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President’s Message – September 2015

Source:  Victor W. Weedn, MD, JD, 2015-16 President The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) has awarded $1.5M to the Academy to establish a Standards Development Organization (SDO). I believe that this is strategic for our organization’s future and critical to our forensic science community now. Although forensic medicine and toxicology have origins from many […]


Digital & Multimedia Sciences Section News – September 2015

Source:  Marcus K. Rogers, PhD, Section Secretary As is usual for the fall newsletter, the focus is on membership. Our section is continuing to grow with our total number (latest stats available) now at 138. This is exceptional given our humble beginnings! The specifics of our membership are as follows: Fellows  24 Members  22 Associate […]


AAFS Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award

The AAFS Past Presidents Council is pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award to Cliff Akiyama, MPH, MA, a Fellow in the General Section. The award will be presented by the Chair of the Past Presidents Council on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, during the Annual Business […]


July 2015 Odontology Section News

Source: Adam J. Freeman, DDS, Section Program Chair As you know, AAFS President Victor Weedn has selected the theme Transformation: Embracing Change for the 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting. This proves to be an appropriate theme as the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSACs) have been populated with well-qualified experts in […]


A Word From Your 2016 Program Co-Chair

Source: Julie A. Howe, MBA, 2016 Annual Meeting Program Co-Chair This is an exciting and challenging time for forensic science as substantive changes are being proposed for all disciplines with the formation of the National Commission on Forensic Science (NCFS) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSACs). […]


2015-16 Section Program Chairs

The following are the 2015-16 Section Program Chairs and Co-Chairs: Anthropology: Gregory E. Berg, PhD (808) 448-1760 gregory.e.berg2.civ@mail.mil Kate Spradley, PhD (512) 245-8272 mks@txstate.edu Engineering Sciences: David Pienkowski, PhD (859) 218-1667 pienkow@uky.edu Pathology/Biology: Joyce L. deJong, DO (269) 337-6173 joyce.dejong@med.wmich.edu Criminalistics: Vincent J. Desiderio Jr., MS (703) 406-7101 vfornsic@yahoo.com Kristy Kadash, PhD (303) 271-5653 kkadash@jeffco.us […]


2015-16 Annual Meeting Program Chairs

AAFS President Victor Weedn announced the 2016 Annual Program Committee for the 68th Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas, NV. The Program Committee Chairs and Co-Chairs are: Program: Andrew M. Baker, MD (612) 215-6312 andrew.baker@hennepin.us Julie A. Howe, MBA (314) 977-8707 howej@slu.edu Luncheon Seminars: Jeffery K. Tomberlin, PhD (979) 845-9718 jktomberlin@tamu.edu Gregory G. Davis, MD […]


Questioned Documents January 2015 News Update

Source: Linton Mohammed, PhD, Section Secretary The annual meeting in Orlando meeting is only be a few weeks away! This year, the Questioned Documents Section has a very packed program. Three workshops were approved: Monday, February 16: Workshop #3  Classification of Typewritten Documents 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Faculty: Karen Nobles & Peter Tytell Workshop #13  The […]


2015 Luncheon Seminars

Thursday — February 19 L1 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Fetal Kidnapping by Cesarean Section Michael Welner, MD*; Ann Wolbert Burgess, DNSc* Friday — February 20 L2 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. The Dating Game Killer: Rodney Alcala’s 40-Year Dance With Death Melissa Mourges, JD*; Martha Bashford, JD*; Mark E. Safarik, MS*, Jonathan Hayes, MD*  


Pre-Register for the 2015 Special Sessions!

Tuesday — February 17 S1 8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Interdisciplinary Symposium — Past Presidents — Future Science: Hot Leads in Contemporary Forensic Research Chair: Elizabeth A. Murray, PhD; Co-Chair: Jeri D. Ropero-Miller, PhD S2 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Young Forensic Scientists Forum — YFSF 20th Anniversary: The Past, the Present, and Our Future […]


2015 Workshops Schedule

Twenty-four workshops have been accepted for the AAFS 67th Annual Scientific Meeting offering a wide range of topics. Workshops are an excellent means to meet your continuing education needs while maintaining and expanding your knowledge of your specific forensic discipline. Many workshops have limited registration, so complete the pre-registration form on page 17 today! Monday […]