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We hope you are planning to attend the American Society of Human Genetics 64th Annual Meeting in San Diego, October 18-22, 2014 (Saturday through Wednesday). We expect over 6,500 scientists from all over the world. You are encouraged to register now to take advantage of discounted rates and to sign up for special events and workshops that are selling out quickly. Hotel rooms are going fast, so please don't wait until the deadline to make your reservation.


August 1: Minority Travel Awards
August 29: Early Registration
August 29: Hotel Reservations

Grand Hyatt Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Rate: $289 single occupancy (includes complimentary basic internet)

This newly renovated luxury waterfront hotel combines the convenience of downtown with the comfort of Hyatt's inviting guestrooms. Located between the convention center and Seaport Village, the hotel offers a resort-like setting with shopping, entertainment and dining. Relax in your plush Hyatt Grand Bed while enjoying views of San Diego.

Book your room with onPeak by August 15 and be entered into a drawing for one of the following prizes:

*Upgrade to View Rooms (3 upgrades available)
*Upgrade to Corner Kings (3 upgrades available)
*Complimentary Breakfast vouchers to Lael�s (2 available)
*Complimentary 50-minute massages in Kin Spa (2 available)

Winners will be announced in September and will be provided with the prize upon


The Program Committee met July 8-9 in Bethesda, Maryland to finalize the 2014 Program. Details will be posted online soon!

Abstracts: If you submitted an abstract, final selections of the plenary, platform, and poster presentations will be made available on the ASHG 2014 website in early August. Click here to learn how your abstract is programmed.


The meeting will begin on Saturday, October 18 at 5:00 pm with the presidential address by Cynthia Casson Morton. The address will be immediately followed by four featured plenary presentations.

The scientific program runs from Sunday, October 19 through Wednesday, October 22 and includes 16 invited scientific sessions and 400 abstract-driven platform sessions. Over 3100 posters will also be on display Sunday through Tuesday. Many new initiatives are being implemented this year, including featured abstract presentations on Monday and Tuesday morning, a joint satellite symposium with the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities on Saturday, poster walks, and a joint session between ASHG and the European Society of Human Genetics entitled Building Bridges: Evolving Uncertainties in Genomic Medicine. At the Building Bridges session on Tuesday, presenters will discuss various approaches to dealing with incidental genetic findings.

The ASHG Distinguished Speakers Symposium, organized by ASHG President Cynthia Morton and 2014 Program Committee Chair Andrew S. McCallion, will be held on Sunday, October 19, focusing on big data in the genomics era.

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 Monday, October 20 and the C.W. Cotterman Awards and Charles J. Epstein Trainee Awards will be announced during the Business Meeting on Wednesday, October 22.

We expect this year's meeting to be very exciting and hope it will provide many opportunities for collaboration, networking, skill building, and new friendships. We look forward to welcoming you to San Diego!


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.

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Students/Trainees (both members and non-members) may register in this category at the rate of $95 for a one-day registration pass. You can register in this category for Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday only. Multiple one-day registrations are not permitted. Abstract authors are not permitted to register at the one-day rate. Register now by clicking here.


International attendees: Do you need a visa to visit the U.S.? If so, we suggest you start the application process as early as possible. There is no need to wait until you are notified that your abstract has been accepted as long as all rules and guidelines are followed, it is very rare that ASHG denies an abstract.

If you need a letter of invitation to obtain a visa, register soon. Customized letters of invitation can only be issued to confirmed registrants. Once you register, you will find a link in your registration confirmation to automatically generate your letter of invitation.


Over 200 U.S. and international companies will be exhibiting at ASHG 2014, offering attendees a chance to see the latest innovations in genetics-related products, services, and publications. Click here to view the companies that are exhibiting in San Diego, read about the features of the Exhibit Hall, and use the interactive floor plan to navigate your way through the show.


Attendees may report CME and CEU credits at the conclusion of the meeting via ASHG's computerized self-reporting system. To apply for credits, check the appropriate box on the registration form. Additional details can be found here.

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