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will also be announced during the business meeting. See page 113 for a compl
description of this session.
Thursday, October 13
ASHG Curt Stern Award Presentation
12:30 pm – 12:45 pm, Room 210, Level 2
David Altshuler will be presented with this year’s 2011 ASHG
Curt Stern Award
Aravinda Chakravarti. A short acceptance lecture is scheduled. This award is present
annually to recognize outstanding scientific achievements in human genetics occurri
in the last 10 years. See page 124 for a complete description of this session.
ASHG William Allan Award Presentation
12:45 pm – 1:15 pm, Room 210, Level 2
John Opitz will be presented with the 2011 ASHG’s
William Allan Award
by M
Muenke
.
A short acceptance lecture is scheduled. The Allan Award is present
annually to recognize substantial and far-reaching scientific contributions to hum
genetics, carried out over a sustained period of scientific inquiry and productivity. S
page 125 for a complete description of this session.
Gruber Genetics Prize Presentation
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm, Room 210, Level 2
Ronald Davis will be presented with this year’s Gruber Genetics Prize. An acceptan
lecture is scheduled. The Gruber Genetics Prize honors scientists for distinguish
contributions in any realm of genetics research. See page 126 for a comple
description of this session.
Plenary Debate Session: Current and Emerging Sequencing Technologie
Changing the Practice of Medical Genetics
4:15 pm – 6:15 pm, Room 210, Level 2
This panel discussion moderated by Han Brunner will discuss the pros and cons
important issues surrounding current and emerging technologies in medical geneti
Audience participation is strongly encouraged. See page 127 for a list of paneli
and a complete description of the session.
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Trainee Development Program and Networking
Session: Working Across Borders: Finding the
Perfect Postdoc or Faculty Position in another
Country
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Room 710, Level 7
(Separate advance registration required.)
This event is organized by the ASHG Professional Development Committee. The g
of this session is to explore some of the challenges, benefits, and strategies f
studying, finding a job, and working in another country. The career histories of seve
well-traveled scientists will be highlighted as case examples and will be followed
an open-forum discussion.