Schedule

ASHG2021 Preliminary Schedule

The ASHG 2021 Virtual Meeting will bring you all the great science you depend on over multiple days of excellent content including:

    • 16 Plenary abstract talks (abstract-driven)
    • 198 Platform talks (abstract-driven)
    • 16 Invited sessions (member proposed sessions)
    • 80 rapid-fire poster talks selected from the top scoring posters
    • 2500+ dynamic poster sessions (abstract-driven) with a dedicated day for author presentations
    • Special sessions such as the Presidential Symposium and ASHG/ESHG Building Bridges session
    • Enhanced capabilities for virtual networking through video and chat channels
    • Opportunities for collaboration with an interdisciplinary network of emerging and leading scientists
    • Industry-driven technology solutions
    • Live and on-demand content
    • CEUs and CMEs available
    • Plus: award presentations, workshops, career development content, and more.

All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4:00; time zone map available here).

Accepted Invited Sessions:

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Tuesday, October 19, 3:30 – 5:00 pm ET

Genomic and epigenomic discoveries from the first truly complete assembly of a human genome
Track(s): Scientific: Basic/Fundamental
Topic(s) Covered: Genetic, Genomic, and Epigenomic Annotations, Databases, and Resources/Molecular Phenotyping and Omics Technologies/Molecular Effects of Genetic Variation

Leveraging 150,000 whole genome sequences from the UK Biobank to transform pharmaceutical research
Track(s): Scientific: Basic/Fundamental/Translational
Topic(s) Covered: Complex Traits and Polygenic Disorders/Statistical Genetics and Genetic Epidemiology/Pharmacogenomics/Genetic, Genomic, and Epigenomic Annotations, Databases, and Resources

Defining target genes in complex disease: A roadmap to precision medicine
Track(s): Scientific: Basic/Fundamental/Translational
Topic(s) Covered: Pharmacogenomics/Complex Traits and Polygenic Disorders/Molecular Effects of Genetic Variation

Wednesday, October 20, 3:30 – 5:00 pm ET

Cell-free DNA: biological and clinical applications
Track(s): Scientific: Basic/Fundamental/Translational/Clinical
Topic(s) Covered: Molecular Phenotyping and Omics Technologies/Cancer/ Genetic Counseling 

N-of-1 Precision Medicine in the Era of Antisense Oligonucleotide Therapeutics
Track(s): Clinical/Scientific: Translational
Topic(s) Covered: Genetic Therapies/Mendelian Phenotypes/Genetic Counseling, ELSI, Education, and Health Services Research

Novel insights into gene-environment interactions from environmental influences on Mendelian disease phenotypes.
Track(s): Scientific: Basic/Fundamental/Ethical, Legal, Social Issues (ELSI)
Topic(s) Covered: Mendelian Phenotypes/Statistical Genetics and Genetic Epidemiology

Global genomics and health equity: challenges and opportunities
Track(s): Scientific: Basic/Fundamental/Ethical, Legal, Social Issues (ELSI)/Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Topic(s) Covered: Complex Traits and Polygenic Disorders/Genetic Counseling, Education, and Health Services Research/Pharmacogenomics

Stakeholder perspectives on ethical and social implications of using clinical polygenic risk scores through embedded ELSI research
Track(s): Clinical/ Ethical, Legal, Social Issues (ELSI)/Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Topic(s) Covered: Genetic Counseling, Education, and Health Services Research/Complex Traits and Polygenic Disorders


Thursday, October 21, 3:30 – 5:00 pm ET

Workforce Diversity in Genomics: Equity and the Meaning of Inclusion
Track(s): Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Ethical, Legal, Social Issues (ELSI)
Topic(s) Covered: Genetic Counseling, Education, and Health Services Research

Novel technologies and algorithms for optimizing throughput and impact of precision animal models for VUS functional determination or therapeutic development
Track(s): Scientific: Basic/Fundamental/Translational
Topic(s) Covered: Molecular Effects of Genetic Variation/Molecular and Cytogenetic Diagnostics/Genetic Therapies

Expanding the frontiers of congenital disorders of glycosylation
Track(s): Clinical/Scientific: Translational
Topic(s) Covered: Mendelian Phenotypes/Molecular and Cytogenetic Diagnostics/Pharmacogenomics/Genetic Therapies

Cross-ancestry genomic research: time to bridge the gap
Track(s): Scientific: Basic/Fundamental/Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Topic(s) Covered: Complex Traits and Polygenic Disorders/Statistical Genetics and Genetic Epidemiology

Medical and Evolutionary Insights into Human Resistance against Pathogens
Track(s): Scientific: Basic/Fundamental/Translational
Topic(s) Covered: Evolutionary and Population Genetics/Complex Traits and Polygenic Disorders

 

Friday, October 22, 3:30 – 5:00 pm ET

Gatekeeping Genetics: Towards a More Diverse, Just, and Inclusive Research Enterprise
Track(s): Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Ethical, Legal, Social Issues (ELSI)
Topic(s) Covered: Genetic Counseling, Education, and Health Services Research

Global Resources for Precision Medicine Research
Track(s): Scientific: Basic/Fundamental
Topic(s) Covered: Genetic, Genomic, and Epigenomic Annotations, Databases, and Resources/Complex Traits and Polygenic Disorders/Statistical Genetics and Genetic Epidemiology

Nonsense-mediated decay: A double-edged sword in cancer and genetic diseases
Track(s): Scientific: Basic/Fundamental/Translational
Topic(s) Covered: Molecular Effects of Genetic Variation/Mendelian Phenotypes/Cancer

Special thanks to our 2021 Platinum Partners: Illumina, Thermo Fisher, NanoString, 10X Genomics, and Qiagen

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