Information for the 2019
VFSA Annual Retraining Seminar in Virginia Beach.


Virginia Forensic Science Academy / Annual Retraining Seminar

Virginia Beach, Virginia / August 28 – 30, 2019

Registration is now open for the VFSAAA / Annual Retraining Seminar.  The seminar will be held at Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 5700 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. 



 This program is designed to keep Virginia Forensic Science Academy graduates abreast of changes in the expanding field of forensic science. In addition to providing updates concerning laboratory topics, case studies addressing situations encountered at actual crime scenes will be presented as well as a legal update. There will be a Manufacturer/Retailer Exhibit, sponsored by the Alumni Association that will allow graduates to see some of the newest developments in crime scene search equipment.

Graduates interested in sharing their knowledge of new methods, techniques or resources they have found particularly useful or any experience and knowledge gained by a particular case, please contact Jeff Dwyer at 804-588-4144. Suggestions for presenters from outside our group ae also welcome.

 SOCIAL (August 29, 2019): Social tickets will be $15.00 each and sold on a “first come, first serve” basis beginning Wednesday, August 28th.  If you plan on attending the Social, please purchase your tickets as soon as possible, only 125 tickets will be supplied. 

 Registration will be on-line and information will be posted under Course Resources as it becomes available.  Once you have registered, please continue to refer back to the website for updated information.  Please go to the following website address to register,, and select the VFSA Annual Retraining tab. 

The event password for this event isPLEASE CONTACT FHATIMA SHANDS FOR THE PASSWORD 

Registration will be open until August 19, 2019, at 5:00 PM.

 Please remember, that you must have a valid email address to complete your application and follow the instructions to create a profile.  In the field for “Middle Initial”, input a hyphen (-) if you do not have one since it is a required field.  If you have already created a profile, you need only to log-in after entering the Event Password above.  Please be patient as we work through the scheduling for the seminar. As always, you will be updated via email of any pertinent information; otherwise, information will be posted under “Course Resources” as it becomes available.  If you have any questions or problems submitting an application, please feel free to contact me. (Fhatima Shands


Information on Retraining 2019, which will held in Virginia Beach, August 27th thru August 30th 2019, will be added as it is received. Click on the links listed below for additional information. 

1. VFSAAA Dues Form 2019-2020

2. VFSAAA Benson Application 2019

3. VFSAAA Novelty T-Shirt Flyer 2019

4. VFSAAA Annual Award Flyer 2019

5. VFSAAA Hotel Information Retraining 2019

6. VFSAAA 2019-2020 Board of Directors Nomination Slate

7. 2019 Dan Grinnan Golf Tournament Flyer

8. 2019 Dan Grinnan Golf Tournament Registration Form



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