We are looking forward to seeing you at the American Society of Human Genetics 63rd Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, October 22-26, 2013. Please take a few minutes to
read the September issue of the eNews and find reminders, highlights, and tips to help you plan your travel and maximize your opportunities at ASHG 2013.
Use the online
Abstract Search and Itinerary Builder to plan your week! You can search invited
and platform sessions, poster sessions, and more.
Spotlight on Plenary Abstracts & Authors
ASHG congratulates the top
six abstracts and authors. Plan to arrive in time to
see them present on Tuesday, October 22 in Hall B2
starting at 5:00 pm.
||Whole exome sequencing of 94 matched brain metastases and
paired primary tumors reveals patterns of clonal evolution and selection of
driver mutations. S. L. Carter,
||Pathogenic de novo SNVs, indels and CNVs in 1,000
children with undiagnosed developmental disorders. M. Hurles, Wellcome Trust
Sanger Inst, Cambridge, United Kingdom
||Chromatin loops and CNVs: The complex spatial
organization of the 16p11.2 locus. M. N. Loviglio, Center for Integrative
||Fine-mapping GWAS followed by genome editing identifies
an essential erythroid enhancer at the HbF-associated BCL11A locus. D. E.
Bauer, Boston Children's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical
School, Boston, MA.
||Translating dosage compensation to Trisomy 21: A novel
approach to Down syndrome. J. B. Lawrence, University Massachusetts Medical
||Insights into population history from a high coverage
Neandertal genome. D. Reich, Neandertal Genome Consortium
Plenary Author's Corner
Meet these plenary authors and ask your questions in a
less formal setting at ASHG Central, in the Exhibit Hall, booth 627:
Wednesday, October 23
Maria Nicla Loviglio
Jeanne B. Lawrence
Thursday, October 24
Daniel E. Bauer
Scott L. Carter
Each session will be
moderated by a member of the Program Committee.
Congratulations to the Cotterman Award
Each year, two people are recognized for the best contributions to
The American Journal of Human Genetics by trainees:
a Polymorphic ETV6 Binding Site in DCDC2 Confer Risk of Reading and Language
Impairment, Natalie R. Powers, Yake Univ.
Distributions of Identity by Descent Reveal Fine-Scale Demographic History,
Pier Francesco Palamara, Columbia Univ.
award presentation Saturday, October 26 at 8:20 am in Hall B2.
with ASHG at the Welcome Reception - Network and
Welcome Reception will take place Wednesday, October 23 in
the Exhibit Hall from 4:30 - 6:00 pm. Join your colleagues for refreshments, a
bar (every scientific attendee receives one drink ticket),
and a lock and key networking game.
In 2013, ASHG celebrates 65 years of ASHG, 60 years
since the discovery of the double helix, and 10 years since the completion of
the Human Genome Project. To honor these milestones in genetics and to encourage
networking amongst attendees, you will find an important genetic discovery or a
genetic luminary in the upper right hand corner of your badge.
For example, the person with "Experiments on Plant
Hybridization" on their badge will want to find someone with Gregor Mendel on
their badge. When you find your discovery or discoverer, go to ASHG Central
during the Welcome Reception to register to win a pair of iPad Minis. Five teams
will be chosen and awarded their prizes at the Business and Membership Meeting
(Friday, October 25, 5:30 pm). Yes, you must be present to win!
Members of ASHG should read the
from last year’s meeting as they will be voted on at the ASHG Business and
Membership meeting, which will be held on Friday, October 25 in Hall B2,
5:30-6:30 pm in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
Remember - There are Two Convention
Centers in Boston!
There are two convention centers in Boston: The Boston
Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) and the Hynes Convention Center. ASHG
2013 is at the BCEC!
When you are telling a cab or shuttle driver your
destination, or asking for directions, or even looking at signs, you should be
specific. Ask for the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center or the BCEC on
here for more information on getting to the BCEC including directions on
Exhibits & Exhibit Hall
View the companies that are exhibiting in Boston and click on the
interactive floor plan to help you navigate your way through the show.
Plan on attending exhibitor-led presentations daily in
the Exhibit Hall. You can find Exhibit Theater Presentation listings, along with
other information about Exhibits, by clicking here.
Have a Wicked Good Time in Boston!
Explore Boston and what you can do while you are in town on the ASHG 2013 microsite here. Remember, you can show your badge to get dining discounts!
Or get restaurant recommendations from Boston members!
Click here for a list of contacts.