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.


American Academy of Forensic Sciences – Membership Levels

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Based in Austin, Texas, Danielo Perez is a forensic pathologist with experience working for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office in Chicago. Danielo Perez belongs to the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

Established in 1948, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) is a professional organization dedicated to the advancement of the forensic sciences.

There are three types of memberships available within AAFS. The first is a student affiliate membership. To become a student affiliate, the applicant must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program that would lend itself to a forensic science career. This status can be maintained for two additional years after graduation, and once a student affiliate gains employment in a forensic discipline, he or she is eligible to become a trainee affiliate.

Trainee affiliate status is granted to those who meet education requirements but do not yet have the experience required for the third status, associate member. Associate members must be actively engaged in the field and have made a significant contribution to the forensic science literature or they must have advanced forensic science in another way. They also must hold a degree from an accredited and approved university.