Toxicology Call for Abstracts, Workshops, and Meeting Volunteers!


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Source: Amanda L.A. Mohr, MSFS, Section Program Chair

Preparations are underway for the 74th Annual AAFS meeting in Seattle, WA, taking place February 21–26, 2022. The deadline for scientific submissions (abstracts and workshop proposals) is quickly approaching on September 1! AAFS President Carl R. McClary has chosen the theme of “A Responsive Academy—Meeting and Surpassing the Needs of a Modern Forensic World” for the upcoming meeting.

We look forward to a wide array of quality workshops, scientific sessions, breakfast sessions, and luncheons as well as our traditional special sessions on Drugs & Driving, Postmortem Pediatric Toxicology, and the joint session with the Pathology/Biology section. We highly encourage you to consider submitting relevant scientific content and/or workshop proposals to the Toxicology section by September 1. Please feel free to contact Toxicology section Program Chair Mandi Mohr (mandi.mohr@cfsre.org) or Co-Chair Diane Boland (Diane.Boland@miamidade.gov) 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 review abstracts or serve as a session moderator, please complete the following survey: https://forms.gle/BWtDACy4nzbmmqPv7. Not only do reviewers, moderators, and volunteers play a pivotal role in the success of the annual meeting, but these activities count as service to the Academy for the October 1 deadline for membership and promotion submissions.

Please don’t forget that the Toxicology Section’s Awards & Scholarships offer an enviable way to recognize the achievements and contributions of our distinguished colleagues and promising students. Nominations and all accompanying supporting information are due on August 1, 2021. Please contact our Awards and Scholarship Committee Chairperson, Dustin Tate Yeatman via email (YeatmanD@pbso.org) with any questions or to submit your nomination.

Looking forward to seeing you all in person in Seattle!