About ISHI

For the past 27 years the International Symposium on Human Identification has been witness to new technologies, changing policies, and trends in forensics. It’s all happening October 2-5, 2017 in Seattle WA!

Registration for ISHI is $775, and students are able to register at a discounted rate of $575. Those interested in attending only the workshops do not need to pay the full registration rate, and can simply pay for the workshops attended. Register before August 1st to save $100 off of the standard registration cost!

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


What Kind of Forensic Scientist are You?

Are you the Eager Beaver? Or maybe the Queen Bee? Find out what kind of Forensic Scientist you are by taking our 10 question quiz here and then share with your labmates!

What kind of forensic scientist are you

Save the Date!

We’re excited to announce that the 29th International Symposium on Human Identification will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ September 24-27, 2018. Never been to Phoenix? Learn more here.

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If interest is sufficient, an ABC exam on Molecular Biology Certification will be offered in conjunction with ISHI on Sunday, October 1st from 1:00-5:00pm. Please indicate your interest in participating.

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Submit An Abstract

The ISHI organizing committee invites interested parties to submit abstracts for oral, interesting case, or poster presentation. Oral abstracts and interesting case submissions must be received by June 11, 2017.

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