Discover the newest advances in DNA forensics from top experts in the field.

Do you ever feel like you or your lab are the only ones struggling with certain questions? Maybe it’s how to implement probabilistic genotyping, or maybe you would like to feel more confident when testifying. Are you nervous that massively parallel sequencing will become more mainstream, and that you won’t be ready?

Imagine attending the largest annual meeting focusing entirely on DNA forensics. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with industry leaders, exhibitors in the field, and over 900 attendees just like you. You’ll discover that you’re not alone, and will leave with a renewed passion for your work and solutions to everyday challenges you experience. It all happens September 23-26, 2019 in Palm Springs, California!

What can you expect?

Learn about emerging technologies from experts in the fieldLearn about emerging technologies from experts in the field

Learn about emerging technologies from experts in the field

Your registration includes two and a half days of General Sessions talks featuring industry leaders and emerging technologies. Previous topics have included probabilistic genotyping, validation tips, phenotyping, genetic genealogy, CODIS updates, Rapid DNA, reducing the sexual assault backlog, familial searching, and obtaining results from a degraded or limited sample. You’ll also have access to two scientific poster sessions including over 120 presentations.

An exhibit hall featuring 50+ vendors in the forensic fieldAn exhibit hall featuring 50+ vendors in the forensic field

An exhibit hall featuring 50+ vendors in the forensic field

Discover new products being introduced to the forensic market and meet with vendors from around the world. Dedicated time will be set aside each day of the conference, so that you won’t miss a minute of the talks. Vendor showcases on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning will allow for in-depth presentations of product offerings.

A focus on networkingA focus on networking

A focus on networking

Spend Monday and Wednesday evenings connecting with fellow attendees just like you, and building relationships that will last for year. Monday evening begins with the Welcome Reception, and is followed by a more intimate gathering at the Pub Quiz. Let your hair down on Wednesday evening for dinner and dancing at. Or, if you are facing a particular challenge, meet up with your colleagues for the focused topic lunches to find a solution.

Pre and Post-Conference WorkshopsPre and Post-Conference Workshops

Pre and Post-Conference Workshops

For more in-depth training, full and half-day workshops will be held before and after the symposium. Previous workshop topics included Likelihood Ratios and Probabilistic Genotyping, Expert Witness Testimony, Mindfulness for Forensic Professionals, Detecting and Resolving Errors in Forensic Testing, Validation and Mixture Interpretation SOPs, and NGS/MPS.

"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

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors!