Exhibitor and Attendee Registration opens in February, 2019.

You can't miss ISHI, here's why.

The International Symposium on Human Identification has been witness to
new technologies, changing policies, and trends in forensics. It’s all happening at the Palm Springs Convention Center September 23-26, 2019!

2018 Keynote – The Golden Age of Genomics

Andrew Hessel, Humane Genomics, Inc.

Modern genomics, rooted in the understanding that DNA is genetic material, is a mere 150 years old. Many breakthroughs have been made – the identification of the nucleic acid bases, the structure of the double helix, the cracking the genetic code, DNA sequencing – just to list a few. The field is littered with Nobel prizes. Now we’re entering the golden age of genomics, where DNA reading, analysis, and genetic design are being supercharged by digital technologies. The implications for humanity and the environments that we touch are nothing less than profound.



Are you interested in presenting a workshop at ISHI? Both half day (3 hour) and full day workshops will be offered next year. Successful workshops will address a topic that is timely and important for the intended audience and include learning objectives that are clear and appropriate with a format that is interactive without a commercial bias.Workshop proposals are due no later than January 11, 2019.

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ISHI’s 30th anniversary will be held at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Once the home to The Rat Pack, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, and Lucille Ball, Palm Springs now boasts a variety of restaurants, shops, spas, and attractions – all within minutes of the Convention Center.



Exhibit at ISHI and introduce your products and services to upwards of 1000 forensic scientists from around the world. You’ll reach decision makers who purchase products and services related to all aspects of forensic DNA. Registration opens in February, 2019.

"ISHI is one of the premier meetings that focuses on forensic genetics. One has an opportunity to see what work is being done now and what is in the future. Most importantly it is the best meeting for getting with colleagues who share a common interest (which in turn means more exchange and a better learning experience)."Bruce Budowle // University of North Texas Health Science Center

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