2018 Program Committee Chair Heather Mefford describes meeting highlights.

2018 Program Committee Chair Heather Mefford describes meeting highlights.


The 68th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics will be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, from Tuesday, October 16 through Saturday, October 20. The ASHG Annual Meeting is the largest human genetics meeting and exposition in the world. This year’s meeting is expected to attract over 6,500 scientific attendees, plus almost 250 exhibiting companies. The meeting provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of cutting-edge science in all areas of human genetics.

ASHG members and leading scientists from around the world are selected to present their research findings at invited, platform, and poster sessions. Abstracts presented at the Annual Meeting are published online and are citable. ASHG’s Annual Meeting also features a trade show floor that offers attendees the opportunity to view state-of-the-art medical and laboratory equipment, products, services, and computer software designed to enhance human genetics research, teaching, and consultation.

The official language of the Annual Meeting is English.

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