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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 […]

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 Kate Spradley, PhD (512) 245-8272 Engineering Sciences: David Pienkowski, PhD (859) 218-1667 Pathology/Biology: Joyce L. deJong, DO (269) 337-6173 Criminalistics: Vincent J. Desiderio Jr., MS (703) 406-7101 Kristy Kadash, PhD (303) 271-5653 […]

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 Julie A. Howe, MBA (314) 977-8707 Luncheon Seminars: Jeffery K. Tomberlin, PhD (979) 845-9718 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 […]