ASHG is looking forward to welcoming you to San Francisco next week for the American Society of Human Genetics 62nd Annual Meeting. We will have record attendance for the third year in a row. As of the advance deadline, we have 6528 scientific registrants and 1039 exhibit personnel!   

The meeting will kick-off on Tuesday at 4:00 pm with the Presidential Address by Mary-Claire King: The Scientist as a Citizen of the World, which will be immediately followed by the top six scoring abstract presentations.

You can look forward to an exciting few days. The scientific program, with more than 120 invited presentations, 405 platform  presentations and over 3,800 contributed poster presentations by leading researchers will bring you up to date with the latest developments in human genetics and genomics. In addition, you can choose from a variety of affiliated events and workshops to attend. Please continue to check the schedule of events to help plan your week.

The meeting will also provide you with the opportunity to meet with colleagues to discuss your work and to develop new collaborations and friendships.  We hope you have an informative, rewarding and enjoyable Annual Meeting!



View the Printed Program Online

The printed program is not being mailed. All registrants must pick up their program in San Francisco during registration hours.




The Presidential Address by Mary-Claire King on Tuesday, November 6 will be streamed live on the ASHG 2012 Web site starting at 4:00 pm!



How To Get the Most Out of Your Time While in San Francisco!

Note: On Tuesday, you should plan to arrive at the Moscone Convention Center no later than 2:15 pm so you can pick-up your badge, program and other materials. Doors will open to Hall D at 3:00 pm for the Presidential Address followed by the plenary abstract presentations.

Join the Conversation on Twitter

Did you know that ASHG will be taking questions and thoughts from the #ASHG2012 Twitter feed for the Closing Plenary: Human Genetics 2012 and Beyond? Click here for more on this exciting session.

Don’t forget to visit the Social Media Zone in the Exhibit Hall to follow the live #ASHG2012 Twitter stream and network with your online friends and colleagues face-to-face. Or just relax and use the complimentary Wi-Fi. Bring your questions when you meet expert users, or “Tweeps,” in the booth each day:

Wednesday, Nov 7:  Chris Gunter – @girlscientist
Thursday, Nov 8: William Bush – @vubush
Friday, Nov 9: Daniel MacArthur - @dgmacarthur

ASHG Central - The Heart of the Exhibit Hall

Be sure to stop by ASHG Central in the Exhibit Hall. You can:

  • Ask Membership questions
  • Pick up ASHG branded giveaways
  • Meet the Editors of the American Journal of Human Genetics: David Nelson, Sara Cullinan and Sara Ratzel
  • Get information on ASHG 2013 in Boston
  • Win Boston-themed prizes
  • Sit and network with colleagues
  • Use Wi-Fi
  • Recharge your devices

You can even meet Board and Program Committee members during Poster hours. There’s something for everyone at ASHG Central. See you there!

Exhibit Hall is Sold Out!

The Exhibit Hall is sold out! Over 200 companies will be exhibiting, offering attendees an unprecedented opportunity to view the latest advances in genetics-related products, services, and publications. View the companies that are exhibiting in San Francisco and click on the interactive floor plan to help you navigate your way through the show.

Career Resources

Career resources and employment opportunities will be offered in partnership with the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). A career center will also be open in the Exhibit Hall during exhibit hours, in booth #1700. Coaches will be available to give attendees career guidance, provide interview tips, and critique resumes or CVs. Click here for further details.



ASHG Business Meeting


Members of ASHG should read the minutes from last year’s meeting as they will be voted on at the ASHG Business and Membership meeting, which will be held on Friday, November 9 at 11:45 am in Hall D of the Moscone Center. 



Use the online Abstract Search and Itinerary Builder tool to plan your week! You can search invited and platform sessions, poster sessions, exhibitors, ancillary events, and much more!

Follow ASHG 2012 Twitter posts using hashtag: #ASHG2012