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ASHG Communications Manager



For Immediate Release

Friday, September 18, 2015

12:00 pm U.S. Pacific Time (UTC-05:00)



ASHG 2015 Tipsheet: Genetic Testing, Sequencing, and Counseling


WHEN: Tuesday through Saturday, Oct. 6-10, 2015

WHERE: American Society of Human Genetics 2015 Annual Meeting

Baltimore Convention Center, 1 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

WHAT: Invited and platform (oral) sessions and other presentations of the latest of the latest research into genetic testing, sequencing, and counseling:

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 8:45-9:45 am, Hall F
Building Bridges Session: Barriers and drivers for the implementation of clinical sequencing: An international discussion
Moderator: Chris Gunter, ASHG 2015 Program Chair


Wednesday, Oct. 7, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, Hilton Ballroom 4
Invited Session: Policy challenges affecting clinical integration of next-generation sequencing: Advancing toward resolution
Moderators: Mary A. Majumder, Baylor College of Medicine; and Robert Cook-Deegan, Duke University


Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2:30-4:30 pm, Room 309
Platform Session: Addressing the difficult regions of the genome

Moderator(s): Stephen Lincoln, Invitae; and Jennifer Lee, Greenwood Genetics Center

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2:30-4:30 pm, Hilton Ballroom 4
Platform Session: Genetics/genomics education: From pupils to parents

Moderator(s): Arti Pandya, UNC Chapel Hill; and Karen Weissbecker-Reimer, Tulane University


Thursday, Oct. 8, 5:00-7:00 pm, Room 307
Platform Session: The real next gen: Reproductive genetics

Moderator(s): Urvashi Surti, University of Pittsburgh; and Brynn Levy, Columbia University Medical Center

Friday, Oct. 9, 2:15-4:15 pm, Hilton Ballroom 4
Platform Session: The Real World: Translating sequencing into the clinic

Moderator(s): Joon-Ho Yu, University of Washington; and Jen McCormick, Mayo Clinic


Friday, Oct. 9, 2:15-4:15 pm, Ballroom III
Platform Session: The zen of gene and variant assessment

Moderator(s): Shashikant Kulkarni, Washington University in St. Louis; and Yaping Yang, Baylor College of Medicine

Friday, Oct. 9, 4:30-6:30 pm, Ballroom I
Platform Session: Changing landscape of genomic testing
Moderator(s): Lora Bean, Emory University; and Belinda Chong, VCGS, MCRI


Saturday, Oct. 10, 1:45-3:45 pm, Hall F
Invited Session: Integrating genomes and transcriptomes to understand human disease
Moderators: Michael J. Clark, Personalis; and Tuuli Lappalainen, New York Genome Center


Saturday, Oct. 10, 3:15-3:45 pm, Hilton Ballroom 1
Invited Presentation: DTC testing and genomic medicine: A cautionary tale

J. D. Tenenbaum, Duke University


Ongoing: Posters Open for Viewing, Exhibit Hall

Clinical Genetic Testing, Posters 1918-2099
Ethical, Legal, Social, and Policy Issues, Posters 2155-2195
Genetic Counseling, Posters 2196-2215

Prenatal, Perinatal and Reproductive Genetics, Posters 2100-2154


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About the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)

Founded in 1948, the American Society of Human Genetics is the primary professional membership organization for human genetics specialists worldwide. Its nearly 8,000 members include researchers, academicians, clinicians, laboratory practice professionals, genetic counselors, nurses, and others with an interest in human genetics. The Society serves scientists, health professionals, and the public by providing forums to: (1) share research results through the ASHG Annual Meeting and in The American Journal of Human Genetics; (2) advance genetic research by advocating for research support; (3) educate current and future genetics professionals, health care providers, advocates, policymakers, educators, students, and the public about all aspects of human genetics; and (4) promote genetic services and support responsible social and scientific policies. For more information, visit:


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