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ASB Newsletter—November 6, 2020

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication of a new Forensic Standard. ASB Best Practice Recommendation 126, Best Practice Recommendation for Casting Footwear and Tire Impression Evidence at the Crime Scene, First Edition, 2020 This document provides best practice recommendations for casting of footwear and tire […]


ASB Newsletter—October 30, 2020

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat ASB Documents Open for Public Comment The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) encourages all interested parties to provide comments on documents in progress. The public comment period has opened for: ASB Standard 127, Standard for the Preservation and Examination of Charred Documents, First Edition (Comment deadline: December 14, 2020) ASB Standard […]


ASB Newsletter—October 23, 2020

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat ASB Documents Open for Public Comment The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) encourages all interested parties to provide comments on documents in progress. The following documents are available for Public Comment: ASB Best Practice Recommendation 008, Mass Fatality Scene Processing: Best Practice Recommendations for the Medicolegal Authority, First Edition (Comment deadline: […]


ASB Newsletter—October 16, 2020

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat New Forensic Technical Report from the ASB! The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication of a new Technical Report. ASB Technical Report 051, Scope of Work for a Footwear/Tire Examiner, First Edition, 2020 This technical report covers the primary responsibilities, types of examinations, and constituent duties […]


ASB Newsletter—October 12, 2020

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 following documents are available for Public Comment: ASB Best Practice Recommendation 008, Mass Fatality Scene Processing: Best Practice Recommendations for the Medicolegal Authority, First Edition (Comment Deadline, November 16, 2020) […]


YFSF Poster Deadline: November 1! Submit Now!

Source: Zain Bhaloo, MSc, YFSF Chair The Young Forensic Scientists Forum (YFSF) Committee is still accepting abstracts for its virtual Poster Sessions during the 2021 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting! The submission deadline is November 1! REMINDER: You must log into the AAFS portal (create an account if you have not already done so); on the […]


YFSF Update: October 8th Deadline for Abstract Submission and AAFS Social Media Update

Source: Zain Bhaloo, MSc, YFSF Chair We hope you are all out there staying safe! It has been an interesting year but as any show must, the 2021 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting goes on! As you have no doubt been made aware, the 2021 meeting will be held 100% virtually. Here is some important information […]


ASB Newsletter—October 2, 2020

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat ASB Documents Open for Public Comment The Academy Standards Board (ASB) encourages all interested parties to provide comments on documents in progress. The following documents are available for Public Comment: ASB Best Practice Recommendation 008, Mass Fatality Scene Processing: Best Practice Recommendations for the Medicolegal Authority, First Edition (Comment deadline: […]


2021 Virtual AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting Update and Abstract Deadline Extension

Source: AAFS Board of Directors and Staff The AAFS Board of Directors and staff have been working diligently for months to ensure the 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting will be conducted. To date, we have confirmed a 100% virtual format, selected a virtual events platform provider (vFairs), confirmed pre-registration fees, and formatted a schedule that will […]


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 […]


ASB Newsletter—September 18, 2020

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 following documents are available for Public Comment: Recirculation* – ASB Best Practice Recommendation 050, Best Practice Recommendation for Photographic Documentation of Footwear and Tire Impression Evidence, First Edition (Comment deadline: […]


Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section News—September 2020

Source: Eleanor B. Vo, MD, Section Secretary The 73rd AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting I hope everyone is doing well. There are only two weeks before the deadline for abstract submissions for the AAFS 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting, One Academy Pursuing Justice Through Truth in Evidence. The deadline for submission is September 30, 2020. The annual […]


September 30 Abstract Submission Deadline Is Approaching!

Source: Sonya Bynoe, AAFS Assistant Meetings Manager You are invited to submit an abstract for presentation at the 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. The annual meeting will be held virtually, February 15-19, 2021. The theme for the upcoming meeting is One Academy Pursuing Justice Through Truth in Evidence. The […]


Nicholas Passalacqua Honored With AAFS Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award

Source: Zeno J. Geradts, PhD, Past Presidents Council Chair and Kimberly Wrasse, AAFS Assistant Director The AAFS Past Presidents Council is pleased to announce that the recipient of the Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award is Nicholas V. Passalacqua, PhD, a Fellow in the Anthropology Section. The award will be acknowledged during the virtual […]