For most of us, summertime means vacation time. But when it comes to prepping for the next AAFS conference, summertime is when the work really kicks in. If you are planning on submitting an abstract for the DMS scientific oral presentations or poster sessions or a workshop or special session, now is the time to finalize your abstract(s).
Before you hit submit, please be sure to fully check out the AWARD CONSIDERATIONS TASK. There are several awards available to our members (including students), such as the Digital & Multimedia Sciences Outstanding Research Award, the Digital & Multimedia Sciences Outstanding Case Study Award, Digital & Multimedia Sciences Outstanding Student Research Award, and numerous Forensic Science Foundation awards, including the FSF Student Travel Grant. Please read through the eligibility criteria and select the award(s) for which you would like to apply. Don't miss out on these opportunities for well-deserved recognition (including grants, scholarships, plaques, and hearty handshakes) of your hard work and dedication to our discipline and the forensic science community.
Be an integral part of making the conference a success by signing up to help on one of the DMS committees. Many hands make for light work and your participation will make a difference, both in preparation for the conference and during the conference itself. It's easy to show your interest by going to your account page and clicking on the Committee Interest Tab. Participate at the Section level and/or the Academy Wide level. If you have questions about any of the DMS Section committees (Program, Awards, Planning, and Membership), or any of the Academy level committees, feel free to contact me, Marla Carroll, directly at Marla@FVAAInc.com.
What are you waiting for? Get those abstracts submitted!
See you in Denver!
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