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Fellow MAFS Members,


From my first MAFS meeting in 2005, I knew I wanted to continue attending MAFS meetings for a long time to come. With each year’s meeting, I’m reminded of the way I was welcomed, encouraged and engaged by other meeting attendees. I often think of my forensic career, now spanning 20 years, in two phases; pre-MAFS and post-MAFS! As I look back, it’s no surprise to me that my professional development greatly accelerated in parallel to my involvement with this amazing organization. It’s an absolute honor to serve as your 47th President.

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ISO/IEC 17025 and Audit Preparation for Forensic Test Agencies - 08-Apr-2016

ISO/IEC 17025 and Audit Preparation for Forensic Test Agencies ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board


Two offerings:

Dates: May 17-19, 2016

Location: Milwaukee, WI



Dates: September 12-14, 2016

Location: Alexandria, VA


Attend this three-day course to aid in the general preparation for ISO/IEC 17025 as it pertains to forensic agencies. Save $100 on the total registration fee if you register for the May 17-19 training course and the Uncertainty of Measurement for Forensic Training in Milwaukee, WI!

Contact: Caroline Trenner 703-836-0025, ext 208,



MAFS 2016 Fall Meetings Abstracts Added - 06-May-2016

Abstracts for the 2016 MAFS Fall Meeting (Branson, MO) have now been added!


Please click here to access the MAFS 2016 Fall Meeting Homepage



Hosted by The Missouri State Highway Patrol


Abigail Lehman, Program Chair, 573-526-6134 x2529


Amy Peebles, Local Arrangements Chair, 417-868-9400 x4475


Sean Brooks, Workshop Coordinator, 573-526-6134 x2519


Cindy Dierenfeldt and Jared Roop, Exhibitor Coordinators, 417-868-9400 x4449, 573-526-6134 x2547
















MAFS 2017 Fall Meeting Update - 08-Mar-2016

The MAFS 2017 Fall Meeting will be held in Cincinnati, OH




Meeting and Accommodations:


The Westin Cincinnati


21 East 5th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202


888-627-8071 or 513-621-7700


Room rate: $132/night    





Hosted by the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office:


Kelly Ashton-Hand, Program Chair, 513-946-8768


Rachel Hamilton, Local Arrangements Chair, 513-946-8756 


Emily Weber, Exhibit Coordinator, Local Arr. Chair, 513-946-8759


 Mike Trimpe, Workshop Coordinator, 513-946-8761








Forensic Relationship Training - 08-Mar-2016


Forensic Relationship Trainings in May and September of 2016. These trainings will be held at the Marshall University Forensic Science Center in Huntington, WV.For more information on each training, please click on the following documents.



Forensic Relationship Training - May



Forensic Relationship Training - September











Basic Crime Scene Photography Course - 02-Mar-2016

Basic Crime Scene Photography training being held June 27-28 in Kansas City, MO.  Attached is the informational packet for the course, additional information regarding the class and our company can be found at the website or clicking on this link







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