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  Registration Hours (onsite)
  Letters of Invitation

(for visa purposes)






Online registration is now closed. We will open on-site registration starting Tuesday, November 6 at 10:00 am at the Moscone Convention Center, North Upper Lobby.



Registration Hours

Scientific registration is located in the North Upper Lobby, Moscone Center. Hours of operation are:

Tuesday, November 6: 10:00am-7:00pm
Wednesday, November 7: 7:00am-5:00pm
Thursday, November 8: 7:00am-5:00pm
Friday, November 9: 7:30am-5:00pm
Saturday, November 10: 7:30am-10:30am



Guest Registration (On-site only)

Guest registration will be available on-site only for family members of registered attendees. The fee is $125 per guest and includes admission to the Opening Reception and Exhibit Hall only. The guest registration does not include access to scientific sessions. In order to register as a guest, you must be accompanied by a paying scientific registrant. Please go to the guest badge counter (located in the registration area) onsite at the meeting during registration hours. Guests will be issued colored badges different from those of scientific registrants.  



Replacement Badges

A $10 fee will be charged to registrants for each replacement badge requested (i.e., to replace badges that are left at home or in hotel rooms, lost or forgotten, etc.).



Registrant Search/Find a Colleague

Attendees can utilize a search program that will check the registration status of fellow colleagues.


Click here to begin search.



Registration Fees

Registration fees include admission to all scientific sessions, the Exhibit Hall, Presidential Address, Plenary Sessions, Presidential Symposium, Closing Plenary Symposium, and much more! Fees do not include admission to the separate ticketed events. Children under the age of 18 will be admitted (at no cost) if accompanied by a paying scientific registrant.


All fees are shown in U.S. dollars.

Single day registrations are not available.


(before September 4 at 5:00 pm, U.S. EDT)


(September 5 through October 30 at 5:00 pm, U.S. EDT)


(Onsite in San Francisco, starting November 6)

ASHG Member1 $400 $500 $600
ASHG Member1 (Student/Trainee*) $175 $275 $300
Non-member $650 $750 $850
Non-member (Student/Trainee*) $375 $475 $525
Developing Country2 $250 $350 $400


1ASHG Member registrants are eligible for the discounted rate if their dues are in good standing (meaning dues are currently paid). To save on meeting registration fees, join ASHG or renew your membership by clicking here


*Student/Trainee (Members and Non-members) may register at the discounted rates. Postdoctoral fellows and students working toward a degree in human genetics (or an allied field) qualify for the rate. Trainees will be asked to input certain information to meet the criteria. Trainees who register on-site should bring a student ID card or a letter signed by their department head to certify current status.


2Click here for a list of eligible developing countries.



Separately Ticketed Events

The following ticketed items are available for purchase when you register for the meeting. Tickets for these events are only available for purchase if you register by the early deadline of September 4, 2012.




before September 4 at 5:00 pm, U.S. EDT


September 5 through October 30 at 5:00 pm, U.S. EDT


Onsite in San Francisco, starting November 6

Trainee-Mentor Luncheon*

Wednesday, 12:45 pm - 2:15 pm

$25 Sold Out N/A
Discovering Biological Data at NCBI*

Wednesday, 12:45 pm - 2:15 pm

$25 Sold Out N/A
Clinical Interpretation of Cytogenomic Arrays: Tools and Resources*

Wednesday, 12:45 pm - 2:15 pm

$25 Sold Out N/A
UCSC Browser Interactive Workshop for Intermediate/Advance Users

Wednesday, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$25 Sold Out N/A
Social Media + Scientists = Success: Strategies for Using Social Media to Benefit Your Research

Wednesday, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$25 Sold Out N/A
Diagnostic Challenges: Review and Discussion of Unique Cases (Rare and Unknown Cases)*
Thursday, 12:45 pm - 2:15 pm
$10 Sold Out N/A
Galaxy 101: Data Integration, Analysis and Sharing
Thursday, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$25 Sold Out N/A
Trainee Development Program and Career Networking Session
Thursday, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$25 Sold Out N/A
Mock Study Workshop*
Friday, 12:45 pm - 2:15 pm
$25 Sold Out N/A
Galaxy Workshop: Working with High-Throughput Data and Data Visualization*
Friday, 12:45 pm - 2:15 pm
$25 Sold Out N/A
Ensemble Interactive Workshop for Intermediate/Advance Users
Friday, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$25 Sold Out N/A
Drama, Discourse, and Genomics - IRBs to IFs - an Interactive Play

