Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission Information

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We're always seeking workshop, special research projects and general session presentation abstracts for our upcoming conferences. Please review the following information describing each opportunity as well as the funding/reimbursement details that the NWAFS offers for your contribution to our program. Thank you!


Workshops may be full day or half day and may include informative lectures or practicals or a combination of both.

Special Research Projects

These research projects are small, focused, one-day projects that conduct baseline research on a selected forensic question. The observations and data generated will then be presented during the general session at the end of the week and formally published (after peer review) in the NWAFS Crime Scene publication. Each member of the work group will be under the direction of the Mentor and will contribute to setting up, recording and preparing the research for presentation/publication.

General Session Presentations

Present an interesting case, any new techniques/trends, unique evidence, research projects or different uses of existing technologies/equipment during our general session portion of the meeting. Each presenter will be allotted 15-60 minutes.


Workshops and Special Research Project abstracts must be submitted by April 1st. General Session Presentation abstracts must be submitted by August 1st.

Funding Details

Full Day Workshop or Mentoring Special Research Project

Hotel – 2 days covered

Per Diem – 2 days covered

Travel reimbursement

Half off meeting registration*

Half Day Workshop

Hotel – 1 day covered

Per Diem – 1 day covered

Travel reimbursement

Half off meeting registration*

One Technical Session Presentation

Half off meeting registration

*You must still pay for attending other workshops.

Please be aware that a workshop and/or project may be subject to cancellation due to low registration. The NWAFS Seminar Planning Committee will inform registrants of any cancellations and will accommodate workshop/project substitutions or a refund of fees.