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Tuesday, November 6
Undergraduate Faculty Genetics Education Workshop
am – 3:00 pm, Room 300, Esplanade Level South
This session for undergraduate faculty, organized by the ASHG Undergraduate
Subcommittee, covers human genetics content and pedagogies. The goal is to
encourage effective teaching of human genetics so that it contributes to improving
the genetic literacy of students. Breakfast and lunch will be served. For further
information, contact Katherine Lontok at
The registration fee is
not refundable
Separate advance registration required.
High School Workshop for San Francisco Students and Teachers
am – 2:30 pm, Room 303/305, Esplanade Level South
The High School Workshop is organized by the ASHG Information and Education
Committee. Students and teachers will interact with genetics researchers and learn
about the field of human genetics. The workshop will include several inquiry-oriented
genetics lessons on newborn screening, DNA forensics, epigenetics, complex traits,
family history, and malaria/population genetics.
Presidential Address
pm – 4:30 pm, Hall D, Lower Level North
The Presidential Address, entitled “
The Scientist as a Citizen of the World
will be
presented by Mary-Claire King. See page 68 for a description of this session. This
session will be available for viewing live on the ASHG 2012 Meeting Web site at
Plenary Abstract Presentations
pm – 6:30 pm, Hall D, Lower Level North
Six authors will present in this session. Each author will give a 15-minute presentation,
with an additional five minutes for discussion. See page 68 for a description of this
Opening Mixer and Trainee Mixer-within-a-Mixer
pm – 8:30 pm, San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel, Yerba Buena 7, Lower
B2 Level
The opening mixer is open to all scientific registrants and registered guests. The
mixer offers a relaxed atmosphere in which attendees can become acquainted and
reacquainted with colleagues. Light snacks, refreshments and a cash bar will be
Trainees should look for the designated area. Trainees will receive one com-
plimentary beverage ticket, which will be printed on trainee badges. Please
remember to bring this ticket with you.
For those interested in knowing the results of the U.S. general election, large screens
airing the results will be located inside the Opening Mixer Ballroom after the conclusion
of the plenary session.