Seeking Speakers for 2024 YFSF Special Session

Source: Emily A. Rue, PhD, 2022-23 YFSF Special Session Chair

AAFS Young Forensic Scientists Forum (YFSF) Special Session Chairs Claire Cartozzo and Dayla Rich are seeking speakers to contribute to the YFSF Special Session at the 76th AAFS Annual Conference in Denver, CO. The theme for the YFSF Special Session this year is, "Oh the Places You'll Go! Exploring the Paths to Justice for All."

The overall theme of the 2024 AAFS Conference is "Justice for All." As AAFS President C. Ken Williams has stated, justice for all is at the core of the AAFS Vision Statement, and this principle reminds us why we all must strive to perform at our best in this field.

The 2024 YFSF theme was chosen to showcase the various career paths young forensic scientists can choose in order to promote justice for all. A multidisciplinary approach only works to advance the field to achieve this mission.

The YFSF Special Session Committee aims to offer presentations that highlight the following:

  • Forensic science careers can vary from governmental, industrial, academic settings, and beyond, all of which play a vital role in promoting justice for all
  • Mentorship for young forensic scientists as they enter the workforce
  • Professional development activities that build skills for young forensic scientists

The committee is seeking speakers to give 20-minute presentations that reflect the goals listed above.

If you are interested in presenting during this year's YFSF Special Session, please contact Claire Cartozzo ( or Dayla Rich ( by July 14, 2023.


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