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:

    • Plenary abstract talks (abstract-driven)
    • Platform talks (abstract-driven)
    • Invited sessions (member proposed sessions)
    • Poster talks and dynamic poster sessions (abstract-driven)
    • 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:

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

  • Leveraging 150,000 whole genome sequences from the UK Biobank to transform pharmaceutical research
  • Genomic and epigenomic discoveries from the first truly complete assembly of a human genome

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

  • Cell-free DNA: biological and clinical applications
  • N-of-1 Precision Medicine in the Era of Antisense Oligonucleotide Therapeutics
  • Novel insights into gene-environment interactions from environmental influences on Mendelian disease phenotypes
  • Global genomics and health equity: challenges and opportunities
  • Stakeholder perspectives on ethical and social implications of using clinical polygenic risk scores through embedded ELSI research

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

  • Workforce Diversity in Genomics: Equity and the Meaning of Inclusion
  • Novel technologies and algorithms for optimizing throughput and impact of precision animal models for VUS functional determination or therapeutic development
  • Expanding the frontiers of congenital disorders of glycosylation
  • Cross-ancestry genomic research: time to bridge the gap
  • Medical and Evolutionary Insights into Human Resistance against Pathogens

Friday, October 22, 3:30 – 5:00 pm ET

  • Gatekeeping Genetics: Towards a More Diverse, Just, and Inclusive Research Enterprise
  • Nonsense-mediated decay: A double-edged sword in cancer and genetic diseases
  • Global Resources for Precision Medicine
  • Defining target genes in complex disease: A roadmap to precision medicine


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