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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, (http://news.aafs.org/aafs-news/aafs-ieop-2015-destination-croatia/) and June 24, 2015 (http://news.aafs.org/aafs-news/an-update-from-croatia/), 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 […]


AAFS IEOP 2015 – Destination Croatia!

IEOP 2015 Croatia Source:  Nancy Jackson, AAFS Director of Accreditation & Development Monday, June 15 – Day 1 Greetings from Zagreb! Travelers arrived safely in Croatia to warm temperatures and sunny skies. The travelers, Peter Ausili (Criminalistics), Moses Schanfield (Criminalistics), Robert Barsley (Odontology). John Gerns (General), Shaku Teas (Pathology/Biology), Danielle Ruttman (Jurisprudence) and I, along […]


June 2015 President’s Message

As I look back at the past few months, there have been an unusual number of issues in forensic science which have garnered media attention including a series of articles on bitemark evidence, a study of FBI hair analysis cases disclosing a high proportion of errors, changes in the leadership of the Washington, DC, Department […]


AAFS 2015 International Educational Outreach Program

Program Destination: Republic of Croatia June 14–21, 2015 Croatia!  A land whose rich cultural heritage is not discovered only from within the walls of numerous museums, galleries, and churches many of which today, as zero category monuments, are included in a part of the UNESCO World Heritage List, but much more in that magical place […]