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GENERAL INFORMATION
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GENERAL INFORMATION
ABOUT THE MEETING
All events for the 62
nd
Annual Meeting of The American Society of Human Genetics
will be held at the
MosconeCenter (ConventionCenter)
,
unless otherwise indicated.
The Convention Center is located at 747 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103;
Tel: 415-974-4000. Please see page 49 for telephone numbers and hotels in the ASHG
official housing block.
All Annual Meeting details are available on the ASHG 2012 Annual Meeting Web site
at
.
The Web site will serve as the official e-publication
of the 2012 Annual Meeting.
Abstracts
Abstracts of the plenary, platform and poster presentations may be viewed online only
at the ASHG meeting Website
).
Abstracts will not
be available in print. NOTE:
Speakers in the invited sessions are not required to
provide abstracts.
Abstract Search/Itinerary Planner
For your convenience, abstract search/printing stations will be located in the
Registration Area, North Lobby of the Convention Center.
Invited Sessions
The 2012 program is highlighted by 24 invited scientific sessions that have been
scheduled over three concurrent time periods: (1) Wednesday, November 7 from 8:00
am until 10:00 am (see page 69); (2) Thursday, November 8, from 8:00 am until 10:00
am (see page 82); and (3) Saturday, November 10, from 9:40 am until 11:40 am (see
page 119).
Plenary Session Presentations (abstract-driven)
The plenary session includes a diverse set of six presentations, selected from the top-
rated abstracts submitted for this year’s annual meeting as determined by the 2012
Program Committee. These six abstracts have been programmed from 4:30 pm until
6:30
pm on Tuesday. Each author will give a 15-minute presentation, with an additional
five minutes for discussion. The first author listed is the presenting author. See page
68
for a complete description of this session.
Platform Sessions (abstract-driven)
The Program Committee has assembled 45 abstract-driven platform sessions totaling
405
oral presentations. Each presenting author will give a 10-minute talk followed by
five minutes of discussion. There are five sets of nine concurrent platform sessions
as follows: (1) Wednesday, November 7 from 10:30 am until 12:45 pm (see page 73);
(2)
Thursday, November 8 from 10:30 am until 12:45 pm (see page 86); (3) Thursday,
November 8 from 4:30 pm until 6:45 pm (see page 94); (4) Friday, November 9 from
8:00
am until 10:15 am (see page 101); and (5) Friday, November 9 from 4:30 pm until
6:45
pm (see page 110).