Join us at HIDS Prague, 3-4 June, 2020

We are delighted that the sixth edition of the Human Identification Solutions (HIDS) conference returns in 2020 to the vibrant city of Prague, in the heart of Europe. HIDS Prague will be consolidated as the key conference to learn, meet and network with forensic researchers, practitioners and law enforcement professionals from across the globe.

HIDS provides a unique forum for this community to meet, network and share best practices, while learning about the latest developments and trends in forensic genetics technology and its ethical aspects, DNA databases, legislation and the application of DNA in criminal investigations, to help make the world safer.

As in previous years, HIDS Prague attendance will be free of charge although total numbers will be limited to around 400. So don’t miss out, register now and share with colleagues who you think may be interested in attending.

The HIDS Prague Agenda

HIDS Prague looks set to be our biggest and best year yet.

Your full HIDS Prague agenda will be unveiled in early Spring 2020 and we are really excited about our growing lineup of speakers from around the globe. Meanwhile, here’s a quick glance at what you can look forward to in June 2020.

Experiences with low input and quality samples

DNA technologies in border control, immigration and human trafficking

Interfacing DNA and current biometric analysis

Mobile DNA analysis in the field.
Experiences with DVI cases

Automating the forensic DNA laboratory and optimizing the workflows

The role of Rapid DNA analysis in the criminal justice system

Expansion of, or new, criminal or intelligence DNA profile databases

Adoption of new forensic genetics technologies in the routine forensic DNA laboratory

Decentralisation of forensic DNA testing

Using DNA technologies to analyze high volume/property crime

Exchange ideas and network with peers

This sixth annual HIDS conference will again promote and facilitate the crucial exchange of ideas, which is vital for the evolution of forensic science. Plenary and breakout sessions will give us all the opportunity to interact with presenters and delegates alike and, as we experienced at previous HIDS events, the HIDS App will make these exchanges even easier.

It is only through the sharing of knowledge within our community that we will be able to take further strides towards our shared vision of making the world a safer place. For this purpose, we will facilitate networking among labs, territories and jobs, and maximise the value of HIDS Prague to our delegates. Make sure you pick your preferred networking topics when registering to attend the conference.

4th Annual DNA Database Hit of the Year Award

HIDS Prague will host the unveiling of the fourth DNA Database Hit of the Year Award. If you have cases that fit the award criteria, don’t hesitate to submit them via the Gordon Thomas Honeywell website

In the meantime, you can watch highlights from HIDS Rome (2018) and HIDS Kobe (2019) below.