The IAWA-IUFRO International Symposium: Challenges and Opportunities for Updating Wood Identification will be held on May 20-22, 2019 in Beijing, China. The symposium will be co-organized by the Research Institute of Wood Industry, Chinese Academy of Forestry and the Forest Products Laboratory, Forest Service, USA.
The topics of this symposium are: Scientific understanding to wood identification; Recent advances in various wood identification methods; Integrated application of wood identification techniques; Timber tracking & databases establishment; and forestry affirmation & forest products verification. The main objectives of the symposium are to provide an international forum for experts to exchange the latest related research advances and experiences, as well as to further discuss current focus problems, challenges and opportunities for newly developed wood identification technology.

The symposium registration and abstract submission is now available here: