We hope you are planning to attend the American Society of Human Genetics 63rd Annual Meeting in Boston, October 22-26, 2013. We expect more than 6000 scientists, including attendees from all over the world. To view the schedule of events and learn more about the 2013 Annual Meeting, visit our interactive and easy-to-navigate 2013 website.


We encourage you to register early to take advantage of discounted rates. Registration benefits include access to all invited sessions, platform sessions, poster sessions, exhibits, award presentations, and more! Hotel rooms are going fast, so please donít wait until the deadline to make your reservation.


We expect this yearís meeting to be very exciting and hope it will provide many opportunities for collaborations, networking, and developing new friendships. We look forward to welcoming you to Boston!



Announcements and Deadlines


Meeting Overview and Highlights


The meeting will begin on Tuesday, October 22 at 4:30 pm with the presidential address by Jeff Murray, “Just Another President’s Speech (BUT It’s All About You).” Six plenary platform presentations will follow immediately.

The scientific program starts Wednesday, October 23, and goes through Saturday, October 26, and includes 21 invited scientific sessions and 45 platform sessions. The plenary session and platform presentation sessions will comprise more than 411 presentations drawn from submitted abstracts. Nearly 3100 posters will also be on display Wednesday through Friday. Additionally, there are lunchtime workshops (available via separate ticket purchase with registration), exhibitor theaters, and career development theaters. The ASHG Annual Award presentations will take place Friday, October 25, and Saturday, October 26.

The ASHG Distinguished Speakers Invited Symposium has been organized by ASHG President Jeff Murray and 2013 Program Committee Chair, Andrew G. Clark, and will be held on Saturday, October 26, focusing on Medical Systems Genomics. Expert panelists include:

Marc Vidal

Dana-Farber Inst.

Harvard Univ.

Aviv Regev

Massachusetts Institute of Technology/HHMI

Garry Nolan
Stanford University
The meeting concludes after this session on Saturday, October 26.

Click here for the complete schedule.


Thank You to the 2013 Program Committee


The Program Committee met July 16-17 at ASHG headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, working diligently to finalize the 2013 Program. Details will be posted on the 2013 website soon!




Celebrate with ASHG at the Welcome Reception

Wednesday, October 23
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Exhibit Hall, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

The Welcome Reception replaces the Opening Mixer, traditionally held on Tuesday.

The theme for this year’s reception is to celebrate the 65th anniversary of ASHG, the 60th anniversary of the discovery of the double helix, and the 10th anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project. Each scientific registrant’s badge holds either a discovery or a name associated with a discovery. If you find your match, go to ASHG Central to enter your name into a drawing for a free iPad. We will give away total of 10 iPads (one to each person in five matching teams). Announcement of the winners will be made during the ASHG Business Meeting on Friday. Yes, you must be present to win!

The Welcome Reception is open to all scientific registrants, exhibitors, and paid guests and offers an atmosphere where attendees can become acquainted with new colleagues or reacquainted with former colleagues. Network with other attendees, visit exhibitor booths, and view posters; the poster areas offer a logical way to find colleagues with shared interests. At the same time, enjoy light snacks and one complimentary drink for each scientific registrant.


Register by August 16 and Win Tickets to The Blue Man Group!

If you register for ASHG 2013 by 5:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time on August 16, or if you are already registered, you will be eligible to win two tickets to see the Blue Man Group. Register now!

Fine print: Gift certificate is good for shows Sunday - Thursday evenings, and you must present the certificate in person at the Charles Playhouse Box Office or by mail. Instructions are included on the certificate.



The schedule once again features tracks that identify sessions of special relevance to Trainees, as well as to Clinicians, Educators, and those interested in Social Issues.

Trainee-focused events Education-focused events

Clinical-focused events Social Issues-related events


One-Day Registration Now Available


Students/Trainees may register in this new category at the rate of $95 for a one-day registration pass. You can register in this category for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday only. Multiple one-day registrations are not permitted. Register now by clicking here.





More than 200 U.S. and international companies will be exhibiting at ASHG 2013, offering attendees an the opportunity to view the latest innovations in genetics-related products, services, and publications.

Click here to view the companies that are exhibiting in Boston, read about the features of the Exhibit Hall, including a new Exhibitor Theater, and look at the interactive floor plan to help you navigate your way through the show.


Continuing Education Credits

Each attendee can reportCME and CEU credits at the conclusion of the meeting via ASHG’s computerized self-reporting system. To apply for credits, please check the appropriate box on the registration form. Additional details are available here.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics and the American Society of Human Genetics.  The ACMG is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.




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