2018 Support Opportunities

ASHG welcomes the generous support of your organization for ASHG 2018. We invite you to look through this thoughtful selection of opportunities and allow us to help meet your goals. Supporters receive visibility and branding recognition while enhancing the attendees’ meeting experience. Supporting these activities and items ensures visibility for your company with leading scientists and researchers who are gathering together to share information about, and explore new opportunities in, all facets of genetics research. The supporter would supply company logo and production is handled by ASHG in all cases except where specified.

Companies who sponsor any of these activities will receive:

  • Company logo on signage thanking meeting sponsors
  • Company logo on event-specific signage
  • Company logo on walk-in slide at room, for non-CME sessions
  • 20% discounts on promotional opportunities

Please note that ASHG cannot provide names and/or badge information for attendees of these sponsored activities nor can the sponsor use lead retrieval to capture this information.

All sponsors will be required to sign a letter of agreement for sponsorship items, which denotes the following when supporting an educational activity, even if it does not offer CME credits:

"1. This activity is for scientific and educational purposes only and will not promote any specific proprietary business interest of the Commercial Interest.
2.  The Accredited Provider is responsible for all decisions regarding the identification of educational needs, determination of educational objectives, selection and presentation of content, selection of all persons and organizations that will be in a position to control the content of the CME, selection of education methods, and the evaluation of the activity."

Recognition in addition to standard benefits



  • Walk-in slide with sponsor’s company logo
  • Table outside session rooms
  • May place literature on each seat of session rooms

Poster Talks
To highlight the highest scoring posters and help stimulate further discussion during the Poster Sessions, the Program Committee will include two concurrent Poster Talk sessions on Tuesday, October 16, from 7:00-9:00 pm. These three-minute talks with no questions will consist of a set number of slides in a preset format. The event is open to all scientific registrants. Refreshments will be served.

  • Signage with sponsor’s company logo
  • Sponsor may provide moderator.

Genetic Counselors' Forum
This panel discussion will cover the history of eugenics in the United States and its impact on big data sets, participation in genomics research and public health outreach. Our intention is to stimulate discussion, share strategies, and facilitate ways to increase participation in clinical genetic services, research and testing by individuals from diverse and underserved populations.   This session is geared toward, but not restricted to, genetic counselors attending the annual ASHG conference who work in the lab, industry,  or in clinical research.

  • Company logo on session signage
  • Two tickets per sponsor to attend

Diagnostic Challenges
Diagnostic Challenges is one of the Annual Meeting’s most popular workshops. Attendees can submit challenging case studies to a panel of expert clinical geneticists for discussion of differential diagnosis, treatment, and counseling options. Each presentation is followed by a lively discussion between the audience and the panel, as the audience is strongly encouraged to participate.

$5,000 for up to three sponsors; $15,000 for exclusive
  • A table with a representative from your company to serve as a resource for trainees at reception

Career Paths in Genetics: Trainee Reception
ASHG organizes a reception for trainees to network with a wide range of genetics-related professionals.


  • Your company logo on any childcare-related emails sent by ASHG

Show your support for families who come to the meeting with their children by supporting ASHG’s childcare program.


  • Company logo at coffee stations
  • Sponsor may provide logo-ed napkins and other accessories at own expense.

Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall
Meeting attendees look forward to their coffee breaks, no matter the time of day! ASHG provides them this necessity and your company can help offset the cost with sponsorship.

$5,000 for each day:

  • Two tickets to attend breakfast
  • Sponsor welcomed and thanked in opening remarks
  • Walk-in slide with sponsor’s company logo

Diversity Breakfast (Trainee-focused)
The purpose of the ASHG Diversity Breakfast is to mentor trainees from underrepresented minority (URM) groups, and to share information on training and career opportunities in genetics and genomics, including medical genetics. Geneticists from leading training programs will be available for individual and group mentoring. This year's breakfast will focus on mentor-mentee relationships with a panel including 2 sets of principle investigators and their previous mentees. The panelists will discuss fostering a productive and positive mentoring relationship.


  • Company logo on signage for event
  • Sponsor may provide prizes for winning trivia team (with ASHG approval)


Peer Networking with Trivia (Trainee-focused)
ASHG’s Education Department organizes this fun activity for trainees before the meeting official begins on Tuesday, October 16 at  2:30 pm, complete with getting-to-know-you activities, networking, and trivia. Your sponsorship offsets costs for food and beverage, or your company could provide prizes for the trivia winners!


  • Company logo on session signage
  • Company logo on walk-in slide

Undergraduate Faculty Genetics Education Workshop
In this workshop for those who teach undergraduates, we invite attendees to share what they know and learn from others. Held before the Annual Meeting begins, the Undergraduate Faculty Genetics Education Workshop is for faculty and others who teach genetics content to undergraduate students. This workshop is organized by the ASHG Undergraduate Faculty Subcommittee and focuses on pedagogy and new content relevant to undergraduate genetics education. This year's theme is Human Genome Editing: CRISPR/Cas9.

$2,500 for up to three sponsors; $7,000 for exclusive
  • Company logo on signage for event
  • Sponsor may provide a mentor for a table

Trainee-Mentor Luncheon
This prestigious and high-profile event is a wonderful opportunity for trainees (graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and clinical fellows) to meet and talk informally with luminaries in the field of human genetics and high profile, long-time members of the Society about career options, goals, and professional opportunities. The luncheon is held on the first full day of the meeting so that students can continue their discussions with these mentors at other times during the course of the meeting. Trainees and mentors are required to purchase tickets to attend this important networking session. Support helps offset the costs of the meeting room and food and beverage.

$5,000 for each day:

$7,500 for both days

To reserve a sponsorship opportunity,
contact Carrie Morin for details.