Fresh Ideas in Forensics at 2017 International Symposium on Human Identification

Experience fresh ideas in forensics at the 28th International Symposium on Human Identification. For more than a quarter century, ISHI has brought together forensic scientists from around the world to discuss and debate the current state of DNA analysis for human identification. This year’s symposium will be October 2-5, 2017, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington. More than 900 scientific experts and DNA analysts are expected to gather to share the latest technologies, announce new product concepts, and debate policy issues. The symposium is open to all practitioners and suppliers of DNA analysis for human identification.

The general session will kick off with a keynote address by Michael Capuzzo, bestselling author of The Murder Room. His talk will illuminate the work of the Vidocq Society, an exclusive group of criminalists from multiple disciplines who work to solve the coldest of cases. Additional talks during the two and a half day general session will cover the latest advances in DNA technology, updates on forensic policy and interesting cases solved with DNA.

Two poster/exhibit sessions will be scheduled during the conference. Over 100 scientific posters covering every aspect of DNA forensics will be presented during this time. Presenting a scientific poster is a great way to share your work with the forensic community.

In addition to the scientific program, attendees can participate in one or more of the ten workshops offered before and after the conference on topics designed to enhance practical knowledge and foster career growth. Topics include: Identifying and Correcting Laboratory Errors, Preparing to be an Expert Witness, Body Fluid Identification, and more.

ISHI registration includes all symposium materials, admission to the general session, poster and exhibits sessions and networking events. Breakfast, lunch, and breaks are included in the symposium registration fee. Networking events include the Welcome Reception, optional Pub Quiz at Pike Brewing Company and dinner event at the Museum of Flight.

More than 60 suppliers will be represented on the ISHI exhibit floor, showcasing products for every step of DNA analysis. The exhibit hall will be used for breakfast, breaks, and poster sessions and is adjacent to the lunch space. Exhibit space includes two full conference registrations including access to the general session, meal functions and networking events. A limited number of exhibit spaces are still available.

Visit the official conference website to learn more about the agenda, submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation, book an exhibit or register to attend the conference. 

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