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 August issue of the eNews and find reminders, highlights, and tips to help you plan your travel and maximize your opportunities at ASHG 2013.

Discount Registration Deadline is Approaching!

Register by Friday, August 30 and save $100!


 

Abstract Presentation Assignments
 

Click here to check your abstract program date and time.

Abstracts will be available for viewing starting September 6.


 

Congratulations to Award Winners

ASHG congratulates the winners of the Society’s four prestigious prizes in human genetics. See the award presentations at the Annual Meeting!

 

Jessica Davis, MD
Excellence in Human Genetics Education Award

4:30 pm – 4:50 pm

Friday, October 25

 

Aravinda Chakravarti, PhD
William Allan Award

4:50 pm – 5:30 pm

Friday, October 25

 

Kurt Hirschhorn, MD
Rochelle Hirschhorn, MD
Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award

8:00 am – 8:20 am

Saturday, October 26

 

John Moran, PhD
Curt Stern Award

8:40 am – 9:10 am

Saturday, October 26

 


Congratulations to the Finalists of the Charles J. Epstein Trainee Awards for Excellence in Human Genetics Research

To view the list of semifinalists and finalists, click here.


Professional Career Development Program

The trainee-comprised ASHG Professional Development Committee selected the following sessions to be presented in the ASHG/FASEB Career Resources theater on the Exhibit Hall floor. These sessions will address topics relevant to the career development of trainees. Sessions are limited to approximately 65 attendees on a first come, first served basis.

Wednesday, October 23
12:30 pm -1:15 pm: Beyond the Bench...Preparing for Your Career Transition in the Life Sciences (Joe Tringali)
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm: Academic Job Search: CV's, Letters, Statements, and Start-Ups (Bill Lindstaedt)
   
Thursday, October 24
12:30 pm -1:15 pm: Postdocs: What Should You be Looking for and How to Find Them (Andrew Green)
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm: Beyond the Bench...Preparing for Your Career Transition in the Life Sciences (Joe Tringali)
   
Friday, October 25
12:30 pm -1:15 pm: Academic Job Search: CV's, Letters, Statements, and Start-Ups (Bill Lindstaedt)
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm: Postdocs: What Should You be Looking for and How to Find Them (Andrew Green)

Please see the Schedule of Events for a description of each session.


Search for your colleagues, and even see if they are presenting an abstract in the search results!


New! Exhibit Hall Theater Presentations

Attendees have the option of more education in this new theater on the Exhibit Hall floor.

Wednesday, October 23
   
10:15 am – 11:00 am Building Clinically Relevant Custom Panels with xGen® Lockdown® Probes, Integrated DNA Technologies
   
11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Leveraging Pharmacogenomics for Truly Personalized Medicine, BIOBASE

   
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm Accelerating Development of Biotherapeutics with Automated Small Scale Purification and Analysis, PerkinElmer
   
Thursday, October 24
   
10:15 am – 11:00 am Mucopolyssaccharidosis VI and Mucopolysaccharidosis IVA:  Under Recognized and Challenging to Diagnose, BioMarin Pharmaceuticals
   
11:15 am – 12:00 pm A New Look at the Pathology of PKU, BioMarin Pharmaceuticals
   
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Escalating Cancer Research through Automated RNASeq Sample Preparation from Archival FFPE Tissue Specimens, Beckman Coulter Inc.
   
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm Improve Yield and Quality from RNA and miRNA Extractions from FFPE Tissue: Learn How to Increase Yields, Efficiency and Sample Throughput with SPRI Magnetic Bead Technology, Beckman Coulter Inc.
   
Friday, October 25
   
10:15 am – 11:00 am Complementing Next Generation Sequencing with High-Resolution Copy Number Variation Detection, Oxford Gene Technology
   
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm Improving Accuracy in Genome and Exome Analysis: An Integrated Approach to Sequencing and Interpretation, Personalis

You can find Exhibit Theater Presentation listings, along with other information about Exhibits, by clicking here.

View the companies that are exhibiting in Boston and click on the interactive floor plan to help you navigate your way through the show.


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!


 

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