The Young Forensic Scientists Forum (YFSF) at the 2019 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting

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Source: Alex J. Krotulski, MS, 2018-19 YFSF Committee Chair

The YFSF Committee would like to thank all of our outstanding speakers and poster presenters, as well as all those who joined us for our most highly attended Special Session last month at the AAFS Annual Meeting in Baltimore.

Thank you to all the sections, organizations, and individual AAFS members who have supported YFSF over the years, with special thanks to the Center for Forensic Science Research and Education at the Fredric Rieders Family Foundation for its generous donations again this year.

Congratulations to Sandra Pieczonka and Nathan McFadden on their awards of Best Poster during the YFSF poster sessions. These awards encompass the hard work and excellent research being conducted by young scientists. Sandra Pieczonka presented a poster titled “A New Assay for 1,3-Dimethylamylamine: An Emerging Drug of Abuse,” and Nathan McFadden presented a poster titled “Using Cell-Free DNA to Improve Short Tandem Repeat (STR) Analysis of Sweat Samples.”