Council on Forensic Sciences

Council on Forensic Sciences (CFS) Leadership

CFS 2024 Annual Conference

Join the ACA’s Council on Forensic Sciences at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, from September 26-28. This annual conference provides opportunities to build skills and knowledge that are relevant to chiropractic clinicians and experts. It is held in conjunction with the American College of Chiropractic Consultants.

2024 Conference Dates:
September 26-28, 2024

2024 Conference Location:
Chicago Marriot Oak Brook
1401 W 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523

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CFS Mission

The Council on Forensic Sciences (CFS) establishes and promotes educational and training parameters, improves skill sets and encourages collaboration in the practice of forensics (application of medical facts to legal issues and/or proceedings).

The CFS provides graduate and postdoctoral needs-based and evidenced-influenced educational activities, training, tools and technology recommendations to meet the current and future needs of the forensic examiner in the fields of disability determination systems or programs, impairment rating systems, independent medical examinations (IMEs), functional (work) capacity and physical assessment (Federal) systems, return to work and fitness for duty (DOT) assessment, fraud and abuse investigation, compliance issues, post payment audits, ethics issues, documentation formulation, informed consent and/or expert witness activities.

This mission is accomplished 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 Doctors of Chiropractic and other professionals.


CFS Educational Goals

  • To develop, promote and direct educational programs in forensics.
  • To sponsor seminars and courses for professionals to include transcriptable credits.
  • To publish books, manuscripts, and articles dealing with forensics.
  • To offer educational programs that will provide the necessary knowledge, skill sets and training opportunities for alliances/affiliations/organizations.
  • To establish alliances/affiliations with complementary organizations.


CFS Research Goals

  • To assist the American Board of Forensic Professional (ABFP) in formulating a job task analysis.
  • To assess the standards of professionals in the field of forensic science.
  • To assess educational and training opportunities in forensics.
  • To evaluate the utilization of forensic examiners by the justice system.
  • To determine the current status of forensic examiners in different professions.
  • To determine the effectiveness of forensic educational and training programs in affording new employment opportunities for board-certified forensic examiners having appropriate skills and educational background.


American Board of Forensic Professionals (ABFP)

The CFS recognizes the American Board of Forensic Professionals (ABFP) as its certifying board. The ABFP is the only national chiropractic organization which operates and administers board certification (300+ hours diplomate) and re-certification for forensic and impairment rating programs. The ABFP is progressing towards reaching a compliant status with the standards set forth by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) guidelines.


Become a Member of CFS

  • General Membership: $150
  • Student Membership: FREE

Or download the membership application.

Please NoteACA membership is required for membership in the ACA Council on Forensic Sciences.

For questions please contact [email protected].