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ASHG Membership/Business Meeting
5:30
pm – 6:30 pm, Hall B2, Level 0
Reports highlighting current Society business will be presented. This is an ­opportunity
for members to learn about recent ASHG activities and to provide suggestions to
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Society leaders. There will be a moment of silence for those members and colleagues
we have lost in 2013. Discussion from the floor is encouraged. Winners of the ­matching
contest will be announced.
Trainee Networking Reception
6:30
pm – 8:00 pm, Ballroom Foyer, Level 3
Separate advance
r
egistration was
requir
ed, and admission is by ticket purchase
only.
T
ickets are non-r
efundable.
This event, previously part of the ASHG Trainee Development Program and ­Networking
Session, is being offered as a stand-alone event for 2013. Trainees will mingle with
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potential employers and experienced members of the Society representing a wide
range of careers, both in traditional research and medicine-oriented fields, and in
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non-­traditional fields such as intellectual property law, science policy, and science
education.
Saturday
Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award: Presentation and Lecture
8:00
am – 8:20 am, Hall B2, Level 0
This award is presented to an individual whose professional achievements have
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fostered and enriched the development of various human genetics disciplines. Dr. Kurt
Hirschhorn, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and Dr. Rochelle Hirschhorn, New York
University, will jointly receive the 2013 Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award. An
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acceptance lecture is scheduled. See page 122 for a description of this session and
a list of past winners.
C. W. Cotterman Awards Announced
8:20
am – 8:30 am, Hall B2, Level 0
The C. W. Cotterman Award winners will be announced and presented with ­certificates.
Each September, the editorial board of the
American
Jour
nal of Human Genetics
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selects two articles representing the best papers published in the
Journal
during the
previous year by predoctoral or postdoctoral ASHG trainees.
ASHG/Charles J. Epstein Trainee Awards for Excellence
in Human Genetics Research Winners Announced
8:30
am – 8:40 am, Hall B2, Level 0
ASHG honors excellence in research conducted by predoctoral and postdoctoral
trainees, including genetic counseling trainees, through merit-based awards that
recognize highly competitive abstracts submitted for the Annual Meeting. These
awards were renamed in 2013 to honor the late Charles Epstein. The six winners of
the Charles J. Epstein Trainee Awards for Excellence in Human Genetics Research
will be announced. See page 71–72 for a list of the 18 finalists and page 73 for a list
of the 63 semifinalists.
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