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AAFS Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award

The AAFS Past Presidents Council is pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award to Cliff Akiyama, MPH, MA, a Fellow in the General Section. The award will be presented by the Chair of the Past Presidents Council on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, during the Annual Business […]

67th Annual Scientific Meeting Photo Highlights

Photos taken during the 67th Annual Scientific meeting in Orlando, FL. Interdisciplinary Symposium  Young Forensic Scientists Forum   Registration Pre-Plenary – Academy Cup Competition Plenary Session Annual Business Meeting Annual Meeting Pictures In addition to the educational component, attendees have the opportunity to gather during the 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting.

YFSF Bring Your Own Poster Session March 2015 News Update

The AAFS 67th Annual Scientific Meeting YFSF Poster Session showcased 24 poster presentations covering a variety of topics: DNA, toxicology, chemistry, and anthropology. Members of the Academy showed their interest and provided positive feedback and stimulating discussion with the presenters. Thank you to all the presenters of the YFSF Poster Session. The research truly showed […]

YSFS Bring Your Own Slides Session March 2015 News Update

The 2015 YFSF Bring Your Own Slides event was a hit! There were six outstanding research presentations. Mia Solomon, from the University of Central Oklahoma presented her research “Serial Homicide-Patterns in Cooling Off Periods.” Virginia Commonwealth University student Tiffany Layne presented “Stability and Variation of microRNAs for Body Fluid Identification” and George Washington graduate student […]

YSFS Breakfast Session March 2015 News Update

This year’s YFSF Breakfast Session, “Getting There: Unique Professional Journeys in Forensic Science,” was an entertaining and inspiring success. The two speakers provided a well-rounded presentation: Christine Funk gave advice on working in a crime lab and Ann Ross gave advice on working in an academic field. In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the […]

A Word From Your 2016 Program Co-Chair

The 2015 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting was a resounding success, with 4,225 attendees from 62 countries. Despite the unseasonably chilly Orlando temperatures, the setting provided a warm, friendly environment for networking throughout the week, and many members left the hotel to enjoy the nearby dining area to continue their scientific and section discussions. As we […]

Thank You 2015 Financial Supporters!

The Academy would like to thank the following financial supporters for their generous contributions which led to the success of the 2015 AAFS 67th Annual Scientific Meeting: QIAGEN Inc. supported the 2015 Guidebook Mobile App AAFS Anthropology Section supported the Young Forensic Scientists Forum’s Program Cerilliant Corporation supported the Toxicology Section’s Open Forum Program AAFS […]

General March 2015 News Update

Source: Joanna Collins, Section Secretary While many of us were excited about attending the 2015 meeting in sunny and warm Orlando, FL, the record setting low temperatures in Florida, while nothing compared to the Northeast, had many of us scrambling for coats and jackets. Nevertheless, the 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting was filled with events, education, […]

General January 2015 News Update

Source: Claire E. Shepard, MS, Section Secretary Online registration for the 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting has begun and the Advance Program is posted on the AAFS website. Don’t forget to complete your registration before the pre-registration deadline (January 21) to ensure you are able to attend selected workshops, breakfast and luncheon seminars, and the many […]

YFSF Breakfast Session January 2015 News Update

We have an excellent panel of speakers for this year’s YFSF Breakfast Session “Getting There: Unique Professional Journeys in Forensic Science.” Christine Funk, General Counsel for the Washington, DC, Department of Forensic Sciences, will present “How to Blossom Where You Are Planted and Figure Out How You’ll Grow.” She will be joined by Ann Ross, […]

YFSF Special Session January 2015 News Update

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 […]

Financial Liaison January 2015 News Update

The Young Forensic Scientists Forum (YFSF) has worked hard to plan the YFSF Special Session, Breakfast Session, Poster Session, and Slide Session. Our sessions are made possible by the generous contributions from individuals, organizations, and universities. The YFSF’s goal is to help first-time meeting attendees, students, and young forensic professionals take full advantage of the […]

A Note from the YFSF Secretary January 2015 News Update

The AAFS 67th Annual Scientific Meeting is quickly approaching; hopefully, your travel arrangements have already been made. If not, remember that hotel accommodations become limited the closer we get to the meeting; therefore, it is imperative you book your room as soon as possible. Not sure where to stay? Look on the AAFS website (, […]