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President's Spotlight—March 2023
Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section News—January 2020
The 74th Annual Scientific Conference of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences
The AAFS is excited to announce that the 74th Annual Scientific Conference will be in-person this year at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington, February 21-25. For those who cannot attend in person, a virtual solution is also being offered.
Standard? Technical Report? What’s the Difference?
Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs), such as the AAFS-Academy Standards Board (ASB), provide a range of deliverables to their user communities. It is helpful to understand what those deliverables are, and what distinguishes one from another. This article discusses the diffe...
Opioid Crisis Response
The following statement has been submitted to the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. The Board appreciates the work of the Synthetic Opioid Ad Hoc Committee in drafting the response and recommendations.
Response to NIST Request for Input on OSAC
The following statement has been submitted in response to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) request for input on the future structure of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC).
Opioid Safety Plans
The AAFS Board of Directors voted to adopt the position statement on Opioid Safety Plans proposed by the Synthetic Opioid Ad Hoc Committee. The Board of Directors appreciates the work of the Committee members in drafting the position statement and report.
DAG Rosenstein’s Remarks Concerning Forensic Science
The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) looks forward to working with the Justice Department and others to advance forensic science.
Access to Naloxone
The AAFS Board of Directors voted to adopt the position statement on access to naloxone at the worksite proposed by the Synthetic Opioid Ad Hoc Committee.
DOJ Request for Input on Forensic Science
The following statement has been submitted in response to the Department of Justice request for input on the role of forensic science in the justice system.
Response to the National Academy of Sciences’ “Forensic Needs” Report
The Board of Directors of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) approved a formal AAFS Position Statement in response to the National Academy of Sciences report Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward (NAS Report).