AAFS Offers Young Forensic Scientists Scholarship

 

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An experienced forensic pathologist residing in Austin, Texas, Dr. Danielo Perez has provided services over the years to many counties in the state that don’t have medical examiners of their own. Committed to the advancement of his participation outside of his work in Austin, Dr. Danielo Perez is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Scientists (AAFS).

The AAFS recently highlighted an opportunity for AAFS members and affiliates to travel for an international presentation at the Brazilian Academy of Forensic Sciences (BAFS) Second interFORENSICS Conference in May 2019. AAFS is offering the Young Forensic Scientists Scholarship, which will cover the cost of the trip, to student/trainee affiliates, as well as associate members and members who are 35 or younger.

Those interested can submit their 500-word or less applications in either English or Portuguese to the conference’s online portal at interforensics.com/en. A panel of AAFS/Forensic Sciences Foundation jurors will review all applications and choose three submissions to receive scholarship funding. The deadline for all applications is March 1, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. EST.

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Preparing for the AAFS 71st-annual Scientific Meeting

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An anatomic and forensic pathologist in Austin, Texas, Danielo Perez has extensive experience identifying the causes of unexplained deaths for public agencies and private clients. Currently working on launching a pathology consulting business from his residence in Austin, Danielo Perez maintains membership in professional organizations such as the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS).

With members across all 50 states and in 70 nations across the globe, AAFS services a diverse range of forensic professionals in areas ranging from psychiatry and medicine to physics and engineering. Every year, the organization hosts its annual Scientific Meeting to provide attendees with opportunities for education, professional development, and networking.

The AAFS 71st-annual Scientific Meeting will take place in Baltimore, Maryland, at the Baltimore Convention Center from February 18-23, 2019. It will focus on a three-fold theme of diligence in work, dedication to attending to small technicalities, and devotion to the profession. New features for 2019 include a new conference center in the exhibit hall available for demonstrations and brief meetings between clients and exhibitors.