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American Society of Human Genetics 2016 Annual Meeting

American Society of Human Genetics

WHEN: Tuesday to Saturday, Oct. 18-22, 2016

WHERE: Vancouver Convention Centre

999-1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 0C3

WHAT: Invited and platform (oral) sessions, posters, and other presentations of the latest research in human genetics. Examples of ASHG 2016 sessions and topics:

- Plenary sessions featuring high-scoring abstracts on cancer and aging, large-scale genome sequencing studies, the use of electronic health records in genetics research, and more (Tuesday, Oct. 18, 5:00-6:20 pm; Wednesday, Oct. 19, 4:30-5:50 pm; and Friday, Oct. 21, 4:30-5:50 pm)

- Invited sessions on CRISPR/Cas9 and gene editing, developments in DNA forensics, effects of natural selection on the modern human genome, genetics education and public engagement, genetic counseling, and translation of research into the clinic (Wednesday, Oct. 19, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, and Friday, Oct. 21, 11:00 am-1:00 pm)

- Genetics of obesity and body fat distribution, including data from diverse, international populations (Wednesday, Oct. 19, 9:00-10:30 am)

- Insights from very large cohorts (Wednesday, Oct. 19, 9:00-10:30 am, and Thursday, Oct. 20, 11:00 am-1:00 pm)

- Integration and usefulness of whole genome/exome sequencing in the clinic, plus related issues of patient expectations, costs, and carrier screening (Wednesday, Oct. 19, 9:00-10:30 am; Friday, Oct. 21, 9:00-10:30 am, and Saturday, Oct. 22, 9:00-10:00 am)

- Genes and mechanisms (Friday, Oct. 21, 9:00-10:30 am) and therapeutic developments (Thursday, Oct. 20, 11:00 am-1:00 pm) related to neurological disease

- Diagnostics for hereditary (Thursday, Oct. 20, 11:00 am-1:00 pm) and somatic cancers (Saturday, Oct. 22, 9:00-10:00 am)

- Heart health and disease, as affected by single-gene mutations (Friday, Oct. 21, 9:00-10:30 am) and genetic expression (Saturday, Oct. 22, 10:15-11:30 am)

- Mosaicism and disease, from origins of mutations through resulting phenotypes and testing recommendations (Saturday, Oct. 22, 10:15-11:30 am)

- Joint symposium with the American Physiological Society on the intersection between genetics and physiology, with a spotlight on cardiovascular diseases (Tuesday, Oct. 18, 1:00-4:00 pm)

- #ASHG16 Tweetup, an informal gathering for drinks, appetizers and conversation among people using social media at the meeting (Thursday, Oct. 20, 6:30-8:30 pm, Mahony & Sons)


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