2022 International Symposium on Human Identification (ISHI) Keynote DeNeen L. Brown describes the search for victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

MADISON, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–More than 1,000 forensic DNA experts and law enforcement professionals from around the world will gather at the International Symposium on Human Identification (ISHI) October 31-November 3 in Washington D.C. Keynote Speaker DeNeen L. Brown, journalist at The Washington Post, will discuss the Red Summer of 1919, when a reign of racist massacres swept over 25 American cities, and the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. Brown’s reporting prompted the city of Tulsa to reopen an investigation on the search for mass graves of black people killed in the massacre. In 2020, scientists discovered a mass grave in the city’s public cemetery.

“These pieces of history are so tragic and horrific, and they impacted real, living people,” Brown says. “I hope the forensic pathologists in the audience can connect with those missing pieces of history…and then leave this place inspired to do the work, to pursue justice, to connect the dots of history.”

WHAT: ISHI is a forum for sharing emerging technologies, evolving policies and advances in forensic DNA science. Promega Corporation, a leader in providing innovative solutions and technical support to the life science industry, including products for DNA-based human identification, has sponsored ISHI for 33 years.

In addition to the keynote, ISHI33 will cover:

  • Using Rapid DNA to Identify Victims of Surfside Condominium Collapse

  • How the Innocence Project Brings Justice to Those Wrongly Convicted

  • Identification of victims on the ground of the conflict in Ukraine

  • Best Practices and Application of Forensic Genetic Genealogy

  • The DNA Justice Project, which prevents sexual assault by clearing DNA backlogs

  • Project Prism, identification of Toronto’s missing men

WHEN: October 31 – November 3, 2022

WHERE: Washington D.C.; Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center

WHO: ISHI attracts forensic experts representing more than 40 countries and a variety of professions, including forensic scientists, researchers, laboratory managers, CODIS analysts and forensic pathologists to discuss the latest advances in forensic DNA analysis. legal. Media are welcome to attend and must register in advance.

THE WEB: Visit www.ishinews.com for agenda, registration and updates.

About Promega Corporation

This symposium for forensic experts and vendors is brought to you by Promega Corporation, a leader in providing innovative solutions and technical support to the life science industry, including products for human identification based on DNA. The company’s portfolio of more than 4,000 products supports a range of life science work in areas such as cell biology; DNA, RNA and protein analysis; drug development; human identification and molecular diagnosis. For more than 40 years, these tools and technologies have grown in their application and are used today by scientists and technicians in laboratories for academic and government research, forensics, pharmaceuticals, clinical diagnostics and agricultural and environmental tests. Promega is headquartered in Madison, WI, USA, with branches in 16 countries and over 50 global distributors. For more information, visit www.promega.com and connect with Promega on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, instagram and Promega connections Blog.

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