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MEETING INFORMATION, SERVICES AND OFFICES
ASHG/Congress Office and Meeting Logistics – Room 515, Level 5
Questions about housing, ancillary meetings, audio-visual, on-site logistics, and l
and found should be directed to this office. Telephone: 514-789-3408. The office ho
are as follows:
Tuesday, October 11
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, October 12 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, October 13
7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, October 14
7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, October 15
7:00 am – 2:00 pm
Advocates Partnership Program with Genetic Alliance
Room 513A, Level 5
In partnership with ICHG and ASHG, Genetic All iance wil l host an Advocat
Partnership Program (APP) incorporated into the Congress for leaders of advoca
organizations. Genetic Alliance will bring up to 10 individuals from the disea
advocacy community to participate in APP selected through a call for applicatio
process. Advocates representing their organizations will participate in daily exclusi
luncheon discussions and Q&A meetings with leaders of the human geneti
community and engage in thought-provoking discussions with scientists performi
work in their areas of interest. The program has led to important and exciti
collaborations between scientists and the advocacy organizations and continues
prove to be an excellent networking experience. The Program is offered thanks
generous support from Genome BC and the American Society of Human Geneti
Participants of the program are listed in the addendum.
Attire/Dress Code
Attire is business casual for Congress sessions and social events. Remember to dre
in layers and wear comfortable walking shoes.
Banking/ATM/Currency Exchange
An automatic teller machine (ATM) is located on the lower level of the Montr
Convention Center in the convenience store “Couche-Tard.” You can exchange mon
at various locations outside of the Montreal Convention Center. Please check with t
information desk (located on level 2), or your hotel for the closest locations.
Business Center
The Montreal Convention Center does not have a permanent business center. T
following options are available for vendors in the local area that will provide simi
services:
• MP Reproductions (located across the street from the Montreal Convention
Center), 210 rue de la Gauchetiere West; Tel: 514-861-8541
(
www.mpphoto.com
)
• Staples Gare Central (located under the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel),
895 rue del la Gauchetiere; Tel: 514-879-1515
• Staples Place Dupuis, 845 rue St. Catherine East; Tel: 514-843-8647