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Plenary Abstract Presentations
5:00
pm – 7:00 pm, Hall B2, Level 0
Six authors will present in this session. Each author will give a 15-minute ­presentation,
with an additional five minutes for discussion.
An Interactive Play: The Drama of DNA: Anticipating the
Future with WGS
7:30
pm – 9:00 pm, Room 052, Level 0
Separate advance
r
egistration was
requir
ed, and admission is by ticket purchase
only
.
T
ickets are non-r
efundable.
This provocative interactive play provides the opportunity to imagine, ­contemplate, and
debate thecomplexityof ethical andpsychosocial dilemmasposedby ­research ­protocols
that increasingly propose the application of cutting-edge ­genomic ­technologies in
ways that challenge the boundaries of current ethical norms—­particularly when whole
genome sequencing involves pregnant women and their ­fetuses, newborns, and
­“
unaffected” children. This event is organized and presented by Lynn Bush, Columbia
University, and Karen Rothenberg, NHGRI/NIH, University of Maryland Law.
Wednesday
Trainee-Mentor Luncheon
12:30
pm – 2:00 pm, Room 052, Level 0
Separate advance
r
egistration was
requir
ed, and admission is by ticket purchase
only
.
T
ickets are non-r
efundable.
The Trainee-Mentor Luncheon is a wonderful opportunity for trainees (graduate ­students,
postdoctoral fellows, and clinical fellows) in human genetics tomeet and talk ­informallywith
senior members of the Society about career options, goals, and professional ­opportunities.
The luncheon is held on the first day of the meeting so that trainees can continue their
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discussions with these mentors at other times during the course of the meeting.
Trainee Development Program
Career Resources/Professional Development Theater, Exhibit Hall
The following sessions are organized by the ASHG Professional Development
­
Committee. Two 45-minute sessions will be presented by FASEB Career ­Services and
will address topics relevant to the career development of trainees.
Space is limited to
50
participants per workshop, on a first-come, first-served basi
12:30
pm – 1:15 pm
Beyond the Bench. . . Preparing for Your Career Transition in the Life Sciences
(
Joe Tringali)
Is there a way to move your skills from the bench to a related career? There is,
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assuming you are focused and willing to invest some time in making the switch. We
will explore different paths to alternative scientific careers.
1:15
pm – 2:00 pm
Academic Job Search: CVs, Letters, Statements, and Start-Ups (Bill Lindstaedt)
This workshop will present information on how to organize your academic job search,
including advice on the various components of an application package. A mock
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faculty-search committee exercise will teach you how to construct or improve a CV.
You will then gain tips for writing cover letters, creating statements that will ­present
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