Excellence in Forensic Science Management through Leadership and Innovation




                    ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS



          Presentations at ASCLD Symposium are given by members of the forensic leadership community. This year, ASCLD is looking for 60 presentations to be given by experienced speakers, long time ASCLD presenters, and first-timers. 
                         Key information regarding abstract submissions is as follows: 


                    Dates and details

  • Event theme: Inspiring Innovation
  • Event dates: April 28 - May 2, 2024
  • Event location: Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex; Birmingham, Alabama
    • All presentations are in person, no virtual options are provided. By submitting an abstract for consideration, you are promising your ability to present in person at the Symposium.
  • Abstract submissions open: August 1, 2023
  • Abstract submissions close: 11:00 PM PST September 8, 2023
    • The submission deadline is firm, and no abstract submissions or updates will be accepted after that time
  • Notification date: week of November 6, 2023

                    Submission types and themes

  • ASCLD is accepting submissions for half and full day pre-conference workshops, plenary (general and breakout) sessions, fireside chats (informal discussion groups), and poster presentations
  • ASCLD is accepting submissions in the following categories: hard science (DNA, toxicology, firearms, trace evidence, digital, fingerprint, etc.), innovation, technology, leadership, DEI, advocacy/grants/financial resources, and legal

                    Information required for submitting

  • Speaker information for every speaker and moderator that will be part of your session: contact information, headshot, personal biography
  • Session information: abstract title, abstract description as it should be publicized on the conference website
    • No edits, including spelling or grammar, will be made on your behalf

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