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 […]


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 […]


73rd AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting Goes Virtual!

Source: Jeri R. Ropero-Miller, PhD, 2020-21 AAFS President I want to thank everyone for their continued support and understanding during these unprecedented times. As you are aware, the AAFS Board of Directors (BOD) and staff are working continuously to provide the best and safest 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting in the context of the current COVID-19 […]


AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting Update and Call For Abstracts

Source: Jeri D. Ropero-Miller, PhD, 2020-21 AAFS President Meeting attendance by our membership is being influenced almost universally by concerns about COVID-19 and travel restrictions. The Board of Directors (BOD) and AAFS Staff are working diligently with our Houston partners to negotiate our annual meeting. At this time the BOD wants you to continue to […]


2021 AAFS Online Abstract Submission System Is Now Open

Submit your abstract for presentation at the 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. The AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting will be held February 15-20, 2021, in Houston, TX, at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The theme for the upcoming meeting is One Academy Pursuing Justice Through Truth in Evidence. The […]


Implementation of a Blinded Review Process for Abstracts

In February 2020, the AAFS Board of Directors implemented a policy to extend the review of abstracts to be blinded. The blinded review process is being implemented to ensure impartiality for the selection of the presentations for the Annual Scientific Meeting. The blinded review process applies to all submission types, including abstracts for oral and […]


2021 Academy Cup Question Guidelines

Source: Carla Miller Noziglia, MS, Academy Cup Co-Chair We recently requested that questions be submitted for the 2021 Academy Cup. We have received several so far, but people are not following the necessary guidelines. We cannot accept questions that are section-specific. The questions should be general knowledge and not apply to a specific section within […]


Complimentary Meeting Registrations Awarded

As an incentive to attend the 2020 AAFS Annual Business Meeting in Anaheim, all Fellows and Members in attendance were automatically entered in a random drawing to receive a complimentary meeting registration to attend the 2021 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in Houston, TX. Congratulations to Lynn Garcia, JD, Member of the Jurisprudence Section—this year’s lucky […]


Thank You to AAFS 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting Volunteers

The 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting Volunteers were fantastic! Thank you to Local Arrangements Committee Chair Christopher Thompson. The support provided by the volunteers was crucial to the success of the annual meeting. AAFS volunteers come from all over the world to support Staff during events and behind the scenes, from assembling meeting bags to assisting […]


The AAFS CSI Adventure Community Outreach Event and AI Lecture

Source: Nancy J. Jackson, AAFS Development & Accreditation Coordinator The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) will once again hold its annual community outreach program at the 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting. This year, Discovery Cube Orange County has agreed to host our event. The outreach program provides an opportunity for AAFS to engage and educate […]


AAFS Pre-Registration Deadline Is Quickly Approaching!

The AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting Pre-Registration deadline is Monday, January 20. The deadline is firm. Attendance at all Special Functions (workshops, special sessions, and breakfast and luncheon seminars) is by pre-registration only. Registration forms received after Monday, January 20, will be processed at the On-Site Registration Rates, and no Special Function selections will be honored. […]


Think Tank on the Leading Edge of Forensic Science

Source: Laura L. Liptai, PhD Happy holidays! My co-chair, AAFS President Zeno Geradts, PhD, and I invite you to join us at this year’s Think Tank workshop taking place on February 18, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Anaheim Convention Center. World-renowned forensic science speakers will present leading-edge developments, including forensic digital […]


2020 AAFS Academy Cup Team Lists Are In!

Source: Laura L. Liptai, PhD, Academy Cup Chair The Academy Cup teams are in! This fun and open-to-all event puts multiple-choice questions on the big screen to test each section’s knowledge! Please join your section’s team on Wednesday, February 19, at 8:00 a.m., an hour before the Plenary Session. It is never too late to […]


AAFS 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting—Special Function Schedules

Six breakfast seminars, two luncheon seminars, an evening session, two special sessions, and 26 workshops have been accepted for the AAFS 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting offering a wide range of topics. Workshops are an excellent means to meet your continuing education needs while maintaining and expanding your knowledge of your specific forensic discipline. Many workshops […]


2020 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting Registration Information

Download the 2020 Advance Program HERE. Registration will be available for the 2020 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting on Monday, November 4! The online registration system requires payment with a credit or debit card. You may either log into your AAFS account portal at https://webdata.aafs.org/aafsweb/Security/SignIn.aspx or go to the Meetings page on the AAFS website and […]


Seeking Last Word Society Submissions

Source: Kenneth E. Melson, JD, Last Word Society Chair Do you have an unusual, curious, historic, or humorous case that you want to share with a wide and diverse audience? Then the Last Word Society is the place for you. It is a two-hour session held on Thursday evening during the AAFS annual meeting and […]