Organized by the ASHG Undergraduate Education Working Group in conjunction with the Information and Education Committee.
This workshop, held in conjunction with the ASHG Annual Meeting each year, covers human genetics content and pedagogies for faculty who teach biology courses that have significant genetics content. The overarching goal is to encourage effective teaching of human genetics and to improve the genetic literacy of students enrolled in such classes. Students/postdocs serving as teaching assistants or interested in teaching are welcome as well.
If you have any questions about the workshop, please email Evelyn Mantegani at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theme: Human Genome Editing (CRISPR/Cas9)
Date: Tuesday, October 16
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA
Cost: $35 (includes continental breakfast and lunch)
Attendees are encouraged to bring internet accessible devices as they will be used in the workshop.
View the preliminary 2018 workshop agenda here. Registration for this year's workshop will open in the summer.
84% of participants rated the workshop "Excellent" or "Very Good"
100% of participants agreed or strongly agreed that what they learned in the workshop will improve their teaching of human genetics concepts in their courses
100% of participants said they were likely or very likely to implement aspects of this workshop in future teachings
I really enjoyed this and loved being able to discuss techniques with more seasoned professionals. A great resource!"
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."
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."