2017 Annual Meeting Registration Now Open

Source: Tracie McCray, AAFS Accounting Assistant Registration is now available for the 2017 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting. The online registration system requires payment with a credit or debit card. If you need to pay using another method (i.e., purchase order or check), please use the .pdf registration form found here: https://www.aafs.org/meetings/registration-information/. Please contact Tracie McCray […]

AAFS Meetings Accommodations UPDATE

This article is out of date, please see: Important Hyatt Regency Accommodations Reservation Information or the AAFS Accommodations page for the most recent information. The NBA has announced it will move its 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, NC.  New Orleans has been proposed as an alternative, with the game day proposed as Sunday, February 19, 2017.  The move […]

Improved Search Feature on AAFS Website

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new “Committees” search feature page on the AAFS website. In addition to up-to-date contact information, you will be able to see any member’s current participation in all AAFS committees. To access this new feature, go to http://www.aafs.org/about-aafs/aafs-commitees/.  Let us know if you have any questions by contacting Jeff […]

ANSI Board of Standards Review Appoints Teresa Ambrosius

Teresa Ambrosius, the Technical Coordinator for the AAFS Standards Board (ASB), was recently appointed to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Board of Standards Review (BSR). The ANSI BSR is primarily responsible for the approval and withdrawal of American National Standards. The functions of the BSR include, but may not be limited to: implementing procedures […]

Lucy Davis, Amber Riley, Murrell Godfrey, and Lisa Gavin Receive the Kenneth S. Field Award for Outstanding Service to the AAFS Staff

Source: Anne Warren, Executive Director Every year, AAFS members volunteer on countless committees and boards, and their names are published in newsletters and announced throughout the week of the annual meeting. However, there are some who work behind the scenes all year long, quietly and cheerfully offering their expertise, guidance, and energy to the AAFS […]

AAFS Technology & Emails Caught in Spam Filters

Source: Jeffrey Lubbers, Information Technology & Website Coordinator At this year’s 68th Annual Scientific Meeting, it was brought to my attention that the new Academy News Feed notifications are not being received by many of the members, but the email blasts were being received. To help ensure that there is consistent and reliable communication, I […]

2016 Elsevier Subscription Information

Elsevier offers discounted rates to members and affiliates of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences for two electronic-access journal packages. Whether you were a previous subscriber or a new subscriber of an Elsevier electronic-access package, you may use the 2016 Subscription Form to subscribe for the 2016 calendar year.

Workshop 13 Cancellation

We regret to inform you that Workshop 13 National Commission on Forensic Science (NCFS) — Status Report on Work Products and Issues Under Consideration, scheduled to be held during the 2016 AAFS 68th Annual Scientific Meeting, has been cancelled.  Current registrants for Workshop 13 will be given the opportunity to make alternative selections or to receive a […]

Get Email Alerts When News is Published

With the transition to the Academy News going green in the form of a news feed, it is now possible to receive email updates when new stories are published. There are many services that turn our RSS feed into alerts; blogtrottr.com and feedmyinbox.com are two services that don’t require a paid subscription. To use these […]

2016 Annual Meeting Registration Fees

Registration fees for the AAFS 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting are listed below.  Online registration will be launched by mid-November. REGISTRATION FEES Includes admittance into AAFS sessions starting with the Tuesday evening Welcoming Reception through the Saturday morning Scientific Sessions (excludes all Special Functions).  A complimentary beverage ticket is included with full-paying registrations (excludes Student, Daily, and Workshop […]

AAFS Mobile App Update

Source: Jeffrey Lubbers, Information Technology & Website Coordinator Last September, the AAFS Member Mobile launched and due to it’s success and integration into the AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting, we were able to collect some great feedback from all of you! In order to accommodate the demand in feature requests and create a better future for […]

AAFS Account Portal Update

Source: Jeffrey Lubbers, Information Technology & Website Coordinator The AAFS Account portal received an update which helps to better organize and display your information more efficiently and effectively. The new layout, seen below, clusters the menu that was on the side and the old “Action Center” into categories. We have also elevated your profile information (Addresses, CV, […]

AAFS Topics of Interest and CE Needs Requested

What topics should be addressed at the Academy’s 68th Annual Scientific Meeting? AAFS members are asked to send suggestions for topics of interest and continuing education needs for the 2016 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting to the Academy headquarters. All responses received will be communicated to the program committee members when they commence their review of […]

Continuing Education Credit Requests

The deadline for submission of Continuing Education Credit and Certificates was March 9. If you have not done so already, please submit your forms immediately via overnight mail service (fax and email are not accepted). Submissions are being processed and certificates will be mailed approximately April 15. Requests for 2015 late submissions or certificate reprints […]

Accessing the Academy News on your Mobile Device

Source: Jeffrey Lubbers, Information Technology & Website Coordinator With the Academy News transitioning to a news feed, not only will you be able to quickly and easily search archived news through the intuitive web page, news.aafs.org, but also you can get news directly on your mobile device!! On your iOS devices we recommend using the “Newsify” […]