Seattle, Washington - Please join the upcoming Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC) Behind-the-Scenes Look meeting taking place in Seattle, WA, February 20, 2018 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel as part of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) annual meeting.

The Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science works to strengthen the nation’s use of forensic science by facilitating the development of scientifically sound forensic science standards and by promoting the adoption of those standards by the forensic science community. OSAC has over 550 members and 250 affiliates that work together to develop and evaluate forensic science standards via a transparent, consensus-based process that allows for participation and comment by all stakeholders. 

This event will feature presentations from the Chairs of the five Scientific Area Committees (SAC), three Resource Committees, Statistics Task Group, and Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB). Each presenter will describe their OSAC unit’s activities including the latest standards under development, research gaps identified, challenges being addressed, and priorities for 2018. The public will be offered an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback after each presentation. All presentations and questions from the audience will be webcast live and archived for future on-demand viewing.

Save the Date! Registration for onsite attendance and webcast viewing will open in Mid-January.