Annual Meeting

The 2021 meeting in Poconos, PA will be held

September 21-24, 2021

Registration is now open!

2019 Annual Meeting 

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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.

2020 MAAFS Annual Scholarship Winner Presentations

Korina Menking-Hoggatt, M.S.

Inorganic Gunshot Residue (IGSR) Micro-particle Standard with Application to Method Development and Understanding Modern Ammunition

Brittany Hudson, M.S.

Optimization of an in-tube bead-mediated cell separation assay

using sperm-specific PH-20 antibody

Perla Santillan, M.S.

Mass Grave Localization Prediction with Geographical Information

Systems in Guatemala and Future Impacts

ABC Field Test

The ABC is currently accepting applications for the Field Test for the Foundational Knowledge Exam.

If you would like to take the exam at this year's Annual Meeting, please apply by August 9th!

Please contact Cathy Savage if you have any questions.

Board Nominations

MAAFS is seeking its next slate of candidates for the open Executive Board positions for 2021-2022. Those open positions are: President Elect, Treasurer, Section Chairs Elect for: Biology, Criminalistics, Questioned Documents.


If you are interested, you can find the job descriptions here.


To submit nominations, please use the

Board Nominations form or send an email.

Nominations needed ASAP!

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 September. 

The deadline for applications is July 9th.

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

Member Updates

You have received 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

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.