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2012 Support Opportunities


ASHG welcomes the generous support of your organization for the 2012 Annual Meeting.

We invite you to look through this thoughtful selection of opportunities and allow us to help meet your goals. Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to gain widespread exposure for your organization at the largest human genetics meeting in the world.


Why Sponsor? An Invitation to Support and Promote Genetics Research


As the world’s premier professional membership organization for human geneticists, the American Society of Human Genetics is seeking support for the enhancement of the Annual Meeting to ensure the inclusion of not only the world’s most prominent scientists, but representation of scientific communities from all areas of the globe, including underrepresented and developing countries.


Whether looking to promote company awareness or enhance brand image and visibility, your support of the 2012 Annual Meeting will impress your company’s commitment to genetics research upon the meeting attendees and the human genetics community. Your organization is invited to consider a unique partnership that will provide you the opportunity to reach out to a wide range of professionals from the genetics global community. 



In addition to the listed benefits for each opportunity, all supporters’ company names and logos will appear in:

  • Program Book

  • Convention Center Signage and/or Banners

  • ASHG Web site

  • Session Walk-in Slides

Supporters will also receive a 50% discount on attendee mailing lists.

As an exclusive benefit, all supporters will receive priority booth assignment in 2013, meaning you choose your booth space before registration opens.





Support: Meeting Essentials


Supporters receive visibility and branding recognition while enhancing the attendees’ meeting experience. Supporting a meeting essential guarantees visibility for your company with leading scientists and researchers who are gathering together to share information about, and explore new opportunities in, all facets of genetics research. Plus, you will provide a valuable item or service to attendees as they converge for what is expected to be another record breaking year!


This is an opportunity to keep your company visible during the Annual Meeting, and in some cases, for many years to come. Support acknowledgement is specified for each item. The supporter would supply company logo and production is handled by ASHG in all cases except where specified.



Mobile App


Available beginning in mid-September to all potential meeting attendees and interested mobile users who are not attending the meeting, this official mobile app is available for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry. The app will allow the user to view the schedule of events, search abstracts, program descriptions, poster presentations, and exhibitor listings at their fingertips. The app will give the user access to convention center maps and the most recent updates to the program, and even allow bookmarks and a personalized schedule. Once the app is downloaded, it may be used without an internet connection. This brand new opportunity is a highly visible way for your message to reach attendees during the meeting.  Support of the app includes your corporate logo on the loading screen, your logo on the main menu, two banner advertisements and an enhanced profile listing.


Online Abstract and Itinerary Builder


This is the second most viewed page on the meeting Web site, behind only the homepage. This full-content abstract search provides attendees with an array of searching tools, the ability to create an account, and to save their results and build a schedule. In 2010, the login/search page was viewed 69,721 times.  This search program is widely used years after the meeting, providing you with enduring exposure. Your support includes a company name and logo prominently on the page, which will be displayed for the search and the results.


Opening Reception $50,000
This is the way attendees kick off their ASHG meeting experience! The reception will be held at the Marriott Marquis immediately following the opening plenary session led by Mary-Claire King, where 2500-3000 scientists will enjoy great food and superb networking opportunities! Supporters will receive prominent signage throughout the Reception. The supporter may set up a table outside the Reception to distribute literature and to mingle with attendees (literature to be approved by ASHG).


Cybercafé one available for $15,000

Internet stations are provided for all registrants for easy and free Internet access. Sponsor may have their company name and logo included on computer splash screens, as well as company logo on any panels as part of the Cybercafé area.


Wi-Fi Connection in Convention Center SOLD

As the exclusive sponsor of the wireless network, you will enable attendees to access the Internet in public areas of the Convention Center to stay in touch with work and family. Attendees will see your company’s specialized launch page of your design in order to log into the network.  The launch page may feature corporate logo and page content must be approved by ASHG.


Click here for Support Interest Form



Support: Trainees


Who are Trainees and why are they important?


Trainees are graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in programs that prepare them for careers in genetics. Training programs are typically two to six years long, and they may be focused on basic, translation research, or clinical practice. Degrees may include master’s (e.g., in genetic counseling), Ph.D. (e.g., for basic and applied researchers), and MD /MD-PhD (e.g., for clinicians/scientists). Ultimately trainees are preparing for careers as an independent scientists or physicians. Trainees use genetics and life science products and services daily and, as a result, are close to new technologies.  Indeed, trainees often play a key role in purchasing decisions.


ASHG has a Trainee-focused meeting track, distributes special awards, and nurtures these important young scientists and clinicians. Support of Trainee programs demonstrates a commitment to the genetics community in the early stages of Trainees’ careers.


Trainee-Mentor Luncheon


This prestigious and high-profile event is scheduled for Wednesday, November 7 at the Moscone Convention Center. This is a wonderful opportunity for trainees (graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and clinical fellows) to meet and talk informally with luminaries in the field of human genetics and high profile, long-time members of the Society about career options, goals, and professional opportunities. The luncheon is held on the first day of the meeting so that students can continue their discussions with these mentors at other times during the course of the meeting. Trainees and mentors are required to purchase tickets to attend this important networking session. Support helps off-set the costs of the meeting room and food and beverage and will be acknowledged with the company’s name on the luncheon ticket, as well as signage outside the room and walk-in slide featuring the company’s corporate logo.


Trainee Development Program and Networking Session

$5000 and up

This event, organized by the ASHG Professional Development Committee, is scheduled for Thursday evening, November 8, at the Moscone Convention Center. Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows will participate in workshop-oriented career development. The Networking Session follows the workshop session includes drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres and is open to all trainees who would like to meet and network with representatives from industry, academe, nonprofits, education, law, science policy, forensics, counseling, etc.  Trainees are encouraged to bring their business cards. The event is limited to 250 attendees, and your generous support would help off-set audio/visual and meeting room costs. Supporters would be acknowledged with signage outside the meeting room and a walk-in slide, both including corporate logo. For an additional $2500, the supporter is also welcome to host a table with company representatives to network with Trainees looking for more information about genetics careers in industry.


Click here for Support Interest Form


Support: Workshops


ASHG hosts a variety of hands-on and practical workshops during the lunch period each day of the Annual Meeting. Topics range from using online genetic tools such as the Ensembl Browser to the always popular Diagnostic Challenges, where attendees share data from their most rare and unusual cases. Support of each workshop is $5,000 and will feature the supporter's name and corporate logo on a walk-in slide and in the Program Book.


Available workshops for support:

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