2018 Program Committee Chair Heather Mefford describes meeting highlights.

Eric Mendenhall, Program Committee Member, shares tips for navigating the Exhibit & Poster Hall, interacting with exhibitors, and attending CoLabs.

Exhibit & Poster Hall: Your Solutions Hub

You need exhibitors and exhibitors need you! Exhibitors need your expertise and in turn, they supply you with solutions. When you work with exhibitors, you aren’t working with just the sales staff. You are engaging ASHG member scientists and their expertise while helping to create the next wave of technology and services that better serve the field of genetics in research and clinical applications.

There’s no better place to see hundreds of companies’ instruments, services, solutions, and publications than in the Exhibit Hall. Think of it as a live web search on how to make your job more productive and compare products all under one roof in a short time.

Create Your Itinerary + Explore Interactive Floor Plan

If you'd like to create your own agenda and expo planner, you can login to the online expo planner to plan your path! Or, just browse the Exhibit Hall, view the product gallery, press releases, or search for exhibitors.

Start exploring the Exhibit Hall! Use your badge number from your registration email to create an account to save your list of exhibitors to visit!

View the Exhibitor List.

View the Exhibit Hall Map.

Scroll through the Product Gallery

Browse Press Releases

Watch the latest in the Video Gallery

Custom Itineraries

ASHG created custom itineraries for scientific registrants for which booths to visit in the Exhibit & Poster Hall: Your Solutions Hub. One of the most common comments among scientific attendees is that the meeting is so big, it can be overwhelming. We know this can especially be true in the Exhibit & Poster Hall! We created six different itineraries based on scientific interest and place of work:

Exhibitors on these lists were chosen based on information they provided to ASHG regarding the kinds of solutions they provide and their target audience. These lists do not represent all companies or booths. If you have feedback on how ASHG can create better itineraries, please email us!


Exhibit Hall Hours

The Exhibit Hall is located in Halls D-G.

Wednesday, October 17   10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday, October 18   10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Friday, October 19   10:00 am – 4:30 pm


Exhibit Hall Education: CoLab Theaters

Each CoLaboratory, CoLab for short, is categorized by high-level themes so attendees can easily find the kind of session that appeals to them:

  • Clinical: features programming regarding clinical applications in research or for physicians, programming geared towards genetic counselors, and any topics related to diseases and treatments.
  • Laboratory: covers anything related to the laboratory: equipment, sequencing, technology, workflows, etc.
  • Data: focuses on big data and software applications for genetics professionals.

CoLab sessions and descriptions are on the official schedule of events. You can sort them by choosing Session Type, Exhibit Hall Education.

ASHG 2018 CoLab Schedule

(last update 10/01/2018)

Colab Legend
CoLab 1
Booth #1441
Wednesday Sponsor Topic Thursday Sponsor Topic Friday Sponsor Topic
10:00-10:30 am Covaris Standardization of the ChIP workflow using Covaris Adaptive Focused Acoustics (AFA) to study the transcriptional regulation of SOD1 in ALS pathogenesis  10:30-11 Color Genomics Color Data: an Aggregated Genotypic-phenotypic Database of 50,000 Individuals for Hereditary Cancer Risk 10:00-10:30 am Enancio Lena for a Powerful Compression of Your Genomics Data
12:45-1:30 Golden Helix Streamlining ACMG Variant Interpretation Guidelines 12:45-1:30 Shire Medical Affairs Clinical and Scientific Advances in LSDs: Progress in Newborn Screening 12:45-1:30 WuXi NextCODE Different Approaches to Immuno-oncology Analysis of Somatic Samples and Different Answers — TMB, MSI, and More
1:45-2:15 Clear Genetics Artificial Intelligence and Chatbots To Scale the Delivery of Genomic Medicine  1:45-2:15 Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine Rapid Whole Genome Sequencing for Guiding Treatment in Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units 2:30-3:00 American Journal of Human Genetics AJHG Author Update: Massively Parallel Functional Genomics with Jay Shendure
2:30-3:00 DNA Genotek How to Provide the Most Appealing Path to Attract Research Participants 2:30-3:00 Golden Helix Fine-tuning CNV Analysis for the Clinical Analysis of NGS Samples
3:15-3:45 Fabric Genomics Joint Clinical Interpretation of Structural and Small Variants in Whole Genomes for the Diagnosis of Genetic Disorders 3:15-3:45 ASHG Trainee Lighting Talks on Complex Traits, Genomics, and more: Highlights from Trainee Paper Spotlight 3:15-3:45 Roche Sequencing and Life Science Enabling NGS-based CRISPR QC Applications with Robust, High-performance DNA Library Preparation Workflows
4:00-4:30 Roche Sequencing and Life Science KAPA RNA HyperPrep Kits with RiboErase (HMR): A Flexible, Streamlined Technology for Selective Transcript Depletion Prior to Whole Transcriptome Analysis 4:00 pm- 4:30 pm Human Longevity AI-driven Risk Prediction for Chronic Age-related Disease from Genomic, imaging and Clinical Biomarkers      
CoLab 2
Booth #1005
Wednesday Sponsor Topic Thursday Sponsor Topic Friday Sponsor Topic
10:00-10:30 am Ilumina What’s New from Illumina: Enabling Novel Approaches to NGS-based Research 10:30-11 NIH/NCBI NCBI pharma-cogenetics resources for clinical care 10:00-10:30 am Brand Buddha Future of Client Acquisition & Adherence
12:45-1:30 Microsoft Empower Health with Microsoft Genomics 12:45-1:30 WuXi NextCODE Demonstrating the WuXi NextCODE Suite of Tools to do Deep Phenotypic and Genomic Analysis on Half a Million Patients 12:45-1:30 Ambry Genetics Maximizing Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer Using RNA Sequencing  
1:45-2:15 Sophia Genetics Democratizing Data Driven Medicine, continued 1:45-2:15 MediSapiens Ltd

