We’ve received a lot of questions over the years on whether or not attending the International Symposium on Human Identification is appropriate for someone in a particular career field. In most cases, if you have an interest in or work with forensic DNA typing, then the answer is yes, definitely!

Our audience is primarily comprised of Criminalists, Analysts, and Forensic Scientists ranging from those who have just entered the field to pioneers in the field. What’s unique to ISHI is that we also host many of the decision makers in the field, from Technical Leaders and Supervisors to Lab Directors and CEOs.


Will I receive a certificate of participation?


Yes, you will be able to download certificates of participation for the ISHI 32 General Sessions presentations and the workshops attended.


What is the ticket price to attend?


Pricing will vary depending upon whether ISHI is held in-person or virtually. We will update the website accordingly.


what payment types are accepted?


We accept VISA, Mastercard, and American Express debit and credit cards, check payments, purchase orders, ACH, and wire transfers. Please make checks payable to “Promega” (attn: ISHI 32) and send to PO Box 689768, Chicago, IL 60695-9768. Please contact Sharon Zelanka for wire transfer instructions. When submitting payment, please include your registration ID or other identifying information so that we can be sure to apply your payment to the correct account.


Do I need to pay at the time of registration?


No! You can make payment at a later date by logging into your account, or can pay at the event at the Registration Desk. This allows you to register at the early rate and pay at a later time. When paying later, make sure to check the appropriate payment option. If you do not select a payment option, your registration will not be complete.


Can I purchase multiple tickets?


Absolutely! During the registration process, you can register multiple individuals and pay with the same payment method. If you need an invoice created with all members of your group included, please email Sharon Zelanka.

I registered but would like to cancel. What are my options?


We’re sorry to hear that you won’t be able to join us! In the event that you need to cancel your registration for the general session or workshops, you will receive a full refund. Substitutions are available at any time. For questions please contact Sharon Zelanka.


Will ISHI be a virtual event next year?


At this time, we anticipate ISHI 32 will be held as an in-person event at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida on September 14-17, 2021. We are closely monitoring the pandemic and will hold ISHI virtually if it is not safe to meet in person.


Where can I find abstracts from previous symposia?


Abstracts for both oral and poster presentations are available on the Promega webpage dating back to the 9th ISHI.


I still have questions – who can I contact?

We’d love to help! Please contact Sharon Zelanka with any additional questions.