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Wake Up to Professional Development … and Bacon!

Source:  Brittany N. Beyer, MS, YFSF Secretary An exciting change is coming to the 2018 Young Forensic Scientists Forum (YFSF) Breakfast Session in Seattle, WA. In years past, the YFSF Breakfast Session has only been open to those who register and attend the Forum as a whole. This year, the Breakfast Session will become part […]


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, […]


Criminalistics Section News — October 2016

Source:  Karolyn L. Tontarski, MS, Section Chair With 2016 speeding by, the 2017 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting will be here before we know it!  Abstracts are in and selections have been made, so we already know the meeting in New Orleans will be loaded with lots of amazing presentations.  Criminalistics Section Program Committee Chair Kristy […]


Do you want to help AAFS’s Diversity & Outreach Activities?

Would you like to be part of a new and exciting Diversity & Outreach Committee within the Academy? After more than a decade of diversity-related informal activities, the Academy has instituted an annual Diversity Reception at its meetings and offered a diversity-related workshop at last year’s annual meeting in Las Vegas, NV. We are now […]


Digital & Multimedia Sciences Section News – July 2016

Source: Marla E. Carroll, BS, DMS Section Secretary Great news for DMS Section members and the Academy … Our own Zeno Geradts and David Baker have been chosen as nominees for 2017-18 AAFS officers. Congratulations to Zeno, who is the nominee for Treasurer, and Dave, who is the nominee for a Vice President’s position. They […]


2016-17 Annual Meeting Program Chairs

AAFS President John Gerns announced the 2017 Annual Program Committee for the 69th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans, LA. The Program Committee Chairs and Co-Chairs are: Program: Julie A. Howe, MBA (314) 977‑8707 howej@slu.edu Christine Funk, JD christinefunk@christinefunk.net Plenary Session: Joanna L. Collins, MFS (210) 858-5125 joanna@linusconsultinggroup.com Nikolas P. Lemos, PhD (415) 553-9009 nikolas.lemos@sfgov.org […]


A Word From Your 2017 Program Chair

Source: Julie A. Howe, MBA, Program Chair The 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting was well attended with more than 4,500 attendees with more than 650 international attendees from 69 countries taking part in annual meeting activities in Las Vegas. In addition, there were 121 exhibiting companies in attendance. The warmer temperatures were appreciated by those from […]


Transformation: Embracing Change – General Section, January 2016

Source:  Joanna Collins, Section Secretary Change is inevitable; you can adapt and overcome or you can resist and risk becoming unnecessary and obsolete. President Weedn’s theme for the 2016 Annual Meeting of Transformation: Embracing Change could not be more fitting as the mantra for the General Section and the overall field of forensic science. The […]


Workshop 13 Cancellation

We regret to inform you that Workshop 13 National Commission on Forensic Science (NCFS) — Status Report on Work Products and Issues Under Consideration, scheduled to be held during the 2016 AAFS 68th Annual Scientific Meeting, has been cancelled.  Current registrants for Workshop 13 will be given the opportunity to make alternative selections or to receive a […]


AAFS 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting Registration Launch & Advance Program Release

AAFS is pleased to announce the AAFS 2016 Advance Program is now available online.  Registration is also active.  Both can be accessed through the Annual Meeting page on the AAFS website – http://www.aafs.org/meetings/aafs-68th-annual-scientific-meeting-las-vegas-nv-2016/.


Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section News – November 2015

Source:  Dean De Crisce, MD, Section Secretary Fall is upon us and the schedule has been set for the upcoming annual meeting in Las Vegas! Program Chair Gregg Dwyer reported: we have a great lineup coming together for the section at the 2016 meeting. We are filling two-and-a-half days of presentations and two sessions of […]


Criminalistics Section News – November 2015

  Source:  Karolyn L. Tontarski, MS, Section Secretary It’s fall when everyone’s thoughts should be turning to…making sure their plans are coming together to attend the AAFS 68th Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas (February 22-27, 2016)! With the Transformation:  Embracing Change meeting theme, you can be certain the meeting will be energizing and thought-provoking. […]


Pathology/Biology Section News – November 2015

  Source:  Jim L. Caruso, MD, Section Secretary The 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting Program Chairs have been busy putting together what promises to be an educational and informative week for us in Las Vegas and our own Joyce deJong is no exception. Dr. deJong has finished her initial review of the abstracts, and attendees will be […]


Transformation:  Embracing Change – Anthropology Section

Source:  Angi M. Christensen, PhD, Section Secretary Forensic anthropologists know a thing or two about transformation. We know it as evolution. Not only have we studied it as academics, we have experienced it as a discipline. We understand the driving principles and underlying forces, and we know the potential consequences. In the context of anthropology […]


Toxicology Section News – September 2015

Source:  Dan T. Anderson, MS, Section Secretary It is often said that the one and only constant in life is “Change.” And this year’s theme for the 2016 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV, is Transformation: Embracing Change. As leaders in forensic toxicology, our success or failure can hinge upon how well we are able […]


Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section News – September 2015

Source:  Dean De Crisce, MD, Section Secretary Dear Colleagues, We hope you are all enjoying your summer. By the time our section members receive this newsletter, the deadline for submission of papers for the February 2016 Annual Meeting will have passed. Section Program Chair Gregg Dwyer has noted that the line-up of submissions for the […]


Odontology Section News – September 2015

Source:  Iain A. Pretty, DDS, PhD, Section Chair As we begin looking towards fall, Adam Freeman has been busy organizing the scientific program for the 2016 annual meeting in Las Vegas. I am sure it will be a great collection of research, case reports, and thought-provoking presentations. There is no doubt that the scientific program […]