Pathology/Biology January 2015 News Update

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Source: Kathryn Haden-Pinneri, MD, Section Secretary

The Advance Program is now available! To view the program, go to and download the pdf. Thanks to Section Program Chair Jim Caruso for developing an exciting and educational program. The pre-registration deadline is January 21.

Just a reminder…the AAFS Proceedings will be electronic this year — available as an e-book. Download the guidebook app and plan your meeting sessions before you arrive! Make plans to attend the AAFS Academy Cup on Wednesday, February 18, from 8:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m. to learn some fun, interesting facts about AAFS and its members. Another important meeting to attend is the Pathology/Biology Section Business Meeting on Wednesday, February 18, from 1:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. The section luncheon, which requires a separate pre-registration fee, precedes the business meeting and starts at 12:00 p.m.

Also during our section business meeting, we will present the 2014-15 Pathology/Biology Section Awards. Nicole Yarid will receive the 2014 Best Resident Paper Award; Mehdi Koolaee will receive the 2014 Best Resident Paper Award Honorable Mention; Bruce Hyma will receive the Milton Helpern Award; and, Richard Merritt will receive the Award for Achievement in the Forensic Life Sciences. Please attend the section business meeting to offer your congratulations!

The theme of the meeting is Celebrating The Forensic Science Family. As you attend the presentations, take time to visit with your mentors, fellow students, and new AAFS members. A kind word of encouragement or praise after a presentation could create a lasting memory for a fellow, resident, student, or trainee. We must continue to foster the growth of our profession and encourage others to become forensic pathologists, entomologists, and biologists.