Submission Deadline: January 15, 2012

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Office of Justice Programs and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Laboratory Division are co-sponsoring the Impression and Pattern Evidence Symposium (IPES), to be held August 6-9, 2012, in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

This year's theme is Recognize, Develop, and Implement: Building on our Foundations.

They are now soliciting abstracts for posters, platform presentations, and workshops from all impression and pattern evidence disciplines, including the following:

  • Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
  • Fingerprint / Friction Ridges
  • Firearms and Toolmarks
  • Footwear and Tire Impressions
  • Questioned Documents
  • Other Impression and Pattern Evidence

Travel and lodging support will be provided for the primary presenter or accepted abstracts, invited guests, and committee members within the United States. Registration for the symposium will open in April 2012. For registration information about the symposium and to submit your abstract online, please visit the website at www.forensiccoe.org/ipes. Symposium materials will be available 1 week prior to the event date.