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 (email@example.com) continue to work behind the scenes to bring […]
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 […]
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 […]
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) […]
Source: Jim L. Caruso, MD, Section Secretary With the holidays now in the rearview mirror, many of us will be able to shift gears and look ahead to the AAFS 68th Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas. Hopefully, you have all made your reservations and registered for the meeting. As noted elsewhere in this newsletter, […]
Pursuant to Section 220.127.116.11. 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Young Forensic Scientists Forum (YFSF) encourages you to register to attend their special session, “YFSF 20th Anniversary: The Past, the Present, and Our Future.” This session is by pre-registration only. The YFSF is fun and exciting for those who are just getting started in the forensic science world. The special session will be held […]
Information may be found here throughout the year (e.g., membership, registration, meetings, etc.). This is to help AAFS members and applicants with some of the frequently asked questions that staff receives. Please take a moment to review these topics.
The theme for this year’s YFSF Special Session is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Young Forensic Scientists Forum. The YFSF Special Session Chair Christina Hayes, and her Co-Chair Jessica Smith have planned a day-long event entitled “YFSF 20th Anniversary: The Past, the Present, and Our Future,” which includes presentations from numerous speakers from a […]
The AAFS Directory of Members and Affiliates is available online with real-time information and will no longer be mailed. You may order the 2015 hard copy directory by checking the box on your dues invoice and adding an additional $15 to your dues payment. The 2015 Directory will be mailed in Summer 2015.
Please remit all payments to the AAFS Headquarters address listed below. No other address should be used for remitting AAFS correspondence or payments. AAFS 410 North 21st Street Colorado Springs, CO 80904 USA
AAFS Staff would like to welcome Samantha Marriott as the Membership Assistant. Samantha was born and raised in San Diego, CA, and decided to make Colorado her home in February 2014. Also, please welcome Samantha Roach, AAFS Administrative Assistant & Volunteer Coordinator. We are so excited to have both Samanthas on board.