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Panel Discussion: Whole Genome Sequencing: To Do It or Not To Do It?
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm, Room 210, Level 2
Kevin Davies will moderate this panel discussion. In this exciting opening sessi
four well-known geneticists whose genomes have been sequenced will be paneli
to discuss why they decided to have their genomes sequenced and how it h
affected their lives professionally and personally. See page 98 for a list of paneli
and a complete description of this session.
Opening Reception
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Room 517, Level 5
This event is open to scientific registrants and paid guests only. The reception off
a relaxed atmosphere in which attendees can meet new colleagues and beco
reacquainted with old friends. Scientific registrants will receive one compliment
beverage ticket (which will be printed on badge sheet). Please remember to bri
your drink ticket with you to the reception. Light refreshments and a cash bar
also be offered. Bring your camera and be prepared to mingle with the perform
from Cirque Éloize.
Trainees should look for the designated Trainee Mixer area at the Openi
Reception. Trainees from McGill University will be on hand to serve
“ambassadors” to Montreal, and registered trainees will receive t
complimentary beverage tickets (which will be printed on trainee bad
sheet). Please remember to bring your drink tickets with you to the recepti
Wednesday, October 12
Plenary Session on Epigenetics
8:00 am – 10:00 am, Room 210, Level 2
In this session moderated by Yoichi Matsubara, the speakers Emma Whitelaw a
Douglas Wallace will explore multiple phenomena affecting the interplay betwe
genes and complex disease, including the role of energy systems directed by mtD
and nDNA. In addition, the stochastic establishment of epigenetic modificatio
including DNA methylation and chromatin remodeling, will be presented. See pa
98 for a complete description of this session.
Trainee-Mentor Luncheon
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm (Room 524, Level 5)
(Separate advance registration required and
admission by advance ticket purchase only.)
The Trainee-Mentor Luncheon is a wonderful opportunity for trainees (gradua
students, postdoctoral fellows and clinical fellows) in the field of human genetics
meet and talk informally with senior members of the Society about career optio
goals, and professional opportunities. The luncheon is held on the first day of t
meeting so that students can continue their discussions with these mentors at ot
times during the course of the meeting. Please see the Congress Web site for a l
of mentors. Tickets are nonrefundable.
Please remember to bring your ticket with y