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21-Aug-2014

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Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan
press@ashg.org
301-634-7346
American Society of Human Genetics
@GeneticsSociety

American Society of Human Genetics 2014 Annual Meeting

WHEN:

Saturday to Wednesday, Oct. 18-22, 2014

WHERE:

San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

WHAT:

Invited and platform (oral) sessions and other presentations of the latest research in human genetics. Examples of sessions include:

Opening plenary session featuring high-scoring abstracts on rare genetic variants in health and disease, the genetics of various cancers, and treatment for sun sensitivity (Saturday, Oct. 18, 5:30-7:30 pm)

Crowdsourced genetics: Citizen genealogists jointly developing a family tree of millions, gamers teaming up to characterize protein folding, large-group studies combining genetic and clinical data, and crowd funding to tackle prion disease (Sunday, Oct. 19, 10:00 am-12:00 pm)

Novel findings on the genetics of autism, intellectual disability, seizures migraines, and other aspects of neurological and mental health, and how they may be leveraged into treatment (Sunday, Oct. 19, 1:30-3:30 pm)

Big data and innovations in translating large genetic and genomic datasets into new biological insights and more personalized care, including specific areas such as heart disease (Monday, Oct. 20, 10:30 am-12:30 pm)

Emerging ethical, legal, and social issues including privacy of genetic data, informed consent for genetic studies, and actionable ways to communicate results (Monday, Oct. 20, 4:30-6:30 pm)

Joint panel discussion with the European Society of Human Genetics on evolving uncertainties, complexities, and challenges in genomic medicine (Tuesday, Oct. 21, 8:30-10:00 am)

#ASHG14 Tweetup, an informal gathering for drinks, appetizers and conversation among people using social media at the meeting (Saturday, Oct. 18, 7:30-9:30 pm)

HOW:

Advance press registration: http://www.ashg.org/2014meeting/press/registration.shtml

Press policies and guidelines: http://www.ashg.org/2014meeting/pages/press_guidelines.shtml

Hotel reservations: If you plan to make hotel reservations, ASHG recommends that you do so now: http://www.ashg.org/2014meeting/pages/hotel.shtml

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http://www.ashg.org/2014meeting/



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