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Presidential Spotlight—AAFS IEOP Summary

Source: Laura C. Fulginiti, PhD, 2022-23 AAFS President The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) delegation to Croatia returned Sunday after a week of collaboration with our forensic science counterparts and touring the beautiful cities of Zagreb and Dubrovnik. Professor Dragan Primorac was our host during this extraordinary visit. Dragan is a long-time member of […]

Board Box—May 3, 2022

Source: Laura C. Fulginiti, PhD, 2022-23 AAFS President The AAFS Board of Directors (BOD) held it’s first bimonthly meeting recently. The President’s update included information on our International Educational Outreach Program (IEOP) to Croatia (if you are interested, please reach out to Donna Grogan ASAP) and the ongoing planning for our 75th Anniversary. Executive Director […]

2022 International Educational Outreach (IEOP) – Croatia

Source: Donna M. Grogan, AAFS Executive Director AAFS President Laura Fulginiti and Past President Carl McClary invite you to join them for the IEOP of the Republic of Croatia. The itinerary will include stays in Zagreb and Dubrovnik. Following the design of previous tours, AAFS members will have opportunities to meet with forensic science colleagues […]

A New Association Academy: The Cuban Society of Legal Medicine

The AAFS Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has accepted the Cuban Society of Legal Medicine as the third official “Association Academy.” The purpose of “Association Academies” is to initiate a relationship between AAFS and another professional organization located outside the United States. This association is especially exciting as the original concept […]

President’s Message—June 2019

Sources: Zeno Geradts, PhD, AAFS President and Jeri-Ropero-Miller, PhD, AAFS President-Elect AAFS President Zeno Geradts and President-Elect Jeri Ropero-Miller traveled to São Paulo and Brasilia, Brazil, May 19–30, as part of a 22-member delegation for the International Educational Outreach Program (IEOP) in Forensic Science. Accreditation & Outreach Coordinator Nancy Jackson organized the trip in collaboration with the AAFS association academy, […]

AAFS 2019 International Educational Outreach Programs (IEOP) Destination: Brazil!

Source: Nancy J. Jackson, AAFS Accreditation & Outreach Coordinator The response to AAFS President Zeno Geradts’s invitation to participate in the “2019 IEOP Destination: Brazil” tour has been strong! As with past International Educational Outreach Programs (IEOP), travelers will enjoy visits with forensic science colleagues and facilities as well as visits to cultural and historic […]

President’s Message—July 2018

Source: Susan M. Ballou, MS, 2018-19 President In Havana, Cuba, in 1947, “the father of forensic pathology,” Dr. Rutherford B.H. Gradwohl, met with Dr. Israel Castellanos, the Director of the Cuban National Identification Office. They met to plan the first meeting of the Pan-American Medical-Legal Congress, which convened in St. Louis, MO, in 1948. Later […]

Republic of Croatia President Receives Honorary AAFS Membership

Source: Dragan Primorac, MD, PhD, Chair, International Affairs Committee I recently had the pleasure of presenting the Republic of Croatia President, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, a Certificate of Honorary Membership in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). Some of you met the President during the AAFS International Educational Outreach Program in Croatia on June 14-21, 2015, […]

President’s Message — November 2017

Source:  Betty Layne DesPortes, JD, MS, 2017-18 President At our annual meeting in Seattle, we will be celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. We have come a long way since that first American Medicolegal Congress in 1948, in St. Louis where the assembly approved a motion to pursue the formation of […]

AAFS IEOP 2018 — Destination Cuba Update

Source:  Nancy J. Jackson, Director of Development & Accreditation Interest in the International Education Outreach Program (IEOP) for 2018 Destination Cuba remains high and current registration numbers indicate this will be among the best attended in IEOP history! I’m sure you’ve heard recent news concerning the changes to United States-Cuba regulations. I wanted to assure […]

AAFS International Education Outreach Program (IEOP) 2018 — Destination Cuba

For more than 20 years, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences has fostered international travel and professional exchange. The objective of AAFS international travel is to provide opportunities to Academy members to:  (1) meet with forensic science colleagues; (2) participate whenever possible in major international forensic science meetings; (3) visit laboratories as appropriate; and, at […]

AAFS IEOP 2016 — Destination: New Zealand

Source:  Nancy J. Jackson, AAFS Director of Development & Accreditation This year’s International Educational Outreach Program (IEOP) participants visited New Zealand from September 11-17. New Zealand (or Aotearoa — land of the long white cloud) is one of the most picturesque and historically interesting places on earth.  The travelers were treated to spectacular landscapes, mountain ranges, […]

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 […]

2016 International Education Outreach Program (IEOP) Destination New Zealand

AAFS President John Gerns invites you to join him for the “2016 IEOP Destination: New Zealand” on September 11-18, 2016. Mr. Gerns, along with the Australian New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS) president, Dr. Claude Roux, have organized a week-long tour and exchange among forensic science colleagues throughout New Zealand. The 2016 IEOP details and […]

President’s Message – November 2015

Source: Victor W. Weedn, MD, JD, 2015-16 AAFS President Gearing up to become a Standards Development Organization (SDO) is dominating the myriad of activities of the Academy, but appropriately so. Standards-setting is a dominant activity in the forensic sciences community and the Academy has the strength and depth to step into a critical supportive role […]

AAFS IEOP 2015 – Destination Croatia! (continued)

From the first postings of the International Educational Outreach Program (IEOP) activities June 18, 2015, ( and June 24, 2015 (, travelers Peter T. Ausili, MS (Criminalistics), Moses S. Schanfield, PhD, (Criminalistics), Robert E. Barsley, DDS, JD, (Odontology). John E. Gerns, MFS, (General), Shakuntala Teas, MD, (Pathology/Biology), Danielle Ruttman, (Jurisprudence), and Nancy Jackson (staff), along […]

AAFS IEOP 2015 – Destination Croatia – Day 3 & Day 4

Day 3, June 17, and we are on the bus headed toward Zadar. This is a relaxing day of travel. Midway to Zadar, we stop in Similjan, the birthplace of Nikola Tesla and home to the Nikola Tesla Birthplace Museum & Memorial Center. The museum displays various models of his inventions such as the Tesla […]

An Update from Croatia

Members of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), as part of its International Educational Outreach Program (IEOP), visited the University of Split in Croatia. The University Department of Forensic Science hosted a reception for the AAFS delegation. The delegation, together with Professor Dragan Primorac, received Professor Simon Anđelinović, Rector of the University of Split, and Professor […]