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American Academy of Forensic Sciences to Hold 68th Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) 68th Annual Scientific Meeting will take place February 22-27, 2016, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. Themed "Transformation: Embracing Change" by AAFS President Victor Weedn, MD, JD, more than 4,000 international scientists will assemble to discuss issues facing forensic science and the efforts to embrace global cooperation and consensus building among forensic professionals.

Sessions will be presented on topics from forensic digital and multimedia sciences and psychiatry and behavioral sciences to interdisciplinary approaches to forensic science investigations of physical evidence. Workshops cover the breadth of forensic science and the compelling tasks that rely upon the cooperation of a multidisciplinary range of human, technical, medical, and scientific endeavors applied to civil disputes and criminal investigations. Highlights include a CSI Mini Camp, a public-education event presented in partnership with the Las Vegas Natural History Museum (LVNHM) at 11 a.m., Sunday, February 21 at the LVNHM, followed by a forensic showcase for adults at 3:30 p.m. at the museum's annex. A plenary session at 9 a.m., Wednesday, February 24 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, will present an international panel discussion on the importance of recent forensic-science initiatives and the response of the global community.

COMPLIMENTARY REGISTRATION FOR JOURNALISTS: Individuals able to document a current direct connection with the news media may receive free registration at the AAFS registration desk, as may journalism students by presenting letterhead-stationery certification that they are attending as part of a class activity. Everyone seeking access to any aspect of the Annual Meeting must be registered. Press attending special functions (e.g., workshops, seminars, luncheons) are required to preregister and pay the fees designated by the preregistration deadline of January 27, 2016.

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences is a multi-disciplinary professional organization that provides leadership to advance science and its application to the legal system. The objectives of the Academy are to promote professionalism, integrity, competency, education, foster research, improve practice, and encourage collaboration in the forensic sciences.

Organized in 1948, AAFS serves a distinguished and diverse membership of over 6,000 forensic science professionals who are the focal point for public information when forensic science issues are addressed in the public domain. AAFS publishes the internationally recognized Journal of Forensic Sciences. For more information visit  


SOURCE American Academy of Forensic Sciences

For further information: Victor W. Weedn, MD, JD, AAFS President,, Office: (202) 242-5758, John E. Gerns, MFS, AAFS President-Elect,, Adrienne Thiele-Dallagiacoma,, Office: (303) 971-0134, Cell: (303) 829-9868, Jeanine Spellman,, Office: (303) 971-0134, Cell: (303) 335-8082