Council on Forensic Sciences
The Council on Forensic Sciences (CFS) is a not-for-profit organization which holds Council status within the American Chiropractic Association. The CFS provides graduate and postdoctoral needs-based educational activities in forensic sciences for forensic examiners.
Upcoming Events

CFS 2014 Annual Fall Conference
October 9-11, 2014
The Oak Brook Hills Marriott
3500 Midwest Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523
Phone: (630) 850-5555

Opening Day Workshop

Read about previous Annual Convention Programs

About CFS

American Board of Forensic Professionals (ABFP) Certification

About the CFS
ABFP Certification

Contact the CFS

Student Member Resources

Due to popular demand, the Council on Forensic Sciences has created a unique opportunity for Student ACA (SACA) members interested in the field of forensic sciences. FREE CFS student membership is contingent upon current student membership in the American Chiropractic Association.

Student Application

Questions about your student membership? Contact your local SACA representative or the ACA at www.ACAtoday.com

Student Member Benefits

Student Forensic Sciences Committee

In an effort to encourage collaboration and promote the growth and interest in the practice of forensics (application of medical facts to legal issues and/or proceedings) within the chiropractic profession, the ACA Council on Forensics Sciences (CFS) is in the process of developing a Student ACA (SACA) Forensic Sciences Committee. This student committee will assist the CFS in accomplishing its mission by promoting high standards in professional ethics and quality of examination and by carrying out a dynamic strategic plan to help ensure the professional growth and success of chiropractic students and future forensic examiners.

If you are a CFS student member and are interested in this committee please contact:

Clayton W. Hopkins, DC, DABFP
6231 66th Street North
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
Phone: 727-544-3330
Fax: 727-544-3221
Email: hclinic@tampabay.rr.com
Website: www.hopkinsclinic.com

Educational Symposiums

Each year we participate in a symposium in which you will learn up-to-date information and skill sets relating to the field of forensic sciences. You will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with your future peers, have a voice in the election of your representative to the CFS Executive Board and more. Registration Discounts are offered to current SACA Members. Additionally, the CFS participates in ACAā€™s educational program at the National Chiropractic Legislative Conference (NCLC) in Washington, DC.

National Office Assistance

If you require information or just need a consultation on a forensic science related topic, we are here to meet your needs and are only a phone call away.


Student members have the opportunity to network with other members at the annual educational symposium, NCLC or any other CFS events.

Mentorship Program

We support a mentorship program for student members. Using our membership as a vehicle, student members can become engaged with experienced forensic examiners.

Recommended Readings

Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence

The Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence, Third Edition, was released September 2011 by the National Academies Press. The Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence assists federal judges in ferreting out junk science.¯ The CFS urges you to become familiar with the portions of the manual that directly address recurring issues in the types of litigation in which you may be involved in after graduation.

The manual is free for downloading and online reading at http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13163

Federal Rules of Evidence

The Federal Rules of Evidence (FRE) is a set of rules which regard the manners in which evidence might be allowed into trials, and might function within trials, within the federal court system, specifically (do not control the rules of evidence with regard to state courts). The FRE are designed to provide a fair and balanced basic framework in which the jury can understand how it should be considering different pieces of evidence, and what exact evidence should be allowed into consideration.

The FRE were restyled¯ by amendments effective December 1, 2011. The amendments were intended to make the rules easier to use and were not intended to result in substantive changes.

The Federal Evidence Review has also provided a complimentary PDF of the Text Of The Restyled Federal Rules Of Evidence, which includes direct links to the legislative history of the FRE, jump links to specific rules, and is searchable.



The CFS executive board would like to personally invite you to attend for NO COST the educational portion (no meal functions included) of the 2013 Annual Fall Conference entitled "Knowledge and Skill Building for the Chiropractic Expert." It will be held at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort Hotel 3500 Midwest Rd., Oak Brook, IL 60523 Phone: 630-850-5555

The speaker lineup should stimulate learning, good discussion and introspection about the tasks of the chiropractic forensic expert and if you are interested in critical but constructive discussion about what is currently being done in the profession.

List of topics and speakers

Registration form

You must complete the registration form and send it in (no walk ups will be allowed to attend). Please check the CFS member box and print in "student" following it.

If there are any questions, feel free to contact Dr Warren Jahn at 770-740-1999. We look forward to meeting you at the Chicagoland educational meeting and sharing our experiences within the world of forensic science.

ACF Scholarship Fund is Back!

The CFS officers strongly encourage our SACA members to apply for the annual scholarship awards from the ACF.

The American Chiropractic Foundation (ACF) of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship awards. The awards recognize academic excellence and provide financial assistance to Student ACA (SACA) members. Applicants must:

Be a current Student ACA (SACA) member in good standing at an accredited chiropractic college in the United States.
Have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
Be attending a chiropractic school full-time.

The deadline to apply will be Monday, Sept. 9, at 5:00 p.m. EDT. If you have questions, e-mail ACA's Director of Membership and SACA Liaison Lori Corker Hall at lhall@acatoday.org.

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