The Program Committee solicits the submission of abstracts on topics of interest to the forensic science community. Scientific abstracts are required for all submissions regardless of the type of presentation being made at the Annual Scientific Meeting:
- Oral Presentations
- Poster Sessions
- Breakfast Seminars
- Special Sessions*
- Last Word Society Presentations (Oral)
*Requires additional “promotional” content text.
All submissions must be completed by 11:59 p.m. (MDT) on or by August 1 to be considered for the program. Scientific Session papers selected for presentation will be divided into two groups:
- Oral Presentations
- Poster Presentations
The Program Committee will select appropriate abstracts from those submitted by the October 8 deadline. Abstracts must be submitted on the official abstract form or through the online submission system. Specific format and content requirements for the abstracts are noted on the form. An electronic copy of the presenting author’s curriculum vitae and abstract file must be attached to the original abstract form. Questions regarding AAFS abstract submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abstracts should NOT be written in the first person. Your abstract should be informative, containing:
- A short, specific title.
- The Learning Overview.
- A sentence statement of the paper’s hypothesis or proposition.
- A brief synopsis of the content, or statement of the methods, whichever is pertinent.
- A summary of the results obtained, if pertinent.
- A general statement of conclusion, if possible.
- A minimum of one-half page, single-spaced (approximately 400 words) to a maximum of one full page (approximately 700 words) in length. Abstracts exceeding the full page maximum will not be printed in the AAFS Proceedings.
- Three Key Words.
- A brief statement of how your presentation will impact the attendees in terms of: competence (ability), performance (competence put into “action”), or patient outcomes (if applicable).
- Complete the Post Graduate Institute for Medicine Conflict of Interest Reporting Form for Faculty, Planners, and Managers of CME/CE Activities for each author/co-author listed on the paper.
Your abstract must be typed and submitted in a legible format following the instructions provided below:
- On the Abstract form or through the online submission system the title, names of authors with respective degree(s), and addresses must be stated exactly as you wish them to appear in the Program. Indicate with an asterisk (*) who will be presenting.
- Type all material, including title, in upper and lower case; capitalize and punctuate exactly as you wish the abstract to appear.
- Exercise care in preparing the abstract. If unsuitable for publication as received, the abstract will be returned to the author for correction, revision, or completion.
- 400 word minimum to 700 word maximum.
- No boxes, frames, or lines.
- File Format: Microsoft® Word .doc or .docx
- References/Footnotes: do not put in the header or footer of the document.
- Remove editing comments, notes, etc., and accept tracked changes in the document prior to saving and submitting.
Internet Browser Recommendation
AAFS recommends the use of Google Chrome, Safari, or Mozilla Firefox for the submission of abstracts. Internet Explorer will work in most cases; however, a small percentage of users have experienced issues accessing buttons or navigating through the system. Should you experience issues, try changing browser types to access your user profile in order to submit your proposal for presentation.
- Notification letters will be mailed to all presenting authors by mid-November prior to the meeting. Meeting registration materials will be sent to presenting authors.
- Presenting authors who have opted in for “Go Green” notifications will receive their notification letters via email. Notification emails will be sent to the email address in the presenting author’s AAFS Account Web account by mid-November prior to the meeting. Meeting registration materials will be sent to presenting authors.
- All speakers and presenters (oral or poster) are required to register for the annual meeting. If your abstract is accepted for presentation, you will be required to pay the basic registration fee for the annual meeting.
Commercial & Conflict of Interest
Commercial Interests are any proprietary entity producing goods or services, as well as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients. Providers of clinical service directly to patients are not considered commercial interests.
Conflict of Interest
Journal of Forensic Sciences
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