General Section News—Calling All Abstract/Workshop Proposals


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Source: Erin Worrell, BSc, General Section Program Chair

The General Section is excited about the AAFS 75th Anniversary Conference in Orlando, FL, taking place February 13–18, 2023! We are looking for prospective presenters and this year’s theme is Science Works! We want to celebrate our 75-year history with interesting cases from the past 25 years or how a particular case moved the discipline forward in addition to all the other abstracts and workshop proposals in our forensic community. The deadline for scientific submissions (abstracts and workshop proposals) is August 1. If you are interested, but need assistance, we are here to help.

We look forward to receiving interesting workshops, oral and poster presentations, case breaks, and luncheons. Please feel free to contact the General Section Program Chair, Erin Worrell (erin.worrell@denvergov.org), or Co-Chair, Erin Koester (erin.koester@dodig.mil) with questions about workshops or scientific session submissions.

If you are considering a workshop proposal, please note the following requirements for submission in addition to an abstract:

  • CV for all speakers (unless on file with AAFS Directory as an AAFS member)
  • Contact information for all speakers
  • Anticipated costs for speaker travel for non-members (flights, per diem, mileage, etc.)
  • Full- or Half-Day designation
  • Workshop schedule with time designations per speaker
  • Speaker disclosures
  • Expected audience size
  • Estimated number of pages for handouts

If you are interested in volunteering to serve as a session moderator, please complete the survey found HERE. Not only do reviewers, moderators, and volunteers play a pivotal role in the success of the annual conference, but these activities count as service to the Academy for membership and promotion requirements.