News Related to: Membership


Documents Section News — May 2017

Source:  Jan Seaman Kelly, BA, Section Secretary Abstracts for workshops and oral and poster presentations to be presented at the 2018 AAFS meeting in Seattle, WA, are due August 1. The theme is “Science Matters.” Consider using this opportunity to present an oral or a poster presentation on a specific examination or testing procedure you use. Should […]


Pathology/Biology Section News – April 2017

Source:  David O. Carter, PhD, Section Secretary 2017 Annual Meeting Overview The 69th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in New Orleans, LA, proved to be a success. First, thank you to all contributors and participants. The annual meeting could not exist without you. Without the hard work of Pathology/Biology Section […]


Questioned Documents Section News — March 2017

Source: Jan Seaman Kelly, BA, Section Secretary The 69th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting in New Orleans was an exciting one for the Questioned Documents Section members in attendance. The week began with the Fundamentals of Printing and Graphic Arts Examinations workshop taught by Lindsey Dyn and Peter Belcastro. […]


AAFS Deadline for Application for Membership and Promotion Is October 1

Sources:  Marla E. Carroll, BS, Section Secretary, and Rhesa G. Gilliland, MS, Section Membership Committee Chair We have a great program scheduled for the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans, and we want as many people as possible who are qualified to attend to benefit from the presentations.  Please tell your coworkers and colleagues about […]


Toxicology Section News — October 2016

Source:  Fiona Couper, PhD, Section Secretary Now is the time for you to be making plans to join us in New Orleans as we both celebrate the past and look forward to the years ahead.  Section Program Chair Nikolas Lemos (Nikolas.Lemos@ucsf.edu) and Co-Chair William (Bill) Johnson (william.johnson@slh.wisc.edu) continue to work behind the scenes to bring […]


Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section News – July 2016

Source: Dean De Crisce, MD, Section Secretary We hope folks are enjoying their summer. Please consider preparing submissions now for the 69th Annual Scientific Meeting in exciting New Orleans, LA, this coming February. The firm deadline for abstract submission is August 1, so please update your AAFS web contact information and gather your co-presenter information […]


AAFS Membership Approves Major Revisions to AAFS Ethics Procedures

During the 2016 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas, the membership voted on major revisions to the AAFS bylaws and procedures related to its Code of Ethics. You may access the amendments to the AAFS Bylaws at http://www.aafs.org/wp-content/uploads/Bylaws.pdf. You may access the newly revised ethics procedures in the AAFS Policy and Procedure Manual at […]


Attention All Voting Members and Fellows

Pursuant to AAFS policies, specific documents such as proposed bylaws amendments and the financial audit report must be provided to the Voting Members of the Academy 30 days prior to the Annual Business Meeting. Documents which have historically been mailed in January (e.g., Applicants List, Proposed Bylaws Amendments, Audit Report, and Annual Business Meeting Minutes) […]


AAFS Ethics Committee Action

Pursuant to Section 6.1.4.3. of the Policy and Procedure Manual of the AAFS, the decision of the Board of Directors in Ethics Case No. 2014-5 (Herbert MacDonell) is hereby published. On September 17, 2015, the AAFS Board of Directors unanimously ratified the decision of the Ethics Committee that found Herbert MacDonell violated Article II, Section […]


2016 Elsevier Subscription Information

Elsevier offers discounted rates to members and affiliates of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences for two electronic-access journal packages. Whether you were a previous subscriber or a new subscriber of an Elsevier electronic-access package, you may use the 2016 Subscription Form to subscribe for the 2016 calendar year.


Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section News – November 2015

Source:  Dean De Crisce, MD, Section Secretary Fall is upon us and the schedule has been set for the upcoming annual meeting in Las Vegas! Program Chair Gregg Dwyer reported: we have a great lineup coming together for the section at the 2016 meeting. We are filling two-and-a-half days of presentations and two sessions of […]


Pathology/Biology Section News – November 2015

  Source:  Jim L. Caruso, MD, Section Secretary The 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting Program Chairs have been busy putting together what promises to be an educational and informative week for us in Las Vegas and our own Joyce deJong is no exception. Dr. deJong has finished her initial review of the abstracts, and attendees will be […]


A Word From Your 2016 Program Co-Chair – November 2015

  Source:  Julie A. Howe, MBA, 2016 Annual Meeting Program Co-Chair President Weedn’s theme of Transformation:  Embracing Change could not be more fitting as the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for forensic science efforts progress and the AAFS is making huge strides to become an American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-accredited Standards Development Organization (SDO), […]


Correction – Bylaws American Academy Of Forensic Sciences

CORRECTION BYLAWS AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FORENSIC SCIENCES The online and printed 2015 Directory of Members and Affiliates versions of the Bylaws – American Academy of Forensic Sciences included incorrect updates to Article II. CODE OF ETHICS AND CONDUCT: SECTION 5 – RULES AND PROCEDURES, l. and SECTION 8 – ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS FOR LESSER OFFENSES.  These […]


Digital & Multimedia Sciences Section News – September 2015

Source:  Marcus K. Rogers, PhD, Section Secretary As is usual for the fall newsletter, the focus is on membership. Our section is continuing to grow with our total number (latest stats available) now at 138. This is exceptional given our humble beginnings! The specifics of our membership are as follows: Fellows  24 Members  22 Associate […]


AAFS Membership “How To” Session

A new session has been added to this year’s events. AAFS Membership Coordinator Cheryl Hunter will conduct an hour-long AAFS Membership Application “How To” Session on Wednesday, February 18, from 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. The presentation will include everything from how to become a member to applying for retired status. If you have any questions on […]


Promotion to Full Member or Fellow

Need one more meeting attendance to fulfill the requirements for promotion? How about attending a section business meeting? Here is your opportunity to complete that last requirement to promote to either full Member or Fellow. Register and attend the 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando. If you have any questions about what is required for […]