Real-Time Querying of 500K Genomes and Clinical Data in the Cloud

1:45 pm-2:15 pm Beckman Coulter Number of Fusions Detected in FFPE Cancer Tissue Depends on RNA Isolation Method

2:30-3:00 Sophia Genetics Democratizing Data Driven Medicine 2:30-3:00 eLife How to Publish your Best Work with eLife 2:30-3:00 Databricks 

Accelerating Genomic Data Processing and Tertiary Analytics at Biobank-scale 

3:15-3:45 Genomenon Impact Study Results: Reconciling Inconsistency Among Commercial NGS Gene Panels via an Evidence-based Curation Platform 3:15-3:45 Lipotype GmbH Combining Genomics with Shotgun Lipidomics — the Power of Multi-omics Approaches      
4:00-4:30 Google Cloud  Omics Big Data and Analytics at Google Cloud  4:00-4:30 DNASTAR Inc. Large Scale Variant Analysis: The Challenge of Turning “Big Data” into Meaningful Results
CoLab 3
Booth #241
Wednesday Sponsor Topic Thursday Sponsor Topic Friday Sponsor Topic
10:00-10:30 am Agilent Technologies The QUICK Analysis: Quickly Uncovering Important Clinical Knowledge in the Diagnostic Setting 10:30-11 10x Genomics Accelerating Biology: New Product Innovations from 10x Genomics 10:00-10:30 am PacBio Solving Human Diseases with PacBio Sequencing of Structural Variants and Alternative Splicing
12:45-1:30 PerkinElmer Genomics From Newborn Screening to Whole Genome Sequencing – Innovation Driven through Technology and Clinical Expertise 12:45-1:30 Agilent Technologies CanPathPro – Development of a Platform for Predictive Cancer Pathway Modelling using Genetically Engineered Mouse Models 12:45-1:30 pm Synthego How to Empower your Research with CRISPR
1:45-2:15 Dovetail Genomics Structural Variation Detection by Proximity Litagation from FFPE Tumor Tissue 1:45-2:15 10x Genomics Unraveling Multiple Dimensions of Cellular Heterogeneity 1:45-2:15 10x Genomics Visualization of Multiple Single Cell Genomic Datatypes
2:30-3:00 NIH/NCBI Interactive Visualization of NCBI Annotations for Variant Interpretation
2:30-3:00 Quantabio New Q qPCR Cycler Redefines Runtime to as Little as 25 minutes While Enhancing Performance for Molecular Testing Applications 2:30 pm-3:00 pm ASHG Early Career Conversations: Successes and Challenges of Junior Faculty Positions
3:15-3:45 Promega Ask the Expert Session: Nucleic Acid Extraction, Analysis Strategies and Pitfalls 3:15-3:45 Agilent Technologies A Guide in the Darkness: Assessing the Quality of Chemically Synthesized RNAs used in CRISPR-based Genome Engineering 3:15 pm-3:45 pm ASHG Early Career Conversations: Successes and Challenges of Junior Faculty Positions, continue
4:00-4:30 10x Genomics Getting Started with Single Cell Transcriptomics 4:00-4:30 PetaGene Using Data Compression to Address the Challenges of Ever-Increasing Volumes of Genomics Data      

ASHG Central, Career Resources, AJHG, and More!Visit ASHG Central at booth 835 – the very center of the Exhibit Hall – to address membership questions, view sample publications, apply for membership, and interact with other ASHG initiatives. ASHG Central is open during exhibit hours and will have comfortable seating, charging stations, and much more! We hope you stop by to see us while visiting the exhibits and posters.

We also have stations loaded with our job-finding website. Stop by for career guidance, interview tips, and find your next position.

The editors of The American Journal of Human Genetics (AJHG) will also be available to answer questions at ASHG Central. AJHG provides a record of research and review relating to heredity in humans, the application of genetic principles in medicine and public policy, and related areas of molecular and cell biology as well as behavioral, molecular, biochemical, population, and clinical genetics.

Make ASHG Central your destination for networking, plugging in, and getting all the ASHG information you need!