Pathology/Biology Section News—March 2019

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Source: Erin G. Brooks, MD, Section Program Chair

It is finally spring and thus time to begin making plans to contribute to the 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting in Anaheim, CA, February 17–22, 2020. The meeting theme is Crossing Borders. Drug trafficking, organized crime, and infectious disease would be just a few examples of forensic issues that do not respect local or national borders. Other forensic topics “cross borders” by virtue of being common to all locations—for instance, decompositional changes, microbiology/entomology, DNA, and various analytical methodologies.

With this year’s theme in mind, please consider submitting abstract topics and workshop or special session proposals. The AAFS 2020 abstract submission information is posted on the AAFS website and the August 1 deadline for submissions is only four months away. We expect another exciting program with a variety of workshops and scientific sessions as well as breakfasts, luncheons, and our annual joint session with the Toxicology Section.

This year’s Pathology/Biology Section Officers are:

If you would like to volunteer to moderate a session, please contact your Program Chair ( Moderators are essential to a successful meeting. Also, questions, suggestions, or proposals are always welcome: please feel free to email any of us with your ideas. Thank you for your support.