2019 Annual Meeting Highlight Videos Available

Videos from the 2019 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in Baltimore are now available to view. Immediate Past President Susan Ballou’s video highlights important topics from her presidential term with the Academy, and President Zeno Geradts discusses his vision and goals during his 2019-20 term. The 2019 Plenary Session was well attended and included topics from three […]


Complimentary Meeting Registrations Awarded

As an incentive to attend the 2019 AAFS Annual Business Meeting in Baltimore, all Fellows and Members in attendance were automatically entered in a random drawing to receive a complimentary meeting registration to attend the 2020 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in Anaheim, CA. Congratulations to Nasir A. Butt, Fellow of the Criminalistics Section — this […]


2019 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting a Success!

Thank you to everyone who attended the AAFS 71st Annual Scientific Meeting in Baltimore, MD. There were more than 4,000 attendees, 564 Oral Presentations, and 446 Poster Presentations. There were more than 450 international attendees representing 63 countries around the world. Please visit the 2019 Annual Meeting follow-up page where you will find Continuing Education […]


2019 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting Registration Information

Source: Heather Jefferson, AAFS Accounting Assistant The pre-registration deadline was January 23. Forms must have been received by this date to qualify for the pre-registration rate and to register for Special Functions. Registration forms received after January 23 are processed as on-site registrations. Three Ways to Register Register online through your AAFS Account Portal. Scan and […]


Who Will Win the 2019 Academy Cup?

Source: Carla Miller Noziglia, MS, Academy Cup Co-Chair Who will win this year’s Academy Cup—that shining beacon of forensic knowledge that the winning team will earn? Bragging rights are included. Will it be your section? Will you be a participant? Contact your section team captain to be included. The Academy Cup will be held Wednesday, […]


AAFS Pre-Registration Deadline Approaching!

The AAFS Annual Meeting Pre-Registration deadline is Wednesday, January 23rd. 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 Wednesday, January 23rd, will be processed at the On-Site Registration Rates, and no Special Function selections will be honored. To ensure […]


Annual Meeting Employment Forum and FEPAC University Fair

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences will be hosting its 17th Annual Employment Forum and 8th Annual University Fair during the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. The purpose of these events is to provide employers and academic programs with: Employment Forum—a means for employers and applicants to meet, exchange information, conduct informal interviews, […]


2019 Annual Meeting Registration Available Soon

Registration will be available for the 2019 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting on Monday, November 5! The online registration system requires payment with a credit or debit card. Please contact Heather Jefferson (hjefferson@aafs.org) with any questions regarding the registration process. We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!


2018 Annual Scientific Meeting Registration Information

Source:  Tracie McCray,  AAFS Accounting Assistant The Pre-Registration deadline has passed. All registrations will now be processed at the on-site price. AAFS maintains a Frequently Asked Questions page located here https://www.aafs.org/meetings/faq/. Registration Category On-Site Registration Rate AAFS Members & Trainee Affiliates $450 AAFS Applicants* $450 AAFS Student Affiliates* $125 AAFS Retired Fellows $0 Non-Members $575 Non-Member […]


General Section Theme Article

Source:  Dayle L. Hinman, BS Our Future Reflects Our Past: The Evolution of Forensic Science Many people spend their careers immersed in the day-to day-activities and challenges of their chosen profession.  Special indeed are those individuals who have the ability to share effectively their knowledge and abilities to better the wider professional community.  Remarkable is […]


AAFS Fellow Randy Hanzlick Appointed to the NCFS

The Department of Justice and the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced the appointment of Randy Hanzlick, MD (AAFS Fellow, Pathology/Biology Section), to the National Commission on Forensic Science (NCFS).  Dr. Hanzlick also accepted the invitation to serve as the NCFS Medicolegal Death Investigation subcommittee co-chair alongside NCFS Commissioner John […]


Accompanying Spouse Registration Policy

Source: Tracie McCray,  AAFS Accounting Assistant The “Accompanying Spouse” registration policy has been updated. An “accompanying spouse” registration is available for an additional fee of $50. This reduced fee is intended for spouses, family members, or other traveling companions who are not members of the forensic science or legal community and cannot be used for colleagues, […]


2017 Annual Scientific Meeting Registration Rates

Source:  Tracie McCray,  AAFS Accounting Assistant Registration will launch during the second week of November.  Registration rates are detailed below. Save money by registering before the Pre-Registration Deadline of Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Registration rates increase on Thursday, January 19, 2017, and Special Function registration will no longer be available. The Pre-Registration Deadline is FIRM and some […]


Forensic Science Research and Development Symposium hosted by NIJ Forensic Technology Center of Excellence

Don’t Miss This Forensic Science Research and Development Symposium! Scientific research is being used to strengthen forensic science disciplines and develop new methods and tools for crime laboratories. Learn about the latest findings/developments during the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Forensic Science Research and Development Symposium (formerly referred to as the NIJ Grantees Meeting). This […]


Interdisciplinary Symposium announces new Keynote Speaker

UPDATE:  AAFS regrets that Howard Schmidt is unable to serve as the keynote speaker for this year’s Interdisciplinary Symposium during the 68th Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas.  However, AAFS is delighted to announce that Dr. Nancy Rodriguez, Director of the U.S. National Institute of Justice, has agreed to deliver the keynote address titled “Strengthening Forensic Science at […]


Transformation: Embracing Change – General Section, January 2016

Source:  Joanna Collins, Section Secretary Change is inevitable; you can adapt and overcome or you can resist and risk becoming unnecessary and obsolete. President Weedn’s theme for the 2016 Annual Meeting of Transformation: Embracing Change could not be more fitting as the mantra for the General Section and the overall field of forensic science. The […]


Transformation: Embracing Change — Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, January 2016

AAFS President Weedn’s theme for this coming year is Transformation: Embracing Change. This is particularly relevant for psychiatry and behavioral science and presents a challenge that is, perhaps, unique to the behavioral sciences when compared to some of the other “hard sciences” involved in the AAFS. To borrow from the terminology of Dr. Henry Nasrallah, […]