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ASB Newsletter—January 29, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat ASB Documents Open for Public Comment The ASB encourages all interested parties to provide comments on documents in progress. The public comment period has opened for: Recirculation* – ASB Standard 054, Standard for a Quality Control Program in Forensic Toxicology Laboratories, First Edition (Comment Deadline, March 15, 2021) ASB Standard […]


Carol Henderson Receives the R.B.H. Gradwohl Medallion

Carol E. Henderson, JD, will be honored posthumously at the 73rd American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Scientific Meeting with the Academy’s highest honor—the R.B.H. Gradwohl Medallion. The Gradwohl Medallion is intended to honor one who has made exceptional contributions to the field of forensic science. The criteria for the Gradwohl Award were set […]


AAFS Board of Directors Announce 2020–2021 Distinguished Fellow Recipient

The AAFS Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Pathology/Biology Section Fellow Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran, MD, has been named as the recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Fellow Award.  The award will be presented to Dr. Sathyavagiswaran at the 2022 Annual Business Meeting in Seattle, WA. Dr. Sathyavagiswaran was elected into membership in the Pathology/Biology Section […]


AAFS Virtual Section Business Meetings

Source: Cheryl Hunter, Membership Coordinator With the section business meetings being conducted virtually the week prior to the AAFS Annual Meeting, it is imperative that members register by the pre-registration deadline. You MUST be registered for the annual meeting in order to attend the section business meetings. Your attendance is critical in order to achieve a […]


ASB Newsletter—January 8, 2021

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat ASB Documents Open for Public Comment The ASB encourages all interested parties to provide comments on documents in progress. The public comment period has opened for: ASB Standard 070, Standard for Examination of Handwritten Items, First Edition (Comment Deadline, February 22, 2021) ASB Best Practice Recommendation 108, Forensic Odontology in […]


Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker Announced

We are eager to announce details for the Keynote Address that will take place during the upcoming virtual AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting. This session—In Pursuit of Equity— will be held on Wednesday, February 17, from 8:00 a,m, – 9:30 a.m.—just prior to the Plenary Session. The guest speaker will be Dr. Beronda Montgomery from Michigan […]


Forensic Sciences Foundation Announces the 2020-21 Field Grant Recipients

Each year, the Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) awards monies in the form of grants to members of the forensic science communities to help the investigator/researcher initiate original in-depth, problem-oriented research throughout the year. These grants are open to members and affiliates (at any level) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Three FSF Field Grants […]


Forensic Sciences Foundation Announces the 2020-21 Lucas Grant Recipients

Each year the Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) awards monies in the form of grants to members of the forensic science communities to help the investigator/researcher initiate original in-depth, problem-oriented research throughout the year. These grants are open to members and affiliates (at any level) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Six FSF Lucas Grants […]


Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section News—December 2020

Source: Eleanor B. Vo, MD, Section Secretary 73rd AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting We are all excited about AAFS having its first Virtual Conference with the VFairs platform February 15-19, 2021. The meeting theme is One Academy Pursuing Justice Through Truth in Evidence. With pre-registration having a discount of 50% off and loads of meeting features […]


Notice to Speakers on Confidential, Proprietary, and Privacy-Sensitive Content

Source: Sondra Doolittle, Meetings and Expositions Manager The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) brings together world-wide forensic professionals at all stages of their careers, from government, public, private, and education sectors around the world to exchange information and ideas, learn together, build professional relationships, and cooperate on areas of mutual interest. AAFS requires a […]


COVID-19 Update

Source: C. Ken Williams, MS, JD, AAFS Treasurer The number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to spike worldwide. There are currently more than 66.7 million positive COVID-19 cases globally and more than 1.53 million COVID-19-related deaths. The United States leads the way with more than 14.7 million positive cases and more than 281 thousand COVID-19-related […]


2021 AAFS Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting Registration Information

Source: Heather Jefferson, Finance and Operations Assistant Download the 2021 Advance Program HERE. Registration is now available for the 2021 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting. The online registration system requires payment with a credit or debit card. You may either log into your AAFS account portal at https://webdata.aafs.org/aafsweb/Security/SignIn.aspx or go to the Meetings page on the […]


Digital & Multimedia Sciences Section—Call for Scientific Session Moderators

Source: Jason M. Paroff, JD, Section Chair The Digital & Multimedia Sciences (DMS) Section is seeking volunteers from the section to moderate 1.5-hour session blocks during our Scientific Program currently scheduled for February 18–19, 2020. We are looking to fill the following time slots: Thursday, February 18: 9:00 a.m. Central Time 10:30 a.m. Central Time […]


General Section Call for Nominations

Source: Julie Howe, MBA, General Section Nominating Committee The General Section Nominating Committee, consisting of Julie Howe,  David Zeliff, and T.L. Williams, announces a call for nominations for Section Chair and Section Secretary, both of whom will be elected during the section business meeting in February 2021. A list of officer responsibilities may be found at www.aafs.org in the […]