:  The Evolution of Forensic Science as chosen by Past President John Gerns. John was not […]


Questioned Documents Section News — March 2017

Source: Jan Seaman Kelly, BA, Section Secretary The 69th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting in New Orleans was an exciting one for the Questioned Documents Section members in attendance. The week began with the Fundamentals of Printing and Graphic Arts Examinations workshop taught by Lindsey Dyn and Peter Belcastro. […]


Announcing the Winner of the 2017 Academy Cup … Pathology/Biology!

Another amazing Annual Scientific Meeting has come and gone, and with it, another Academy Cup competition.  At the Annual Business Meeting on Wednesday, February 15, the winner of the coveted Academy Cup was announced, and the team that won did so by a margin.  Congratulations to the Pathology/Biology Section! Pathology/Biology Team Members: James Caruso, MD, […]


2018 Call For Papers Form

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences’ (AAFS) 2018 Call For Papers Form is now available.  You may access the form from the link on the AAFS 2018 Annual Meetings – Seattle webpage; or, click on the following link to download the 2018 Call For Papers Form.


Thank You To Our 69th Annual Scientific Meeting Volunteers

The 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting volunteers were fantastic! Thank you to Local Arrangements Committee Chair Robert E. Barsley, DDS, JD. The support provided by the volunteers was crucial to the success of the annual meeting. The volunteers, who come from all over the world, assist AAFS Staff during events and behind the scenes (from assembling meeting bags, […]


2017-18 Section Officers

Anthropology Chair:  Kate Spradley, PhD Secretary:  Jennifer C. Love, PhD Odontology Chair:  Raymond G. Miller, DDS Secretary:  Adam J. Freeman, DDS Criminalistics Chair:  Vincent J. Desiderio, Jr., MS Secretary:  Kristy Kadash, PhD Pathology/Biology Chair:  Joyce L. deJong, DO Secretary:  David O. Carter, PhD Digital & Multimedia Sciences Chair:  Marcus Rogers, PhD Secretary:  Marla E. Carroll, […]


Attention All Criminalistics II Session Attendees!

Source:  Kristy Kadash, Section Program Chair Hello to everyone who is planning on attending the 2017 AAFS Criminalistics II sessions at the Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans.  Have you ever wondered whether it’s more appropriate to search more loci or a larger haplotype database to get a Y-chromosomal Short Tandem Repeat (Y-STR) statistic?  Want to […]


2017 Interdisciplinary Symposium Registration

Source:  Linton A. Mohammed, PhD, Interdisciplinary Symposium Co-Chair The 2017 AAFS Interdisciplinary Symposium will be held on Tuesday, February 14. The theme of the Interdisciplinary Symposium is “The Evolution of Daubert and Its Effects on the Forensic Sciences.”  Attendees will hear from a stellar lineup of speakers including judges, attorneys, academics, and practitioners. The speakers […]


Digital & Multimedia Sciences Section Information for New Orleans

Source:  Marla E. Carroll, BS, Section Secretary, and Jeff M. Smith, MS, Section Program Chair The Digital & Multimedia Sciences (DMS) Section officers would like to wish you all a Happy New Year. We are looking forward to the 2017 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans next month. Thanks to the many fine abstract contributions, […]


Anthropology Announcements and News

Source: Kate Spradley, PhD, Section Secretary Hello, Anthropology Section, The AAFS 69th Annual Scientific Meeting is just around the corner. Abstract acceptance/rejection notifications are available through the AAFS portal. We would like to thank our program committee (Vincent Stefan and Elizabeth Miller) and abstract reviewers for working hard to put together our program. Announcements: Please […]


AAFS Annual Meeting Employment Forum & FEPAC University Fair

Source: Heather Jefferson, AAFS Meetings Assistant & Exhibit Coordinator The AAFS will be hosting its 14th Annual Employment Forum and its 6th Annual University Fair during the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans, LA.  The purpose is to provide employers and academic programs with the following: • A means for employers and applicants to meet, to exchange information, to conduct […]


Toxicology Section News: Meet a Real Medicine Woman in “The Big Easy”!

Source: Nikolas P. Lemos, PhD, Toxicology Program Chair With just a few months separating us from the 69th Annual Scientific Meeting in “The Big Easy” (beautiful New Orleans, LA), preparations are underway to deliver an educational and cutting-edge program in accordance with this year’s theme: Our Future Reflects Our Past: The Evolution of Forensic Science. […]


Accompanying Spouse Registration Policy

Source: Tracie McCray,  AAFS Accounting Assistant The “Accompanying Spouse” registration policy has been updated. An “accompanying spouse” registration is available for an additional fee of $50. This reduced fee is intended for spouses, family members, or other traveling companions who are not members of the forensic science or legal community and cannot be used for colleagues, […]


2017 Annual Scientific Meeting Registration Rates

Source:  Tracie McCray,  AAFS Accounting Assistant Registration will launch during the second week of November.  Registration rates are detailed below. Save money by registering before the Pre-Registration Deadline of Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Registration rates increase on Thursday, January 19, 2017, and Special Function registration will no longer be available. The Pre-Registration Deadline is FIRM and some […]


Data Integrity in Forensic Science and Engineering

Source: David Pienkowski, PhD, Program Chair The integrity of scientific methods, resulting data, and objectivity of forensic investigators has been called into question. A recent (9/19/16) Wall Street Journal article titled, “Rejecting Voodoo Science in the Courtroom,” prefaced the release of a study by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). This […]


President’s Message — October 2016

Source: John E. Gerns, MFS, 2016-17 President As summer comes to an end and fall begins knocking on our door, I have just returned from a part of the world where spring is beginning — I am speaking of New Zealand. This year, the AAFS International Educational Outreach Program (IEOP) took place in New Zealand, also […]


AAFS Deadline for Application for Membership and Promotion Is October 1

Sources:  Marla E. Carroll, BS, Section Secretary, and Rhesa G. Gilliland, MS, Section Membership Committee Chair We have a great program scheduled for the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans, and we want as many people as possible who are qualified to attend to benefit from the presentations.  Please tell your coworkers and colleagues about […]


Looking Ahead to the 2017 Pathology/Biology Session

Source:  David O. Carter, PhD, Section Program Chair They call it “D Day.”  Delivery Day, September 1, 2016, is the date that all presentations and moderators must be scheduled for the 2017 annual meeting. This year, we launched a new strategy for success on D Day:  using a Program Committee of five Members/Fellows.  Owen Middleton, […]