News Related to: Membership


In Memoriam: Robert E. Barsley, DDS, JD

The AAFS is deeply saddened to report the passing of Past President Robert E. Barsley on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Bob’s dedication and service to the AAFS was unsurpassed, lasting more than 36 years. He participated on countless committees during his tenure, frequently as chair, including the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Bob rose […]


The AAFS Application Deadline Is Fast Approaching—October 1

Source: Cheryl Hunter, Membership Coordinator As a reminder, the deadline to submit your application for new member, upgrade, or promotion is Tuesday, October 1. If you are waiting on references before you submit your application, please go ahead and submit your application while you work on securing your references. Your application must be on file […]


2020 Membership Dues Information

2020 Membership Dues Notices have been posted online and will be mailed shortly. All Student Affiliates and Trainee Affiliates must certify eligibility before a dues notice will be generated. You may login to your AAFS Account Portal to download a .pdf copy of your dues invoice or to make payment with a debit or credit […]


Journal of Forensic Sciences Digital Subscription—Access Instructions and Additional Features

A Digital Subscription to the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) will be provided complimentary to AAFS Trainee Affiliates, Associate Members, Members, and Fellows as part of your 2020 annual membership dues payment. Student Affiliates without an application on file to upgrade may purchase a 2020 JFS Digital Subscription at a reduced rate of $45/year (six […]


AAFS 2020 Deadlines Quickly Approaching!

Sources: Toxicology Section Officers and Program Committee With the 4th of July already past, important deadlines for AAFS 2020 in Anaheim, CA (February 17–22), are almost here. Please see hyperlinks below for detailed information. Abstract Submissions: August 1, 2019 Oral and Poster presentations, Workshops, Breakfast and Luncheon Sessions AAFS 2020 Meeting Theme: “Crossing Borders” Please […]


Toxicology Section News—Recapping our 71st Annual Meeting in Baltimore

Source: William R. Johnson, BA, Section Chair It is difficult to believe that two months have passed since our incredibly successful 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting in Baltimore, MD. We extend our sincerest thanks to all of the AAFS Toxicology Section Officers, Chairs, Co-Chairs, Abstract Reviewers, Moderators, and Volunteers for their efforts. We’re also grateful for […]


Preview of Criminalistics Sessions in Baltimore, MD

Source: Kristy Kadash, PhD, Section Chair The 2019 AAFS Annual Meeting is just around the corner. To whet your appetite, here is a preview of the sessions and activities being offered by the Criminalistics Section. There are a variety of Breakfast Seminars and Workshops from which to choose, covering topics ranging from psychoactive substances to […]


Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section News—November 2018

Source: R. Gregg Dwyer, MD, EdD, Section Secretary The following is news from members of our section and general section reminders. Dean De Crisce, in his role as the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL) Forensic Science Committee Chair, provided the following: “The AAPL Committee for Liaison with Forensic Science met at the […]


Digital & Multimedia Sciences (DMS)—November 2018

Source: Kathryn C. Seigfried-Spellar, PhD, DMS Section Membership Committee Chair As many of you already know, the application deadline for new membership, upgrades, and promotions has passed for consideration at the AAFS 71st Annual Scientific Meeting. However, the portal for applying for membership is always open so please continue to recruit and encourage new members […]


Criminalistics and the Three Ds

Source: Patrick Buzzini, PhD, Section Secretary The upcoming 71stAnnual Scientific Meeting to be held in Baltimore, MD, is on the horizon. Our Program Chair Noelle Umback and Co-Chair Sandra Sachs have finalized the program agenda of the meeting, which will be included in the Advance Program released in November. In addition to the traditional sessions […]


Student Affiliates—AAFS Eligibility Reminder

Source: Cheryl Hunter, Membership Coordinator As mentioned in the AAFS Basic Requirements for Student Affiliate, each Student Affiliate must certify eligibility annually. Student Affiliate is a temporary status and may only be held as long as you meet the requirements. To certify your eligibility for the 2019 membership year, you must either: Submit the Annual […]


Trainee Affiliates—AAFS Eligibility Reminder

Source: Cheryl Hunter, Membership Coordinator As mentioned in the AAFS Basic Requirements for Trainee Affiliate, each Trainee Affiliate must certify eligibility annually. Trainee Affiliate is a temporary status and may only be held until you have completed the experience required for Associate Member. Please review the section requirements for Associate Member on our website at […]


Journal of Forensic Sciences Digital Subscription—Access Instructions and New Features

In alignment with the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) e-migration to online only in January 2018, a Digital Subscription to JFS will be provided complimentary to AAFS Trainee Affiliates, Associate Members, Members, and Fellows as part of your 2019 annual membership dues payment. Student Affiliates without an application on file to upgrade may purchase a […]


Application Deadline is October 1st!

Source: Cheryl Hunter, Membership Coordinator The application deadline for new membership, upgrades, and promotions is three short weeks away. If you have already started an application online but haven’t completed it, please make sure it is submitted by the deadline. Don’t wait for your references before submitting your application. References can be submitted separately from […]


In Memoriam: Gradwohl Laureate and Distinguished Fellow Kenneth S. Field, MBA

“It is time to contemplate the future and to adapt to it. The world in which the forensic science profession operates and the Academy exists is changing rapidly. Great technological advances have been made and are in the making … If the Academy is to persevere, it, too, must change with the times, for such change […]


Student and Trainee Affiliates—Annual Eligibility is Now Online!

Source: Cheryl Hunter, AAFS Membership Coordinator As mentioned in the AAFS Basic Requirements for Student and Trainee Affiliate, each Student and Trainee Affiliate must certify eligibility annually. You may now access your eligibility form online through your AAFS account portal. Please follow the instructions carefully as provided on the eligibility form and in the email […]


General Section News—August 2018

Source:  Steven C. Clark, PhD, Section Secretary The August 1 deadline for 2019 abstract submissions has passed and Program Chair Gina Londino and Co-Chair Brian Janysek are busy with the review process and building an excellent program! Thanks to all that submitted abstracts this year. The General Section Nominating Committee, consisting of Julie Howe, David Zeliff, […]


Student and Trainee Affiliates—Watch for the Eligibility Email and Mailing in August!

Source: Cheryl Hunter, AAFS Membership Coordinator As mentioned in the AAFS Basic Requirements for Student and Trainee Affiliate, each Student and Trainee Affiliate must certify eligibility annually. Student and Trainee Affiliate are temporary statuses and may only be held as long as you meet the requirements. Trainee Affiliates—Please review the section requirements for Associate Member […]


Associate Members and Members—Are You Eligible to Promote?

Source: Cheryl Hunter, Membership Coordinator AAFS encourages Associate Members and Members who are eligible for a higher status to complete and submit an application for promotion. Please review the promotion requirements on the AAFS website at https://www.aafs.org/home-page/membership/student-affiliate-trainee-affiliate-or-associate-member/aafs-basic-membership-requirements/promotion-requirements/individual-section-requirements/ to determine if you are eligible. If you fulfill your section’s requirements for promotion, you may apply online […]