Annual Meeting

Due to COVID-19, our 2021 annual meeting has been


The 2021 meeting in Poconos, PA will now be held

September 21-24, 2021

2019 Annual Meeting 

Gold and Silver Sponsors

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.

Member Updates

You will be receiving emails from the MAAFS Treasurer email account about updating your information for the Member Directory. These are legitimate emails, really coming from MAAFS. 

Please review the information contained in the link and update that information if necessary. If you have any questions, please email Susan Blankenship at 

Board Nominations

MAAFS is seeking its next slate of candidates for all open Executive Board positions for 2020-2022.


To submit nominations, please use the

Board Nominations form or send an email.

Nominations will be accepted until March 19th!

Student Scholarships

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

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

The deadline for applications is March 1st.

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.