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.

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Exhibit Hall Hours

The Exhibit Hall is located downstairs in South Hall B.

Wednesday, October 18   10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, October 19   10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, October 20   10:00 am – 2:30 pm


Exhibits are surrounded by posters, a food court, and seating for networking and lunches.

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 are on the official schedule of events. You can sort them by choosing Session Type, Exhibit Hall Education.

CoLab Theater Schedule

(last updated 9/12/2017)

Clinical CoLab #115
Wednesday Sponsor Topic Thursday Sponsor Topic Friday Sponsor Topic
10:30-11 Color Family History is not the whole story: Unexpected Findings from Color Genomics 10:30-11 Agilent Technologies Seamless CGH Diagnostic Testing - With GenetiSure Dx Postnatal Assay 11:45-12:15 Shire Medical Affairs Newborn Screening in Lysosomal  Storage Disorders: Clinical Utility and the Road Ahead






Shire Medical Affairs Newborn Screening in Lysosomal  Storage Disorders: Clinical Utility and the Road Ahead



1:45-2:15 OMIM Getting the Most out of OMIM: Tips and Tricks for the Least to Most Experienced Users 1:45-2:15 Illumina Human WGS on the NovaSeq platform with Nextera DNA Flex 1:30-2 ASHG Information empowerment versus toxic knowledge: the role of the genetic counselor in supporting informed patient decisions
2:30-3:00 Fabric Genomics Rapid Whole Genome Interpretation with Structural Variant Detection for Rare Disease Diagnosis in NICU and PICU Patients 2:30-3:00 Thermo Fisher Scientific

New disease research database tool to facilitate designing gene panels for clinical inherited disease research

3:15-3:45 CENTOGENE AG Disruptive innovations in the NGS Panel Diagnostics – CentoCloud™, CentoDx Plus™ & CENTOGENE’s NGS Panel Genomics 3:15-4:00 DNA Genotek

Innovative participant engagement and multi-omic approaches for investigating complex traits using large scale genomic and microbiome cohort studies.

Data CoLab #159
Wednesday Sponsor Topic Thursday Sponsor Topic Friday Sponsor Topic
10:30-11 NCBI Five Comon Tasks with NCBI's Genome Browser, The Genome Data Viewer 10:30-11 WuXi NextCODE Mining 100,000 whole genomes live, at full resolution, with GORdb 11:45-12:15 GENALICE A Practical Guide to Ultra-Fast and Accurate Rare Disease Analysis: From Rapid Paediatric Sequencing to Migration of the World's Largest Full Genome Disease Cohort to Human Assembly GRCh38

Industry Challenge


WuXi NextCODE The Sandbox AND the Toys: What applications would you like WuXi NextCODE to provide to make TCGA's multiomics data most directly and immediately useful to you?



PetaGene PetaSuite: Reducing the size and cost of NGS data storage and transfer

Industry Challenge


1:45-2:15 Genomenon Faster, Comprehensive Variant Curation for Whole Genome Sequencing 1:45-2:15 DNASTAR Combined NGS Analysis for Genomic Variation, Gene Expression and Gene Regulation 1:30-2 MediSapiens Clinical Data Curation - The Foundation of Discovery in Genomic Studies
2:30-3:00 Microsoft Genomics Discovery in the Cloud 2:30-3:00 Color Genomics How to Achieve Robust Detection of Structural Variants with NGS Data      
3:15-3:45 Genomenon Mining the Genomic Literature for Evidence-based Panel Design 3:15-3:45 Advaita Bioinformatics Take Back Your Omics Data Interpretation: How to Maximize Insights from Every Experiment      
      4:00-4:30 Fabric Genomics National Genome Sequencing Efforts and Large-Scale Cohort Analyses using the VAAST Suite of Tools      
Laboratory CoLab
Wednesday Sponsor Topic Thursday Sponsor Topic Friday Sponsor Topic
10:30-11 Roche Sequencing SeqCap Epi: Enabling Lower Inputs and New Applications for Targeted Methyl-seq Analysis 10:30-11     11:45-12:15 PacBio CRISPR/Cas9 Enrichment and Long-read WGS for Structural Variant Discovery



Thermo Fisher Scientific Fast and simple fluorescent RNA quality assessment



ASHG Duty to Re-Contact: Do we need to reconsider?

Industry Challenge


1:45-2:15 MNG Laboratories Advances of Carrier Testing; the Expanding Role of Exome Use in Reproductive Medicine 1:45-2:15 Roche Sequencing Production-scale Automation of KAPA HyperPlus Library Preparation Kits from Diverse Sample Types 1:30-2    
2:30-3:00 AJHG Meet AJHG Editors: David Nelson, Sara Cullinan, and Sarah Ratzel 2:30-3:00 AJHG Meet the AJHG Editor, Bruce Korf      
3:15-3:45 ASHG ASHG’s Training and Development Committee presents the Trainee Paper Spotlight 3:15-3:45 New England BioLabs NEBNext Direct Custom Ready Gene Panels: Shifting the Paradigm for Targeted Sequencing      
      4:00-4:30 Thermo Fisher Scientific Pan-ethnic High Throughput Sequence and Structural Variation Detection Using Microarray Technology      

ASHG Central, GeneticsCareers.Org, AJHG, and More!

Visit ASHG Central and Genetics Careers at booth 539 – the very center of the Exhibit Hall – to address membership questions, view sample publications, apply for membership, and find out more about ASHG. 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 to find your next position. We have kiosks and boards so you can post a position, too. The Career Resources center is powered by GeneticsCareers.org.

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!