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!

Pre-registration for workshops is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. On-site registrants cannot be guaranteed admittance.

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.

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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. Also, mark your calendars for October 2-5, 2017 for ISHI 28 in Seattle, Washington! More information will be coming soon.


Get to know the ISHI 26 speakers!

While the forensic community is a tight-knit group, we can always get a little closer, right? With that in mind, we asked our speakers some questions to get to know them a little better outside of their work. We’ll be posting their responses over the coming months in a feature we like to call Under the Microscope. Read our first installment with Dr. Bruce Budowle!

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Update on Biology/DNA Scientific Area Committee Activities

A short overview of the OSAC structure and goals, followed by a status update of the various action items from each of the three Biology/DNA subcommittees will be presented during the General Sessions on Wednesday. This presentation will be followed on Thursday morning by a public 90 minute question and answer session in which members of the SAC will receive comments and/or respond to questions about the subcommittee initiatives. Full presentation details


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