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ASHG 2014 Meeting Press Information


Welcome to the press page for the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)’s 64th Annual Meeting, Saturday, October 18, to Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at the San Diego Convention Center (SDCC) in San Diego, California.

The ASHG 2014 meeting will feature invited presentations by the world’s leading geneticists, in addition to symposia, workshops, and other abstract-driven sessions about new developments in basic, translational, and clinical human genetics research and technology.

Press registration will be available to staff and freelance journalists. For information about media eligibility requirements, please see the Press Policies and Guidelines.



Press Office


The on-site Press Office will be located at the SDCC, Room 22. The press office will be open only to registered journalists and will provide wireless internet access and refreshments to registered press.



Press Office Hours*                          


Saturday, October 18


2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sunday, October 19


8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Monday, October 20


8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday, October 21


8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday, October 22


8:00 am – 11:30 am

*Hours subject to change.




Advance Press Registration

The online application for ASHG 2014 press credentials is now available. ASHG will accept advance registration applications until October 8, 2014. After this date, individuals who want to obtain press badges must apply on site at the Press Office.

Journalists whose applications for press credentials are pre-approved may pick up their press badges and meeting materials at the ASHG Press Office. Pre-registered press should bring business cards or other forms of identification with them. Before the Annual Meeting begins, ASHG will email the ASHG 2014 media briefings schedule and related information to pre-registered press.


On-site Press Registration


To apply for press credentials on site, individuals should go to the ASHG Press Office, Room 22. For information about media eligibility requirements, please see the Press Policies and Guidelines.



Exhibitor Use of the ASHG Press Office


Exhibitors and representatives of academic institutions, federal agencies, and other organizations whose researchers will be presenting at the ASHG 2014 annual meeting may leave press materials on a designated table at the entrance to the ASHG Press Office. ASHG will remove and dispose of materials not directly related to annual meeting research presentations. The availability of these materials in the ASHG Press Office will not imply endorsement or approval. In addition, representatives of exhibitors and other non-ASHG organizations will not be allowed to work in the ASHG Press Office, which will be limited to registered press.



Guidelines for Exhibitor/Industry* Press Events


  1. Events for the press may be held in connection with the meeting, but not in ASHG meeting space.

  2. Such events must not conflict with ASHG's official press briefing schedule. Thus, they should be held and completed before 9:00 am or held after 5:00 pm.

  3. PR agencies and other representatives of non-ASHG organizations may leave press releases and related information about their events on the table in the ASHG pressroom that is reserved for industry*.

  4. However, representatives of non-ASHG organizations may not "work" in the ASHG pressroom.

  5. ASHG will not require review of the press materials in advance but insists that they do not directly imply or state an endorsement by ASHG. If the press material does imply or state an endorsement, they will not be allowed on the pressroom table, and ASHG's media relations office will not assist the agency or the company that it represents at future meetings.

*Refers to any non-ASHG organization.


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Please note that ASHG does NOT release its current or past press registration lists to exhibitors, public relations agencies or other organizations.


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