General Information

Registration Desk Hours:

Sunday, February 18
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, February 19
6:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 20
6:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 21
6:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 22
6:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, February 23
6:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 24
7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Hours:

Wednesday, February 21
11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 22
AAFS Reception (Exhibits Open)
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, February 23
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Attention Meeting Presenters:

The Journal of Forensic Sciences encourages authors to submit previously unpublished reports and papers presented at the AAFS annual meeting. For full instructions on manuscript preparation, consult the Information for Authors available at Manuscripts must be submitted electronically via the Journal of Forensic Sciences Manuscript Central site: For questions, please contact:

Video and/or audio recording of any session(s) or parts thereof is not permitted without prior approval from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

English is the official language of the AAFS and its meetings; neither oral nor written translations will be provided.

Although precautions are taken to prevent schedule changes, speakers and program schedules may change due to unforeseen circumstances.

As a courtesy to others, please silence your cell phone when attending the sessions.