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The 35th International Symposium on Human Identification (ISHI) invites abstract submissions from the global community of professionals and researchers specializing in DNA forensics.

Key Dates:

  • Abstract Submission Opens: February 1, 2024
  • Abstract Submission Deadlines:
    • Oral Presentation: June 9, 2024
    • Interesting Case Presentation: June 9, 2024
    • Poster Presentation: July 7, 2024
  • Notification of Acceptance for Oral and Interesting Case Presentation: July 5, 2024
  • Symposium Dates: September 23-26, 2024

Submission Topics:

We welcome submissions that explore diverse aspects of DNA forensics, including but not limited to:
  • Advanced DNA Profiling Techniques
  • Emerging Technologies in Forensic Genetics
  • DNA Database and Privacy Concerns
  • Cold Case Investigations and DNA
  • Ethical Implications in Forensic DNA Analysis
  • Case studies and Real-World Applications
  • Tips for Testifying
  • Addressing the Backlog
  • Activity Level Questions

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

  • Length: Abstracts should not exceed 700 words.
  • Format: Please submit in a Word document
  • Language: Submissions must be in English.
  • Author Information: Include names and affiliations all contributing authors.

Review and Selection Process:

Submitted abstracts will undergo a peer-review process by experts specializing in DNA forensics. All proposals will be selected based on perceived interest to the forensic community. Abstract proposals should be non-commercial and focused on educating forensic scientists on topics that will improve their technical, legal or policy knowledge.


For any questions regarding the abstract submission, please contact Tara Luther (

We eagerly anticipate your contributions and insights into the evolving world of DNA forensics. Your expertise is crucial in shaping the future of forensic science and human identification. You will be using this form to provide your contact information and your required submission details for review.

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