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Annual Meeting

May 6-10, 2024

Pittsburgh, PA

Registration Now Open!

Presentation Proposals due by March 1st

Become a Member

If you are actively involved in the field of Forensic Science and have attended a business meeting, click below for more information about becoming a member.

MAAFS Elections

Are you interested in giving back to MAAFS? Helping out at the Annual Meeting? Helping to run the organization? This is your chance! For more information, please visit 2024 Open Positions. Email Jennifer Bonetti at to nominate yourself for a position.

MAAFS Governing Documents


Code of Ethics

Administrative Rules and Business Meeting Minutes can be found in the Members Only Area

Professional Development Scholarship

MAAFS offers scholarships, up to $2,000, for Member professional development. This includes attendance at a MAAFS Annual Meeting. Please see our Forms page for more information and the application form

Student Scholarships

MAAFS currently offers (3) $1,000 scholarships each year to current college/university students!

Please be aware that winners must present their research at the Annual Meeting in May. 

If you are interested, start planning your research now. Applications will be due March 1st, 2024.

To apply, please fill out this form & include necessary supporting documents. Please note, you do not have to be a member to apply.

Mission Statement

The mission of MAAFS is to encourage the exchange and dissemination of ideas and information within the fields of recognized forensic sciences through improving contacts between persons and laboratories engaged in the forensic sciences; to stimulate research and the development of new and/or improved techniques; and, to promote high standards of performance and facilitate professional acknowledgment of persons working in recognized forensic science disciplines.

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