Daily Networking Opportunities

Ancillary, Organization, and Industry Events & Receptions

Monday, October 18

A day dedicated to posters including sessions, talks, and networking opportunities! All posters have an interactive chat box where you can interact with authors during the times below.

Five poster sessions with 350 authors per session, spanning many time zones:

Poster Session A: 9:30am – 10:30am
Poster Session B: 11:30am – 12:30pm
Poster Session C: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Poster Session D: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Poster Session E: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Watch the four Poster Talk sessions during the breaks and then visit those authors to ask your follow-up questions! Poster authors will not be available during the poster Talks.

We are alarmed and concerned that unregistered participants hacked an exhibitor’s event this morning and presented offensive content. We deplore this hateful speech and have a meeting code of conduct to help promote a respectful and welcoming environment. For the time being, we have removed links to today’s events from our public web pages/online planner so that we can work with partnering organizations to help them assess any needed security protocols in their virtual events and promote a safe and welcoming meeting experience. We will post updates and new links on this page when appropriate.

Ancillary events

Ancillary Events are non-ASHG sponsored events such as business meetings, receptions, industry meet-and-greets, or networking/social hours. These are sessions, roundtables, open houses, and receptions by organizations and companies in human genetics and genomics. You can start or end your day with these events to learn even more and network with colleagues. Click the link to join each event!

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT Using the Ensembl genome browser to interrogate disease-associated variants
12:00 pm-5:00 pm EDT Pharmacogenomics Global Research Network (PGRN) 2021 Symposium & Posters
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM EDT Building Global Reference Maps: How Can We Encourage More Representative Research?
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT NHGRI Training & Career Development Funding Opportunities
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT PacBio: Improving Human Health through Genomics with Highly Accurate Long Reads
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT KPN: Genetic, epigenomic, and functional approaches to identifying effector genes for complex diseases
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EDT UCSC Genome Browser Open House – LIVE Q&A

Tuesday, October 19

Meet the Speaker Inspiration Lounges start today! Continue the conversation by joining speakers and moderators from select invited sessions to ask follow-up questions or share your thoughts on the research discussed. Joining the virtual inspiration lounge is a great way to connect with your colleagues to network and share what you learned!

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT Introduction to the Novacyt Group
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM EDT Oxford Nanopore Technologies: Pre-ASHG Seminar – Gain a comprehensive picture of the human genome with nanopore sequencing
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM EDT Fireside Chat with PacBio: With Long Reads and Short Reads, the Possibilities are Endless
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM EDT Gabriella Miller Kids First Data Resource Center presents: A Kids First Information Session at the 2021 ASHG Annual Meeting, Presented by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT Meet the Speakers Inspiration Lounge: Defining target genes in complex disease: A roadmap to precision medicine

Speakers: Laura Fachal, Judy Cho, Yang Luo, Nikos Panousis, Robert Plenge, Tuuli Lappalainen

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT Meet the Speakers Inspiration Lounge: Leveraging 150,000 whole genome sequences from the UK Biobank to transform pharmaceutical research

Speakers: Mary Helen Black, Bjarni Halldórsson, Katherine Smith


Wednesday, October 20

Fun and games start this evening! Join pub style trivia tonight with Nanostring Technologies. Or learn more about genomics and precision health at the National Academies Roundtable. If you’re a UCSF alum, join the reception.

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM EDT Meet the Genetics editors from Nature Portfolio journals
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT Meet the Speakers Inspiration Lounge: N-of-1 precision medicine in the era of antisense oligonucleotide therapeutics

Speakers: Timothy Yu, Wendy Chung, Stan Crooke, Robert Brown, Elizabeth Berry-Kravis

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT Meet the Speakers Inspiration Lounge: Stakeholder perspectives on ethical and social implications of using clinical polygenic risk scores through embedded ELSI research

Speakers: Noura Abul-Husn, Ellen Clayton, Maya Sabatello, Sabrina Suckiel, Anna Lewis

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT NanoString Technologies Presents: So You Think You’re a Genomics Genius? Pub-Style Trivia Night
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT Realizing the Full Potential of Health for All Through Genomics and Precision Health: A discussion with the National Academies Genomics Roundtable
9:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT UCSF Gathering at ASHG 2021


Thursday, October 21

There’s another chance at trivia tonight, hosted by QIAGEN!

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM EDT EpigenDx: Epigenetics in the A.M.

(Please join using the Zoom link on the virtual platform)

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT Meet the Speakers Inspiration Lounge: Cross-ancestry genomic research: Time to bridge the gap

Speakers: Sandra Sanchez-Roige, Hae Kyung Im, Yanyu Liang, Tian Ge, Minoli Perera, Janitza Montalvo-Ortiz

(Please join using the Zoom link on the virtual platform)

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT Meet the Speakers Inspiration Lounge: Workforce diversity in genomics: Equity and the meaning of inclusion

Speakers: Sandra Lee, Stephanie Fullerton, Vence Bonham, Nanibaa’ Garrison, Consuelo Wilkins

(Please join using the Zoom link on the virtual platform)

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT QIAGEN Trivia Night

(Please join using the Zoom link on the virtual platform)


Friday, October 22

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM EDT Using the PhenX Toolkit to design studies optimized for data sharing

(Please join using the Zoom link on the virtual platform)


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