This month I went to the AAFS www.aafs.org meeting in Las Vegas. It was a very well attended meeting with over 4200 participants and 600 international. There were many excellent papers presented and it is good to see the forensic science strengthening in the USA. As Vice president I was elected to Treasurer. I also received the Carrie Morgan Whitcomb award. Furthermore our section Digital and Multimedia Sciences organized several well attended workshop. Also as Chair of the think tank we saw many new developments that have impact on forensic science ranging from designer drugs to the dark net and drones as well as new mobile analytical techniques that are available on the crime scene. I presented two papers one on deep learning of video and one on video camera identification on social networks. Also I chaired the workshop on the leading edge of forensic science and gave a talk on digital and Multimedia services. The director of the NFI www.forensicinstitute.nl gave an excellent talk on reconnecting to forensic science and the plenary had much consensus on the near future.
It was an excellent network opportunity and I met many colleagues.