About ISHI

For the past 25 years the International Symposium on Human Identification has been witness to new technologies, changing policies, and trends in forensics. You can be part of ISHI26 by organizing a workshop, giving a talk, presenting an interesting case, or submitting a scientific poster. It’s all happening October 12-15th in Grapevine, Texas.

Registration for ISHI is $755, and students are able to register at a discounted rate of $555. Those interested in attending only the workshops do not need to pay the full registration rate, and can simply pay for the workshops attended. Save $100 by registering before August 1st!

Submit an Abstract!

Share your expertise at ISHI 26 by giving a talk or presenting a scientific poster! We are now accepting abstracts for oral, interesting case, and poster presentation. Oral and interesting case abstracts must be received by June 12, 2015, and poster abstracts are due by August 1, 2015. Guidelines for submission can by found by clicking on the button below.

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Save the Date!

We’ll be in the Mid-West for ISHI27! We’re excited to announce that the 27th International Symposium on Human Identification will be held at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis September 26-29th, 2016. More information will be coming soon.


We’re scouting now for future ISHI locations. Which city would you prefer?

Atlanta, Georgia
Downtown Phoenix, Arizona
Orlando, Florida
Charlotte, North Carolina
Seattle, Washington

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Why are we Having DNA Admissibility Hearings Now?

This year’s panel discussion will be lead by Charlotte Word, Ph.D, and will also feature presentations and discussion from Robin W. Cotton, Ph.D (Boston University School of Medicine), The Honorable Ron Reinstein (retired Judge of the Superior Court of Arizona), and Clinton Hughes, J.D. Full presentation details


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