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ICITAP Leads International Delegation at AAFS Annual Meeting

On February 21, ICITAP’s Senior Forensic Advisor concluded ICITAP’s participation at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in Anaheim, CA. This year’s event was titled “Crossing Borders.” ICITAP led a delegation of 20 international participants from Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Nepal and Montenegro. Each February, the AAFS scientific meeting gathers together approximately 5,000 world-renowned professionals to present the most current information, research, and updates in their fields. More than 900 scientific papers, seminars, workshops, and other special sessions are presented. In addition, approximately 150 exhibitors showcase the cutting-edge technology and services of this ever-changing profession. A presentation of interest for the ICITAP delegation was delivered by the Clark County Coroner/Medical Examiner’s Office, which handled the October 1, 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas – the deadliest incident of its kind in modern U.S. history. The presenter emphasized the interdisciplinary efforts of the different agencies involved and the various deployment areas necessary during a mass fatality incident. In addition, the delegation appreciated the FBI's overview of their Next Generation Identification and Facial Recognition Programs, along with the FBI’s Rapid DNA expansion of the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) into the booking station. participation at the AAFS Meeting is with the support of and in coordination with the U.S. Department of State.

Updated August 11, 2023