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Tuesday, October 11
Undergraduate Faculty Genetics Education Workshop
8:00 am – 3:00 pm (Room 519, Level 5)
(Separate advance registration required.)
This is a special session for undergraduate faculty organized by the AS
Undergraduate Subcommittee. The workshop will cover human genetics conte
and strategies for student-centered instruction for undergraduate faculty who tea
genetics. The overarching goal is to encourage effective teaching of human geneti
so that it contributes to improving the genetic literacy of students. The featur
speaker this year is Kevin Davies, and pedagogy topics will include multiple-choi
question design, interactive teaching, and learning objectives. Breakfast and lun
will be served. For further information, contact Donna Green at
The registration fee is not refundable
High School Workshop (for Montreal students and teachers)
8:15 am – 2:30 pm (Room 524, Level 5)
(Separate advance sign-up required.)
The High School Workshop is organized by the ASHG Information and Educati
Committee. Students and teachers will interact with genetics researchers and lea
about the field of human genetics. The workshop will include several inquiry-orient
genetics lessons on risk, newborn screening, DNA forensics, epigenetics, compl
traits, and family history. Two breakout sessions will be conducted in French as w
as English.
Genetics, Primary Care, and Developing Countries Workshop
8:00 am – 4:30 pm (McGill University)
(By application and invitation only.)
This full-day workshop on genetics in developing countries is organized by t
International Genetics Education Network (IGEN), hosted by Genome Quebec
McGill University, and sponsored, in part, by ASHG. The workshop will bring togeth
teams from developing countries to consider the integration of genetic medici
into mainstream clinical practice and to develop general plans for the improveme
of genetics education and practice in each country. Each team will comprise
clinical geneticist and a non-geneticist physician.
Opening Ceremony and Welcoming Remarks
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Room 210, Level 2
Prepare to be “wowed” by the opening act: a performance by the artists from Cirq
Éloize. They have channeled their talent and creativity into a customized 15-minu
high-energy genetics-themed show just for you. Following the performance will
opening remarks from distinguished leaders of the Congress as well as lo
dignitaries. See page 97 for further details.