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Workshop requirements: Registrants must bring a laptop to this session in order to
participate. Laptops should have full battery power and must have a wireless card.
Trainee Development Program and Networking Session
7:00
pm
9:30
pm, Room 309, Esplanade Level South
This event is organized by the ASHG Professional Development Committee, and will be
led by Derek Scholes, NHGRI, and Tyrone Spady, FASEB. This year’s program will focus
on science and public policy: Why should scientists care about and become active in
public policy involving science? Consider the effect of policy on research and funding,
education/training, and career development. Come take part in a discussion and see how
you might engage with policy in ways that advance research, medicine, education, etc.
A networking session follows the formal program.
Tickets are non-refundable.
Separate
advance registration required and admission is by advance ticket purchase only.
Friday, November 9
Gruber Genetics Prize Presentation and Lecture/Rosalind Franklin Award
Announcement
10:30
am – 11:15 am, Hall D, Lower Level North
The Gruber Genetics Prize honors scientists for distinguished contributions in any
realm of genetic research. Dr. Douglas Wallace, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia,
will be presented with the 2012 Gruber Genetics Prize. An acceptance lecture is
scheduled. The Rosalind Franklin Award winners will also be announced. See page
107
for a description of this session and a list of past winners.
William Allan Award: Presentation and Lecture
11:15
am – 11:45 am, Hall D, Lower Level North
TheWilliamAllan Award is presented annually to recognize substantial and far-reaching
scientific contributions to human genetics, carried out over a sustained period of
scientific inquiry and productivity. Dr. Uta Francke, Stanford University, will be
presented with the 2012 William Allan Award. An acceptance lecture is scheduled.
See page 108 for a description of this session and a list of past winners.
ASHG Membership/Business Meeting
11:45
am – 12:45 pm, Hall D, Lower Level North
Reports highlighting current Society business will be presented. This is an opportunity
for members to learn about recent ASHG activities and to provide suggestions to
leaders. There will be a moment of silence for those members and colleagues we have
lost in 2012. Discussion from the floor is encouraged.
Mock Study Section Workshop
12:45
pm – 2:15 pm, Room 303/305, Esplanade Level South
Ron Adkins and Barbara Thomas, from NIH’s Center for Scientific Review, will lead
the session. Did you ever wonder what really happens in study section meetings and
how proposals get discussed? In this workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to
work with NIH staff to learn about the proposal review process, including the typical
dynamics of study section deliberations. The NIH streamlining process will be dem-
onstrated, and the workshop will present examples of mistakes applicants commonly
make.
Tickets are non-refundable.
Separate advance registration required and ad-
mission by advance ticket purchase only.
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