Developed jointly by ASHG and The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), the Conference to Career Program aims to help trainees make the most of their time at a national meeting by learning how to navigate, network and effectively communicate with other members. The program comprises a series of webinars taking place in 2017-2018 and an in-person event at the ASHG 2017 Annual Meeting. The Conference to Career Program is generously sponsored by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.


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In August 2017, ASHG and JAX will host a live, interactive webinar providing trainees with tips and resources to help them prepare, navigate, and make the most of ASHG 2017. Participants will be introduced to the Individual Development Plan and the importance of professional branding through social media.

Registration will begin early July, and the webinar will take place Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 1:00-2:00 pm U.S. Eastern Time

Beyond the Elevator Pitch: Understanding the Power of Networking

In this in-person event at ASHG 2017, trainees will have the opportunity to engage with other ASHG members and practice what they have learned in the webinar. Instructors from ASHG and JAX will describe the importance of networking and ways to make the most of opportunities to meet scientific professionals throughout the week. The session will feature interactive exercises to practice networking skills with peers, instructional leaders, and scientific professionals attending the meeting.

Separate advance registration is required, independent of registration for ASHG 2017, and will open in July 2017. The event will take place Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:00 am-12:00 pm U.S. Eastern Time. For questions, contact Kanika Pulliam ( Limited to 100 participants.

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"I really enjoyed this and loved being able to discuss techniques with more seasoned professionals. A great resource!" - 2015 Participant

"I lack a supportive group of colleagues. This was a great start to ASHG and reminds me how much I love human genetics and there's a reason I work hard."- 2014 Participant

"I thought it was an excellent day. I enjoyed the small group discussion as it was a great opportunity to interact with others teaching to the same audience."- 2013 Participant