Professional Organizations

It is very important that students pursuing a career in the forensic sciences should begin attending the annual and/ or semi-annual meetings of legitimate, professional forensic science organizations.

International Organizations

International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI)
2111 Baldwin Avenue
Suite 203
Crofton, MD 21114
Phone 410-451-FIRE(3473)
FAX 410-451-9049

International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts (IABPA)
President: Todd A. Thorne

International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS)
IACIS®
P.O. Box 2411
Leesburg, VA. 20177
(304) 915-0555 - Voice and Fax Number for International calls
(888) 884-2247 - Voice and Fax Number for calls within the US

International Association of Forensic Science (IAFS)
President: Duarte Nuno Vieira
(Fax) 351.239.836.470

The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT)
President: Alain G. Verstraete, MD
Laboratory of clinical Biology-Toxicology
Ghent University Hospital
De Pintelaan 185 - B-9000
Gent, Belgium

International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN)
6755 Business Parkway
Suite 303
Elkridge, MD 21075
Phone: (410) 626-7805
Fax: (410) 626-7804
Email: info@iafn.org

International Association for Identification (IAI)
President: Kevin Lawson 
International Association for Identification
2131 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 403
Hollywood, FL 33020
(954) 589-0628
Fax: (954) 589-0657

International Society for Forensic Genetics (ISFG)
President: Mechthild Prinz
Office of the Chief Med. Examiner
Dept. of Forensic Biology
421 E. 26th. St.
New York, NY 10016-6499
(Tel) 212-323-1300
(Fax) 212-323-1590 

National Organizaitons

American Academy of Forensic Psychology
Christina Pietz, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners
1900 W. Sunshine St.
Springfield, MO 65807
(Tel) 417.862.7041 x 1444
(Fax) 417.874.1633

American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) 
410 N. 21st Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
(719) 636-1100
Fax: (719) 636-1993 
Membship@aafs.org

American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD)
President: Jill Spriggs
ASCLD, Inc.
139A Technology Drive
Garner, NC 27529
Phone: (919) 773-2044
Fax: (919) 861-9930 

American Society of Forensic Odontology (ASFO) 
President: Jim Lewis
PMB #121
4414 82nd Street, Suite 212
Lubbock, Texas 79424

American Society of Questioned Document Examiners
Executive Assistant: Nanette Davis
PO Box 18298 
Long Beach, CA 90807 
(562) 901-3376 
Fax: (562) 901-3378

Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction
President: Jonathyn Priest
Bevel, Gardner & Associates, Inc.
5960 W. Milan Place
Denver, Colorado 80235
(Tel) 720-445-1974

Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners
President: Dan Gunnell
Illinois State Police Crime Lab
515 E. Woodruff
Joliet, IL 60432-1260
Phone: 815-740-3543
Fax: 815-740-2795

College of American Pathologists (CAP)
Headquarters
College of American Pathologists
325 Waukegan Road
Northfield, IL 60093-2750
800-323-4040
847-832-7000
Fax: 847-832-8000

Canadian Society of Forensic Scientists (CSFS) 
P.O. Box 37040
3332 McCarthy Road
Ottawa, ON K1V 0W0

Forensic Science Society (FSS)
Clarke House, 18A Mount Parade 
Harrogate, North Yorkshire 
HG1 1BX United Kingdom 
Telephone: +44(0)1423-506068
Fax: +44(0)1423-566391

The National Association of Medical Examiners
Denise D. McNally
Executive Director
National Association of Medical Examiners
31479 Arrow Lane
Marceline, MO  64658
660-734-1891

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, Massachusetts
USA  02169-7471
Tel: +1 617 770-3000
Fax: +1 617 770-0700
From Mexico (toll-free) 95-800-844-6058

Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT)
One MacDonald Center
1 N. MacDonald Street
Suite 15
Mesa, AZ 85201
888-866-SOFT (7638)

Regional Organizations

California Association of Criminalistics (CAC)
President: Todd Weller
Oakland Police Department Criminalistics Laboratory
455 7th St Rm 608
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 238-3386
FAX (510) 238-6555 

Forensic Sciences Student Organization
George Washington University
Department of Forensic Sciences
2100 Foxhall Road, N.W.
Somer's Hall-Lower Level
Washington, D.C. 20007
Phone: (202) 242-5758
Email: forsc@gwu.edu

Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists (MAFS) 
President: Todd Welch (2011-2012)

Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists (MAAFS)
President: Tracey Dawson Cruz

New Jersey Association of Forensic Scientists (NJAFS)
PO Box 77329
West Trenton, New Jersey 08628
E-mail: njafs@njafs.org

Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists (NEAFS) 
President: Vincent Desiderio
NEAFS PO Box 8372
Trenton, NJ 08650
Phone: 609-584-5054

Northwest Association of Forensic Scientists (NWAFS) 
Membership Secretary: Corinna Owsley
Idaho State Police - Forensic Services
700 S Stratford Dr
Meridian, ID 83642-6202
Phone: (208) 884-7170
Fax: (208) 884-7197

Southern Association of Forensic Scientists (SAFS) 
President: Laurette Rapp
Acadiana Criminalistics Laboratory
5004 W. Admiral Doyle Dr.
New Iberia, LA 70560
(367) 665-6671

Southwestern Association of Forensic Scientists (SWAFS) 
President: Pam McInnis (2011-2012)
Pasadena Police Department Regional Crime Lab - Pasadena, TX
923 Shaw 
Pasadena, TX  77506     
713-475-7866