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ASHG 2012 Meeting Press Information



Welcome to the press page for the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)’s 62nd Annual Meeting, Tuesday, November 6, to Saturday, November 10, 2012, in San Francisco, CA, at the Moscone Center.

The ASHG 2012 meeting will feature invited presentations by the world’s leading geneticists, in addition to symposia, workshops and other abstract-driven sessions about new developments in basic, translational and clinical human genetics research and technology. For a list of the 2012 scientific program topic areas, click here.

Press registration will be available to staff and freelance journalists. For information about media eligibility requirements, please see the ASHG 2012 Meeting Press Policies and Guidelines.


ASHG 2012 Embargoed News Releases

Journalists should email to obtain the password.




The onsite Press Office will be located at the Moscone Center in Room 113, Lower Level (North Building). The press office will be open only to registered journalists and will provide wireless Internet access and refreshments to registered press.



Press Office Hours*                          


Tuesday, November 6


2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Wednesday, November 7


8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday, November 8


8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday, November 9


8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday, November 10


8:00 am – 11:30 am


*Hours subject to change



Advance Press Registration

The online application for ASHG 2012 press credentials is no longer available. Individuals who want to obtain press badges must apply on-site at the Press Office, Room 113 at the Moscone Center. To obtain press registrations onsite, individuals must present the credentials that are described at:

Journalists who need additional information or interviews related to specific presentations should contact

Journalists whose applications for press credentials are pre-approved (by October 30) can pick up their press badges and meeting materials at the ASHG Press Office. Pre-registered press should bring business cards or other forms of identification with them. Before the Annual Meeting begins, ASHG will email the ASHG 2012 media briefings schedule and related information to pre-registered press.


On-site Press Registration

To apply for press credentials onsite, individuals should go to the ASHG Press Office, Room 113 at the Moscone Center. For information about media eligibility requirements, please see the ASHG 2012 Meeting Press Policies and Guidelines.



Exhibitor Use of the ASHG Press Office

Exhibitors and representatives of academic institutions, federal agencies and other organizations whose researchers will be presenting at the ASHG 2012 annual meeting may leave press materials on a designated table at the entrance to the ASHG Press Office. ASHG will remove and dispose of materials not directly related to annual meeting research presentations. The availability of these materials in the ASHG Press Office will not imply endorsement or approval. In addition, representatives of exhibitors and other non-ASHG organizations will not be allowed to work in the ASHG Press Office, which will be limited to registered press.


Guidelines for Exhibitor/Industry* Press Events

1. Events for the press can be held in connection with the meeting, but not in ASHG meeting space.

2. Such events must not conflict with ASHG's official press briefing schedule. Thus, they should be held and completed before 9:00 a.m. or held after 5:00 p.m.

3. PR agencies and other representatives of non-ASHG organizations can leave press releases and related information about their events on the table in the ASHG pressroom that is reserved for industry*.

4. However, representatives of non-ASHG organizations cannot "work" in the ASHG pressroom.

5. ASHG will not require review of the press materials in advance but insists that they do not directly imply or state an endorsement by ASHG. If the press material does imply or state an endorsement, they will not be allowed on the pressroom table, and ASHG's media relations office will not assist the agency or the company that it represents at future meetings.

*Refers to any non-ASHG organization.

Please note that ASHG does NOT release its current or past press registration lists to exhibitors, public relations agencies or other organizations.


Press Contact Information: Cathy Yarbrough, ASHG 2012 Communications Consultant


Telephone: 301-634-7346

On-site Telephone: To come


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