Formed in 2000, the Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations is an association of six forensic science professional organizations: American Academy of Forensic Sciences; American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors; International Association for Identification; International Association of Forensic Nurses; National Association of Medical Examiners; and Society of Forensic Toxicologists / American Board of Forensic Toxicology. These professional organizations together represent more than 15,000 forensic science professionals across the United States.