The ASHG 2023 Annual Meeting features several events and opportunities of special interest to trainees and those seeking to advance their career.
Mentoring and Networking
Once on site, trainees can network with peers and connect with different career development committee members. In addition, the Trainee Social Reception, scheduled on Wednesday, November 1st, provides an opportunity to network and get advice from potential mentors at different career stages.
When registering, you can add this ticketed event to your cart before checkout. If you are already registered, visit the registration resource center to add this ticketed event to your registration.
“Behind-the-Scenes: ASHG Publications Workshop”, taking place on Saturday, November 4th , will provide you with information to help navigate the scientific publication process. Editors from multiple journals, including AJHG and HGG Advances, will give you a behind-the-scenes view of scientific publishing, covering topics such as data sharing, open access publication, and the ins and outs of the peer review process. There will be plenty of time for questions and networking. This session is geared towards trainees and junior faculty who are relatively new to publishing.
Every year, ASHG offers a slate of interactive workshops designed to help attendees master new software, work through analyses, and share their expertise. This year’s workshops include:
- Teaching Variant Curation Through Team-based, Active Learning Approaches Wednesday, November 1: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pricing: $35 ASHG member, $50 nonmember. Advance ticket purchase required to attend. Includes a boxed lunch. Speakers: Barbara Fortini & Emily Quinn.
- Genomic Analysis in the All of Us Researcher Workbench Wednesday, November 1: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pricing: $35 ASHG member, $50 nonmember. Advance ticket purchase required to attend. Includes a boxed lunch. Speakers: Alexander Bick & Robert Carroll.
- Using UK Biobank to Scale up your Research Wednesday, November 1: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Pricing: $35 ASHG member, $50 nonmember. Advance ticket purchase required to attend. Includes light snacks and drinks. Speakers: Aleksejs Sazonovs; Jeffrey Barrerr; Laura Fachal; & Sini Kerminen.
- The Michigan Imputation Server: Data Preparation, Genotype Imputation, and Data Analysis Wednesday, November 1: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Pricing: $35 ASHG member, $50 nonmember. Advance ticket purchase required to attend. Includes light snacks and drinks. Speakers: Christian Fuchsberger; Xueling Sim; Saori Sakaue; Sebastian Schoenherr; Lukas Forer; & Albert Smith.
Each ticketed workshop requires advance registration through the meeting registration process.
Focus on Diversity
To help build a culturally diverse genetics workforce, the ASHG Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Reception will take place, Thursday, November 2nd, and a luncheon will take place that same day at 12:15pm-1:45pm. Both ticketed events aim to mentor trainees from underrepresented minority groups and share information on training and career opportunities in genetics and genomics.
Check back for details on additional events and new initiatives.