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! ASHG will create six different itineraries based on scientific interest and place of work:

  • If you follow the basic science research track and work in academia
  • If you follow the clinical track and work in a hospital environment
  • If you work/are interested in clinical research
  • If you follow translational science and work in academia
  • If you are interested in bioinformatics + big data
  • If you are a genetic counselor

Exhibitors on these lists will be chosen based on information they provide to ASHG regarding the kinds of solutions they provide and their target audience. These itineraries will be available in early October!

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 – 3:30 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 awill be on the official schedule of events by end of August. You can sort them by choosing Session Type, Exhibit Hall Education.

ASHG 2019 CoLab Schedule

TBD August 9, 2019

Colab Legend
CoLab 1
Booth #345
Wednesday Sponsor Topic Thursday Sponsor Topic Friday Sponsor Topic
10:00 am-
10:30 am
Illumina Data CoLab: Illumina
CoLab Session
10:30 am - 11:00 am Artel Laboratory CoLab: Genomics workflow optimization: Overcoming barriers for successful automation 10:00 am-
10:30 am
National Center for Biotechnology Information Data CoLab: Using dbGa Aggregated Allele Frequency and other large data sets in dbSNP to improve human genetic variation interpretation
12:45-1:30 Discovery Life Sciences Laboratory CoLab: TBD 12:45 pm-
1:30 pm
Miroculus Laboratory CoLab: TBD 12:45 pm-1:30 pm    
1:45 pm-
2:15 pm
iGenomX Data CoLab: Sequence Based Genotypes for Population Scale Genomic Research Using RipTide™ 1:45 pm
-2:15 pm
Color Clinical CoLab: An integrated end-to-end platform for engaged population-scale research 1:45 pm-2:15 pm    
2:30 pm-
3:00 pm
Google Data CoLab: Analyzing Genomic Data at Scale with Google Cloud 2:30 pm-
3:00 pm
Broad Institute Genomic Services Laboratory CoLab: Genomics Challenges from a Single Sample to Large Clinical Studies 2:30 pm-3:00 pm    
3:15 pm-
3:45 pm
Seven Bridges Data CoLab: Graph-based methods for representing genetic information 3:15 pm-
4:00 pm
Bio-Rad Laboratories Laboratory CoLab: TBD      
4:00 pm-
4:30 pm
PetaGene Data CoLab: Managing Genomic Data with Regional Encryption for Efficient Storage, Regulated Access and Proven Compliance 4:00 pm-
4:30 pm
Bio-Rad Laboratories Bio-Rad Cont'd      
CoLab 2
Booth #1245
Wednesday Sponsor Topic Thursday Sponsor Topic Friday Sponsor Topic
10:00 am-
10:30 am
Genomenon Data CoLab: Automated Variant Curation Pipelines with Mastermind 10:30 am - 11:00 am Stilla Technologies Laboratory CoLab: TBD 10:00 am-10:30 am    
12:45 pm-
1:30 pm
L7 Informatics Data CoLab: Using a data + process automation platform to help to revolutionize agriculture 12:45 pm-
1:30 pm
Shire - Mercury Market Development Clinical CoLab: TBD 12:45 pm-
1:30 pm
   
1:45 pm-
2:15 pm
Shire - Mercury Market Development Clinical CoLab: TBD 1:45 pm-
2:15 pm
Microsoft Other: Enabling Genomics Technologies and Partners 1:45 pm-2:15 pm    
2:30 pm-
3:00 pm
Fulgent Genetics Clinical CoLab: Everything's Bigger: Benefits and challenges of clinical genome sequencing today 2:30 pm-
3:00 pm
Databricks Data CoLab: TBD 2:30 pm-3:00 pm    
3:15 pm-
3:45 pm
Fabric Genomics Clinical CoLab: AI-driven Genomic Interpretation for Panels and WES/WGS 3:15 pm-
3:45 pm
NanoCellect Biomedical, Inc. Laboratory CoLab: TBD      
4:00 pm-
4:30 pm
Dovetail Genomics Laboratory CoLab: TBD 4:00 pm-
4:30 pm
TriLink BioTechnologies. Laboratory CoLab: Streamlining and Improving Sensitivity with Single-Cell Next-Generation Sequencing of Small Non-coding RNA
     
CoLab 3
Booth #1209
Wednesday Sponsor Topic Thursday Sponsor Topic Friday Sponsor Topic
10:00 am-
10:30 am
COMBiNATi Laboratory CoLab: Cancer Recurrence Monitoring Using Single-Workflow dPCR Platform 10:30 am - 11:00 am 10x Genomics Laboratory CoLab: Sample Prep for Single Cell Genomics 10:00 am-10:30 am PacBio Laboratory CoLab: TBD
12:45 pm-
1:30 pm
Golden Helix Clinical CoLab: TBD 12:45 pm-
1:30 pm
Golden Helix Clinical CoLab: TBD 12:45 pm-1:30 pm GenapSys Inc. Laboratory CoLab: High accuracy DNA sequencing on a scalable, low-cost platform via electrical detection of single base incorporations
1:45 pm-
2:15 pm
Roche Sequencing and Life Science Laboratory CoLab: TBD 1:45 pm-
2:15 pm
PerkinElmer Laboratory CoLab: Improving Efficiency In Genomic Workflows 1:45 pm-2:15 pm FDNA Visualization of Multiple Single Cell Genomic Datatypes
2:30 pm-
3:00 pm
10x Genomics Laboratory CoLab: New product innovations from 10x Genomics
2:30 pm-
3:00 pm
Cellecta Laboratory CoLab: Single-Cell Functional Genomics to Study Tumor Development 2:30 pm-3:00 pm 10x Genomics Other: Genetic Testing Re-Imagined: Next-Generation Sequencing in the age of Next-Generation Phenotyping
3:15 pm-
3:45 pm
PerkinElmer Genomics Clinical CoLab: Recent Applications of Genomic Sequencing 3:15 pm-
3:45 pm
10x Genomics Laboratory CoLab: Spatial Transcriptomics      
4:00 pm-
4:30 pm
NCBI/NLM Data CoLab: NCBI Resources for NextGen Sequence Analysis 4:00 pm-
4:30 pm
         

ASHG Central, Career Resources, AJHG, and More!

Visit ASHG Central at booth 927 – 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!