An ASHG Interactive Invited Workshop is an educational or instructional event that relates to scientific scholarship, research tools, new technologies, skill development, or public information related to science. Workshops are expected to include interactive components, in order to provide ASHG members and Annual Meeting attendees with programs of relevance and value. Please note: Commercial workshops are not eligible.
Due Date: December 12, 2019
Decision Rendered: March 2020
Proposal Requirements: Workshop description, title, and audience; additional panelists/speakers; technical requirements
Workshop Duration: 1.5 hours; requests for time extensions should be included in proposal and are not guaranteed
Topics Considered: Software and skills useful to genetics professionals, with lots of opportunity for interactivity
Benefits: Proposers and one additional organizer are provided complimentary registration to recognize their special contribution to the Annual Meeting
Pre-submission: Update ASHG Membership
Before logging in to submit your proposal, confirm that your name and contact information are correct in your ASHG Portal account. The email address on your ASHG Portal account will be used for all communications regarding your proposal and cannot be edited once you begin.
Step 1: Beginning a New Submission
Sign in using your ASHG Portal account to arrive at the submission portal. Select “Add New” to begin a new submission.
Step 2: Basic Session Information
Enter a title and topic for your session. This page MUST be completed first during submission. Saving this page will automatically create a draft to which you can return until the deadline on December 12, 2019.
Step 3: Detailed Session Information
Enter the information described in each step, including:
Step 4: Equipment Needs
Indicate whether you will require any equipment beyond the standard setup for interactive workshops. Then, select which seating you prefer between classroom and roundtables.
Step 5: Supporting Documents
Use this section to include any documents that might help the committee evaluate your workshop. Examples might include comments from previous workshop participants or activities you plan to use at the session.
Step 6: Proposer/Moderator
Use the people lookup function to search for yourself in the ASHG community database and add yourself as the proposer/moderator. Then fill out the financial disclosure information required for accreditation purposes. If you do not intend to present during the workshop, cancel the submission and have one of the presenters submit the proposal instead.
Step 7: Speaker
Use the people lookup function to search for your additional speakers in the ASHG community database and add them to your proposal. If you cannot find a speaker in the ASHG community database, you will be given an option to add them after searching.
Step 8: Review Summary and Complete Submission
Review the full session information under the “Summary” tab. If you have missed any required information, there will be a notice at the top. You can also create a printer-friendly version of the submission on this page. Once you have filled in all required information, your session is submitted. There is no separate “submit” button.
Post-submission: Revise by December 12, 2019
Log in to the submission site to revise your proposal by the deadline. Review the submission summary each time you make an edit to ensure that the submission is still complete.