Pathology/Biology Section News – April 2017

Source:  David O. Carter, PhD, Section Secretary 2017 Annual Meeting Overview The 69th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in New Orleans, LA, proved to be a success. First, thank you to all contributors and participants. The annual meeting could not exist without you. Without the hard work of Pathology/Biology Section […]


Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section Request for Submissions for the 2018 AAFS Annual Meeting

Source: J. Paul Fedoroff, MD, Program Chair Greetings to all current and potential members of the Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) from this year’s Program Chairs, Paul Fedoroff and Sebastien Prat. The 70th Annual Scientific Meeting of AAFS will take place in Seattle, WA, February 19-24, 2018, […]


General Section News

Source:  Joanna L. Collins, MFS, Section Chair Another exciting annual meeting has come and gone. For those who had the opportunity to attend, it was filled with outstanding presentations consistent with the Academy’s theme of Our Future Reflects Our Past:  The Evolution of Forensic Science as chosen by Past President John Gerns. John was not […]


2017 Anthropology Awards

Source: Jennifer C. Love, PhD, Section Secretary Please join me in congratulating our colleagues who received awards during the AAFS 69th Annual Scientific Meeting. The T. Dale Stewart Award — Julie Saul and Frank Saul were awarded the 2017 T. Dale Stewart Award for their outstanding contributions to forensic anthropology. We look forward to passing […]


Section Member Donald Shelton Makes the News for His Contribution to the AAFS Program

Source:  Pamela A.W. King, JD, Jurisprudence Section Secretary Retired Judge Donald Shelton’s presentation at the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) was reported on in Forensic Magazine. Here is the link:  http://www.forensicmag.com/article/2017/02/judges-lawyers-and-scientists-why-cant-we-all-just-get-along.


CFSO Draft Documents Review

Source:  Linton Mohammed, PhD, Section Chair   Questioned Documents Section, Please check your American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Member Account Portal for the latest draft proposals from the Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations (CSFO). Provide comments/recommendations on whether AAFS should support the legislation to their Board of Directors within 12 days. Send your comments/recommendations to Tom […]


DMS at the Academy Cup and DMS Luncheon Update

Source: Marla E. Carroll, BS, DMS Section Secretary The competition for the AAFS 2017 Academy Cup trophy is Wednesday, February 15, at 8:00 a.m. in the Empire Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans (Level Two). ALL Digital & Multimedia Sciences Section (DMS)  members are welcome and encouraged to attend! We (really, really) need your participation in this […]


Please Join the Anthropology Academy Cup Crew

Source: Kate Spradley, PhD, Section Secretary Hello all, I’m sure we are all busy getting ready for the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting next week in New Orleans.  We still need participants for the Academy Cup trivia contest held on Wednesday morning, February 15, at 8:00. Last year we won!  Let’s shoot for another win. If you […]


Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section News

Source:  Dean De Crisce, MD, Section Secretary We hope to see you all very shortly at the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans. Please join us for our section luncheon, followed by our business meeting on Wednesday, February 15. Our poster and oral presentations will provide a very stimulating array of different subtopics in our […]


Jurisprudence Section News

Sources: Stephanie Domitrovich, JD, PhD, Section Chair, and Pamela King, JD, Section Secretary Judge Joseph Maltese will be the moderator at the New York State Bar Association Annual Conference in New York City on “Hot Topics in Criminal Law” on Wednesday, January 25. Judge Donald Shelton, Director of the Criminology and Criminal Justice Program at […]


General Section News & Reminders

Source:  Joanna L. Collins, MFS, Section Secretary January 2017 As we bid farewell to 2016 and look forward to 2017, the General Section Officers want to wish our membership a Happy New Year.  We are looking forward to seeing everyone in New Orleans next month at the AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting.  On Wednesday, February 15, […]


The University of Florida, Department of Anthropology, Seeks a New Director for the C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory

Source: Kate Spradley, PhD, Section Secretary The University of Florida, Department of Anthropology, enthusiastically announces the search for a new director of the internationally renowned C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory (http://www.poundlab.org/). An appointment will be made at the associate or full professor level, commensurate with the top candidate’s experience. This position will begin in Fall […]


Anthropology Announcements and News

Source: Kate Spradley, PhD, Section Secretary Hello, Anthropology Section, The AAFS 69th Annual Scientific Meeting is just around the corner. Abstract acceptance/rejection notifications are available through the AAFS portal. We would like to thank our program committee (Vincent Stefan and Elizabeth Miller) and abstract reviewers for working hard to put together our program. Announcements: Please […]


Toxicology Section News: Meet a Real Medicine Woman in “The Big Easy”!

Source: Nikolas P. Lemos, PhD, Toxicology Program Chair With just a few months separating us from the 69th Annual Scientific Meeting in “The Big Easy” (beautiful New Orleans, LA), preparations are underway to deliver an educational and cutting-edge program in accordance with this year’s theme: Our Future Reflects Our Past: The Evolution of Forensic Science. […]


Data Integrity in Forensic Science and Engineering

Source: David Pienkowski, PhD, Program Chair The integrity of scientific methods, resulting data, and objectivity of forensic investigators has been called into question. A recent (9/19/16) Wall Street Journal article titled, “Rejecting Voodoo Science in the Courtroom,” prefaced the release of a study by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). This […]


Criminalistics Section — Seeking to Fill Non-Voting Member ASB CB Liaison Positions

Source: Karolyn R. Tontarski, MS, Section Chair The Criminalistics Section is seeking volunteers to fill non-voting member AAFS Standards Board (ASB) Consensus Body (CB) positions. We are looking for individuals who will actively participate in the development of standards documents. ASB CB liaison positions the Criminalistics Section is seeking to fill are in the following […]


AAFS Deadline for Application for Membership and Promotion Is October 1

Sources:  Marla E. Carroll, BS, Section Secretary, and Rhesa G. Gilliland, MS, Section Membership Committee Chair We have a great program scheduled for the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans, and we want as many people as possible who are qualified to attend to benefit from the presentations.  Please tell your coworkers and colleagues about […]