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teams). Announcement of the winners will be made during the ASHG Business Meeting
on Friday. Yes, at least one member of the team must be present to win!
The Welcome Reception is open to all scientific registrants, exhibitors, and paid
guests, and offers an atmosphere in which attendees can become acquainted with
new ­colleagues or reacquainted with former colleagues. Network with other attendees
while visiting ­exhibitor booths and viewing posters, and, at the same time, enjoy light
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refreshments! One complimentary drink ticket will be provided per scientific registrant.
The drink ticket can be exchanged for a soft drink, beer, or wine. A cash bar will also
be available.
Why did ASHG change the date and location for this year’s opening
­
reception?
(1)
The ballroom space at the headquarters hotel is too small; (2) to
provide ­dedicated time to network within posters; (3) to increase the time available
to visit the exhibits.
Thursday
Diagnostic Challenges: Review and Discussion of
Unique Cases (Rare and Unknown)
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.
This event is organized and moderated by Karen W. Gripp, A. I. duPont ­Hospital for
Children, and Pedro Sanchez, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles/University of Southern
California. The session provides an opportunity for registrants to present cases (rare and
unknown) to a panel of expert clinical geneticists (see below) for discussion of differential
diagnosis, treatment, and counseling options. The session provides a lively give-and-take
discussion in an informal environment between the audience and the panel as each case
is presented. Audience participation in suggesting diagnosis or testing is encouraged.
Panelist
Area of special interest
Cynthia Curry
Dysmorphology
Bill Dobyns
Brain Malformation
Dian Donnai
Dysmorphology
Karen Gripp
Rasopathies/Dysmorphology
Julie Hoover-Fong
Skeletal Dysplasia
Michael Innes
Dysmorphology
Marilyn Jones
Craniofacial Anomalies
Stephen Kahler
Metabolic Disorders
Pedro Sanchez
LDDB, Possum Database
Anne Slavotinek
Eye Malformation/Diaphragmatic Hernia
Alain Verloes
Dysmorphology
Each case will be presented using PowerPoint, with a limit of six slides and three
­
minutes per presentation. Best suited are “visuals” with plenty of images.
Any slides
depicting patient information or images must have the consent of the patient. It
is each presenter’s responsibility to obtain consent prior to sharing ­identifiable
­
information.
The discussion by the expert panel will follow the presentation.
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Discussion will be limited to five minutes.
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