Annual Meeting

Re-Scheduled to

November 10-14, 2020

Marriott City Center

Newport News, VA

Registration opens soon

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.

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.

Updates Needed

The Membership Committee needs your help to update our records for members' contact information.


Please use the Membership Info. Updates form to submit any changes from what is listed in the Membership Database. Use the Message field for any updates other than those fields individually listed.

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!

ABC Help Request

The American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) is currently soliciting interest for joining the Recertification Committee. You must be currently ABC certified and in good standing, and at minimum, have submitted Recertification Paperwork in 2019 for Reporting Year 2018. You can earn one recertification point for each year of service on the committee. Please send emails of interest to Amy Winters, Recertification Committee Co-Chair at by January 30th.

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.