Friday, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$10 Sold Out N/A
*Lunch Included      

Additional Fees for CME/CEU/PACE Accreditation

CME Credits (from ACCME) $45 $45 $45
CEU Credits for Genetic Counselors $35 $35 $35
CEU Credits for Clinical and Molecular Laboratory Directors (PACE) $40 $40 $40



Registration Benefits

The registration fee to attend the ASHG 2012 Meeting includes these benefits:


  • Access to 24 Invited Sessions (scientific, education, and social issues presentations)
  • Access to 405 Platform Presentations (abstract-driven oral presentations)
  • Access to the Plenary Oral Platform Session featuring presentations of the top 5 scoring abstracts
  • Access to the Opening Reception with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and one complimentary drink
  • Access to the Presidential Address, Presidential Symposium, and Closing Plenary Symposium
  • Access to the ASHG Awards presentations: William Allan, Curt Stern, and Excellence in Human Genetics Education Awards; and to the Gruber Genetics Prize presentation
  • Access to daily Poster Sessions featuring over 2,500 posters
  • Entry into the Exhibit Hall featuring over 180 exhibiting companies displaying the latest products, publications, technology/software, and services in genetics
  • Earn CEU and CME credits
  • Trainee and Travel Awards programs
  • Trainee/student programs, including the Trainee-Mentor Luncheon, Career Development and Networking Session, and other workshops targeted to trainees
  • Access to the on-site ASHG/FASEB Career Center for free career coaching and employment services
  • Endless opportunities to network with colleagues from around the globe


Registration Payments

Registration payments must be made by credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Discover, or Visa only). Purchase orders and wire transfers are not accepted. Do not fax or mail your registration payment. If you are unable to register online via credit card, please contact the meeting management staff via e-mail at



Registration Receipt, Badge, and Event Tickets

A registration receipt, registration badge, and event tickets (if purchased) will be mailed to early registrants in the U.S. to those who register by September 4, 2012. For those registering and/or purchasing tickets after September 4, badges and tickets will be available for pick up on-site. 


Badges must be worn at all times while in the Moscone Center.  If you forget to wear your badge, you will be asked to purchase a replacement badge.


Request Registration Receipt and Letter of Invitation

To retrieve a copy your registration receipt, please enter the last name and email in your registration. If a match is found, an email will be sent out.

Registrant's Last Name:
Registrant's Email:



Registration Transfers

Meeting registrations cannot be transferred to another person. If the registrant cannot attend the ASHG 2012 Meeting in person for any reason, his/her registration must be cancelled, and the replacement person must register for the meeting separately.



Registration Cancellation/Refunds

Deadline: September 12, 2012

To cancel a meeting registration and receive a refund, registrants must send a written request to the meeting registrar at by the deadline on September 12, 2012.  Registrants must return all meeting materials (e.g., badge, tickets) before cancellations can be processed. No refunds will be issued for requests received after the cancellation deadline. Please note that all cancellations are subject to a non-refundable processing fee of $75.



Registration Materials/Meeting Program

The ASHG 2012 Annual Meeting Program is available on the 2012 ASHG meeting home page. The 2012 meeting Program will not be mailed in advance. All registered scientific attendees can receive their printed copy onsite (at the Moscone Center) starting Tuesday, November 6. The ASHG Web site will serve as the official e-publication of the meeting.



Letters of Invitation (for Visa purposes)

Letters of Invitation can only be sent to individuals who have already registered for the ASHG Annual Meeting. After you have registered, you will be given a link (within your confirmation) to generate your letter of invitation. You will need this letter when applying for a visa. All attendees are urged to apply for a visa as soon as possible (do not wait until you receive confirmation of abstract acceptance). Click here to view information on visas and access into the USA for attendees traveling from other countries.


Request Letter of Invitation



US General Elections - Vote Early!


Please be reminded that Tuesday, November 6, 2012 is general election day across the United States. This is also the first day of the Annual Meeting for the American Society of Human Genetics and we realize that many of you may be unable to vote at your regular polling stations. We encourage your participation in the elections. Please consider voting early, which is allowed in most states, or voting by absentee ballot, which is allowed in all states. Please visit the following Web site for further instructions by state:





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