Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section News—September 2020

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Source: Eleanor B. Vo, MD, Section Secretary

The 73rd AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting

I hope everyone is doing well. There are only two weeks before the deadline for abstract submissions for the AAFS 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting, One Academy Pursuing Justice Through Truth in Evidence. The deadline for submission is September 30, 2020. The annual meeting on February 15–19, 2021, will now be virtual instead of being in Houston, TX. Click HERE for abstract submission information. Please email Program Chair Giuseppe “Jimmy” Troccoli ( or Program Co-Chair Jessica Morel ( if you have any questions.

International Forensic Psychiatry Lecture Series

Gary Chaimowitz with McMaster University and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton now hosts their Forensic Psychiatry Lecture Series every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. EST by Zoom Webinar. The lecture is 45 minutes with 15 minutes of questions and answers. Speakers are international, including Canadian. If you have any questions about the lecture series, contact Diana Marginean ( A list of the year’s lectures can be found HERE.