News Related to: Membership


Professional Affiliate Applications Coming Soon!

Source: Laura C. Fulginiti, PhD, 2022-23 AAFS President Professional Affiliate applications are coming soon! The AAFS Staff is hard at work developing the final version. For more information about this status, the requirements, and a list of FAQs, click HERE. If you are interested in applying for Professional Affiliate status, please email Cheryl Hunter (chunter@aafs.org) […]


Forensic Nursing Science Section News

Source: Joyce P. Williams, DNP, Forensic Nursing Science Section Chair Awards are an integral part of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). The Forensic Nursing Science Section will offer two award opportunities this year—the Forensic Nursing Scientist Award and the Virginia Lynch Forensic Nurse Innovator Award. We are accepting nominations for these two awards: […]


Student and Trainee Affiliates—Annual Eligibility Coming Soon

Source: Cheryl Hunter, Membership Coordinator Those with the temporary status of Student Affiliate or Trainee Affiliate must certify eligibility annually. Student Affiliates—If you are enrolled in a program relevant to forensic science, you are required to submit the annual Student Affiliate Eligibility Form, completed by your academic advisor. Masters and doctorate students in the Anthropology […]


Are You Considering Promoting to Member or Fellow?

Source: Cheryl Hunter, Membership Coordinator Associate Members and Members who are eligible for a higher membership status are encouraged to submit an application for promotion. Benefits of promoting to a higher membership status include: Members and Fellows are voting members and have an opportunity to have a voice in AAFS Bylaws, policies, decision-making, etc.; Fellows […]


AAFS Board Box—July 1

Source: Laura C. Fulginiti, PhD, 2022-23 AAFS President The AAFS Board of Directors met on June 30, 2022, and discussed a variety of issues. Here are the highlights: Welcome to our new Board member representing Forensic Nursing Science: Jamie Ferrell. The 2023 conference in Orlando, FL, will NOT have a vaccination or negative PCR test […]


Academy Aperçus—June 2022

Source: Laura C. Fulginiti, PhD, 2022-23 AAFS President The Academy Aperçus is a monthly feature that celebrates 75 years of forensic science by spotlighting the history and anticipating the future of each section of the Academy. Beginning with the Jurisprudence Section and progressing through each section in the order of acknowledgement by the Academy, a […]


Academy Aperçus—May 2022

Source: Laura C. Fulginiti, PhD, 2022-23 AAFS President The Academy Aperçus is a monthly feature that celebrates 75 years of forensic science by spotlighting the history and anticipating the future of each section of the Academy. Beginning with the Jurisprudence Section and progressing through each section in the order of acknowledgement by the Academy, a […]


Academy Apercus—March 2022

Source: Laura C. Fulginiti, PhD, 2022-23 AAFS President Welcome to the Academy Apercus, a monthly feature that celebrates 75 years of forensic science by spotlighting the history and anticipating the future of each section of the Academy. Beginning with the Jurisprudence Section and progressing through each section in the order of acknowledgement by the Academy, […]


AAFS Account Update

Source: Daniel Snapp, AAFS IT Systems Administrator AAFS would like to provide an update regarding the current issues that have impacted your AAFS Account access over the past several days. Unfortunately, our hosting company has been experiencing issues within their hosting environment that has affected our membership platform. This is currently impacting the ability of […]


The American Academy of Forensic Sciences Is Proud to Introduce You to Your New My Account Page!

Source: Daniel Snapp, AAFS IT Systems Administrator After the initial rollout of the new My Account pages, there were several bugs found in the system; we have been working on fixing those for a better transition to the new Membership platform. At AAFS, we hope you will find all information associated with your AAFS membership […]


Odontology Section News—Upcoming Deadlines

Source: Denise Murmann, DDS,  AAFS Odontology Section Program Chair Historically, August 1 was the deadline for AAFS abstract submissions. That is no longer the case. The deadline is now September 1. The submission process is new as well. You can find submission guidelines HERE. At the bottom of that page is the link to the online abstract submission system. Another […]


Are You Considering Promoting to Member or Fellow?

Source: Cheryl Hunter, Membership Coordinator Associate Members and Members who are eligible for a higher membership status are encouraged to submit an application for promotion.  Benefits of promoting to a higher membership status include: Members and Fellows are voting members and have an opportunity to have a voice in AAFS Bylaws, policies, decision-making, etc.; Fellows […]


Student and Trainee Affiliates—Annual Eligibility Coming Soon

Source: Cheryl Hunter, Membership Coordinator Those with the temporary status of Student Affiliate or Trainee Affiliate must certify eligibility annually. Student Affiliates—If you are enrolled in a program relevant to forensic science, you are required to submit the annual Student Affiliate Eligibility Form, completed by your academic advisor. Masters and doctorate students in the Anthropology […]


AAFS Application EXTENDED Deadline – October 9

Source: Cheryl Hunter, AAFS Membership Coordinator The membership application deadline has been extended to October 9. Even though the 2021 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting will be going 100% virtual, this will not affect the application review/approval process. Please continue to submit applications for new membership or for an upgrade/promotion in your membership status. Applications will […]


2021 Membership Dues Information

Source: Heather Jefferson, AAFS Finance and Operations Assistant Live green, love green, think green! In an effort to go green, we are phasing out hardcopy dues notices. The 2021 dues notices have been posted to your online member portals. Please keep in mind that Student Affiliates and Trainee Affiliates must certify eligibility before a dues […]


Digital & Multimedia Sciences Section News—September 2020

Source: Jason Paroff, JD, Section Chair I hope section members are taking advantage of the extended abstract submission deadline of September 30. There are three possible awards that can currently be given out by our section: The Outstanding Research Award, the Outstanding Case Study Award, and the Carrie Morgan Whitcomb Outstanding Service Award. In the […]


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

Source: Cheryl Hunter, AAFS Membership Coordinator 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 2021 annual membership dues payment. Student Affiliates without an application on file to upgrade may purchase a 2021 JFS Digital Subscription at a […]


President’s Spotlight—AAFS Membership Survey Results and Proposed Courses of Action

Sources: Jeri D. Ropero-Miller, PhD, AAFS President, and Laura C. Fulginiti, PhD, AAFS Vice President and Membership Outreach Ad Hoc Committee Chair More than 1,500 individual (23%) members participated in the recent survey. The Membership Outreach Ad Hoc Committee thanks those of you who took time out to provide thoughtful responses and comments. The extensive […]