ASHG Professional Development & Industry Technology Forum

Exclusive Digital Series Oct. 12-14, 2021

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Join ASHG for our new virtual pre-meeting series focused on professional development and industry advances. Avoid juggling through the rush of the meeting schedule with special days dedicated to accelerating your professional growth, along with the latest developments from industry thought leaders and new providers on a range of critical genetics topics and products. All times listed below are in Eastern Daylight Time.

Professional Development Sessions October 12

10:30 am – 12:00 pm EDT

Networking Event: Professional Development Program – Perfect Your Elevator Speech (Non-Industry Careers)
This Professional Development Program session will focus on perfecting your elevator pitch. Come prepared with a 30-second elevator pitch to network with your peers and professionals in different genetics and genomics fields. Feedback will be provided. This session is organized and moderated by the ASHG Career Development Committee.

Topics: Academic Research Faculty, Clinical Medical Genetics, Clinical Research Translation, Diagnostics, Epidemiology, Grants and Fellowship Administration, Science Writing/Editing, Science Policy, Teaching Faculty, Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues, Nonprofits and Public Engagement, Genetic Counseling, Interview Tips/How to Build a Resume, Starting a new post-doc

Moderators:
Amanda Price, PhD, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Latrice Landry, PhD, MSC, Harvard Medical School/ Harvard School of Public Health

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm EDT

Break

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm EDT

Behind-the-Scenes: Publications Workshop

This workshop will provide you with information to help navigate the scientific publication process. Journal editors will give you a behind scenes view of scientific publishing during a moderated panel discussion. There will be plenty of time to ask questions, as well as an opportunity to speak directly with editors from AJHG, HGG Advances, and Cell Genomics. This session is geared towards trainees and junior faculty who are relatively new to publishing.

Moderator (Organizer): Sara Cullinan, AJHG

Speakers:
Bruce Korf, MD, PhD, AJHG, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Mike Bamshad, MD, University of Washington, HGG Advances
Orli Bahcall, PhD, Cell Genomics

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm EDT

Diversity Luncheon: 

The purpose of the ASHG Diversity Luncheon is to mentor trainees from underrepresented minority (URM) groups, and to share information on training and career opportunities in genetics and genomics.

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT

Break

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm EDT

Professional Development Program: Tips on How to Land a Postdoctoral Position as a Trainee and Fill a Postdoctoral Position in Your Lab as a Research Advisor

This Professional Development Program session will feature a panel discussion on how to find a postdoctoral position after completing graduate school and how to fill a postdoctoral position in your lab as a research advisor. The topics will cover postdoctoral positions in academia and industry. The session will be followed by 20 minutes of Q/A. This panel is organized and moderated by the ASHG Career Development Committee.

Moderator: Ky’Era Actkins, BS, Graduate Student, Meharry Medical College

Panelists:
Andrew Marderstein, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
Athena Starlard-Davenport, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
Lindsay Stolzenburg, PhD, Scientist at Exicure, Inc.
Cristopher Van Hout, PhD, Assistant Professor, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Industry Tech Education Sessions plus Industry Careers Panel October 13

Qiagen10:30 am – 11:30 am EDT

Qiagen

Session info to come


10x GEnomics Logo11:30 am – 12:30 pm EDT

10X Genomics

Resolving Complex Biology with Single Cell and Spatial Analysis

Speaker: Dina Finan, Product Manager, 10X Genomics


12:30 pm – 1:30 pm EDT

Professional Development Program: Industry & Biotechnology Careers Panel

This Professional Development Program session will feature a panel discussion on careers in Industry and Biotechnology along with Q/A from attendees. There will be a special emphasis on how to transition into industry careers. This panel is organized and moderated by the ASHG Career Development Committee.

Moderator: Danjuma Quarless, PhD, Senior Computational Scientist, Abbvie

Panelists:
Kate Cunningham, PhD, Sr. Manager for Customer Service and Support, Miroculus
Aaron Friedman, PhD, Principal Startup Solutions Architect, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Amazon Web Services
Katie Pfeiffer, PhD, Director, Molecular Technologies, 10x Genomics
Jeffrey Reid, PhD, Vice President, RGC Chief Data Officer, Regeneron


1:30 pm – 2:00 pm EDT

Break


2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Raising healthcare equity and delivering personalized therapies using preemptive pharmacogenomics: Current concepts and future directions

Dr. Ulrich Broeckel will discuss the advantages and how to overcome the challenges of conducting high-throughput comprehensive PGx testing in order to accelerate ethnicity-unbiased personalized therapies and reduce health disparities among populations.

Speaker: Ulrich Broeckel, MD Professor, Pediatrics; Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Physiology and School of Pharmacy; Chief, Section of Genomic Pediatrics; Associate Director, Pharmacogenomics, Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center, Founder CEO RPRD, Milwaukee, WI


3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT

BioMarin Pharmaceutical

Real World Case Studies: Young Adults Managing PKU while Transitioning to Independence

Please join BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. and two PKU experts for an engaging discussion focused on young adults managing their PKU while transitioning to independent living. This program will feature case studies and an opportunity for questions and discussion with our PKU expert clinicians.

New Tech Education and Networking Session October 14

Stilla logo10:30 am – 11:30 am EDT

Stilla Technologies

Session info to come


NanoString11:30 am – 12:30 pm EDT

NanoString Technologies

Discussing the NanoString ecosystem of open source and BaseSpace tools for GeoMx data analysis.


12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Networking Event: Professional Development Program – Perfect Your Elevator Speech (Industry Careers)
This Professional Development Program session will focus on perfecting your elevator pitch. Come prepared with a 30-second elevator pitch to network with your peers and professionals in different genetics and genomics fields. Feedback will be provided. This session is organized and moderated by the ASHG Career Development Committee.

Topics: Genetic Counseling, Industry Bioinformatics-Analytics, Industry Bioinformatics-Databases, Industry Research and Development, Industry, Pharmaceuticals, Sales and Marketing, Start-up/Entrepreneur, Scientific Consulting, Science and Law, Interview Tips/How to Build a Resume, Starting a new post-doc


1:30 pm – 2:00 pm EDT

Break


Parse Biosciences Logo2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT

Parse Biosciences

Single Cell RNA-Seq on the Frontlines: High Multiplex and Time-course Experiments Expand Utility

Experimental designs are growing alongside the increased throughput requirements of single-cell RNA-Seq assays. Replicates, disease states, and time-course designs dramatically increase the number of samples and the burden of information gleaned from a single experiment. Alongside these considerations is a substantial increase in the implications of the results. Our speakers discuss the ramifications of higher-order studies on needs for data quality, throughput attenuation, and sample longevity.

Speaker: Charlie Roco

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